(19 November 2024 - 21 November 2024 )
Location: Netherlands, Amsterdam
Industry: Shipping
Organizer: Amsterdam RAI

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METSTRADE 2024 will occur in Amsterdam RAI between the 19th and 21st of November 2024. The venue will not have strict coronavirus safeguards. This is because Germany lifted its pandemic restrictions.


METSTRADE (METS/METS Amsterdam) is the leisure maritime industry's leading fair. It is where the sector learns about the latest trends. The fair occurs in the Amsterdam RAI. METS is a high-profile event that receives around 20000 attendees during its editions. For instance, one iteration featured 1 400 exhibiting firms and 17 418 visitants. METS Amsterdam is attended by attendees from countries such as Australia, Canada, Finland, and China. It should be noted that 84% of the exhibiting are from abroad and that 16% are newcomers. Additionally, 90% would recommend exhibiting and intend to participate again. Also, 73% of the visitants are central executives and 63% travel from a foreign country. 96% of the visiting group would recommend attending METS in Amsterdam.

About METS

METSTRADE can help attendees in completing several business goals. Such include networking and expanding specialist knowledge. METS in Amsterdam has an extensive program that can help in achieving such aims. One of the main events is the exhibition. It features various products, including boat furnishings to docking equipment. The exposition includes three specialised areas. These are Marina & Yard, Construction and Superyachts. The exhibition zone also includes 20 country pavilions.

The fair additionally includes events such as the I-nnovation LAB. It is the central hub for the showcasing of innovations. It also shows all selections for the DAME Design Awards. I-nnovation LAB is likewise where the Boat Builder Awards occur. The Lab furthermore hosts a range of seminars, presentations, and debates. Its program also includes many workshops. The I-nnovation Lab has a dedicated area for gathering information — the Newsroom. Similar in intent is the E-nnovation Lab. This is a platform for showcasing the latest hybrid & electrical maritime propulsion technology. The Lab includes an area for examining the newest developments and components.

METSTRADE also includes the Material District Pop-Up. It is where manufacturers and start-ups display visionary yacht-construction materials. Often this includes materials made using 3D printing or intelligent technologies. One of the events of interest is the Superyacht Forum. It is where central decision-makers, leading industry figures, advisors, and influencers network. The Forum features meetings, discussions, courses and interactive conferences.

The Breakfast Briefing acts as the inauguration of the fair. During the briefing, a leading figure of choice holds a keynote speech. They also open the DAME Design Award ceremony. During the ceremony, a specialist jury selects nominees in 8 categories. Up to 8 nominees can receive the Award — one general and seven category prizewinners. The Boat Builder Awards for Business Achievement are similar in intent. They reward significant contributions to the boat-building sector. There are six categories: personal achievement, design, innovation, collaborative working, environmental responsibility, and marketing.

Attendees should also consider visiting the Construction Material Pavilion. It is the location for examining new materials and boat/yacht construction techniques. Within the area will be the Construction in Process Stage. It is an interactive platform where exhibitors can perform a short demonstration. Demonstrators will share in-depth knowledge, such as how the presented process works.

Another pivotal sub-event is the HISWA Marina Symposium. It is part of the Marina & Yard Pavilion. Its subjects of focus include the new developments for marinas. Themes will feature sustainability, future water tourism challenges and attracting new boaters. THE GMI Certified Members Global Meeting is similar in intent. The meeting allows GMI Certified members to discuss trending topics related to marinas.

METSTRADE also features the NMEA electronics seminars and the METSTRADE Young Professionals Club. The NMEAS seminars include sessions on new technologies and electronics. The seminar programme focuses on the most up-to-date industry topics. The Young Professionals Club is a meeting event for professionals under 35. It provides a hybrid environment for the hosting of meetings and networking.

Delegates from many industries come to the fair. This includes the maritime, shipping, retail, manufacturing, import & export, and services. METS Amsterdam’s exhibitors include leading companies such as:

  • 3A Composites;
  • Crestron;
  • Eastman Machine Co;
  • EnerSys EMEA;
  • Evoy AS;
  • FinX;
  • Garmin;
  • Indel Webasto Marine;
  • Industrias Prasticas;
  • ITA;
  • Kohler Co;
  • Liqui Moly;
  • Marina World Magazine;
  • Miele & Cie;
  • Philips;
  • Pon Power;
  • Rolls-Royce Solutions;
  • Schenker Italia;
  • Scovill Fasteners;
  • Teledyne;
  • TECMA;
  • TUV SUD;
  • Volvo Penta;
  • Webasto Thermo.

METS Accommodation

Procure suitable accommodation for METS with Travel 2 Fairs Ltd. All that is necessary is to inform us about how many rooms you need, how much you wish to spend, and your desired location. Travel 2 Fairs Ltd manages the rest. Reserve lodgings adjacent to Amsterdam RAI and gain valuable access to public transport. We can advise you on the best routes to take to the venue. Aside from affordable hotel accommodation for exhibitions, we also provide transport services. One way to travel to your hotel is to have a rent-a-car wait for you at the airport. Another is to schedule an airport transfer in both directions.

Event information might be outdated because of the coronavirus pandemic. More information is available from the organiser.

Past Iterations

METS 2022

METSTRADE 2022 occurred as a live trade exhibit in Amsterdam RAI between the 15th and 17th of November. The event venue did not feature coronavirus safeguards due to the country lifting its pandemic restrictions. The iteration was attended by 1 400 exhibiting companies from 49 nations, 160 media specialists, and 17 417 visitants from 126 countries.

METS 2023

METSTRADE 2023 was a live trade exposition hosted in Amsterdam RAI between the 15th and 17th of November 2023. It did not feature coronavirus precautions similar to the 2022 format. Over 1 500 exhibitants from 53 nations attended the iteration. 





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