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Metstrade Ramps Up


After the cancellation of last year’s in-person show, Metstrade organizers are looking to this fall’s event as a reunion of the global recreational boating industry. Metstrade is scheduled for Nov. 16-18 at RAI Amsterdam in the Netherlands.

“The enormous appetite among exhibitors and visitors to come together again in Amsterdam has been both inspiring and humbling,” show director Niels Klarenbeek said in a statement.

Klarenbeek said more than 1,300 exhibitor applications have been received — led by E.U. and North American companies — a sign that this year’s event will rival past shows.

“Metstrade 2021 will be a truly global show again,” Klarenbeek said.

In accordance with RAI’s Covid-19 protocol, this year’s one-off floor plan, which can be seen here, will be held in the Europa Complex. Klarenbeek said the layout will allow nearly as many visitors as in past years.

New this year is Metstrade TV, three days of live broadcasts from the show anchored by Pernille La Lau, who hosted last year’s virtual event. Programming will include interviews, panel discussions and technical sessions, as well as the presentation of the Dame Awards.

The preliminary schedule is available here.



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