The panelists for the Women in the marine industry event

Tuesday, 26 September 2023

METSTRADE, British Marine, Marine Industry News and Soundings Trade Only are proud to announce the panelists for the 2023 Women in the Marine Industry International event at METSTRADE.

The event will include an industry panel comprised of dynamic female leaders from across the globe. The panelists are Gemma Gonzalez, Yachting Business Unit Director, Gruppo Boero; Laurie Louvier, Vice President Marketing, Dometic; Michelle Hildyard, Vice President Product Management & Business Development, Raymarine; Nicky Vaux, Partner & Business Development Manager, Empire Marinas Group, and host of The Boat Princess podcast; Rachel Bridges, Director & General Manager, Cummins, Global Marine. Michele Goldsmith, Vice President and General Manager of the Soundings Trade Only Group, will moderate the panel.

In speaking with Niels Klarenbeek of METSTRADE, Lesley Robinson of British Marine, and Michele Goldsmith of Soundings Trade Only and Lyndsay McClay of Marine Industry News, all expressed their desire to build on the success of the first event in 2022, enthusiasm for the 2023 event and appreciation for the leaders on this year’s panel.  “The panel is comprised of an exceptional group of female leaders from across the globe who work in a variety of marine sectors with a broad range of experience and expertise. We look forward to an empowering, informative, insightful, and engaging conversation,” they said.

The Women in the Marine Industry International event will take place Thursday, November 16th, 8:30 – 10:30am, during the 35th anniversary edition, 2023 METSTRADE show at the RAI Amsterdam, the Netherlands, in the Elicium Theatre. The doors will open at 8:15am for registered attendees with a METSTRADE badge. It will kick off with a light breakfast followed by the industry panel discussion and finish with an opportunity to network.

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, and all genders are welcome. Last year’s event exceeded maximum capacity. The organizers encourage attendees to register early.

For more information or to register for 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 2023 will run from 15-17 November 2023 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. It has 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 (27-28 February 2024). For more information about the work of British Marine and how to join, please visit the website:, or follow British Marine on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook
For more information about British Marine, please contact the British Marine press team at 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 Soundings Trade Only, please contact Michele J. Goldsmith at Marine Industry News Marine Industry News is an independent trade publication covering the latest leisure marine, superyacht, and commercial marine news from across the globe. MIN Aims to keep the marine industry engaged and informed through its free and accessible content via its website, printed publication, email newsletter and social channels. Marine Industry News reports on the top stories, business news, new products, and events worldwide and its online news is translatable into ten different languages.
For more information about Marine Industry News, please contact Lyndsay McClay at