Amsterdam | 15 - 17 November 2023

Metstrade Young professionals club

Join the Metstrade young professionals club

The METSTRADE Young Professionals Club (YPC) brings together young industry professionals from a diverse array of backgrounds. This club offers both an on- and offline environment to facilitate networking amongst young professionals within the industry. The dedicated members-only lounge at the METSTRADE showfloor is THE face-to-face environment where you’ll encounter peers and obtain inspiration from leading industry practitioners. The members-only Facebook group offers an online environment to stay in touch with peers, discuss challenges and to continue strengthening your network within the leisure marine industry. Membership is for leisure industry professionals who are under 35 years of age and is completely free.

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WHY YOU SHOULD JOIN

Enjoy certain priviliges

As a Young Professionals Club member, you have certain privileges when attending METSTRADE. Amongst them are free access to the Breakfast Briefing, exhibitor happy hour, and guided METSTRADE show floor tour. You'll have access to members-only Young Professionals Club lounge, which offers exclusive networking with your peers over a nice lunch or a cup of coffee.

Expand your network on- and offline

Members of the METSTRADE Young Professionals Club gain access to the METSTRADE Young Professionals LinkedIn Group, which offers an online environment that helps you to connect and stay in touch with your peers. Become part of our group to stay up-to-date on industry events, get the latest news and much more.

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Get inspired

The METSTRADE Young Professionals Club aims to encourage and inspire young industry professionals to advance in their professional life and their daily work. During the METSTRADE show we offer you a free of charge – no strings attached.

SEE THE YPC PROGRAMME

Programme Young Professionals Club (YPC)

Tuesday 15 November 2022

Breakfast Briefing and DAME Design Award

YPC members have free access to the METSTRADE Breakfast Briefing, the official opening of the show where the DAME Design Award is announced and Cory Combs will hold a keynote.

Date & Time: 15 November, 08.00 - 09.30 hrs
Location: Forum, Entrance E

Meet Cory Combs - Co-founder of Ampaire and pioneer in aviation electric propulsion

The Breakfast Briefing keynote speaker Cory Combs of Ampaire will visit the YPC Lounge for an open-mic conversation. Don’t miss this inspiring opportunity to discuss how marine leisure can become a model for introducing innovation in sustainability.

Date & Time: 15 November, 12.30 -13.30 hrs
Location: Young Professional Lounge

METSTRADE Exhibitor Happy Hour

Join the METSTRADE Exhibitor Happy Hour together with 1400+ exhibitors and toast to a successful first day. Networking has never been so easy!

Date & Time: 15 November, 18.00 -20.00 hrs
Location: Holland Mezzanine

Solar Boat Twente, Innovation to Inspire

Solar Boat Twente is an initiative of a group passionate students of the University of Twente and Saxion Hogeschool who want to make a positive impact on society with our project. We design, build and innovate and efficient solar powered motorboat and compete in the Monaco Solar Boat Challenge in 2023. In collaboration with our partners, we stimulate the maritime sector to innovate and become more sustainable themselves. Visit the team and get inspired.

Date & Time: 15 November, 10.00 - 17.30 hrs
Location: Young Professional Lounge

TU Delft Hydro Motion Team

The TU Delft Hydro Motion Team is a team of 23 multidisciplinary ambitious students from the TU Delft. As the Hydro Motion Team they want to inspire the maritime sector to accelerate the transition to green energy. By pushing the boundaries of technology, sustainability and engineering, they will demonstrate that it is possible to design, build and race with, a foiling hydrogen-powered boat in just one year.
This year they strive to demonstrate the applicability of new technologies. They will do this by taking the next step in bridging the gap between ‘technology of the future’ and the current norm by building an innovative hydrogen-powered boat. Hydrogen is an energy carrier with high endurance and only water as emission. Because of this they believe hydrogen is best suited for the maritime industry. To put our boat to the test they will participate in the Open Sea Class of the Monaco Energy Boat Challenge. During METSTRADE 2022 they will explain why they believe hydrogen is the future for the maritime industry and demonstrate two hydrofoils, which are important to defeat their competitors who sail on battery at the speed challenge.

Date & Time: 15 November, 10.00 - 17.00 hrs
Location: Young Professional Club

Wednesday 16 November 2022

Yachting Ventures: Startup Gathering

Yachting Ventures is the worlds’ first start-up hub for the leisure marine, yachting and super yachting industries. We provide the education and opportunities that founders in this space need to build, grow, and scale their companies. At METSTRADE, we look forward to hosting a networking event for founders to help catalyse conversations and collaboration within the global start-up ecosystem.

Date & Time: 16 November, 10.00 -12.00 hrs
Location: Young Professional Lounge

TU Delft Hydro Motion Team

The TU Delft Hydro Motion Team is a team of 23 multidisciplinary ambitious students from the TU Delft. As the Hydro Motion Team they want to inspire the maritime sector to accelerate the transition to green energy. By pushing the boundaries of technology, sustainability and engineering, they will demonstrate that it is possible to design, build and race with, a foiling hydrogen-powered boat in just one year.
This year they strive to demonstrate the applicability of new technologies. They will do this by taking the next step in bridging the gap between ‘technology of the future’ and the current norm by building an innovative hydrogen-powered boat. Hydrogen is an energy carrier with high endurance and only water as emission. Because of this they believe hydrogen is best suited for the maritime industry. To put our boat to the test they will participate in the Open Sea Class of the Monaco Energy Boat Challenge. During METSTRADE 2022 they will explain why they believe hydrogen is the future for the maritime industry and demonstrate two hydrofoils, which are important to defeat their competitors who sail on battery at the speed challenge.

Date & Time: 16 November, 10.00 - 17.00 hrs
Location: Young Professional Club

Solar Boat Twente, Innovation to Inspire

Solar Boat Twente is an initiative of a group passionate students of the University of Twente and Saxion Hogeschool who want to make a positive impact on society with our project. We design, build and innovate and efficient solar powered motorboat and compete in the Monaco Solar Boat Challenge in 2023. In collaboration with our partners, we stimulate the maritime sector to innovate and become more sustainable themselves. Visit the team and get inspired.

Date & Time: 16 November, 10.00 - 17.30 hrs
Location: Young Professional Lounge

Lunch & guided tour METSTRADE

Join a special tour, together with other young professionals, which highlights exhibitors, innovations and showcases at the METSTRADE Show operated by an expert in the marine industry.

Date & Time: 16 November, 10.00 -12.00 hrs
Location: Young Professional Lounge

The future of superyacht design: Is sustainability the next level in luxury?

Water Revolution Foundation & KNVTS are driven to organise a co-creative session on how to make superyachts more sustainable in choice of materials, application and circular use of materials and as such lead the way in sustainable luxury. It will cover what sustainable luxury is, why and how this would be the new aspiration – or even status symbol – in luxury, and how and who can start this trend.

Date & Time: 16 November, 14.00 -15.15 hrs
Location: Room D 202

Closing Keynote Session The Next Generation - Super Yacht Forum

This year’s Super Yacht Forum will host a closing debate for the next generation to set an agenda for the future, to share their opinions and ideas on how we can build a better marketplace and industry, based on their visions and to look towards their future.
Visit www.superyachtnews.com for more information.

Date & Time: 16 November, 15.30 – 17.00 hrs
Location: Forum, Entrance

Thursday 17 November 2022

TU Delft Hydro Motion Team

The TU Delft Hydro Motion Team is a team of 23 multidisciplinary ambitious students from the TU Delft. As the Hydro Motion Team they want to inspire the maritime sector to accelerate the transition to green energy. By pushing the boundaries of technology, sustainability and engineering, they will demonstrate that it is possible to design, build and race with, a foiling hydrogen-powered boat in just one year.
This year they strive to demonstrate the applicability of new technologies. They will do this by taking the next step in bridging the gap between ‘technology of the future’ and the current norm by building an innovative hydrogen-powered boat. Hydrogen is an energy carrier with high endurance and only water as emission. Because of this they believe hydrogen is best suited for the maritime industry. To put our boat to the test they will participate in the Open Sea Class of the Monaco Energy Boat Challenge. During METSTRADE 2022 they will explain why they believe hydrogen is the future for the maritime industry and demonstrate two hydrofoils, which are important to defeat their competitors who sail on battery at the speed challenge.

Date & Time: 17 November, 10.00 - 17.00 hrs
Location: Young Professional Club

Lunch & guided tour METSTRADE

Join a special tour, together with other young professionals, which highlights exhibitors, innovations and showcases at the METSTRADE Show operated by an expert in the marine industry.

Date & Time: 17 November, 10.00 -12.00 hrs
Location: Young Professional Lounge