The official support from the NFFO will help ensure show organiser Mara Media provides an all-encompassing fisheries show representing the full diversity of the catching sector.
Sharon Boyle of Mara Media said: “We are thrilled that the National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisations has agreed to sponsor this year’s expo in Bournemouth, which underlines the success of our inaugural show in Bristol, which received widespread industry support.”
Barrie Deas, chief executive of the NFFO, said: “We are delighted to confirm our support for Skipper Expo Int. Bournemouth 2014. The English and Welsh industries are incredibly diverse, representing a wide variety of different fisheries and boat classes, and we believe it is important that there is an event where fishermen can meet and see all the latest equipment and services on offer.”
There has been strong interest in the expo so far with a good number of first-time exhibitors having already signed-up. Mara Media is also anticipating a late surge in additional stand bookings over the coming weeks.
Skipper Expo Int. Bournemouth will be held on 10 and 11 October 2014 at the Bournemouth International Centre (BIC). More information at www.maramedia.ie or contact Sharon Boyle on 00353 86 840 1250.