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.

METS opens 25th anniversary show Tuesday

The Marine Equipment Trade Show that starts Tuesday in Amsterdam will be the 25th anniversary edition of the flagship trade show of the international marine leisure industry. “METS 2012 is set to be a landmark trade event as we celebrate 25 consecutive annual shows,” METS senior product manager Irene Dros said in a statement. “We…more

Superyacht reception added to METS

A SuperYacht Preview Reception was added for Nov. 12, the day before the annual Marine Equipment Trade Show starts. Exhibitors in the SuperYacht Pavilion and delegates of the superyacht forum are invited to attend the reception, which will be held on the show floor of the SuperYacht Pavilion. “It has always been our ambition to…more

METS plans upgrade of marina equipment showcase

The Marina Equipment Pavilion, one of the three product-based pavilions at the Marine Equipment Trade Show, is being relaunched and relocated for METS 2012 to enhance its identity and provide space for future growth. METS takes place Nov. 13-15 in Amsterdam. “We have been analyzing ways of increasing the profile of marina equipment suppliers at…more

Deadline nears on METS early-bird discount

Companies wishing to book stand space at METS and the SuperYacht Pavilion 2012 should reserve space by March 1 in order to qualify for the early-bird discount and save as much as 15 percent, organizers announced. METS, set for Nov. 13-15 in Amsterdam, celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. “Already over 800 exhibitors have committed…more

METS reports boost in attendance

This year’s Marine Equipment Trade Show and SuperYacht Pavilion, held this week in Amsterdam, broke attendance records with 2 percent more visitors than last year, organizers said. “In a year referred to by Theo Lingmont, director of international exhibitions for Amsterdam RAI, at the METS opening as one of ‘tough choices,’ the quality and quantity…more

ICOMIA holds hybrid propulsion conference

The International Council of Marine Industry Associations’ first International Hybrid Marine Propulsion Conference turned out to be a success as it preceded METS on Monday at the Amsterdam RAI, the organization said. “ICOMIA is very pleased to be leading this conference,” ICOMIA secretary general Tony Rice said in a statement. “We are delighted about the…more

Jury announces DAME award winners

The overall winner of the DAME Award 2011 is the Revolving Portlight from S.C.M. Stampaggio Costruzioni Meccaniche of Italy, the jury announced this morning before the opening of the Marine Equipment Trade Show in Amsterdam. “The jury felt that the Revolving Portlight from S.C.M. delivered an outstanding and exceptional combination of inspired practicality, delightful aesthetics…more

Nominations released for DAME awards

From a total of 133 products entered in this year’s Design Award METS competition, 43 were nominated to go forward for final judging by the DAME jury. The judges will eventually choose a maximum of eight category winners and one overall winner, all of whom will be announced Nov. 15 prior to the start of…more

Exhibitor space limited for METS

Stand space at the Marine Equipment Trade Show and the SuperYacht Pavilion, set for Nov. 15-17 in Amsterdam, is virtually sold out well ahead of schedule, organizers said. Online visitor registration is now open to professionals in the industry. “We feel extremely encouraged to have sold 97 percent of METS and 92 percent of the…more


METS: An entree to global markets

The world’s ‘biggest and best-attended’ marine trade show is a first step for doing business abroad The United States does not exist in a bubble, and neither does its business community. A daily glance at stock market performance shows how closely the U.S. economy is tied to developments in the rest of the world. The…more

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