The Scottish Skipper Expo 2020 has been rescheduled to take place on 13-14th November 2020 at the P & J Live arena in Aberdeen following its earlier postponement due to coronavirus (Covid-19).
‘We are grateful for the incredible support we have received from exhibitors, the wider fishing industry, and the P & J Live arena,’ said Hugh Bonner, managing director of the event’s organising company Mara Media.
‘The feedback we received was that there was a real desire for the Scottish Skipper Expo to go ahead this year, and the new November dates will provide the fishing industry with a showcase event to look forward to, which will reinvigorate the sector and the numerous businesses which support it,’ commented Mara Media’s Sharon Boyle.
The new rescheduled date was agreed following close consultation with both the fishing industry and the event venue.
‘Postponing the Scottish Skipper Expo scheduled for May in Aberdeen was the right and responsible decision. As the Covid-19 pandemic continues, the fishing industry, like many others, is having to deal with difficult and uncertain circumstances, and the weeks and months ahead will not be easy for many involved. We must look forward however, to better days ahead, and I am very hopeful that this proud industry will regroup and regather again at the rescheduled Expo in November, where we can all be optimistic for the future,’ said Elspeth Macdonald, CEO of the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation.
‘I’m really pleased to hear that this year’s Scottish Skipper Expo has been rearranged for November,’commented Simon Potten, Head of Training, Safety and Services at Seafish.
‘This is welcome news at a time when the fishing industry is really struggling with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Having Scottish Skipper Expo to look forward to in November is a light at the end of the Covid-19 tunnel. The Skipper Expo in Aberdeen is always a great event and an opportunity for our fantastic industry to showcase itself and network. Seafish will be there and will be promoting all its services that support the fishing industry.’