Innovation takes centre stage at METS 2014

There are several interesting innovations underway at METS 2014, and it has been confirmed that the SuperYacht Pavilion will be bigger than ever. The amount of exhibitors has increased by at least 10%, making the number of participants at around 200.

Amsterdam RAI's maritime domain manager, Irene Dros, comments, “we have created a new stand design for this area based upon the specific wishes of participants. This will provide for more open spaces, generating a stylish look and feel that reflects the unique nature of the superyacht sector. At the same time the uniform character of the pavilion and METS as a whole will be retained, keeping the focus on B2B activities to the fore.”

Another key factor at METS is the demand for networking opportunities. “This year we are going to facilitate even more meetings than before,” continues Dros. “A new ‘online introductions’ concept will be launched, designed to bring people in contact with each other in order to stimulate networking opportunities and make them more accessible.”

In addition there will be a variety of ways of meeting peers and sharing knowledge, including the Global Superyacht Forum, the HISWA Symposium on Design and Yacht Construction, the International Sailing Summit, the ICOMIA /IBI Technology Seminar and the NMEA educational sessions.

Featuring extended opening hours, METS 2014 will be held from 18 to 20 November in the Amsterdam RAI Convention Centre.



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