Tag Archives: METS

METSTRADE appoints new director

With more than 15 years of professional experience in various international trade fairs in RAI Amsterdam and with a great love for water sports, Niels Klarenbeek will succeed Irene Dros as the new director of METSTRADE. Niels Klarenbeek is 42 years old and has been an avid water sports enthusiast for years. In his spare time he loves to sail ...

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Registration now open for USA Pavilion at METSTRADE 2020

The Marine Equipment Trade Show (METSTRADE), the largest business-to-business leisure marine equipment show in the world, returns to Amsterdam Nov. 17-19, 2020 at the RAI Exhibition Center. The NMMA organizes and operates the U.S.A. Pavilion, one of the largest country pavilions at the show, offering cost-effective, turn-key exhibition packages in a prime location.  “This year, our pavilion will relocate to a new ...

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METSTRADE launches new layout, added space for 2020

Having enjoyed strong growth throughout the last decade, with exhibitor and visitor attendance figures consistently rising, the organizers of METSTRADE have announced ambitious plans for the 2020 edition and beyond. They include a significant extension to Hall 5 at the RAI Amsterdam location, layout changes designed to facilitate further growth, and a range of smart solutions for networking and knowledge ...

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METSTRADE USA pavilion registration now open for 2020

The Marine Equipment Trade Show (METSTRADE), the largest business-to-business leisure marine equipment show in the world, returns to Amsterdam Nov. 17-19, 2020 at the RAI Exhibition Center. The NMMA organizes and operates the U.S.A. Pavilion, one of the largest country pavilions at the show, offering cost-effective, turn-key exhibition packages in a prime location.  “This year, our pavilion will relocate to a new ...

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METS USA Pavilion nears sell out

The 2019 Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS) returns to Amsterdam November 19-21 at the RAI Exhibition Center. As registration for pavilion space nears selling out, the NMMA says this is the last opportunity to register for the USA Pavilion at METS. "The Pavilion is the largest and most prestigious country pavilion at the show and one of the most coveted places ...

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Anti-fouling alternatives feature new approaches

Copper-based paints come under increased ecological scrutiny For decades recreational boats have used a variety of anti-fouling products to prevent marine growths from adhering to vessel hulls.  In the 1960s, in an age of increasing concern over air and water pollution, it was found that some bottom paints were impacting a wider variety of aquatic organisms than imagined – particularly when ...

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Marine industry gathers in Amsterdam for 30th METS

Thousands of boating industry professionals representing boat builders, parts and accessory manufacturers, distributors, dealers and naval architects worldwide have begun arriving in Amsterdam in preparation for the opening of the 30th annual METS, the world’s largest marine equipment trade show. An announced total of 1,526 exhibitors from more than 50 countries, including 237 first-time exhibitors, have filled the massive Amsterdam ...

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NMMA: Sign up now for best location in the U.S.A. Pavilion at METS 2017

NMMA is again offering the opportunity for U.S. manufacturers to exhibit at METS with cost effective turnkey exhibition packages and prime space location as part of the U.S.A. Pavilion. “The NMMA staff are excellent at providing the best support that I’ve ever had at a trade show,” stated first time exhibitor and NMMA member Ted Bodtmann, president of Si-Tex Marine. ...

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Early bird rate for METSTRADE 2017 ends March 1

Companies intending to exhibit at METSTRADE in November can benefit from an early bird discount of up to 15 percent if they book by March 1. “Making a booking now does not only make good economic sense,” said RAI Amsterdam's Maritime METSTRADE manager Irene Dros. “Companies with wishes for a specific location or area are also highly recommended to book ...

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IBEX/METS partnership means growth, larger international presence

At the annual IBEX Industry Breakfast in October, show organizers announced that the owners and producers of METS would be the new co-owner of the annual IBEX show. RAI Amsterdam has purchased a 50 percent stake in IBEX from WoodenBoat Publications Inc., publisher of Professional BoatBuilder magazine and will now be an equal partner with the National Marine Manufacturers Association. ...

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