SUCCESS AT SKIPPER EXPO INT ABERDEEN 2019
Success at Skipper Expo Int. Aberdeen 2019 – Scottish Fisheries Secretary Fergus Ewing praised Skipper Expo Int. Aberdeen 2019 for being a ‘great showcase’ for the fishing industry.
Speaking as he opened the expo (17 May), the minister said: “The show organiser, Mara Media, have done a terrific job in organising the event and it is fantastic that there are more companies exhibiting here than ever before,” he said
With record first-day visitor numbers and over 230 exhibitors covering virtually every equipment and support services for the fishing industry, the expo proved a great place to do business.
Among the successful companies was MMG Welding, who enjoyed a flying start to the show through the successful first sale of their new patent product, the Vessel to Vessel Gangway, which was purchased by Donal and Alan O’Neill of the MFV Sparkling Star based in Castletownbere.
“We have had huge interest in our new product and the show has been a great way to promote our compact gangway systems,’ said Eibhlin McGuinness of MMG Welding.
Among the orders signed at the show was a hydraulic package from BOPP for the new vessel Russa Taign that will shortly be getting built at the Vestvaerftet shipyard for Thomas, Peter and Paul Harcus.
Sponsored by the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation, show highlights included the extremely popular seafood tasting bar hosted by Boxpool Solutions and safety demos from the RNLI.
Sharon Boyle of Mara Media said: “We are thrilled at how busy this first day has been and the positive feedback from both exhibitors and visitors. This is an event that has really captured the support of the fishing industry.”