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METS 2016: Results please NMMA member exhibitors at U.S.A. Pavilion

METS Trade 2017 will be held Nov. 14-16 at the Amsterdam RAI.

The National Marine Manufacturers Association said today that by and large, NMMA members at the METS Trade Show that participated in the U.S.A. Pavilion — the largest to date, with 90 exhibitors — were pleased with the amount of traffic and sales leads they obtained.

“We walked the show in the past, and this was our first year in the NMMA U.S.A. Pavilion. We’re pleased with the numbers of suppliers and customers we have seen at the show,” said Absolute Outdoor executive vice president and general manager Dave Cook in a statement. “We definitely plan to return next year.”

“We just signed with a new dealer that will stock our product in Palma Majorca, Spain,” said Vicky Abernathy, COO of the AERE Marine Group. “This is the first dealer stocking our product in the region, and we’re very happy with the results of the show.”

“This was our first year at METS Trade, and we brought two companies with the goal of helping them export,” said Andrew Crowder, an international trade specialist for the state of Washington. “The support we received from NMMA was critical to our success, and we plan to return to the U.S.A. pavilion next year with more companies.”

METS Trade 2017 will be held Nov. 14-16 at the Amsterdam RAI.

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