Highlights of METSTRADE 2021
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Discover the highlights of METSTRADE 2021

Tuesday, 5 October 2021

The world's largest trade show for the leisure marine industry is almost set to open its doors. After not being able to meet in person for almost two years, the 33th edition of METSTRADE promises to be a special one.  The DAME Awards, Boat Builder Awards, our specialised pavilions, country pavilions and all the traditional social events and cocktail receptions: METSTRADE as you know it.

Connect again with your fellow marine industry professionals

Definitely one of the highlights if you ask us! We are ready to meet everyone again and to reunite the marine industry. After almost two years of not meeting in person, METSTRADE is the ultimate opportunity to connect and catch up with your global network. Did you know visitors from over 75 countries already registered? Register your visit >

Join our virtual platform METSTRADE Connect

This year METSTRADE is organized as a hybrid event, both online and offline. The virtual platform METSTRADE Connect offers multiple opportunities, whether you are visiting the show in person or joining us online. Browse through exhibitor profiles, see who else is joining, start matchmaking, set-up appointments, watch METSTRADE TV and much more. The matchmaking tool helps you to find valuable business contacts and recommendations based on your profile. More about METSTRADE Connect >

Get inspired with METSTRADE TV

Finding new ways to share knowledge has never been more important. Live from our TV Studio on the show floor in Amsterdam, we will host METSTRADE TV. Together with ICOMIA and our media partners, we provide you with a three-day programme focused on the latest trends and developments in the industry. Topics as the DAME Awards, expert panels, Superyacht industry and the renowned Sustainability Sessions by Peter Franklin will be available to watch on METSTRADE TV. Best part? The content will be available to our community after the show as well! You can watch METSTRADE TV live on our virtual platform METSTRADE Connect.  See the full programme of METSTRADE TV >

Take a look at the DAME Showcases

This year will be the 30th edition of the DAME Awards. With more than 100 entries, this year’s DAME Awards return to its usual format with entries across seven categories. This 2021 DAME Design Awards will have added focus on the environment and the jury will award a special Environmental Design Winner certificate to a product that represents the best example among all entries that fits the DAME criteria in an impressively sustainable way. Products that the Jury considers to be exceptional, but do not win the award in their category, will be given a Special Mention.

All DAME nominees and winners will be presented at the DAME pavilion in Hall 6. So do not forget to take a look at these innovations and to tune in to METSTRADE TV for interesting insights from the DAME winners. 

Visit our specialized pavilions

One of the ways in which the METSTRADE Show raised the bar for maritime exhibitions over the past decade was by introducing ‘shows within a show’ for specific sectors. So do not forget to pay a visit to our pavilions at METSTRADE 2021.

The SuperYacht Pavilion

Are you working in the superyacht industry? Then The SuperYacht Pavilion (SYP) is your go-to pavilion. The Superyacht pavilion in Hall 7 is the central platform dedicated to suppliers of products and services to the luxury yacht market.

Construction Material Pavilion

For innovative yacht builders, naval architects and interior designers, there is the Construction Material Pavilion (CMP) in the Europa Foyer. The Construction Material Pavilion is a comprehensive materials showcase and information resource.

Marina & Yard Pavilion

Then there is the Marina & Yard Pavilion (MYP), which is the world’s largest concentration of exhibitors from the marine and yard industry in a B2B environment. The Marina & Yard Pavilion plays host to marina owners, yards, operators, developers and suppliers from around the world. This year, you can find the Marina & Yard Pavilion in the Elicium.

Country Pavilions

Same as previous METSTRADE shows, the Country Pavilions are a strong element of the exhibitor base. METSTRADE 2021 features an impressive total of 17 countries represented in 26 pavilions from Australia, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Slovenia, South Korea, Sweden, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States.

Join The SuperYacht Forum Live!

The Superyacht Forum Live returns with a bang to the RAI Amsterdam from 15-17 November 2021 with a new mission statement – Superyacht 2030. With a focus on the environment and sustainability, The Superyacht Forum Live promises to be one of the most significant and powerful events across the entire superyacht market in 2021. The SuperYacht Forum Live will be held in the RAI Auditorium. More about The SuperYachtForum Live! >