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With 180 exhibitors from 18 different countries and a magnificent new exhibiting venue, Scottish Skipper Expo 2022 (13-14 May) will provide an exciting and comprehensive showcase for the fishing industry.

The event, which will be officially opened by Mairi Gougeon, the Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, will be staged at the new location of the P&J Live arena in Aberdeen, which offers more space, better facilities and an enhanced overall visitor experience compared to the previous venue.

Sharon Boyle, Commercial Fishing Manager for show organiser, Mara Media, said: “It is wonderful to see such strong exhibitor interest in the expo, which will ensure that this will be a fabulous show for everyone. After a challenging couple of years, it is important that the UK and wider international industry has a meeting place where productive business can be achieved in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.”

This will be the 10th anniversary of the expo, which is now firmly established as one of Europe’s most important fisheries expos. Sponsored by the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation, the expo will feature a boat display from Poleson Marine, as well as exhibiting stands that will cover virtually every equipment and support service available to the fishing industry today. There will also be a good representation of first-time exhibitors.

At the end of the first day of the expo (13 May), a special reception will be held at the Douglas Hotel, Aberdeen at 7:00pm. Sponsored by Sunderland Marine and Commercial Oils, the event promises to be the perfect opportunity for everyone to relax and socialise after a busy opening day. Fresh seafood will be supplied by Messers J. Smith Fish Merchants and GJ Jack Seafoods, and expertly prepared by the catering team at the Douglas Hotel. The event, which will feature live music, will be open to all exhibitors and their guests on an invite basis.

Scottish Skipper Expo 2022 will be held at the P & J Live arena on 13 and 14 May 2022, opening times 10am to 6pm on Friday 13 May and 10am to 4pm on Saturday 14 May.  Entry is free and to beat the queues visitors can pre-register beforehand by visiting https://theskipper.ie/scottish-skipper-expo/ Those who register online before 5th May will be in with a chance of winning a superb waterproof Skipper Jacket.

There are still spaces left for companies looking to exhibit, please contact Sharon Boyle at Mara Media for more details, 00353 868401250, or sharon@maramedia.ie