METS organiser Amsterdam RAI has announced that the Composite Pavilion at this year’s Marine Equipment Trade Show will relocate to the Elicium, adjacent to the DAME Award display. It will also be renamed as the Construction Material Pavilion (CMP).
The relaunch will enable the pavilion to expand in size and become a comprehensive materials showcase and information resource for the boatbuilding sector.
“The Composite Pavilion has grown over the nine years to become a much valued niche product platform at METS,” says Irene Dros, METS senior product manager. “It’s now time to build on this by enlarging the scope of the pavilion to reflect the developments and innovations that have taken place in recent years with all kinds of construction materials. Especially since more and more materials from e.g. the construction industry are being discovered by the boatbuilding sector.”
The CMP will also have a dedicated seminar theatre called the Material Innovation Stage, where a series of keynote and exhibitor presentations will be held.
“The ultimate long-term goal for the CMP is to offer the marine industry a 100 per cent trade-only platform at METS whereby all raw materials used for boatbuilding are presented and explained,” adds Dros. “I’m delighted we’ve been able to time this special relaunch for this year — the 25th anniversary of METS and the 10th anniversary of the Composite Pavilion.”
This year’s METS, incorporating the SuperYacht Pavilion, will be held from November 13-15 at the Amsterdam RAI exhibition centre in the Netherlands.