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.
Conferences & stages
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, VIP-guests and Press 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 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.
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
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 Zone. 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.
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.
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
Friday, 17th November, 10.00 - 13.00 hrs
Location: E104 - E108
Limited free spots on registration only
Join us for the 11th edition of the HISWA Jachthaven (Marina) Symposium, a highly successful collaboration between METSTRADE and HISWA Holland Marine Industry. The symposium is an integral part of the Marina & Yard Pavilion, dedicated to showcasing cutting-edge equipment for marinas and boatyards worldwide.
Our focus at the HISWA Marina Symposium centers on the evolving marina market in the Netherlands, with a keen eye on ensuring a future-proof industry. Esteemed speakers will delve deep into this theme, engaging in insightful discussions with the audience. This exclusive event, organized by HISWA Holland Marine Industry, welcomes both members within and beyond the marina sector.
While the symposium will be conducted in Dutch, a limited number of seats are available for non-members. Secure your spot by registering at www.hiswarecron.nl/jachthavensymposium. For a comprehensive program overview of the 11th HISWA Marina Symposium, visit the HISWA-RECRON website. Don't miss this opportunity to stay at the forefront of marina industry developments.
NMEA Marine Electronics installer training courses
NMEA will offer all our marine electronics installer training certification courses during the METSTRADE (and 2 classes before the show on 13 and 14 November).
|Where:||RAI Amsterdam Elicium, Room D 203|
|Time:||09:00 - 17:00 hrs|
|When:||Monday Nov. 13 - Basic Marine Electronics Installer (MEI)
Tuesday Nov. 14 - Basic NMEA 2000 Installer (N2K)
Thursday Nov. 16 - Advanced Marine Electronics Installer (AMEI)
Friday Nov. 17 - Advanced NMEA 2000 Installer (AN2K)
Women in the Marine Industry International
Thursday, 16th November, 08.30 - 10.30 hrs
Location: METSTRADE Theatre, Hall 13
Free to attend
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.