Skipper Expo Int. Aberdeen 2017 gets underway later this week, taking place on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th May, with around 200 exhibiting companies from 19 different countries attending Scotland’s commercial fisheries show.
Sponsored by the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF), the show looks set to be one of the busiest Aberdeen expos ever. Highlights will include fishing vessel displays inside the spacious arena of the Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre (AECC), along with the Box Pool Solutions’ popular seafood tasting stand, combined with a vast range of UK and international exhibitors covering virtually every equipment and support service sector of the fishing industry.
The expo will be officially opened by SFF chief executive Bertie Armstrong on the morning of 26 May, and Fergus Ewing, Cabinet Secretary for the Rural Economy, will also be paying a visit.
There will be a seminar programme sponsored Norges Sildesalgslag (the Norwegian Pelagic Fishermen’s Association), which will include demonstrations from the RNLI on the use of Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs).
The SFF will once again have an open stand with a team of experts on hand to answer questions and provide information on all aspects of fisheries, including Brexit, the welfare of fishermen and training standards.
‘It is fantastic to see so much interest in this expo, which is reflected by the large international presence this year. This show has really become well established in the fishing industry calendar and the support from all sectors of the fishing industry is amazing,’ said Sharon Boyle of show organiser, Mara Media.
‘There is an underlying confidence in the Scottish fishing industry, which is underlined by the large number of stand bookings and we are expecting a large visitor attendance.’