Scottish Skipper Expo
9 & 10 MAY 2024
Thursday 10am – 5pm
Friday 10am – 4pm
P&J LIVE EXHIBITION ARENA
BI-ANNUAL EVENT FROM 2024
Scottish Skipper Expo 2024 – New Dates, New Layout, New Plans!
As ever, the Scottish Skipper Expo continues to follow the motto, Your Industry Your Show, taking great strides to evolve the show each year in a way that reflects the changing nature of the industry while also catering to the needs of our exhibitors and visitors.
Having reviewed all exhibitor and visitor feedback, it was found that the overall majority’s preference is that the show is moved to a Thursday and Friday and hosted bi-annually. As such the dates of the show have been changed to Thursday 9th May (10am – 5pm) and Friday 10th May (10am – 4pm) 2024 at P & J Live Aberdeen and will then return in 2026.
Sharon Boyle, Commercial Fishing Manager for show organisers Mara Media explained, “Moving to a Thursday and Friday will create so many benefits for our exhibitors and visitors. Firstly, with 4 other industry shows taking place later in May, it gives exhibitors more time to relax and prepare for their next event. As well as that, it opens more travel options with more flights scheduled during the week which will also cater for visitors planning day trips to the show from around the UK and Europe.”
Commenting on the recent show, Scott Paterson from Fraserburgh said, “Great show, fantastic variety of fishing related equipment on display along with those available to provide the knowledge about it all”, while Paul Stone from the MFV Emily Jane, Brixham said, “First time at the show, worth the 10.5-hour drive, your team done a fantastic job promoting the industry and the show had a great mix of stands.”
The 2024 Scottish Skipper Expo will also see a new show layout to maximise the viewing potential of each stand and to allow for more boats to be displayed, a feature which was particularly popular this year. Another addition to the 2024 show will be a shuttle bus which will run to and from Aberdeen city centre at the beginning and end of the show on both days, ensuring that visitors and exhibitors can arrange to stay in the city and travel at ease throughout their stay. We are also delighted to announce the return of the seafood tasters where visitors and exhibitors will be able to sample seasonal seafood delights, showcasing the prime produce the industry has to offer.
Also commenting on the recent show was JFC Marine “Our first time as exhibitors at the show, the feedback we got was amazing, great to meet customers both old and new, would recommend to anybody to attend, will be back next year”, whilst Safety Net Technologies reported “There was a good buzz about the show. It was a great chance for fishermen to see and feel our products first hand. We made a few sales with new contacts to follow up with, so we consider it a success”, while Irish Exhibitor Seaquest Systems said, “Excellent exhibition, great feeling during the show with many enquiries into new projects with various vessel designers.”
The complimentary show reception which is a celebration of our industry will return once more to the Douglas Hotel where Oban based Atlantic Reel will entertain everyone for the night. With strong Irish roots, the family group are sure to have the Douglas hotel buzzing on Thursday 9th May.
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Book Your Stand For The 2024 Show
Online Booking Form - New Exhibitors Only (approval based on availability)
SSE Exhibitors Booking Form 2024
P& J Live - How to Get There
P&J Live, East Burn Road, Stoneywood, Aberdeen, AB21 9FX
P&J Live is Scotland’s brand new, state-of-the-art events venue, and the new home of Scottish Skipper Expo.
The venue is located close to Aberdeen International Airport, six miles northwest of the city centre, and just a few short minutes from the city’s new western peripheral route. You can reach the venue using a range of transport options.
Directions – click here.
We have special show rates at the following hotels, click on the hotel image to visit their website
Aberdeen Douglas Hotel, City Centre
20 minute drive from Show Centre
The hotel is located in the heart of the city centre, an independently owned business our experienced staff will do everything to make your stay in the Granite City a truly enjoyable experience. Located onsite is Molly’s Bistro, open daily serving fresh local produce and tasty daily specials. Malones Irish Pub, our very own lively corner of Ireland, showing Live sports and Live music.
Tel: 0044 (0)1224 582255
Quote: Skipper Expo at time of booking
Single Room: £65 per night Bed and Breakfast
Double/ Twin Room: £85 per night Bed and Breakfast
Executive Double Room: £105 per night Bed and Breakfast
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Next to Show Centre
Tel: 01224 984111
Please email: email@example.com
Single Room: £125 per night
Double Rooms: £151 per night
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
*Special rate bookings can be made up until 12th April 2024
Next to Show Centre
Single Room: £105 per night
Double Room: £115 per night
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Additional Hotel Offers to be added soon
View the 2023 floorplan for reference only. A new layout and floorplan will be available from 16th October 2023
Contact Sharon for more information
Sharon Boyle – Commercial Fishing Sales Manager
Tel: 00353 (0)74 95 48037
Mob: 00353 (0)86 8401250
As the countdown to the 2024 Scottish Skipper Expo begins, Mara Media are delighted to announce that once again, the complimentary Show Reception will be held at the Douglas Hotel, Aberdeen on Thursday 9th May at 7:00pm.
The event promises to be the perfect opportunity for everyone to relax and socialise after a successful first day at the show, also providing the perfect setting to continue networking with those in the industry.
The Skipper Team are in the process of arranging sponsorship for the event, with fresh seafood to be prepared by the excellent catering team at the Douglas Hotel.
The 2024 event will also see Glasgow based family group, Atlantic Reel taking to the stage to entertain the crowd. With strong Irish roots, the talented group will have the Douglas Hotel buzzing throughout the night.
The Show Reception will once again be open to all exhibitors and their guests on an invite basis.
Thank you to our Seafood Sponsors & Suppliers in 2023
2023 List of Exhibitors
Scottish Skipper Expo 2023 – List of Exhibitors
Last updated 5th May
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.
2023 Show Statistics & Feedback
Exhibitor Free PR Service
Mara Media will provide a free PR service to Exhibitors at our 2024 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.
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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.
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It was great to back at the Skipper expo in Aberdeen, particularly with our new stand layout and look! which made it much easier to talk through systems and provide advice on our products. This show has always been essential for ASAP to be able to showcase new products and understand the latest industry trends in the commercial fishing sector.
An Excellent show in many ways with great hosts and attendants. A great feeling of community and appreciation between exhibitors. 1st day after the show saw an order for a new boat from a new customer who discovered us at the Scottish Skipper Expo.
Our first time as Exhibitors at the show, the feedback we got was amazing, great to meet old customers and hopefully new ones, would recommend to anybody to attend, will be back next year.