METS 2012 has ended on high note for a cautious industry, bringing sparkle to this years event.
Organised by Amsterdam RAI in association with ICOMIA (International Council of Marine Industry Associations). METS is the world’s largest trade exhibition of equipment, materials and systems for the international marine leisure industry.
This year was the shows 25thanniversary and attendance figures show a vote of confidence for the industry
The opportunity to network at social events added extra buzz to the largest show to date, international visitor attendance was around 2% up on last year and exhibitor numbers – at 1,318 – dropped only marginally when compared with the record breaking 2011 figure of 1,331
Future confidence also runs high. An unprecedented 43% of exhibitors pre-booked stand space for 2013 before METS 2012 drew to a close.
METS Attendance Figures
2012 19,617 1,318
2011 19,232 1,331
The show’s target groups are:
- Yacht builders
- Naval architects
- Repair yards
- Marina operators
- Equipment manufacturers from around the world.
Three dedicated specialist pavilions are part of METS:
- The SuperYacht Pavilion
- The Marina & Yard Pavilion
- The Construction Material Pavilion.
METS 2013 will be held 19-20-21 November 2013 in Amsterdam RAI Convention Centre.