The organisers of next week’s Irish Skipper Expo 2020 have announced that the show originally scheduled for 13-14th March in Limerick has been postponed due to uncertainty over the escalation of COVID-19 (coronavirus) and will be rescheduled for a later date.
‘We regretfully announce that we are postponing next week’s Irish Skipper Expo 2020, but our foremost concern is the health and safety of exhibitors and visitors to the event,’ said Hugh Bonner, managing director of Mara Media.
‘The advice we have received from Health Service Executive Ireland (HSE) is that while coronavirus in Ireland is still in the containment phase, it is a rapidly evolving situation, and as such, rescheduling the show is the only sensible and pragmatic option.’
He commented that this decision has not been taken lightly, and the organisers appreciate the difficulties this will cause.
‘But the wellbeing of exhibitors and visitors is of paramount importance to us,’ Hugh Bonner said.
‘We will be working with our show contractors, and with the wider fishing industry, to put in place a new date which will be announced as soon as possible. We would like to thank our exhibitors for their valued support at this challenging time.’