Trade Only Global Marine Trade Opportunities 2016 : Page 36

SPECIAL BRANDEDCONTENT SECTION METSTRADE 2016 Will Be Larger And Better Than Ever The world’s marine industry gathers in Amsterdam November 15-17 to visit METSTRADE 2016 and to enjoy one of the most beautiful cities in the world. One good reason is that the show will feature no fewer than 1,450 exhibitors from 48 countries and attract some 2,000 visitors representing 110-plus nationalities. The Country Pavilions, run by the national association, a member of International Coun-cil of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA), are a prominent element of the METSTRADE Show. This year Poland is added to the list of 18 countries, which also include the United States of America, Australia, Italy, the Nether-lands, New Zealand, Turkey, the United King-dom, China, South Korea and many more. “If you want to be a player on the inter-national market for boat and yacht build-ing, the METSTRADE Show is the one and only place to be, to find distributors on all continents and meet the GLOBE and the full supply chain,” said Irene Dros, RAI maritime manager of METSTRADE. METSTRADE has become a bit more “Americanized” since its owner and pro-ducer, RAI Amsterdam, recently announced that it has purchased a 50 percent stake in IBEX. RAI Amsterdam will partner with the National Marine Manufacturers Associa-tion (NMMA) to produce future IBEX events. With this new partnership, METSTRADE and IBEX will join forces to service global marine marketplace. METSTRADE is the largest event of its kind in the world. World’s largest marine equipment trade show The world’s largest marine equipment trade show is preparing for its 29th edition this November and will be larger again next year, reflecting a consistent growth pattern that goes back to the show’s 1st edition in 1988. This year an extra hall was added to ensure the growing number of exhibitors make the most out of the show. A new floor layout also was necessary to follow up on the need for expansion of the specialised pavilions, including the Marina and Yard Pavilion, SuperYacht Pavilion, and Construc-tion Material Pavilion. The entire show now is now spread out over 11 halls (almost the entire RAI complex) and a total surface of more than 23,000 square meters. New Hall 7 Big names, such as Dometic, Yamaha and International Paint will exhibit in the new Hall 7 along with 165 other companies. The new hall is guaranteed to become another bustling venue at the show, offering many additional networking opportunities, such as the famous sushi bar. New meeting rooms also can be booked for short meetings with small groups. Next to that, the Innovation-LAB, a central platform for all innovation at METSTRADE offers opportunities to meet with clients and see thousands of new innovative products. MEET THE WORLD IN AMSTERDAM The METSTRADE show is the world’s largest marine equipment trade show and the only truly international B2B exhibition. With excellent networking opportunities, a broad range of showcased innovations and located in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, the METSTRADE show is an unmissable event for every professional in the marine industry. 1,350+ exhibitors 21,000+ visitors 100+ nationalities The METSTRADE show is the flagship event of METSTRADE, the world’s leading platform for professionals in the marine equipment industry. 36 November 2016


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