Tag Archives: METS

METS adds two members to exhibition committee

Yachticon general manager Andreas Tegeler and Lewmar CEO Peter Tierney have joined the METSTRADE Show Exhibition Committee, an advisory board made up of executives from both exhibiting and visiting companies. Every year in January a member of the METSTRADE Exhibition Committee steps down after serving for between six and eight years, and a new member is welcomed. Each committee member ...

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METS 2016 USA exhibitor pavilion sold out

The Marine Equipment Trade Show USA Exhibitor Pavilion is now sold out, NMMA announced Monday. The association has started a waiting list for companies still interested in exhibiting. Interested companies can submit an online application. For more information, contact Julie Balzano, NMMA Export Director, at 954-441-3234 for further details.

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Weekly 5: Miami mayor unveils plan for Miami Marine Stadium

The BI Weekly 5 is a collection of tips, news and data affecting the boating industry this week. Be sure to look for the BI Weekly 5 every Monday on BoatingIndustry.com. 1. Miami mayor unveils plan for Miami Marine Stadium If there was one thing that took away from the visual appeal of this year's Miami International Boat Show, it ...

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Early bird deadline nears for METS exhibitors

The METSTRADE show is reminding potential exhibitors that lower early bird exhibitor rates end next Tuesday, March 1. METSTRADE 2016 is November 15-17 in RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre, the Netherlands. According to show organizers, more than 80 percent of the show floor has already been booked. Applications for exhibit space can be submitted via metstrade.com.

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METS 2015: Exhibitor, attendee records fall

A record number of exhibitors welcomed a record number of visitors to the 2015 METS, marking a significant milestone for the show and signaling a global turnaround for the recreational boating industry. Show organizers have announced a final attendance of 21,953, representing a 4 percent increase over the 21,083 who attended METS in 2014. The figure also marks an all-time ...

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METS 2015: Attendance surges into final day

Exhibitors at the Amsterdam Rai have had nothing but praise for the 2015 METS as the show wraps up Thursday. Wednesday attendance was reported at 9,121, a 7.2 percent gain over the 8,506 who attended on the second day of METS last year. With Tuesday’s attendance jump (7,390, compared to 7,116 in 2014) overall attendance for the world’s largest marine ...

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METS 2015: Boatbuilder awards recognize creativity

Italian entrepreneur Paolo Vitelli, who founded Azimut Yachts as a student in Italy and who later acquired the venerable Benetti brand, was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the inaugural Boat Builder Awards for Business Achievement at METS. “People say that to succeed you need vision, you must suffer, and you need passion. In the marine industry you also ...

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METS 2015: Busy week for U.S. exhibitors at METS

The 2015 METS has been a show of superlatives, and particularly so for US-based exhibitors. The largest US pavilion in the show’s 27-year history has been attracting unprecedented levels of traffic, according to exhibitors and show organizers alike. METS marketing and communications manager Irene Dros notes that Tuesday’s opening day attendance had topped 7,390 people by 3 p.m., easily surpassing ...

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2015 METS opens to packed aisles

The 2015 Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS) started with a bang, as large crowds surged through a massive Amsterdam Rai convention complex that is already packed with a record number of exhibitors. In all 1,385 companies from 45 different countries are exhibiting at this year’s METS, the largest number in the show’s 27-year history. No fewer than 220 of those ...

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METS 2015: 3D Printing has “massive potential” in boat manufacturing

In his keynote address to a large crowd at the 2015 Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS) Breakfast Briefing, Peter Sander, manager of emerging technologies and concepts at Airbus Industries, spoke at length about the “massive potential” for 3D printing to change every manufacturing industry, including recreational boating. Speaking to a packed house on Tuesday morning at the Amsterdam Rai convention ...

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