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Taking place one month earlier this year from the 24th – 25th February, The Irish Skipper Expo returns to the superb exhibiting hall at the UL Sport Arena, marking the true reunion of the industry, free from all restrictions.

Sponsored by Irish seafood development agency, BIM, and leading marine insurer Arachas, the event will see exhibitors from across all sectors of the fishing industry.

Sharon Boyle, Commercial Fishing Manager with show organisers, Mara Media explains, “We are thrilled to bring you a sell-out show this year, with an astounding 34 first-time exhibiting companies added to the list of over 140 companies, highlighting the enthusiasm that remains in the industry despite a tumultuous few years.

“The show will feature a fantastic range of products and services from the world’s leading marine brands.  We have a huge variety of exhibiting companies this year, with every product and service represented – from shipyards to marine electronics, deck machinery, trawl gear and creels, as well as catch handling systems, insurance services and offshore wind energy.”

A number of vessels will also be on display in the outside arena, giving visitors the opportunity to see, at first-hand, some of the latest fishing vessel designs on the market. The outside area will also feature displays from the Coastguard and BIM’s Coastal Training Unit, as well as engines, rigging and handling solutions.

Sharon adds, ““The expo will be a great place to do business, as well as providing the ideal venue for the fishing industry to network and socialise. This year we will have a show reception for exhibitors and guests at the Kilmurry Lodge Hotel on the Friday evening.”

Free Visitor Registration remains open. Visitors can register at the entrance of the expo, but those looking to beat the queues can pre-register at: https://www.getaqrcode.com/

Irish Skipper Expo 2023 will be held at UL Sport Arena in Limerick on the 24th & 25th February,

Opening times: 10am – 6pm on Friday 24th and 10am – 4pm on Saturday 25th.