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METS Trade Show: Your Guide to The Biggest Marine Event of the Year

  • by: Conor McKeon
  • On: 13, Nov 2017
2 min read

After Cannes, Monaco and Barcelona, our Head of the Marine Division Dale Fisher is flying to Amsterdam this week for the world-famous Mets Trade. VHR’s Yacht Blog reveals the best of the exhibition and the role it plays in the Marine industry.

Why The METS Trade Is Important To The Marine Industry

METS Trade is now famous as the biggest B2B reunion of the marine industry, celebrating its 30th edition next week. The show is organised into four parts: the METS Trade Show, the Superyacht Pavilion, the Marina and Yard Pavilion and the Construction Material Pavilion.

All four welcome leaders of the industry as well as newcomers wanting to meet with the big names. Lurssen, Baltic Yacht, Axxon and North Sails are some of the companies attending the show this year.

The Superyacht Pavilion and Superyacht Forum

The Superyacht Pavilion welcomes nearly 300 exhibitors for the 30th edition of the METS Trade. Shipyards, designers, composite builders and tender builders will exhibit their newest products and projects side by side.

Adjacent to the Superyacht Pavilion, the Superyacht Forum created by the Superyacht Group brings together some of the most influential leaders to discuss and strategise on the future of the Marine industry.

Marine Innovation: Security, Sustainability and Technology

This year, 74 speakers will reveal the latest innovations in the Marine industry. Whether working inside or outside of the industry, from CEOs and Financial Directors to designers, boat captains and skippers, everyone is welcomed to work together.

Marine sustainability will be a major topic of discussion. Environmental and ecological initiatives regarding sea cleaning are increasing, such as the efforts of Team Turn the Tide on Plastic in this year’s Volvo Ocean Race and The Ocean Clean Up Project. These and other initiatives beg the question: how can individual Marine organisations improve and reduce their environmental impact? By directly linking sustainability to technology, the tech advances of recent years and their ever-evolving possibilities offer unprecedented opportunities to improve both products and sustainability every year.

Security is also top of the agenda at METS Trade, including on-board direct measures, online security and hacking. The Show will offer a dedicated briefing on the more financial aspects of the industry, from the impact of new tax regulations to stock exchange fluctuations.

The METS Trade Show and Superyacht Forums will surely present a wealth of valuable information, and we look forward to providing updates for those in the Marine industry throughout the event.

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