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The motto ‘Your Industry, Your Show,’ has always been the central focus of the Irish and Scottish Skipper Expos, with the team working closely with exhibitors, visitors and industry leaders each year to ensure that the shows reflect the developments within the industry and continue to be a productive place to conduct business.

As well as visiting Seawork in Southampton in June, Commercial Fishing Manager, Sharon Boyle, also visited Danfish in Aalborg in October, where she received a hugely positive response from both existing and new businesses who have expressed a keen interest in exhibiting at the 2024 shows.

“I was blown away by the feedback I received at Danfish, with numerous multinational companies expressing the value in attending the Skipper Expos each year.

“With our Scottish Skipper Expo running every second year (bi-annually) after 2024, I was inundated with requests from both existing and new companies while visiting Danfish, all of whom are eager secure their stands.”

As well as attending international shows, the Skipper team spent the summer months reviewing feedback from exhibitors and visitors, as well as consulting with contractors and industry leaders to continue to enhance the overall experience at the shows.

Recognising the changing nature of the industry, the Skipper team want to ensure that both the Irish and Scottish Skipper Expos fully represent the needs of the visitors. Based on this year’s feedback the announcement has been made that the Scottish Skipper Expo 2024 will take place on new dates and feature a new floorplan layout, with the show now taking place on Thursday 9th and Friday 10th May 2024.

Keep an eye on the Skipper website and the Skipper Expos social media pages over the next few months for further announcements.