METSTRADE 35th anniversary
Amsterdam | 15 - 17 November 2023


Conferences and stages

A busy METSTRADE Theatre programme focusing on emerging technologies, sustainability and diversity ensures our audience will not have a dull moment during METSTRADE’s 35th anniversary. Several headline features and presentations will firmly demonstrate how the environmental challenge has shifted from debating what is needed to execute change today. See below an overview of the different conferences and stages during the 35th anniversary show edition of METSTRADE.

Breakfast briefing 2022

Breakfast Briefing

METSTRADE and ICOMIA are thrilled to announce that Mr. Massimo Perotti, the esteemed CEO of renowned Italian shipyard Sanlorenzo SpA, will be this years’ Breakfast Briefing speaker. Mr. Perotti will grace our stage with a compelling keynote address that promises to revolutionise the future of the superyacht sector. His insights into the transition for the leisure marine industry to carbon neutrality will undoubtedly inspire a greener and more sustainable future for all.
Following Mr. Perotti's keynote, get ready for the pinnacle of design excellence in the industry, the official awards ceremony of the DAME Design Awards 2023. 

Location: Forum, Entrance E
Time: 08.00 – 09.30 (breakfast at 08.00)

Please note that this event is for exhibitors, members of the Young Professional Club and VIP-guests only.

Superyacht Sustainability Route

This year’s METSTRADE Superyacht Sustainability Route powered by Water Revolution Foundation is initiated to kick-off a growing development for the years to come, guiding decision makers through the show among sustainable solutions that were verified through Water Revolution’s stringent life cycle verification assessment. These solutions are readily available for new and existing yachts to reduce their environmental impact. These verified solutions will get extra and well-deserved spotlight during the show, leading the way to lower environmental impact of yachts in their build, operational and/or refit phases throughout their life cycle.

METSTRADE Theatre 2022


METSTRADE Theatre will once again be centred in the heart of the show floor (hall 13). During the days several panel discussions will take place hosted by our knowledgeable partners, highlighting the many innovations in the market during interesting sessions. This year’s programme will see a focus on emerging technologies, sustainability and diversity. Stay tuned for our programme that will go live soon!

Foiling 2022

Foiling Technology Pavilion and Theatre

The Foiling Technology Pavilion (FTP) will exhibit high-end racing technology's progress towards mainstream adoption in yachts and boats. It's a one-stop-shop for boat builders and designers interested in using foiling in sail and power yachts. The pavilion will showcase the latest foiling technology and host discussions on trending topics in the industry.

The Foiling Technology Pavilion will be located in Hall 7.


Young Professionals Club 2022

Young Professionals Club

Unlock your potential with the METSTRADE Young Professionals Club (YPC)! Join marine industry talents under 35, build your network, and get inspired in our exclusive Young Professional Lounge and programme of events during METSTRADE. For 2023, young professionals will additionally benefit from the METSTRADE Career Corner. Professional advisors from recruitment specialist Marine Resources will be on hand to offer career coaching sessions. Together, let's empower the next generation!


Boat Builder Awards 2023

In collaboration with IBI and headline sponsor Raymarine, join us for the Boat Builder Awards: an unforgettable evening at the breathtaking National Maritime Museum in Amsterdam, beneath the starlit sky.

Explore new horizons and unlock your sense of adventure with the four elements as your compass. Save the date: Thursday, 16 November 2023.


Start-Up pavilion 2022

Start-Up Pavilion

In a groundbreaking move, METSTRADE and Yachting Ventures will team up to introduce the Start-Up Pavilion, an innovative platform for emerging startups to showcase their latest products and technologies. This marks the first time ever that METSTRADE will host such an event, demonstrating their commitment to supporting entrepreneurs in the industry.

The Start-Up Pavilion will feature 15 carefully selected companies who will have the opportunity to exhibit their cutting-edge ideas.


Next Generation Propulsion Zone

The growing demand for climate friendly engines and fuelling is gaining significance in the marine market. At METSTRADE 2023 we will tap into this trend again and broaden our scope by offering our exhibitors a dedicated area for not only innovation on electric and hybrid engines, but also alternative fuelling, zero emission and other solutions to make propulsion greener. A true showcase on climate friendly propulsion can be found in hall 13.


METSTRADE The Superyacht Forum Live

The Superyacht Forum Live

The Superyacht Forum continues to evolve around its new theme ‘Connect’, which aims to deliver even more dynamic networking woven throughout its powerful programme of keynotes and workshops! Each day will have its own unifying theme – Owner, Ocean and Open. Under each theme, they will be bringing in a structured package of interactive activities designed to harness the collective talents of attendees to collaborate, contribute and co-create. Last year’s programme brought together market leaders, decision-makers, and influencers from around the world in a series of strategic meetings and workshops around the ‘Evolve or Repeat’ theme. The Superyacht Forum Live has energetic networking sessions, experimental activities, and a focused programme. This year, the much-loved social programme returns to The Superyacht Forum to celebrate its 31st anniversary!


HISWA Marina Symposium

The 2022 edition of the HISWA Marina Symposium focussed on market developments for marinas in the Netherlands. Innovation was the main theme for last year’s symposium. HISWA Holland Marine Industry organized this symposium exclusively for its members, both inside and outside the marina industry.

NMEA 2022

The National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA)

The NMEA hosted two sessions during the show.

Wednesday November 15, 1300-1430, Room D201
Get Ready for OneNet - The High-Bandwidth Marine Ethernet Solution
Presenter- Mark Oslund, NMEA Director of Standards

The OneNet Standard is now released and provides manufacturers a common network infrastructure for marine devices and/or services on IPv6. All OneNet application protocols, such as PGN Messages, are designed to use a standard IPv6 network protocol stack. NMEA OneNet brings new levels of flexibility using IPv6 and the IEEE 802.3 Ethernet Local Area Network. OneNet provides a common network infrastructure for marine devices and can support high-bandwidth applications such as audio/video data transport.

Woman in the marine industry 2022

Women in the Marine Industry International

Wednesday 16th November, 08.45 - 10.30 hrs
METSTRADE Theatre, Hall 13

With a strong programme focused on diversity, this year will include the welcome return of one of last year’s standout moments – the Women in the Marine Industry International panel event and networking breakfast. Hosted by British Marine, Marine Industry News and Soundings Trade Only, the networking breakfast will take a deep dive into opportunities and challenges prevalent to women working within the marine industry.


Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image Awards

For the first time ever, METSTRADE will host the prestigious Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image Award competition on November 16, inspiring us all with the power and beauty of the sector we work in. The 14th edition of the international photography competition dedicated to the sport of sailing will reassemble the world’s best sailing photographers from all over the world.