The first Woman in the Marine Industry International Event

Wednesday, 12 October 2022

METSTRADE, British Marine and Soundings Trade Only join forces to create the first Women in the Marine Industry International Event

October 12, 2022METSTRADE, British Marine and Soundings Trade Only are joining forces to create the first global event focused on female professionals working in the recreational marine industry, ‘Women in the Marine Industry International.’

“I am pleased to be launching our very first networking breakfast and industry panel for women - for the first time ever at METSTRADE. On November 16th, this will be the place to be for female professionals working within the leisure marine industry to network and share knowledge. As the world’s largest gathering of B2B leisure marine equipment professionals, we’d like to advocate for inclusivity and diversity within the sector, therefore we happily support this brilliant initiative in collaboration with British Marine and Soundings Trade Only,” said Niels Klarenbeek, METSTRADE Show Director.

The event will take place Wednesday, November 16th, 9:00 – 10:30am, during the 2022 METSTRADE show at the RAI Amsterdam, the Netherlands, in the Elicium Theatre. The doors will open at 8:45am for attendees with a METSTRADE badge. It will kick off with an opportunity to network and light breakfast followed by an industry panel discussion featuring dynamic female leaders from across the globe, which will take a deep dive into opportunities and challenges prevalent to women working within the marine industry.


Soundings Trade Only is an advocate for diversity including women working in the marine industry. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, ethnicities, genders, and ideas will drive innovation and industry growth. We are proud to partner with METSTRADE and British Marine to bring the first female-focused international event to METSTRADE 2022”, commented Michele Goldsmith, Publisher, Soundings Trade Only.


British Marine CEO Lesley Robinson added, “British Marine is proud be partnering with Soundings Trade Only and METSTRADE to bring Women in Marine to the international stage. We hope that by holding more events like this we can work together to ensure that the marine industry is more inclusive and diverse, ensuring that a person’s sex, age, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, or religion is not a barrier to working in the sector.


“Women in Marine has been a hugely popular and important part of the Southampton International Boat Show agenda over the years, and we hope that this will be the first of many future events here at METSTRADE.”


The Women in the Marine Industry International event is open to all METSTRADE attendees and exhibitors. To register for METSTRADE, please visit To RSVP for the Women in the Marine Industry International event, please email This is a free event. All genders are welcome.


The Women in the Marine Industry International event is also supported by Marine Industry News.  Commercial Manager, Lyndsay McClay commented, “Having worked with British Marine on Women in Marine UK events previously, it is wonderful to now see the event brought to the international stage at METSTRADE.  Marine Industry News is passionate about supporting diversity within the marine industry and is excited to support this new event.”

For more information or questions about this event, please contact



METSTRADE is the world’s largest trade exhibition for equipment, materials, and systems for the international leisure marine industry. RAI Convention Centre organises it in cooperation with ICOMIA (International Council of Marine Industry Associations). The event’s target audience includes yacht builders, naval architects, refit yards, distributors, dealers, wholesalers, captains, marina owners and marine equipment manufacturers worldwide. METSTRADE 2022 will run from 15-17 November 2022 at RAI Convention Centre

British Marine

British Marine (the trading name of British Marine Federation Limited) is the trade association for the UK leisure, superyacht, and small commercial marine industry. Ithas over 1,500 members drawn from both seagoing and inland sectors and represents an industry which employs more than 36,000 people in the UK.

British Marine also owns and operates the Southampton International Boat Show (15-24 September 2023), London Luxury Afloat (18-22 April 2023) and the British Marine National Conference (28 February – 1 March 2023).  For more information about the work of British Marine and how to join, pleasevisit the website:, or follow British Marine on TwitterLinkedIn and Facebook

Soundings Trade Only

Soundings Trade Only is a marine business-to-business information multi-media brand.  It includes a monthly print publication, and digital entities including an e-newsletter, web, and social media sites.  Soundings Trade Only offers the latest business news, and information about products, trends, statistics, management, and marketing insights, and more to the marine industry.  It is part of the AIM Marine Group, which includes other publications including Yachts International, Power & Motoryacht, SAIL, Anglers Journal, Soundings, PassageMaker and Woodshop News. The AIM Marine Group is a division of Active Interest Media.  For more information, please visit, for your free subscription please visit

For more information about METSTRADE, please contact Eva van de Pol,

For more information about Soundings Trade Only, please contact Michele J. Goldsmith at

For more information about British Marine, please contact the British Marine press team at


The METSTRADE show is the world's largest trade exhibition of equipment, materials and systems for the international leisure marine industry. Organised by RAI Amsterdam in association with ICOMIA (International Council of Marine Industry Associations), it includes three dedicated areas of expertise: the SuperYacht Pavilion, the Marina & Yard Pavilion and the Construction Material Pavilion.