Tag Archives: METS

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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METS 2016 wraps up with new attendance record

The 2016 edition of METS has seen record after record smashed, and that explosive pace continued through the final day as the show wrapped up Thursday afternoon in Amsterdam, Netherlands with a final attendance of 23,702 visits – an 8 percent increase over the previous record of 21,953 set last year. Wednesday’s attendance was announced at 9,844 visitors, a gain ...

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METS 2016: Boat Builder Awards winners announced

U.S.-based manufacturers were recognized with two category wins and three honorable mentions at the second annual Boat Builder Awards, held Thursday at the National Maritime Museum in Amsterdam in conjunction with the annual METS trade show. More than 280 delegates attended the gala ceremony, which recognizes excellence in boat building, design and marketing in eight different categories. The evening began ...

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METS 2016: Strong attendance driving business

The METS show team is all smiles this year, as records continue to fall at the world’s largest marine equipment trade show. Opening day attendance was announced as 8,133 people, setting a new opening day record and representing a significant climb over the 7,390 visitors who set the previous opening day attendance record last year. Rens-Jan van Vliet, product manager ...

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METS 2016 opens to crowded halls

The 29th annual Marine Equipment Trade Show opened Tuesday at the Amsterdam RAI to crowded halls and a record number of exhibitors. Show visitors were still pouring through the entry doors long after the doors opened to kick off the 29th edition of the world’s largest marine trade show. The USA Pavilion at this year’s METS is the largest ever, with ...

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METS 2016: DAME winners announced

Torqeedo’s new FP series of electric motors was declared the overall winner at the gala 2016 Design Award METS, presented during the annual Breakfast Briefing Tuesday morning just before the official opening of the world’s largest marine equipment trade show. The multi-national panel of award judges were impressed with the Torqeedo, size and weight, described as the smallest, lightest and ...

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SureShade partners with Indemar to expand Italian OEM client base

SureShade, the U.S. designer and manufacturer of retractable sunshade systems for the marine industry, in collaboration with its new European rep IMDS has partnered with Italian marine distributor Indemar to offer American-made SureShade sunshade systems to boat builders and dealers in Italy. The ongoing relationship with Indemar will help expand SureShade’s global presence in Europe, building both the Italian OEM ...

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METS 2016 set for record year

In spite of cool temperatures and light rain, the mood in Amsterdam, Netherlands was decidedly upbeat Monday as more than 22,000 marine industry representatives arrived in town and set up for Tuesday’s official opening of the 2016 METS. Although the final attendance figure remains to be seen, the 29th edition of the world’s largest marine equipment trade show has already set ...

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DAME Design Awards names 67 finalists

The jury for the DAME Design Award 2016  has named a list of 67 products as the final nominees for this year's competition. The DAME winners will be announced during the Breakfast Briefing in Amsterdam RAI on the opening day of METSTRADE 2016, taking place 15 to 17 November in the Amsterdam RAI Convention Centre. A total of 117 entries ...

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