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METS 2014: Marine Equipment Trade Show

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METS, 18-19-20 November 2014 in Amsterdam RAI, is the only international B2B exhibition for the marine leisure industry.

It’s the perfect place to forge profitable relationships and it showcases new product launches by 1,345 exhibitors from over 40 countries.

Far more than just an exhibition, METS combines new products, seminars and unrivalled networking opportunities for visitors to connect across countries, technologies and industry sectors.

Year after year METS proves itself as the annual one-stop platform for the entire marine leisure industry: boat and yacht builders, naval architects, yacht designers, interior builders, naval engineers, yacht captains and crew, marine industry consultants, yacht brokers, charter boat operators, and much more.


A record number of 1,345 companies have registered to attend as exhibitors. This figure already surpasses the total for METS 2013 (1,320) and, as the final few places are filled, this leading three-day event for the global marine equipment sector is gearing up to be the biggest and best to date!

Innovation has been a crucial theme at METS since this leading B2B marine equipment trade show opened its doors in 1988.

Surveys of the many thousands of visitors from around the world consistently show that innovation is the number one reason to come to Amsterdam each year for METS.

With this in mind, METS organisers Amsterdam RAI are introducing the brand-new ‘‘Innovation LAB’’, an onsite activity platform that pays even greater attention to the exhibition’s innovations, products and technologies. This year’s METS is planned to take place from 18 until 20 November.

With a full show floor, with over 1,320 exhibitors expected of which 220+ are new companies from around the world, and larger SuperYacht, Marina and Construction Materials Pavilions than ever, METS 2014 is sure to be an unmissable event for professionals in the leisure marine equipment industry. Taking a forward-thinking approach, the METS organisers continually seek new and innovative ways to enhance the show’s attractions even though it is already the world’s leading event of its kind.

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Prestigious award

By tradition, METS highlights the innovative character of the industry via its renowned DAME (Design Award METS) award. The winners of this prestigious prize receive enormous publicity throughout the global leisure marine industry and the DAME award stimulates the industry to invest in research and development.

“Innovation propels the marine equipment sector forward and METS has long been the platform of choice when it comes to showcasing new (design) developments,” says Amsterdam RAI’s maritime domain manager Irene Dros. “In addition to the DAME awards, with its extra focus on design, METS always showcases thousands of innovations and new products. Due to the large number and wide range of marketing and promotion opportunities, not all these premieres get the attention they deserve. The new ‘Innovation LAB’ concept will resolve this through a variety of channels.”

Jump start your career in the marine leisure industry!

Younger than 35? Become part of the METS Young Professionals Club (YPC).

METS YPC is designed to encourage and inspire you! We offer a free of charge - no strings attached - programme with meet and greets with industry leaders, various guided tours and speed networking sessions.

During the show you have access to the YPC members-only lounge where you can meet up with other young professionals and enjoy lunch and a cup of coffee.

For more information click on the link below:

Social events at METS 2014

METS Breakfast Briefing & DAME winner announcement
Tuesday 18th 7:30 Breakfast buffet, 08:00 start Breakfast Briefing
For METS exhibitors & invites only

Carla Demaria prepares to strike the tone for METS 2014

METS Canal Dinner Cruise & METS Canal Cruise
Tuesday 18th, departure from Amsterdam RAI Harbour at 20:00
For visitors and exhibitors on pre-registration in METS registration module

Several networking receptions on the show floor including the Country pavilion drinks
Tuesday 18th and Wednesday 19th starting around 16:00

The Waterfront Drinks - THE annual global marina networking reception
Wednesday 19th , 16:30 - 18:00 - the Waterfront Café at the Marina & Yard Pavilion

Global Superyacht Forum grand finale Key note Speaker plus reception
Wednesday 19th, 17:00 Forum Room
For GSF delegates and exhibitors of the Superyacht Pavilion only

METS Happy Hour
Tuesday 18th, 18:00 - 20:00 Grand Cafe
For METS exhibitors & invites only

Connect@METS – networking area’s on several locations at the show
Some with computers and internet connection, some also with WiFi connection.

Contact:  http://www.metstrade.com


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