Constitution of the METSTRADE Exhibition Committee

The METSTRADE Exhibition Committee is an advisory board, established in METSTRADE's inaugural year 1988, and consists of executives of (exhibiting and visiting) companies and therewith acts as the voice and trend watchers of the global leisure marine industry.

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Responsibilities of the METSTRADE Exhibition Committee

Every committee member has primarily an advisory and informative role and will be consulted for a variety of (strategic) issues which have impact on the METSTRADE show and its concept. The following subjects can be on the agenda:

  • Concept/strategy/show development
  • (New) events / special items
  • Marketing – materials such as brochures
  • Marketing – (new) target groups
  • Marketing – (new) media choices
  • Exhibition programme
  • Appointment of new Exhibition Committee members
  • Reports/updates on the industry developments

These subjects will be addressed during each Exhibition Committee meeting, which are planned 3 times each year.

Membership policy of the Exhibition Committee

The committee's members are invited by Amsterdam RAI, and appointed by the METSTRADE Exhibition Committee, each January a current member steps down after serving the committee for 6-8 years, and a new member is welcomed every year. The Committee is chaired by the Director International Exhibitions Amsterdam RAI, and is accompanied by the overall manager and product manager of the METSTRADE project team. Additional ICOMIA and its members are represented via a permanent seat of their Secretary General. Additional 5-6 exhibitors represent the equipment manufacturer market, and one member represents the visitor’s point of view from different segments and regions. A guest member is also welcome to join the meetings on a yearly basis. New members are appointed and officially invited by RAI Amsterdam, based on advice and approval of all committee members.