14 - 16 November

Dame Design Award Charity

Each year the registration fee for the DAME is donated to a charity. Last year the proceeds for entering the DAME Award were donated to the AMREF project called ‘A healthy future for girls in Kilindi’. This project is set up to improve the health of girls and young women by introducing an alternative rite of passage for female genital mutilation in a remote area in Tanzania as well as increasing access to safe drinking water, good sanitation and hygiene.


METSTRADE DAME Charity Sailability

Charity 2015: Sailability

DAME Charities - last few years

  • 2017: ?
  • 2016: AMREF Flying Doctors
  • 2015: Sailability
  • 2014: AMREF Flying Doctors
  • 2013: Sailability & Freedom Waters 
  • 2012: AMREF Flying Doctors*
  • 2011: Stichting Sailing Kids
  • 2010: Whisper Boat Building Academy
  • 2009: AMREF Flying Doctors
  • 2008: International Federation of Disabled Sailing (IFDS)

  • * As agreed by the Exhibition Committee, AMREF Flying Doctors – the international charity supported by Amsterdam RAI - will receive the DAME donation every other year, as from 2012.


    Charity 2016: AMREF Flying Doctors

    There is no better platform to launch a new product and bring it to the attention of the entire marine industry and media than the DAME Award,” comments Irene Dros, Maritime Domain Manager at RAI Amsterdam. “The winners and the nominees gain priceless publicity and, by supporting a charity with the registration proceeds, RAI Amsterdam ensures that the wider society benefits too. In addition to the funds raised, we see that the chosen charity enjoys greater international recognition thanks to its association with the DAME. This is a win-win sutiation for all concerned.

    Irene Dros Maritime Domain Manager