METS

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 2010 reports attendance, exhibitor increases

Marine Equipment Trade Show/SuperYacht Pavilion 2010 organizers reported an increase in attendance at this year’s show, which ran Tuesday through Thursday in Amsterdam. There were 18,861 visitors this year, compared with 18,454 in 2009 and 18,485 in 2008. The 2010 event also featured more exhibitors, with 1,320 taking part, compared with 1,261 in 2009 and…more

METS 2010: Dometic hands out DIME awards

Dometic Marine announced the winners of its Dometic International Marine Excellence Awards for distributors and dealers at the Marine Equipment Trade Show in Amsterdam. The awards are based on sales of the company’s brands, which include Condaria, Cruisair, Marine Air, SeaLand and Waeco, as well as the company’s own Dometic brand. “2010 has been another…more

Selden Mast AB wins DAME design award

The Selden Reversible Winch, from Selden Mast AB, was named the overall winner of the Design Award METS Award 2010 today at the start of the Marine Equipment Trade Show in Amsterdam. Bill Dixon, chairman of the DAME jury, presented the award. The 20th annual competition attracted 132 products from 19 countries. “One can see…more

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A November plate with lots to feast on

Lending conference in San Diego and dealer session in Orlando set the table for Amsterdam METS Three major events are taking place in November and each offers educational and networking opportunities to different segments of the industry, as well as a chance to meet with prospective customers and business associates. The National Marine Bankers Association’s…more

METS announces keynote speaker

Trend watcher Adjiedj Bakas will be the keynote speaker at the Breakfast Briefing during the Marine Equipment Trade Show in mid-November in Amsterdam. Bakas, an industry consultant and author, is expected to describe entrepreneurship opportunities that the economic downturn has created and highlight openings to transform the economy. The briefing, co-organized by the International Council…more

METS jury nominates design award finalists

The Design Award METS jury nominated 63 products for this year’s awards, which will be presented Nov. 16 during the Marine Equipment Trade Show in Amsterdam. Organizers said 132 products were entered in this year’s competition. Entries were received from 19 countries, with nominees coming from 13. “On this 20th anniversary, I was delighted to…more

METS 2010 is nearly sold out

Organizers of METS 2010 say the show is 90 percent sold out months ahead of final exhibitor deadlines. METS 2010, which includes the SuperYacht Pavilion, will be held Nov. 16-18 at the Amsterdam RAI Convention Centre in the Netherlands. “Exhibitor response has been excellent – an encouraging sign that the industry is starting to see…more

Charities encouraged to seek METS proceeds

METS and Superyacht Pavilion organizer Amsterdam RAI is inviting government-approved, marine-related public charities to apply for the registration proceeds from the Design Award METS competition. “Since the decision was made in 2007 to charge a fee of 150 euro [$206] per product registration and donate the sum total to charity, on the advice of the…more

METS offers discount for early booking

An early-bird discount is available until March 1 for companies that want to reserve space for METS 2010 and the SuperYacht Pavilion 2010. “For many years METS has sold out swiftly and it looks as if 2010 is keeping pace with the trend,” METS senior product manager Irene Dros said in a statement. “We really…more

METS organizers report steady attendance

  Organizers of the Marine Equipment Trade Show, which was held this week in Amsterdam, Netherlands, said the number of attendees was on par with last year. This year, 18,454 people visited METS and the SuperYacht Pavilion, compared with 18,485 in 2008. There were more exhibitors this year, however, with 1,261 companies at the show,…more

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