METS organizers report steady attendance

Author:
Updated:
Original:

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, compared to 1,210 in 2008.

"It has been a difficult year for many in our industry but we've had a bustling show nonetheless" senior product manager Irene Dros said in a statement. "The mood has been amazingly upbeat and the industry turnout - in terms of visitors and increased exhibitor numbers - translates as a tremendous show of confidence for METS and the SuperYacht Pavilion."

The 2010 show is set for Nov. 16-18.

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.

Related

A Record Q2 for Brunswick

With strong global demand in all its business segments, Brunswick Corp. reported another stellar quarter, posting a 57 percent jump in net sales.

OneWater Adds PartsVu

The online marketplace for marine parts, accessories and electronics posted $25 million in sales over the last year.

Groupe Beneteau Updates Revenue Forecasts, More

The builder saw gains in its boat and luxury-home sectors and made several acquisitions, including a majority stake in Dream Yacht Group.

Golden Manufacturing Expands

The fabricator of aluminum boat lifts and aluminum and concrete floating docks adds 18,000 square feet to its Fort Myers, Fla., headquarters.

GetMyBoat Takes You to the Movies

The boat rental marketplace site teams with Disney’s Jungle Cruise for a contest to win a boat trip or movie tickets.

ConMar Adds to Sales Team

The manufacturers’ representatives add industry vet Brain Steele.

Will Canada Reopen to Boaters?

Set to open its borders to fully vaccinated U.S. residents next month, our neighbor to the north could be facing a strike by Canadian border guards and customs officials. Plus, the Great Lakes welcomes a newly designated marine sanctuary.