Record number of exhibitors booked for Amsterdam marine trade show

Amsterdam RAI, organiser of the Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS) in Amsterdam, is expecting this year’s show to be the biggest METS to date, with increased floor space and the largest number of exhibitors in the show’s 22-year history, according to IBI magazine.

METS 2009 to be largest ever

Some 1,232 companies have already confirmed their place at the 2009 event, which runs from November 17-19 at the Amsterdam RAI exhibition centre. First-time exhibitors include 193 companies at METS and 33 in the SuperYacht Pavilion.

“In these troubled economic times, we were definitely not expecting a record number of exhibitors for METS 2009,” says senior product manager Irene Dros. “We experienced a huge sense of relief when exhibitor commitment reached a healthy level but as the numbers have steadily built up our relief has turned to plain delight.

PBO will be reporting from METS in January issue on sale 3 December including the winners of the coveted DAME awards for European marine products.