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Scottish Skipper Expo 2020

Aberdeen 13-14 November

Friday 10am-6pm
Saturday 10am-4pm

With a new name and an exciting new venue, Scottish Skipper Expo 2020 will be held at the new state-of-the-art P & J Live exhibition arena in Aberdeen.

Now in its 10th year, Scottish Skipper Expo is Scotland’s flagship fisheries show that attracts large numbers of exhibitors and visitors from all over the world.

The show was founded by Mara Media, a publishing and event management company based in Co. Donegal, Ireland.

Mara Media publishes the widely respected ‘The Skipper’ magazine, a monthly publication for the Irish and UK fishing industries. It also owns the Irish Skipper Expo, a sister show to the Scottish Skipper Expo, and which in 2020 will be held in Limerick

The Scottish Skipper Expo has been so successful that the number of exhibitors has more than doubled since its inception, with there being a truly international flavour. For example, at Scottish Skipper Expo 2019, there were around 230 exhibitors from 22 different countries.

The success of the show can be attributed to the fact that the expo 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.

Show Sponsors

Latest News

New dates set for Scottish Skipper Expo 2020 – 13 and 14 November!

New dates set for Scottish Skipper Expo 2020 – 13 and 14 November!

Whilst we are currently living in challenging times due to coronavirus (Covid-19), there is still much to look forward to once the pandemic ends, and as such, we are delighted to announce that Scottish Skipper Expo 2020 has been rescheduled to take place on 13 and 14...

Scottish Skipper Expo 2020 postponed

Scottish Skipper Expo 2020 postponed

Scottish Skipper Expo 2020, originally scheduled for 15 and 16 May at the P & J Live arena in Aberdeen, has been postponed due to the continuing escalation of  COVID-19 (coronavirus). Show organiser Mara Media says its overwhelming priority is the health and...

Beta Marine exhibiting Beta 35 propulsion system

Beta Marine exhibiting Beta 35 propulsion system

Beta Marine will be exhibiting their Beta 35 Heat Exchanger cooled propulsion engine fitted with a PRM 150 hydraulic gearbox, forward end mounted hydraulic pump and 1” electrically clutched deck wash pump. These engine packages have proved to be very popular with...

Exciting new look for Seafood Buffet

Exciting new look for Seafood Buffet

This year’s Seafood Buffet for exhibitors and their invited guests at the Scottish Skipper Expo will have an exciting new-look, with the popular event being held in the exhibiting centre at the P & J Live arena in Aberdeen straight after the end of the first day...

Information

 

Book Your Stand For 2020
Over 180 companies booked to date, limited space available.
Contact Sharon for more information.

 

We offer two types of stand options:

(1) Shell Scheme

Shell Scheme stands come with shell wall panels, carpet & name panel with your company name printed on it.
Electric Package includes a 1 x 500 watt socket plus 2 spots lights for £100.
You will need to order furniture separately.

  • £180 per sq metre under 35sqm
  • £140 per sq metre over 35sqm

(2) Space Only

Space stands will include floor space only, giving you control to design and build a unique stand to your specification.
Does not include electrics. You will need to order furniture separately.

  • £165 per sq metre under 35sqm
  • £135 per sq metre over 35sqm

Contact

Sharon Boyle – Commercial Fishing Sales Manager

Email: sharon@maramedia.ie
Tel: 00353 (0)74 95 48037
Mob: 00353 (0)86 8401250

New Venue / How to Get There

P&J Live is Scotland’s brand new, state-of-the-art events venue, and the new home of Scottish Skipper Expo 2020.

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.

Postcode – AB21 9FX

Directions – click here.

Accommodation

We have special show rates at the following hotels, click on the hotel image to visit their website

Aloft Hotel
Next to Show Centre


Gough Burn Road, Stoneywood, Aberdeen AB21 9FX
Tel: 01224 984777

Book online HERE
Free parking if you use link above to book

Rate £88 per room per night
Thursday, Friday, Saturday

                                                       

Hilton Hotel
Next to Show Centre


East Burn Road, Stoneywood, Aberdeen AB21 9FX
Tel: 01224 984111

Book online HERE
Free parking if you use link above to book

Rate £108 per room per night
Thursday, Friday, Saturday

                                                       

Courtyard by Marriott, Aberdeen Airport
5 minute drive or 20 minute walk from Show Centre


Argyll Way, Dyce, Aberdeen AB21 0AF
Situated next to Aberdeen Airport this modern hotel offers modern bedrooms, onsite restaurant, bar, gym facilities and onsite car parking.

Contact: Ross McIntosh
Tel: 01224 061190
Email: ross.g.mcintosh@marriott.com
Quote: Skipper Expo at time of booking

Rate £79 per night bed & breakfast
Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Subject to availability and pre payable at time of booking

                                                       

Aberdeen Marriott Hotel
5 minute drive from Show Centre


Overton Circle, Dyce, Aberdeen AB21 7AZ
T
his hotel offers excellent service, bar and restaurant facilities, gym and leisure centre including swimming pool and large comfortable bedrooms. Free onsite car parking and airport hotel shuttle service makes this hotel a great choice for your visit to Aberdeen.

Contact: Ross McIntosh
Tel: 01224 061190
Email: ross.g.mcintosh@marriott.com
Quote: Skipper Expo at time of booking

Rate £79 per night bed & breakfast
Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Subject to availability and pre payable at time of booking

                                                       

Residence Inn Aberdeen City Centre
20 minute drive from Show Centre


Guest Row, Aberdeen AB10 1AS
Perfectly placed in the city centre, The Residence Inn opened in October 2017 and  is a  contemporary haven of comfort and relaxation.
Enjoy well-appointed studios and suites with fully equipped kitchens, comfortable beds with deluxe linen, free wifi and ensuite deluxe bathrooms, free onsite gym and laundry facilities are available to our guests. Onsite car parking is charged at £13.50 per night

Contact: Ross McIntosh
Tel: 01224 061190
Email: ross.g.mcintosh@marriott.com
Quote: Skipper Expo at time of booking

Standard Queen Room – £89 per night Bed and Breakfast
King Studio – £109.00 per night Bed and Breakfast
One Bed Suite – £129.00 per night Bed and Breakfast
Subject to availability and pre payable at time of booking

                                                       

Aberdeen Douglas Hotel, City Centre
20 minute drive from Show Centre


43-45 Market Street, Aberdeen AB11 5EL
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
Email: reservations@aberdeendouglas.com
Quote: Skipper Expo at time of booking

Single Room: £54 per night Bed and Breakfast
Double Room: £65 per night Bed and Breakfast
Executive Double Room: £85 per night Bed and Breakfast
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

                                                       

Buchan Braes Hotel, Peterhead
5 minute drive to Peterhead and 30 minute drive from Aberdeen


Boddam, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire AB42 3AR
4 star AA rated, modern, stylish and relaxing, the Buchan Braes Hotel is also ideal as a meeting/conference venue. You may simply want to dine in our AA Rosette Grillroom serving seasonal local produce cooked and presented by our award winning chefs.

Tel: 0044 (0) 1779 871471
Email: 
info@buchanbraes.co.uk
Quote: Skipper Expo at time of booking

Single Room: £75 per night Bed and Breakfast
Double Room: £85 per night Bed and Breakfast
Monday to Friday

                                                       

Palace Hotel, Peterhead
40 minute drive from Aberdeen


Prince Street, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire AB42 1PL
3-Star hotel Located in the town centre of Petehead providing an excellent base for either leisure or business visits to Peterhead.

Tel: 0044 (0)1779 474821
Email: 
Quote: Skipper Expo at time of booking

Standard Room – single occupancy – £65.00 B&B
Executive Room –  single occupancy – £75.00 B&B
Executive Twin Room – double occupancy – £85.00 B&B

Floorplan

Contact

Sharon Boyle – Commercial Fishing Sales Manager

Email: sharon@maramedia.ie
Tel: 00353 (0)74 95 48037
Mob: 00353 (0)86 8401250

2020 List of Exhibitors

2020 list of exhibitors coming soon

2019 Statistics & Feedback

Click on the image to open up a copy of Your Statistics & Feedback from the 2019 show!

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 have free access to these publications which will be distributed at your next show. Exhibitors will also receive both publications in their exhibition packs.

THE SKIPPER: SHOWGUIDE:
May Issue – freely distributed at show
Deadline 20th April
Freely distributed at show
Deadline 3rd April
RATES: RATES:
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: sharon@maramedia.ie

Exhibitor Free PR Service
Catch PR:

Mara Media provide a free PR service to exhibitors at our 3 shows, Irish Skipper Expo, Scottish Skipper Expo & English Skipper Expo.

This PR will appear on the ‘Latest News’ Section of the show website and on our Social Media sites. It will also be considered for our monthly publication ‘The Skipper’ and our newsletters. 

Companies can contact Catch PR using the details below. Alternatively Catch PR may contact exhibitors in the lead up to the shows for a feature/testimonial etc. Please take full advantage of this service provided by Mara Media. 

Keith Broomfield; 
T: 0044 (0)1259 742575
E: keith@catchpr.co.uk
W: www.catchpr.co.uk
W: www.catchpromotions.com

Showguide:

All exhibiting companies also get a free 100 word company profile in the official showguide. This must be sent to brid@maramedia.ie before the deadline of 9th April 2020.
Click on the image below to download a pdf copy of the 2019 Showguide – for reference only.

 

 

Exhibitor Manual
Exhibitor Warning

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. 

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Another excellent show where was able to network with a large number of my customers under one roof. Also able to see all the latest technology available to my customers.
Alan Smith

Aberdeenshire

I got great value from Skipper ’19 meeting lots of interesting people, sharing their perspectives on a range of fisheries matters to help me in my work, leading inshore fisheries for Scotland.
Diane Buchanan

Scotland

The best Aberdeen Show we have exhibited at for many years, busy from the start on Friday with orders taken and good quality enquiries to follow up on. Well worth attending for exhibitors and visitors!
David Ash

Mantsbrite Ltd

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