iRIsh Skipper Expo
24 & 25 February 2023
Friday 10am – 6pm
Saturday 10am – 4pm
UL SPORT ARENA LIMERICK
Reflecting the Right Tide – Irish Skipper Expo to take place on the 24th & 25th February 2023
The return of the Irish Skipper Expo was welcomed in the industry with open arms this year, with exhibitors and visitors thrilled to have the opportunity to get back to face-to-face interactions once again.
As visitor, Sean Carty from Donegal stated, “It was a great show with something for everyone. I enjoyed meeting people I hadn’t seen in a long while and made useful connections for the future.”
With many exhibitors and visitors citing influences such as tides, good weather and the pandemic as having impacted on the 2022 event, Mara Media have reviewed all feedback from the industry, and with the tides in mind, Friday 24th and Saturday 25th February 2023 promises to provide the perfect opportunity for everyone to attend.
We are also delighted to announce the return of the popular Show Reception on the Friday evening, bringing exhibitors and guests together in a social setting to enjoy a seafood reception and live music at the Kilmurry Lodge Hotel. With many exhibitors and visitors expressing that they missed the event this year, we look forward to organising the complimentary evening once again as a celebration of the Irish Fishing Industry.
The new spacious venue in UL Sports Arena, allowed for visitors to move from stand to stand at their ease, with exhibitors noting that they had a greater opportunity to interact with people as a result.
George McCormick from GEMS Ltd said, “As a business venue, UL Arena was way ahead in my view. I was chatting to one visitor who said that if we had that crowd in Galway we wouldn’t have been able to move. An exhibition should be in one big room and not small, disjointed rooms. You all done great to get it over the line. I am looking forward to next year already.”
While the event marked a hopeful return to normality, the lingering effects of the Covid 19, which had experienced a huge surge in cases leading up to the event, undoubtably made its mark on the attendance – a factor which will hopefully be in the shadows as we look into the future.
The Irish Skipper Expo continues to uphold the ethos of ‘Your industry. Your show’, therefore we intend to use your feedback to make the 2023 show bigger and better than ever before.
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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 view the 2023 Booking Form (View Only)
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 Thursday 1st December 2022
Contact Sharon for more information
Sharon Boyle – Commercial Fishing Sales Manager
Tel: 00353 (0)74 95 48037
2023 List of Exhibitors
As of Thursday 1st December 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.
2022 Show Statistics & Feedback
Click the image below to read the post show report from the 2022 Irish Skipper Expo
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 Logo
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.
Our PR team 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.