Mar 10, 2020

METSTRADEHaving enjoyed strong growth throughout the last decade, with exhibitor and visitor attendance figures consistently rising, the organisers of METSTRADE have announced ambitious plans for the 2020 edition and beyond. They include a significant extension to Hall 5 at the RAI Amsterdam location, layout changes designed to facilitate further growth, and a range of smart solutions for networking and knowledge sharing. METSTRADE 2020 will take place from 17 to 19 November.

With three-quarters of the exhibition floor space already booked ten months in advance of the event, the METSTRADE Show’s unique role as the annual meeting place for the marine equipment industry has never been more secure.

METSTRADE 2019 welcomed 26,984 visits by 17,792 unique visitors from 115 countries who came to meet 1,670 exhibitors. But the ever-innovative organisers have worked hard since then to ensure the show makes the most of all its assets, continuing to grow in the coming decade while maintaining the quality for which the event is renowned.

“One of the key assets we have is the RAI Amsterdam complex itself,” says Sarah Westdijk, exhibition manager of the METSTRADE Show. “This superb venue is constantly upgrading its facilities, as we see with the current extension of Hall 5 and the new catering terraces. These additions will be completed in time for METSTRADE 2020, enhancing the opportunities for matchmaking and meetings. We are also going to ensure access to high-end networking software technologies.”

Another major strength of METSTRADE is a smart layout that gives room for specific groups at the show itself and potential expansion. “It is essential we preserve the unique B2B atmosphere which puts exhibitor quality above stand size,” Westdijk adds. “Stimulating innovation is another priority, enabling METSTRADE to feel fresh and relevant to all who attend. The new layout for 2020 has been developed in an excellent spirit of cooperation between organisers, partners, advisory boards and participants. It allows more exhibitors to take part in the halls/pavilions of their choice while increasing the options for people to meet and learn.”

The main layout changes are as follows:

• Construction Material Pavilion moves to a larger area in Hall 12 where the popular MaterialDistrict presentation will be centrally located with an extra seating area.
• Marina & Yard Pavilion relocates to the new extension of Hall 5 where it will have its own face and the space to mature and grow.
• USA and Canada National Pavilions migrate to Hall 5 and Hall 1, meeting exhibitor desires to optimise their presence at METSTRADE.
• Scandinavian National Pavilions (Sweden, Finland, Norway & Denmark) move to Hall 7 where they will be centrally located next to each other.
• I-nnovation- and E-nnovationLABs merge together at heart of the METSTRADE Show by relocating to the Elicium. They will maintain their separate identities and stages while making the most of the obvious synergies between the concepts.
• Amtrium Lounge given new networking area with catering in an inspiring business atmosphere.
These major moves along with other smaller ones will lead to countless fresh opportunities as the next chapter of the METSTRADE success story is opened.

  • Prev
MarineMax recently announced the acquisition of American boatbuilder KCS International, Inc., ...
What’s this campaign all about? Well, we all know how great it is to be in marine service, and all ...
Offer your local media outlets valuable public information about marinas and safe boating during ...
Selling a radar system to your customers is a major sale for your business. Radar is one of the ...
Canada-based Vision Marine Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: VMAR) (“Vision” or the “Company”) is ...
Our sister publication, Canadian Yachting OnBoard is an online digest that gets in front of about ...
National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) Canada and the provincial Marine Trade ...
Canadian Yachting (CY) Media is pleased to announce their newest Team Member, John Matheson to the ...
With the presidency of Joe Biden well underway in the United States, climate change and clean ...
Dr. Shrink, Inc. is one of the largest suppliers of shrink wrap across the globe, and while ...

The Importance of a Sea Trial

 

Sea TrialI am frequently asked if I think it's important that a marine surveyor attend a Sea Trial when one of our clients is buying a used boat. In very simple terms, not including your marine surveyor on a Sea Trial is a failure to complete the full marine survey. Many buyers believe they are obtaining a marine survey in order to make sure they can get insurance on the vessel they are buying.

Once the buyers receive their marine survey reports however, most realize that the surveyor sees deeper into the condition of the vessel. Often, the surveyor finds a number of items that that the prospective buyer has overlooked. 

Read More


 

Boating Industry Canada News Week

 

Every Tuesday we publish a fresh Digest with informative articles pertaining to the Canadian boating and marine industry. Stay up to date with the latest products, research and industry developments.

Missed an Issue of Boating Industry Canada News Week? If you're looking for a specific issue, or simply want to catch up on previous issues, check out our Boating Industry Canada News Week Archives.

Not signed up for News Week? Subscribe here

 

 

 

 

 

Marine Products

  • Prev
The Wave WiFi MNC1250 is an advanced wireless network controller featuring gigabyte ports and dual ...
From afar, boats look clean as they glisten in the sun; up close, it's another story. But with ...
Weekends and beautiful weather mean one thing for drystack marina staff: the non-stop moving of ...
No matter how clean it is, a dank and musty boat or RV is unwelcoming. But it's easy to remove ...
Over time, boats will lose their original luster. UV rays, dirt, salt and moisture will all take ...
Flooded marine 12V deep cycle batteries need regular topping-off with distilled water to ensure ...
Scandvik Inc. has expanded its range of DC electric table pedestals with the addition of a ...
Mercury Marine®, a division of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC), recently launched SmartCraft ...
Dometic Marine has introduced an updated, next-generation Pro-Trim Engine Trim Control System with ...
Blue Guard Innovations announces the introduction of its boat monitoring and control ...

VERATRON DEBUTS SMALLEST N2K GNSS ANTENNA

Veratron N2K GNSS AntennaAt a mere 2.4" in diameter, the Veratron GO is the smallest NMEA 2000® certified GNSS antenna on the market. Truly plug-and-play, the high-performance integrated GPS, GLONASS and Galileo receiver is available in two navigation models and a Bluetooth version for monitoring onboard networked systems.


Starting off the series is Veratron GO GPS, the satellite-only version. Alternately, Veratron GO Data offers a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) gateway that enables users to monitor engine, battery, navigation and other vessel performance data on Veratron's new NavDash mobile app.

Read More


 

People

  • Prev
Vesper Marine, manufacturer of innovative marine safety and communication products, has ...
James was first introduced into boating in 1980, in the town of Port Severn. Almost ...
The industry is saddened to announce the passing of Doris Baxter-Forbes, founder of Monto Reno ...
Patty Lawrence to Manage International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference Education ...
Boating Industry Magazine today announced that Lauren Beckstedt, Chief Marketing Officer, ...
Western Marine Company is pleased to announce the hiring of Colin Clark to the crew at ...
Mike has been an integral member of the Georgian Bay boating community for over 28 years. Beginning ...
Regal Boats is pleased to announce that Jake Kuck has been promoted to Vice President of North ...
BENETEAU is pleased to announce the appointment of Don Smith as the new President of ...
Marine Marketers of America (MMA) today announced the election of new officers and ...

James Neophytou joins North South Nautical Group

James NeophytouJames was first introduced into boating in 1980, in the town of Port Severn. Almost immediately he developed a passion for boating and purchased his first boat, a 15’ Kodiak with a 50hp Johnson.

It wasn’t long before James got the ‘itch’ to move to a bigger boat. He and his family spent several years cruising the beautiful waters of Georgian Bay in their 23 Reinell. Unfortunately, a busy work schedule forced James to take a break from boat ownership. He knew though, that one day he’d return.  

 

 

Read More