And so it begins. After a late-night party on the Grace Kelly with the fine folks at Mastervolt/Marinco, I hit the sheets. An early morning start time for a breakfast before the DAME Awards dampened my late-night party plans.
The Marine Equipment Trade Show, held annually in the fall in Amsterdam, is the world’s largest trade exhibition of equipment, materials and systems for the international marine leisure industry. It is organized by Amsterdam RAI in association with the International Council of Marine Industry Associations.
Another day, three hours, 39 minutes and 9 seconds until METS starts, and I’m already exhausted. I have heard the stories about METS through the years and was never quite sure what to think. I have done the tour of the U.S. shows for many years and I have always been impressed. Sure, some years…more
The Marine Equipment Trade Show in Amsterdam expanded its exhibition program with a sold-out SuperYacht Pavilion and more than 230 first-time exhibitors. Organizers said that even with an expansion in Hall 9, the pavilion is sold out. METS still has a few places left and organizers said that with the new exhibitors the show has…more
The International Council of Marine Industry Associations halved the price of its 2012 Recreational Boating Industry Statistics Book as part of a monthlong METS November special. ICOMIA has been producing the book for almost 20 years, but this year it has several enhancements, including: • Detailed French marine industry statistics • Content that has been…more
‘Queen jewel’ of trade shows adds three more national pavilions for its Nov. 19-21 run in Amsterdam Some company executives might think that attending the 26th annual Marine Equipment Trade Show in Amsterdam Nov. 19-21 won’t be worthwhile because of the economic downturn that continues to challenge much of Europe. But those companies would be,…more
This year’s Marine Equipment Trade Show in Amsterdam, which takes place Nov. 19-21, will have an innovative addition called Material Xperience On Tour. Suppliers and experts from the global network Materia will display materials that could add considerable value to the maritime sector. Material Xperience On Tour will be part of the Construction Material Pavilion…more
Early registration for the Marine Equipment Trade Show in Amsterdam will close March 1. Those who register before that date will receive a special discount, organizers announced. The show takes place Nov. 19-21 at the Amsterdam RAI Convention Center and features more than 1,300 exhibitors and 15 national pavilions. It draws nearly 20,000 visitors from…more
The Marine Equipment Trade Show reported slightly higher attendance this year and an exhibitor total that fell only marginally, compared with what organizers said was a record-breaking figure last year. METS 2012, which was held Tuesday through Thursday in the Amsterdam RAI Convention Center, said 19,617 people attended, up 385 from 19,232 in 2011. Organizers…more
The DAME Award 2012 overall winner and six category winners in the annual Design Award METS competition, which were announced Tuesday at the Marine Equipment Trade Show in Amsterdam, were given a more formal showcase today by the international event. The 22nd annual competition attracted 115 products from 25 countries, short-listed to 39 entries for…more
The overall winner of the DAME Award 2012 is the Deep Blue Electric Outboard by Torqeedo, of Germany, the DAME jury announced today at the start of the Marine Equipment Trade Show in Amsterdam. “The jury believes that the new Deep Blue large electric outboard from Torqeedo GmbH is an exceptional example of groundbreaking research…more