METSTRADE organiser to acquire the superyacht sector’s premier conference

Tuesday, 26 March 2024

RAI Amsterdam has acquired The Superyacht Forum from The Superyacht Group. RAI Amsterdam will assume full responsibility for organising The Superyacht Forum from this year onwards. Martin Redmayne, The Superyacht Group’s highly experienced chairman, will continue to provide valuable input to The Superyacht Forum as a strategic consultant.

The Superyacht Forum has been held in Amsterdam for more than three decades. Originally named ‘Project 95’, it soon evolved into the premier conference and networking event for senior leadership professionals in the superyacht industry. 

Epicentre of the superyacht industry

Each November, The Superyacht Forum’s presence at RAI Amsterdam attracts hundreds of the sector’s most significant speakers and delegates. Its co-located presence has been a significant accelerator of METSTRADE’s SuperYacht Pavilion, which occupies three dedicated halls within the global leisure marine industry’s most significant business-to-business sales and networking hub for marine professionals. Working in close partnership, METSTRADE and The Superyacht Forum form the epicentre of the superyacht industry.

Given METSTRADE’s planned expansion, further optimising the synergy between these two closely related events is a natural step. Participants of The Superyacht Forum can expect to experience enhanced networking opportunities, greater alignment with METSTRADE’s many related facets, and enrichment of the content programme in collaboration with superyacht industry organisations and key knowledge partners.


Logical transition

Martin Redmayne, owner of The Superyacht Group, states: “After 30 years, it’s time for a new phase. The Superyacht Forum is in good hands with RAI Amsterdam. It’s a logical transition towards a highly capable organisation, as evidenced by the great success of METSTRADE. I have full confidence and am pleased to remain closely involved with The Superyacht Forum, albeit in a strategic role. This transition allows The Superyacht Group and I to focus on our future strategy of delivering valuable information, intelligence, and high-level industry consultancy services.”


Continue to grow the success of this market-leading conference

Niels Klarenbeek, director of METSTRADE, adds: “We are deeply grateful to Martin Redmayne for what he has built with The Superyacht Forum. The team here sees countless future opportunities for this event and looks forward to working with its existing partners. Together, we will continue to grow the success of this market-leading conference, run for, and by, the superyacht industry.”

The Superyacht Forum cheers

The next edition of The Superyacht Forum will be held on Monday and Tuesday, 18-19 November 2024. It will enjoy a dynamic new format that builds on the proven track record of past events. RAI Amsterdam will provide further information shortly.


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