19 - 20 - 21 NOVEMBER 2024

RAI AMSTERDAM

Metstrade Young professionals club

Join the METSTRADE Young Professionals Club

The METSTRADE Young Professionals Club (YPC) & Career Zone unites young industry experts from diverse backgrounds, fostering networking opportunities both online and offline. At the METSTRADE show floor, our exclusive members-only lounge provides a face-to-face setting for encountering peers and gaining insights from industry leaders. New this year is that YPC members can also benefit from the METSTRADE Career Zone, in which we partner up with Marine Resources' in career coaching sessions, workshops and networking events not only during the show but also year-around in our LinkedIn Group.

Join the METSTRADE Young Professionals Club & Career Zone to unlock your potential! Connect with fellow marine industry talents under 35, broaden your network, and find inspiration in our exclusive Young Professional Lounge and event lineup during the show. Together, let's empower the next generation!

JOIN OUR LINKEDIN GROUP

Unlocking Opportunities: METSTRADE Young Professionals Club & Career Zone

What's new this year is that YPC members can also take advantage of the METSTRADE Career Zone, where we partner with Marine Resources to offer career coaching sessions, workshops, and year-round networking events through our LinkedIn Group. Our goal is to empower the next generation in the marine industry. Join the METSTRADE Young Professionals Club & Career Zone to unlock your potential, connect with fellow industry talents, broaden your network, and find inspiration in our exclusive Young Professional Lounge and event lineup during the show. Membership is open to those under 35 and is completely free. Together, let's empower the next generation!

About Marine Resources

Founded in 2003 by James Ward, Marine Resources initially focused on the Marine Leisure sector. Over time, they've grown globally to meet high demand, becoming a leading provider of marine jobs and recruitment services across various sectors, including Leisure, Superyachts, Commercial, and Defence. Their expertise spans Design, Engineering, Technical, Sales, Marketing, Operations, and Skilled Trades, offering tailored recruitment for permanent and contract roles. With a dedicated job board and experienced Recruitment Consultants, deeply knowledgeable about the marine industry, they excel in staffing solutions. The METSTRADE Young Professionals Club & Career Zone partnership is part of their Future Talent initiative, which aims to Attract, Train and Retain Young Professionals whilst helping them to and Thrive, fostering their contributions to the marine industry's future success.

WHY YOU SHOULD JOIN

YPC-Enjoy certain priviliges

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.

YPC-Expand your network on- and offline

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.

JOIN OUR LINKEDIN GROUP

YPC-Get inspired

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)

Wednesday 15 November 2023

Access to YPC & Career Zone Lounge

Unlock exclusive benefits as a Young Professionals Club member at METSTRADE! Enjoy complimentary access to YPC Lounge & Career Zone.  Dive into networking in our members-only lounge for your professionals under 35 years. Connect with your peers over a delightful lunch or coffee.

Powered by: YPC & Marine Resources

Date & Time: 17 November, 10.00 - 18.00 hrs
Location: Entrance C, YPC & Career Zone Lounge

Breakfast Briefing and DAME Design Awards

METSTRADE and ICOMIA are thrilled to announce that Mr. Massimo Perotti, the esteemed CEO of renowned Italian shipyard Sanlorenzo SpA, will be this years’ Breakfast Briefing speaker. Mr. Perotti will grace our stage with a compelling keynote address that promises to revolutionise the future of the superyacht sector. Following Mr. Perotti's keynote, get ready for the pinnacle of design excellence in the industry, the official awards ceremony of the DAME Design Awards 2023. All YPC members are welcome.

Moderator: Marinda Hall
Speakers: Niels Klarenbeek - Director METSTRADE & Mr. Perotti - CEO Sanlorenzo

Powered by: METSTRADE & Icomia

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

Career Progression Workshop with James Ward

Join us for an Exciting Career Advancement Workshop featuring James Ward, the Visionary Founder and CEO of Marine Resources! Our workshop's compelling topic has been carefully curated through vibrant discussions within the dynamic Young Professionals' (YP) LinkedIn Group.

Moderator: James Ward, CEO Marine Resources

Powered by: YPC & Marine Resources

Date & Time: 15 November, 10.30 - 11.15 hrs
Location: Entrance C, YPC & Career Zone Lounge

Meet & Greet Mr. Perotti - CEO Sanlorenzo

The Breakfast Briefing keynote speaker Mr. Massimo Perotti the CEO of Sanlorenzo, will visit the YPC Lounge for an open-mic conversation. Don’t miss his insights on the transition for the leisure marine industry to carbon neutrality which will undoubtedly inspire a greener and more sustainable future for all.

Speaker: Mr. Massimo Perotti the CEO of Sanlorenzo

Powered by:  METSTRADE & Icomia

Date & Time: 15 November, 12.30 - 13.30 hrs
Location: Entrance C, YPC & Career Zone Lounge

Employer Spotlight

Marine Resources is thrilled to present the Employer Spotlight talk featuring BAR Technologies, a company that has rapidly evolved from its start-up roots into a global industry leader. At the helm are a team of highly accomplished professionals with C-suite experience in renowned America's Cup and Formula 1 teams. Their 50-strong workforce is a diverse blend of talent, hailing from prestigious backgrounds including America's Cup, F1, aerospace, marine, and academic research institutions. 

BAR Tech's impact on the industry is undeniable, with ground-breaking projects like the Spirit E-Foiler and Wind Wings, which can significantly reduce carbon emissions in an industry responsible for over 3% of global CO2 emissions. As a world-class, inclusive employer with a globally recognised brand, BAR Technologies actively support young professionals from all areas of the globe in their careers. Marine Resources is proud to be instrumental in recruiting the exceptional talent driving BAR Technologies' success. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from a pioneering company that's shaping the future of technology and sustainability in the industry. 

Powered by: YPC & Marine Resources

Date & Time: 15 November, 14.00 - 14.30 hrs
Location: Entrance C, YPC & Career Zone Lounge

1-on-1 Career Coaching in the Career Zone

Unlock a 30-minute time slot in the Career Zone for personalized 1-on-1 Career Coaching! Young professionals can connect with experienced recruiters from Marine Resources daily for invaluable career advice and coaching. You have the convenience to pre-book or schedule these sessions effortlessly through links found on the LinkedIn group. Don't miss this opportunity to supercharge your career journey! Book your timeslot.

Powered by: YPC & Marine Resources

Date & Time: 15 November, 10.00 - 18.00 hrs
Location: Entrance C, YPC & Career Zone Lounge

METSTRADE Exhibitor Happy Hour

Get ready to elevate your METSTRADE experience! Join the METSTRADE Exhibitor Happy Hour alongside a vibrant community of 1500+ exhibitors. Raise your glass to a fantastic first day of networking and success. Act fast, as limited tickets are in high demand and available exclusively at the organization office. 

Powered by: METSTRADE

Date & Time: 15 November, 18.00 - 20.00 hrs
Location: Entrance L, Diamond Lounge 

Thursday 16 November 2023

YPC Networking Breakfast

Join us for a Networking Breakfast at the YPC Career Zone! Don't miss this excellent opportunity to expand your professional network and connect with like-minded individuals. Enjoy a delicious breakfast while fostering meaningful relationships. This event is the perfect platform to exchange ideas, insights, and experiences with fellow professionals in a vibrant and welcoming atmosphere.

Moderator: James Ward, CEO Marine Resources

Powered by: YPC & Marine Resources

Date & Time: 16 November, 09.00 - 10.00 hrs
Location: Entrance C, YPC & Career Zone Lounge

1-on-1 Career Coaching in the Career Zone

Unlock a  30-minute time slot in the Career Zone for personalized 1-on-1 Career Coaching! Young professionals can connect with experienced recruiters from Marine Resources daily for invaluable career advice and coaching. You have the convenience to pre-book or schedule these sessions effortlessly through links found on the LinkedIn group. Don't miss this opportunity to supercharge your career journey! Book your timeslot.

Powered by: YPC & Marine Resources

Date & Time: 16 November, 10.00 - 18.00 hrs
Location: Entrance C, YPC & Career Zone Lounge

The Other Option: Young Professionals and Entrepreneurship Q&A

Discover the secrets to setting up your business as a young professional and gain invaluable insights from experienced entrepreneurs. Learn how to navigate the challenges and opportunities of entrepreneurship in an engaging Q&A session. Whether you're considering starting your own venture or seeking to enhance your entrepreneurial skills, this event is your gateway to success.

Powered by: YPC, Marine Resources & Yachting Ventures

Date & Time: 16 November, 11.00 - 11.45 hrs
Location: Entrance C, YPC & Career Zone Lounge

Lunch & guided tour METSTRADE

Embark on an exclusive journey with fellow rising stars in the marine industry, led by a true expert. Dive into maritime innovation at the METSTRADE Show like never before.
Are you a young professional eager to explore cutting-edge innovations and connect with peers? Our tailored tour is for you.
Experience METSTRADE anew as our expert guide leads you. Get close to exhibitors, discover innovations, and witness showcases changing the marine industry.
Don't miss this chance to network, gain insights, and shape your future. Elevate your marine career – join us on this tour!

Moderator: Kim Hollamby

Powered by: YPC & Marine Resources

Date & Time: 16 November, 12.00 - 14.00 hrs
Location: Entrance C, YPC & Career Zone Lounge

Marine Mentors

An exciting component of the Marine Resources Future Talent initiative! Marine Resources mission is clear: to not only attract, train, retain, and empower young professionals but also to watch them thrive and become integral to the future success of the marine industry. 

Unveiling the Marine Mentors program. Picture this: an exclusive opportunity for our young professionals to engage with highly experienced industry businesses leaders to network with, ask them questions and seek advice on anything from career progression to a particular business challenge they are currently experiencing.

Moderator: James Ward

Powered by: YPC & Marine Resources

Date & Time: 16 November, 16.00 - 17.00 hrs
Location: Entrance C, YPC & Career Zone Lounge

Friday 17 November 2023

Round Table Discussion with James Ward and selected Young Professionals

Come and join an interactive session to discuss an important topic brought forward from the Young Professionals Club METSTRADE Group on LinkedIn.

Moderator: James Ward, CEO Marine Resources

Powered by: YPC & Marine Resources

Date & Time: 16 November, 10.30 - 11.30 hrs
Location: Entrance C, YPC & Career Zone Lounge

Lunch & guided tour METSTRADE

Embark on an exclusive journey with fellow rising stars in the marine industry, led by a true expert. Dive into maritime innovation at the METSTRADE Show like never before.  
Are you a young professional eager to explore cutting-edge innovations and connect with peers? Our tailored tour is for you.
Experience METSTRADE anew as our expert guide leads you. Get close to exhibitors, discover innovations, and witness showcases changing the marine industry. Don't miss this chance to network, gain insights, and shape your future. Elevate your marine career – join us on this tour!

Moderator: Kim Hollamby

Powered by: YPC & Marine Resources

Date & Time: 17 November, 12.00 - 14.00 hrs
Location: Entrance C, YPC & Career Zone Lounge

TGIF YPC Drinks

Join us at METSTRADE 2023 for the ultimate Friday afternoon gathering of Young Professionals! As the week concludes, seize this golden chance to connect with peers and delve into all things METSTRADE. 

Relax and network at our exclusive "Thank God it's Friday" drinks hosted by Marine Resources. Reflect on your METSTRADE 2023 journey, sharing standout moments, awe-inspiring encounters, and speechless innovations. 

Your insights shape the future. Let's spark conversations that inspire maritime excellence. Don't miss this chance to forge lasting connections and amplify your voice in the METSTRADE community. See you there!

Powered by: YPC & Marine Resources

Date & Time: 17 November, 15.30 - 17.00 hrs
Location: Entrance C, YPC & Career Zone Lounge