Virtual networking at its finest

METSTRADE Connect is an entirely new virtual platform built to connect the leisure marine industry. Meet new people and network with professionals who are most relevant to you. Our intelligent matchmaking algorithm will suggest new interesting contacts and our list of participants will be open for everyone who has registered. This makes METSTRADE Connect a great opportunity to meet new people. An invitation, a virtual handshake and a 1 on 1 video meeting are just a few mouse clicks away.

The METSTRADE Connect Platform is still accessible until 31 December 2020 to network by making connections
and chatting with other Leisure Marine professionals.

1 Day 1 Plenary Session 2 Award Shows 3 Tracks 9 TechTalks 13 AfterTalks
3 Sustainability Sessions 40+ Speakers and Panelists 19 Sponsors 150+ Product Pitches

There is also cause for celebration!


DAME R&D Excellence in Adversity Award

The DAME R&D Excellence in adversity Award celebrates efforts of global equipment manufacturers that have kept design at the forefront of their development efforts during the pandemic challenges of 2020.

Boat Builders Award

For the sixth edition of the Boat Builder Awards, IBI and METSTRADE are running a special one-off format for Business Achievement in 2020, acknowledging the challenges, ingenuity and resolve of our industry in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis and accommodate the safety of those attending the final announcements.

State of the industry by ICOMIA

ICOMIA will offer a global perspective on the leisure marine industry, offering key insights on  developments and opportunities in different markets.

The METSTRADE Connect platform will also feature product pitches by METSTRADE exhibitors and all participants are invited to get involved in a live discussion around more than 15 program items. The experts, panellist and moderators will be ready for you to take questions.

TechTalks at METSTRADE Connect

We present a series of TechTalks in three different tracks. Each track will be available on-demand and include a variety of panel discussions with suppliers, boat builders and experts around specific technical subjects. METSTRADE Connect visitors will be enabled to interact with all panellists in live Q&A sessions.


  • Comfort on board
  • Yacht Design
  • Connectivity

Editor and moderator:
Ed Slack,

Superyacht Track

  • The Bridge
  • The Engine Room
  • The Shipyard

Editor and moderator:
Martin Redmayne,
The Superyacht Report

Construction Material Track

  • Foiling
  • Wind Assisted Propulsion
  • Fibreglass Recycling

Editor: Simonetta Pegorari
Moderator: Aaron Porter

Why participate in METSTRADE Connect?

International focus on innovative technology
Join thousands of online visitors and international exhibiting companies. Get up to speed with world-leading leisure marine trends that help grow your business.

Unrivalled business opportunities
Benefit from networking opportunities through our top of the line virtual networking tool. Connect with professionals and experts across countries, technologies, and industries.

High level programme & special events
Gain knowledge in a wide variety of fields during inspiring presentations and events, that are filmed live from our studio. Join knowledge sessions hosted by top-level industry experts.

Please contact us with any questions or ideas
you would like to share with us!

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