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With over 120 companies confirmed to exhibit to date, the 2023 Scottish Skipper Expo looks set to be another fantastic showcase of the commercial fishing industry.

Taking place at the impressive P&J Live Arena Aberdeen on the 12th and 13th May, the event represents the strength of the industry after a tumultuous few years.

Sponsored by the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF), this will be the 11th Scottish Skipper Expo in the successful series, having now firmly established itself as one of Europe’s most important commercial fishing exhibitions.

The line-up of companies attending includes many new exhibitors and will cover areas such as shipyards, steel fabricators, ship painters, deck machinery, trawl gear, and fish catching and navigational software. Boat displays will be another key feature of the event, and as in previous years, there will a strong representation from overseas exhibitors, ensuring that visitors can browse amongst a vast array of fishing equipment and support service suppliers.

Sharon Boyle, Commercial Fishing Manager for Mara Media said: “We are delighted to be returning to P & J Live once again and having taken onboard feedback from our visitors and exhibitors last year, we are confident this year’s event will be the perfect setting to conduct business, while also reuniting and socialising with colleagues in the industry.

“We are currently in the process of reconfirming bookings with exhibitors, and we also have a great variety of new companies this year to add to the impressive range of products and services on offer. We will also have a number of vessels on display inside the arena which will add a new dimension to the show.”

The Scottish Skipper Expo offers a platform for companies to showcase new products and services in a setting that is both professional yet informal, the perfect balance to conduct business.

As Ryan Langely of Hercules Hydraulics noted, the 2022 show was, “Easily the best fishing exhibition we have undertaken. From the venue to the logistics, quality of visitors , networking between exhibitors etc.”

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

Scottish Skipper Expo 2023 will be held at the P & J Live arena in Aberdeen on 12th and 13th May 2023, with show timings set to be 10am to 5pm on Friday 12th May, and 10am to 4pm on Saturday 13th May.