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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 1,210 in 2008.

"Given the tough times we have all been experiencing, it is wonderful to pick up on a positive mood amongst exhibitors at METS and the SYP this year and to see visitor numbers climbing once again," METS senior product manager Irene Dros said in a statement.

"Although no one is pretending that times ahead are trouble-free, we hope that METS is the lead-up to an easier and more successful year ahead for marine industry companies," she added.

METS/SuperYacht Pavilion 2011 will be held Nov. 15-17 in Amsterdam.

METS, the world's largest trade exhibition of equipment, materials and systems for the international marine leisure industry, is organized by Amsterdam RAI in association with the International Council of Marine Industry Associations.

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