Yachting News » Business » METSTRADE & IBEX Join Forces


RAI Amsterdam has purchased a 50% stake in the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference (IBEX) from Professional BoatBuilder. IBEX is the marine industry’s largest technical trade event in North America and the METSTRADE team from RAI Amsterdam will partner with the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) to produce future IBEX events. 

Together, METSTRADE and IBEX are the leading trade events serving the marine industry worldwide, and jointly combine the best marine resources from North American with the wider global marine marketplace.

IBEX and METSTRADE will retain their own brand identities, with IBEX being powered by METSTRADE to boost international exhibits and sponsorships from companies looking to access the North American boatbuilding industry. 

Irene Dros, Manager Maritime METSTRADE at RAI Amsterdam said, "This exciting development offers added value for everyone who exhibits and visits our events, as well of course for our partners. We look forward to sharing more details in the near future." 


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