Tag Archives: RAI Amsterdam

RAI cancels METSTRADE 2020

METSTRADE and RAI Amsterdam have announced that the Marine Equipment Trade Show, which was scheduled on 17-19 November in RAI Amsterdam, has been cancelled. For more than 32 years, METSTRADE has been providing the most complete meeting place for the global marine industry. Organizers said due to the consequences of the COVID-19 outbreak, our mission cannot be accomplished successfully, therefore ...

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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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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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Registration opens for IBEX 2018

Registration is now open for the 28th International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX), being held Oct. 2-4 at the Tampa Convention Center. North America’s largest technical trade event for marine industry professionals, IBEX is owned and produced by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and RAI Amsterdam. “The opening of registration is an exciting milestone each year as we launch ...

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Nominations now open for 2018 Boat Builder Awards

The nomination process has started for the 2018 IBI-METSTRADE Boat Builder Awards. The number of award categories has increased from eight to 10 this year. The headline sponsor for this year’s event is Raymarine. Category sponsors are Wells Fargo, Dometic, Fusion, Lumishore, Marine Resources, Side-Power, Ultraflex, UCINA, with Viking Recruitment sponsoring the after dinner drinks. The IBI-METSTRADE Boat Builder Awards ...

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METSTRADE to celebrate 30 years

Just over 100 exhibitors had set out their stall in one of the halls at RAI Amsterdam when the doors opened on the first METSTRADE s how in 1988. In contrast, last year’s event covered eleven halls of the RAI, with 1,471 exhibiting companies welcoming a record total of 23,702 visits. As there is very limited space available for METSTRADE ...

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DAME Design Awards open for entries

METSTRADE organizer RAI Amsterdam is announced the opening of entries for the 27th edition of the DAME Design Awards competition. All submissions are made using a dedicated online portal and are due Sept. 19. The DAME Design Award focuses attention on the art and science of design in all aspects, from styling, functionality and innovation, through to ease of implementation, ...

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Keynote speech on circular economy to open METSTRADE 2016

RAI Amsterdam, organizers and hosts of the METSTRADE Show, have announced that the opening ceremony of this year’s edition of the three-day show will include a keynote speech by architect Steven Beckers. He will address the topic of “Circular Economy: Towards a positive impact on the recreational marine industry” during the traditional Breakfast Briefing in collaboration with ICOMIA on the first ...

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ICOMIA World Marinas Conference 2016 announces speaker lineup

RAI Amsterdam, in partnership with the ICOMIA Marinas Group and HISWA Holland Marine Industry Association, has released the speaker lineup for the ICOMIA World Marinas Conference, to be held Nov. 17-19, 2016 in Amsterdam. With this year’s theme “Future of marinas in a changing world” in mind, over forty experts will present their views and hope to inspire the delegates. Keynote ...

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METSTRADE 2016 sees growth in all areas

The decision to expand the capacity of the 2016 edition of the METSTRADE Show has been fully justified, said the organizers of METSTRADE. A full six months before the event opens for business from Nov. 15-17, 97 percent of the original exhibition floor has already been booked, and sales are also on course for the additional hall. By meeting the ...

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