Irish Skipper Expo 2020
Limerick 13-14 March
Now in its 16th year, Irish Skipper Expo 2020 (13 and 14 March), which will be held in Limerick, is Ireland’s flagship fisheries show that attracts large numbers of exhibitors and visitors from all over the world.
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 for 2020 under the new name of Irish Skipper Expo.
UL Sport Arena, based in the grounds of the University of Limerick, will hold 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 will offer 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 (formerly Skipper Expo Int. Aberdeen), which in 2020 will be held at the new P & J Live exhibition arena in Aberdeen (15 and 16 May).
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.
Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), Ireland’s seafood development agency is returning as main sponsor to Irish Skipper Expo 2020 next spring. The trade show, being held in Limerick next year, is set to be the biggest yet. More than 3,000 members of the fishing sector attended...
First time Irish Skipper Expo exhibitors, the National Inshore Fishermen’s Association (NIFA) and the National Inshore Fishermen’s Organisation (NIFO) will be on stand 106. Established around two years ago and growing in size steadily since then, these relatively new,...
Limerick exhibitor Irish Marine Safety offer marine focused health and safety consultancy services, and are currently working with owners and skippers to produce the required documentation in relation to the Council Directive 2017/159 on the implementation of the...
First time exhibitor at Irish Skipper Expo, Virhydro, is a French manufacturer of professional hydraulic and electric fishing gear (pot haulers, net haulers, fishing reel, hydraulic power pack, etc) with nearly 40 years of experience in the inshore fishing industry....
How To Book Your Stand For 2020
Stand prices are €180 per square metre
Shell Scheme stands come with shell wall panels, carpet & name panel with your company name printed.
Cost as follows for our most popular stand sizes:
- 3m x 1m = 3sqm x €180 = €540
- 3m x 2m = 6sqm x €180 = €1080
- 3m x 3m = 9sqm x €180 = €1620
- 3m x 4m = 12sqm x €180 = €2160
We will endeavor to work with your stand size requirements should they be outside the above.
*Electrical Package = €100
*Furniture Packages are to be booked directly with Higgins Furniture Hire, details of which will be in the Exhibitors Manual.
Contact Sharon Boyle
Commercial Fishing Sales Manager
Tel: 00353 (0)74 95 48037
Mob: 00353 (0)86 8401250
New Venue / How to Get There
UL Sport, University of Limerick, Castletroy, Limerick V94XT66
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 Edinburgh, London, Manchester among other 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
Castletroy Park Hotel
Approx €10 in a taxi to show centre or 1.4km walk
Tel: +353 (0)61 335566
Quote: Irish Skipper Expo
Hotel rooms – Bed & Breakfast Rates (price applicable per night)
Suites – Bed & Breakfast Rates (price applicable per night)
Suite with Utilities – €94 Single / €104 Double / Twin
Suite with Kitchenette – €104 Single / €114 Double / Twin
Premier Suite – €114 Single / €124 Double / Twin
Terrace Suite – €124 Single / €134 Double / Twin
*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.
Kilmurry Lodge Hotel
Approx €10 in a taxi to show centre at UL or 1.5 km walk
Tel: +353 (0)61 331 133 Ext 2
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Hotel Rooms – Bed & Breakfast Per Night, (price applicable per night)
2019 List of Exhibitors
2019 list of exhibitors for reference only
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.
PR & Advertising
Your Only Official Show Publications
“The Skipper”, our monthly magazine and “Showguide” are the only two official publications for your shows. All Visitors will have free access to these publications which will be distributed at your next show. Exhibitors will also receive both publications in their exhibition packs.
Click on the image below to view a pdf copy of the 2019 Showguide – For reference only!
Mara Media provide a free PR service to exhibitors at our 3 shows, Irish Skipper Expo, Scottish Skipper Expo & English Skipper Expo.
Catch PR may contact exhibitors in the lead up to the shows for a feature/testimonial etc., for use in our latest news, our monthly publication The Skipper, our social media sites and other marine related publications.
Companies may also contact Catch PR using the details below:
Please take full advantage of this service provided by Mara Media.
Contact Sharon for more information.
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.