iRIsh Skipper Expo
24 & 25 February 2023
Friday 10am – 6pm
Saturday 10am – 4pm
UL SPORT ARENA LIMERICK
As Ireland’s flagship fisheries show, the Irish Skipper Expo made a welcome return in 2022, with a record number of national and international exhibitors in attendance. Looking ahead the 2023, the 17th year of the show will once again be held in the spacious setting of the UL Sports Arena, Limerick.
Previously known as Skipper Expo Int. Galway, the success of the event and its rapid expansion over the years has resulted in the show moving to the UL Sport Arena in Limerick in 2022 under the new name of Irish Skipper Expo.
UL Sport Arena, based in the grounds of the University of Limerick, holds all the exhibitors in one spacious hall, enabling more and even bigger stands, providing a much better overall visitor experience. A large outside display area located adjacent to the visitor entrance offers an opportunity to showcase much larger products and boats.
The venue offers many other benefits, including onsite catering and bar facilities, its ease of accessibility and excellent car parking facilities. There is an excellent road network to UL, which is located just off the M7, and Shannon Airport is only 35 kilometres from the show venue, from where there is an excellent range of scheduled flights.
The show was founded by Mara Media, a publishing and event management company based in Annagry in Co. Donegal, Ireland. Mara Media publishes the widely respected ‘The Skipper’ magazine, a monthly publication for the Irish and UK fishing industries.
The success of the Irish Skipper Expo has led to the creation in 2011 of the Scottish Skipper Expo, which is held at the new P & J Live exhibition arena in Aberdeen.
The Skipper Expos have gone from strength to strength due their popularity with exhibitors and visitors from Ireland and beyond. The success of the Irish Skipper Expo can be attributed to the fact that it is a great place to do business, as well as being the ideal venue for the fishing industry to network and socialise.
Such success is confirmed by the universally positive testimonials from exhibitors and visitors alike. The team at Mara Media has the philosophy of continually consulting with exhibitors and visitors to ensure the show fully meets their requirements.
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Book Your Stand
Check out the Booking Form below for information on how to book your stand for the 2023 Irish Skipper Expo.
To rebook your stand or inquire about booking a new stand for the upcoming show, please contact Sharon Boyle directly.
Sharon Boyle (Commercial Fishing Manager)
T: +353 (0) 74 9548037
M: +353 (0) 86 8401250
Click the image to access the 2023 Booking Form
Online Booking Form - New Exhibitors Only (approval based on availability)
ISE Exhibitors Booking Form '23
New Venue / How to Get There
UL Sport, University of Limerick, Castletroy, Limerick V94XT66
Directions from the Castletroy Park Hotel to UL Sport
GETTING TO UL LIMERICK
UL Sport, has excellent road, rail and air transportation links. The arena is positioned on the University of Limerick campus in Castletroy, just off the M7. Shannon Airport is only a 35 minute drive away with flight connections available to the UK and Western Europe airports. Limerick City Centre is within easy reach of UL Sport and Limerick (Colbert) Railway Station is a short 15 minute drive away.
With the venue just off the motorway avoiding city traffic.
Galway (M18) – 1hr 30 min
Cork (M8) – 1hr 30 min
Dublin (M7) – 2 hrs.
Waterford – 2 hrs
Donegal 3hr 30 min to 4hrs.
Belfast 3hr 45
Kilmurry Lodge Hotel
Approx €10 in a taxi to show centre at UL or 1.5 km walk
Bookings can be made by either
Use the promo code SKIPPER23 when booking through the website:
Tel: +353 (0)61 331 133 Ext 2
Quote: Irish Skipper Expo 2023
Hotel Rooms – Bed & Breakfast Per Night, (price applicable per night)
(€40 supplement for Saturday night)
Castletroy Park Hotel
Approx €10 in a taxi to show centre or 1.4km walk
Bookings can be made by either
Tel: +353 (0)61 335566. and extn. 1
Quote: Skipper Expo or 426071
Hotel rooms – Bed & Breakfast Rates (price applicable per night)
*Note on Suites – Housekeeping Service Every 3 days – No Room Service
Following located on the grounds of the hotel – Local Supermarket, Hairdresser, Bank, Restaurant, Café, Pharmacy, Doctors Surgery.
Last Updated: th March 2022
Contact Sharon for more information
Sharon Boyle – Commercial Fishing Sales Manager
Tel: 00353 (0)74 95 48037
2022 Show Statistics & Feedback
Click the image below to read the post show report from the 2022 Irish Skipper Expo
2022 List of Exhibitors
Last updated 14th March 2022
This list of exhibitors was compiled by Mara Media with permission from the individual exhibitors. This list is the exclusive copyrighted intellectual property of Mara Media and is reproduced here for informational purposes only. Any unauthorized commercial use or reproduction of this list, including soliciting exhibitors or representing yourself as an agent of the trade show is prohibited and may subject you to civil and criminal liability.
Show Advertising Opportunities
Your Only Official Show Publications
“The Skipper”, our monthly magazine and “Showguide” are the only Two Official Publications for your shows.
All visitors will receive a copy of ‘The Skipper’ and ‘Showguide’ publications upon arrival at the venue. All exhibitors will receive both publications in their exhibition packs.
|March 2021 Issue – freely distributed at show
Deadline: Friday 11th February 2022
|Freely distributed at show
Deadline: Friday 14th January 2022
|Business Directory: from €100||Half Page: €250|
|1/8 page: €250||Full Page: €350|
|1/4 page: €500||SIZE:|
|1/2 page: €725||Half Page: 148mm W x 90mm H|
|Full page: €1,200||Full Page: 148mm W x 180mm H|
Please contact Sharon for more information on advertising;
T: 00353 74 9548037 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Promotional Material for Exhibitors attending Irish Skipper Expo 2023
We have put together promotional material that exhibitors can use across your social media accounts and website, to inform your customers and partners that you are attending Irish Skipper Expo 2023.
*Tip – Right click on the image and click ‘save image as’ to download.
Irish Skipper Expo Save the Date – for print and web
Exhibitors Free PR Service
Mara Media will provide a free PR service to Exhibitors at our 2022 shows – Irish Skipper Expo & Scottish Skipper Expo. This PR will appear on the ‘Latest News’ Section of the shows website and on our Social Media sites. It will also be considered for our monthly publication ‘The Skipper’ and our E-Newsletters.
Catch PR may contact exhibitors in the lead up to the show or you can reach them using the details below. Please take full advantage of this FREE service provided by Mara Media.
We would like to remind all our Visitors and Exhibitors that we take your privacy very seriously. Unfortunately, our exhibitors are often approached from various scam companies offering listings, advertising and/or accommodation in the lead up to our shows.
Mara Media strongly advise you, to be extremely vigilant against bogus organisations who do not represent our company. If in doubt always contact us before signing forms or engaging in conversation.
Mara Media does not permit third parties to undertake unsolicited mailing to our customers and we do not pass on your contact details.
Excellent show great atmosphere a lot of new faces and great to meet some of the old ones too. It’s getting better with age. A big thanks to Sharon and the team.
Fantastic opportunity to meet everyone from the marine industry in Ireland. Great show with a family like atmosphere, well done Sharon and team.
A great show to meet new customers and our dealers. Our best year so far with lots of interest in the Lars Thrane Iridium Sat phone system and the KVH V7HTS VSAT systems.