METS Trade 2018, practical information on the world show for nautical equipment manufacturers

METS Trade Fair in Amsterdam

The METS Trade 2018 International Trade Fair, the world's leading event for suppliers to the nautical and leisure industries, will be held in Amsterdam from 13 to 15 November. Find practical information on the event: organisation of halls and exhibition areas, venue, ticket office, opening hours.

The 1st BtoB Boat Show in the world

The METS Trade is held every year in Amsterdam. The event, the world's largest gathering of professionals in the nautical and recreational industries, brings together all equipment manufacturers and suppliers in the sector for 3 days. Exhibitors, they present their equipment to visitors from manufacturers, repairers and operators of recreational boats and port infrastructures from all over the world. BoatIndustry reminds you of the key points of the 2018 edition.

METS Trade exhibition halls

Exhibitors are divided into 12 halls according to their speciality and nationality.
Dedicated areas are reserved for large yachts, materials and equipment in marinas:

  • SuperYacht Pavilion
  • Construction & Material Pavilion
  • Marina & Yard Pavilion

Many exhibitors are grouped by country, from France to New Zealand and Australia, via the United States, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, Germany, the Netherlands, Russia, Canada, China and Turkey.

Date and place of the METS Trade 2018

The METS Trade Fair will be held from 13 to 15 November 2018 at the RAI Amsterdam exhibition centre in the Dutch capital.

Ticket office

Admission to the exhibition is free for professionals, provided they have registered online before 6 November 2018 or have an invitation to request it from your exhibiting suppliers.
Beyond that, the purchase of a ticket online after 6 November costs 70 euros. The ticket purchased on site costs 200 euros.


The show is open from 10 am to 6 pm on November 13 and 14 and from 10 am to 5 pm on November 15.

Access to the billionaires' quay in Antibes

Access to the lounge is easy from Amsterdam Central Station with Tramway No. 4 or Metro 52, Europaplein stop and RAI Amsterdam.
Access by train from Schipol International Airport, lasting 10 minutes, is free of charge upon presentation of a pre-registration at the exhibition.

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