Tag Archives: METSTRADE

2017 DAME Design Awards Jury changes unveiled

The METSTRADE team at RAI Amsterdam announced that international yacht interior designer and engineer Birgit Schnaase has been appointed chair of the DAME Design Awards Jury and Olivier Racopeau of Berret-Racopeau Yacht Design, Davide Cipriani of Centrostiledesign and Yachting World editor Elaine Bunting have all been appointed as new DAME Awards Jury members. Schnaase succeeds Bill Dixon, who expressed the wish to ...

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METSTRADE invites marine-related charities to apply for DAME 2017 funding

Certified marine-related public charities can now apply for the registration proceeds from the DAME Design Award at METSTRADE 2017. The Exhibition Committee of the trade show will select a charity from the submitted entries. The donation will be presented during the Breakfast Briefing on Nov.14, the official kickoff of METSTRADE 2017. The annual DAME Award recognizes innovative product designs in ...

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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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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 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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METSTRADE ready for largest show to date

The 2016 edition of the METSTRADE Show, the world’s largest B2B exhibition in the marine equipment industry, opens its doors on Tuesday, Nov. 15 at the RAI Amsterdam convention center. With a record number of 1,471 exhibitors, an extra 3,000 square meters of layout, 22,000-plus professional visitors and hundreds of people attending conferences before, during and after the actual three-day ...

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Shortlist announced for IBI-METSTRADE Boat Builder Awards

The shortlisted nominations for the second Boat Builder Awards for Business Achievement in association with Raymarine have been announced, with 22 companies in the running to pick up an award. More than 100 entries across eight categories were nominated this year. Winners and honorable mentions will be announced at a gala dinner on the evening of Wednesday, November 16 at ...

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