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.

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

Hybrid propulsion conference to precede METS

The International Council of Marine Industry Associations is hosting its first International Marine Hybrid Propulsion Conference Nov. 14 at The Rai in Amsterdam, prior to the start of the Marine Equipment Trade Show. The conference will review the technical issues surrounding the design and implementation of marine hybrids and provide objective data on their advantages…more

METS donates to Netherlands charity

The Stichting Sailing Kids Foundation — a Netherlands-based charity that organizes sailing vacations for seriously ill children and their families — will receive the Design Award METS donation for 2011. The charity was selected by the METS Committee from seven applications it received after issuing a call for entries. The foundation arranges free six-day trips…more

Entries sought for DAME fee donation

METS and Superyacht Pavilion organizer Amsterdam RAI invites 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 euros (about $208) per product registration and donate the sum total to charity, on the advice of…more

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