Now in its 9th year, Skipper Expo Aberdeen 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. Mara Media had already established Skipper Expo Int. Galway in Ireland back in 2005, and following the success of that event, decided that the Scottish fishing sector would also benefit from an all-encompassing annual fisheries exhibition, which led to their decision to create the Aberdeen show in 2011.
The expo, which is held annually at the Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre, 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 Skipper Expo Int. Aberdeen 2018, there were around 210 exhibitors from 20 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.