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World's largest exhibition of equipment, materials and systems for the international marine leisure industry

Celebrating 25 years


25 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE It’s party time at METS - the biggest and best attended leisure marine equipment show in the world – as we celebrate our 25th anniversary in 2012! From its humbler but nonetheless highly praised debut back in 1988 to the present day, METS has grown to become the number one product showcase and leading venue for networking with industry professionals from all over the world. That’s a truly incredible achievement and something to celebrate in itself. Don’t miss the extra special 25th METS. Like all the best presents, we’re keeping details on festivities under wraps but we promise it will be an anniversary to remember...

In a nutshell

Innovation in design

• Over 18,500 visitors from 94 countries

The DAME (Design Award METS) is the leisure marine

attended in 2010

• Over 1,300 exhibitors from 41 countries in 2010 • Over 5,500 exhibitor staff present • 15 national pavilions • SuperYacht Pavilion • Marina & Yard Equipment Pavilion • Composite Pavilion • DAME – Design Award METS – 22nd Year • Global Superyacht Forum • ConnectFest • Industry Breakfast Briefing • 25th Exhibitor Happy Hour • Strictly professional – strictly trade-only • All year round promotion via

industry’s most coveted and prestigious prize for product innovation. Assessed by independently appointed judges, products entered for the DAME must be displayed at METS/SYP and are featured in the special DAME Pavilion. The DAME prize is awarded at the annual Breakfast Briefing, which takes place before show opening time on the first morning of METS. Past winners have all stressed the great sales and publicity rewards that winning the DAME brings. It’s a win-win!

SUPERYACHT PAVILION Superyacht platform

Be part of our anniversary

The SuperYacht Pavilion (SYP) at METS is the leading

You can apply for stand space online and choose your

international trade-only equipment and services platform

stand package from the three options available: Royal,

for the large luxury yacht market. Part of METS but with

Deluxe and Standard. All the basics including carpet,

its own dedicated hall, exclusive catering services and

fascia, furniture, lighting and daily stand cleaning are

special networking and social events, the SYP is a

available in the low cost ‘standard’ choice and more

must-visit for vessel designers, builders and superyacht

luxurious furniture, logos and special catering packages

captains. The SYP also has a perfect partner in the

are incorporated at the ‘deluxe’ and ‘royal’ levels.

Global Superyacht Forum (GSF) – the leading three-day

Find out more from the METS team or via

conference organised by The Superyacht Group – that runs in tandem with METS.

15 National Pavilions

In the international spotlight Members of the international trade and general boating press are out in force during METS looking to scoop up stories on the latest innovations and give you valuable extra publicity. We expect over 175 journalists from all over the world to attend so this is a unique opportunity to boost your marketing efforts. Make sure your latest product news releases are in the press office.

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNTS METS sells out early! But if you book your stand before 1 March 2012 you qualify for a discount. Don’t delay – please fill out the application form online via

Our representatives around the world will be pleased to answer any questions you may have: France


Paris RAI

CHC Business Development

Ms Catherine MĂŠtais

Mr Simon Ding

T +33 1 4610 4750

T +86 21 6270 6717





Ediconsult Internazionale

Kong Myong E & T

Ms Eva Green

Mr Tae-Jik Chae

T +39 010 583 684

T + 82 2 778 6792



organisation of national and international consumer and trade fairs.



RAI Exhibitions stages approximately 25 fairs a year in 9 different

JH Media Sales

The Molen Group Inc


Ms Julia Hallam

Mr Jan van der Molen

T +44 1621 855 890

T +1 704 243 0236



About the organisers RAI Exhibitions is part of Amsterdam RAI and specialises in the

Amsterdam RAI is the largest exhibition and convention centre in the Netherlands. The venue offers 12 versatile exhibition halls (87,000 m2) and 22 congress rooms. Only 15 minutes away from Schiphol International Airport and featuring its own train station, Amsterdam RAI

For other areas of the world, such as Latin America, Turkey and Russia, please refer to our website.

benefits from excellent accessibility. Our aim is to offer both visitors and exhibitors an inspiring experience! METS incorporating the SuperYacht Pavilion is organised by Amsterdam

Apply for stand space TODAY and secure your stand Online application via

RAI under auspices of the International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA). METS is a member of the International Federation of Boat Show Organisers (IFBSO).

Amsterdam RAI Project Team METS/SYP PO Box 77777 1070 MS Amsterdam The Netherlands T +31 20 549 12 12 F +31 20 549 18 89

Project Team METS/SYP pictured from left to right: Irene Dros, Denise Essenburg, Annelie Koomen, and Sarah Westdijk.


We look forward to welcoming you in 2012 for our 25th anniversary Under the auspices of:

Member of:

Organised by:

Mets 2012 Exhibitor Brochure