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Marine Equipment Trade Show (METSTRADE)

Please note: registrations for this mission are now closed.

Gold Coast registered marine product manufacturers and service providers are invited to attend the METSTRADE Show trade mission, alongside the City of Gold Coast, in Amsterdam from 19 to 21 November 2019.

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About the event

Held in Amsterdam RAI, the METSTRADE Show is the premier event for bringing together professionals from the worldwide leisure marine industry. It is the largest marine equipment trade show in the world, and showcases an extraordinary range of innovations relevant to the whole sector.

Over 26,000 professionals from 116 nationalities visit the METSTRADE Show each year.

Visitors include boat and yacht builders, naval architects, yacht designers, interior designers, interior builders, repair yards, distributors, dealers, wholesalers, equipment manufacturers, captains, project managers, marina developers/operators and more.

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Purpose of the trade mission

The purpose of the METSTRADE Show trade mission is to:

  • promote the capabilities, products and services of the Gold Coast’s marine sector
  • meet with potential partners/distributors/agents/customers and industry contacts
  • attract investment to the Gold Coast
  • establish export sales to the region.

Eligibility criteria

City of Gold Coast seek Gold Coast registered marine product manufacturers and service providers that:

  • are export ready and committed to ongoing market development
  • are eligible for the federal EMDG export grant
  • have transferable product/services to target regions overseas
  • have capacity to set-up in market resources including warehousing
  • meet regulatory requirements and barriers in the region
  • have demonstrated commitment of resources to the sales cycle.

Gold Coast businesses interested in participating will be assessed for general export capability and market readiness.

Key dates

Date Activity
13 September EOI closes
8 November Pre-departure session on the Gold Coast
19 - 21 November METSTRADE Show
22 - 24 November Potential extension program to Poland - site visit meeting program, business matching and private appointments (TBC)

Why attend the trade mission?

The 2019 METSTRADE Show Trade Mission is designed to support the Gold Coast’s fast-growing marine sector and advocate the capabilities, products and services of the city’s export-ready businesses.

The METSTRADE Show Trade Mission provides a first-class platform for Gold Coast marine related businesses to showcase their products to a global audience and offers invaluable networking opportunities with potential partners, distributors, agents, customers and general industry contacts.

What's on offer?

There are two ways to participate:

Exhibitor package ($500)

Apply for shared exhibitor space on the Australia’s Gold Coast trade stand with your company logo and allocated sales counter to display your products.

Walker package ($250)

Join as a ‘walker’ to leverage the trade stand for meetings and connections, without an exhibition display. This package is ideal for emerging brands looking to investigate the market prior to launching, or established brands re-visiting the market for meetings.

Successful companies are required to pay the participation fee on receipt of invoice prior to departure in order to secure your place on the mission. Both packages include the assistance from the City’s appointed export representative attending the trade mission.

Additional requirements

Participants are expected to fund and independently book their own flights, accommodation, freight and other costs associated with travel to Amsterdam.

Exhibitors must display product to demonstrate at the METSTRADE Show. Participants are required to agree to mission terms and conditions.

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