In a move to reflect the success of last year’s superyacht ‘show within a show’, the SuperYacht Pavilion at METS 2007 (SYP 2007) has been significantly enlarged from 748 to 1,000 sq m. Show organiser, Amsterdam RAI, expect a 50% increase in exhibitors. The Yacht Report again joins forces with Amsterdam RAI to deliver a meeting place that will attract all of the key disciplines from every facet of the Superyacht industry.
Emphasis on services
Up to 75 companies will promote products and services that are specific to the superyacht sector. Particular emphasis for 2007 is placed on the service sector of the industry and extra focus will be on: repair and refit; crew management; bunkering and fuelling; yacht transport; and provisioning. The pavilion, with its luxury stands and up-market catering arrangement, offers an exclusive platform for those involved in the high-end yacht market.
Global Superyacht Forum
The pavilion is complemented by the Global Superyacht Forum (GSF) 2007, organised by The Yacht Report. The GSF features discussion groups, workshops, industry debates, technical papers and varied social and networking opportunities. Last year, the perfect mix of exhibition and conference programme attracted very high profile visitors including owners, captains, designers and builders from all over the world. Over 600 delegates are expected for GSF 2007.
METS, the world’s largest trade exhibition of marine equipment and accessories for the leisure marine industry, is organised by Amsterdam RAI in association with the International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA). The show’s target groups are yacht builders, naval architects, repair yards, distributors, dealers, wholesalers, captains, marina operators and equipment manufacturers from around the world.