METSTRADE

Netherlands, Amsterdam

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A Brief Overview of METSTRADE

Want to inform yourself on what’s new in the world of maritime machinery? Every yacht builder and naval architect is set to come to METSTRADE – a major international trade show for several sectors and industries. The event is staged in Amsterdam, Netherlands, and covers the entire value chain from materials and systems to marine equipment. It’s the definitive platform for purchasing and innovation in Europe – a must-have on your business travel calendar!

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Why Your Visit Is Worth It

METSTRADE occupies a very strong position in the maritime equipment sector with a slight focus on the leisure industry. You don’t find a better market to position your products, because it’s one of the most diverse and biggest events on the scene. Check out the attendance data from last year:

  • 1500+ international exhibitors from 51 countries showcased at the event;
  • 26,000+ international trade visitors from 121 countries made the trip;
  • 325 pavilions at the Super Yacht section.

Industry Relevance

METSTRADE is known under other names as well. It’s often shortened to METS, which stands for the MARINE EQUIPMENT TRADE SHOW. This successful brand has been running annually at RAI Amsterdam since 1988 and has managed to gain a lot of traction in the industry. Now it’s an authority on the sector and often the first place where the latest models of boats and yachts are showcased for the first time alongside other innovations. The product portfolio is comprehensive as the exhibition area is dedicated to propulsion, security equipment, ship fittings, boat accessories, boat electronics, boat equipment, communication equipment, navigation, paints, ship furniture and sail clothes. Open to professionals only, METSTRADE offers a wide mix of events such as social events, partner events, knowledge stages and special showcases.

Who Are You Going to Meet?

It’s not going to come as a surprise that METSTRADE is predominantly a European affair. The largest portion of visitors (88%) are European in origin and top countries outside the Netherlands include France, Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom. Trade visitors tend to be decision makers in their majority (72%) and come from all levels of the industry – dealers and retailers, distributors, importers and exporters, manufacturers, naval architects, yacht designers, interior designers, boat engineers, consultants and marina management. If we’re to look at exhibitors, we see a sizeable shift in the internationality with 87% of all exhibitors coming from outside the Netherlands. The countries with their own pavilions include Sweden, Germany, the United States, Turkey, Canada, Italy, Australia and France among others.

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