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With just six months to go, the new floor plan for the Irish Skipper Expo 2024 has now been released and the exhibitor list is growing at great speed.

Taking place at UL Sports Arena, Limerick on Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th February 2024, the show promises to be a celebration of the continued optimism for the future of the industry, offering fishermen the opportunity to meet manufacturers and service providers in a face-to-face setting.

The spacious exhibition hall at UL allows for a fantastic variety of stand and outside boat displays, making the show the perfect one-stop-shop for consumers, as well as a great day out for the entire family to enjoy.

First time exhibitor Noreen Veldman of Errigal Training Centre expressed her delight in her experience at the 2023 show saying, “The Skipper Expo was one of the best organised and efficiently run Exhibitions we have attended, from start to finish. From an exhibitor’s point of view, the show organisers were on hand to assist at all times, fantastic venue choice at UL Sports complex – accessible and spacious.”

While the Irish Skipper Expo is renowned within the fishing industry as a fantastic place to carry out business in a professional and relaxed setting, it is also widely known as a social event where colleagues and business associates can meet up and enjoy the weekend together.

Sharon Boyle, Commercial Fishing Manager for event organiser Mara Media, explained the revised plans for the Show Reception this year:

“We would like to enhance the social element of the event this year and as such, The George Hotel in the city centre will become the base and also the venue for the Show Reception on Friday 23rd February. This will give visitors and exhibitors the opportunity to explore Limerick when the show ends each day.

“We follow the moto of ‘Your Industry, Your Show’ and will continue to liaise with exhibitors and visitors throughout the year to ensure that the 2024 show meets their every need.”

With the energy returning to the event this year after a tumultuous few years, and a notable a 27% increase on the overall number of visitors from the previous show in 2022, the Irish Skipper Expo continues to be the flagship event that brings the resilient Irish fishing community together each year.

Hotel offers are now in place for a number of hotels in Limerick for the weekend of the show. Find out more information by visiting https://theskipper.ie/irish-skipper-expo/

The Irish Skipper Expo 2024 will take place on Friday 23rd February from 10am-6pm and Saturday 24th February from 10am-4pm.