METS expands final-day hours for 2014 show

Author:
Updated:
Original:

The Marine Equipment Trade Show, which is scheduled for Nov. 18-20, will open at 9 a.m. on the last day this year, an hour earlier than in previous years, organizers said Wednesday.

“We took this decision during a meeting with the exhibition committee,” Amsterdam RAI maritime domain manager, Irene Dros said in a statement.

“It reflects the feedback from visitors who wish to spend even more time at the show. Such is its productive nature. As the evenings are filled up with networking activities like the METS Canal Cruise and various exhibitor receptions, the morning offers the best opportunity for an extension. And, of course, when visitors spend more time on the exhibition floor, this gives exhibitors the opportunity to increase their ROI."

The annual business-to-business event will return to the Amsterdam RAI Convention Center. It will open at 10 a.m. on Nov. 18 and 9 a.m. on Nov. 19.

METS announced record attendance of 20,500 professionals at the 2013 show, which was held from Nov. 19-21.

Show hours this year will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Nov. 18; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Nov. 19; and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Nov. 20.

Related

Chris-Craft Bolsters Sales Team

The 146-year-old builder adds a regional sales director and sales associate.

Suzuki Restructures U.S. Operations

The Japanese marine and motorcycle/ATV divisions will be reorganized as two separate businesses.

Quick Hits: November 20, 2020

NMEA posts 2021 training schedule; ICOMIA issues recreational boating industry book; and GOST grows its tech team.

OneWater Marine Will Roll Out Digital Platform

The company attributed its strong quarterly growth to its digital presence and record demand.

Torqeedo Announces New Products and Updates

“We are the right company in the right market,” the company said during a virtual press conference on Thursday.

Dealers: What’s Your 2021 Retail Outlook?

The monthly Pulse Report asks marine retailers to weigh in on November market conditions.

Viking Yachts and Valhalla Will Extend January’s VIP Event

The three-day affair will see the premiere of the flagship Valhalla V46.

OneWater Marine Reports Record Revenue in Fiscal 2020

The company — which saw a 29.8 percent revenue increase in its fiscal Q4 — also announced it will acquire Tom George Yacht Group.