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2015: USA Pavilion at Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS)
November 17–19, 2015 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Registration OPENING SOON!
METS is the world’s largest trade exhibition of equipment, materials and services for the international marine leisure industry. The annual event is organized by Amsterdam RAI in association with the International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA). If you want to expand your reach throughout the EU, METS should be a core component of your marketing plan.
Thousands of companies in the leisure marine market worldwide incorporate METS in their calendars year after year. Here’s why:
METS USA & Canadian Pavilions: Now offered to non-NMMA members too.
NMMA has been exhibiting at METS for 27 years. As a result, we benefit from prime space location, allowing us to pass on the benefit to our pavilion exhibitors.
NMMA staff will be your primary contact throughout the planning process—eliminating concerns of missed deadlines, currency fluctuations, cultural differences and language barriers. As part of your turnkey package, NMMA offers the following to our Pavilion exhibitors:
METS 2015 will be held November 17–19. NMMA members will benefit from preferred pricing and space allocation.
REGISTRATION OPENING SOON
Registration Deadline: September 4, 2015. Based on space availability
Join the NMMA in the 2nd USA Pavilion at the Cartagena Boat Show in Colombia!
March 21 – 23, 2015 - Cartagena de Indias, Colombia
Registration is now closed. USA Pavilion SOLD OUT!
Colombia: A blossoming recreational boating market!
Building on the success of the first U.S.A. Pavilion at the Cartagena International Boat Show (CIBS), the NMMA will again take the lead on organizing the U.S.A. Pavilion at the 2015 show. Join us March 21–23, 2015, at the Cartagena de Indias Convention Center in Colombia.
CIBS is the perfect venue for the industry to gather to establish contacts and strengthen business ties in this blossoming market.
One of the oldest democracies in Latin America, Colombia has a middle-income population, rich history and privileged geographical location. Consequently, it is quickly emerging as a mandatory stop for sailboats, yachts and charters heading through the southern region of the Caribbean Sea. Located under the Hurricane Zone (125⁰ North), Colombia is an excellent alternative during hurricane season.
Thanks to these natural advantages and the government’s continued commitment to grow nautical tourism and recreational boating, Colombia continues to grow as a market of importance for our industry.
Tens of thousands of U.S. citizens safely visit Colombia each year. Tourism has experienced remarkable growth and the government recognizes the need to develop marina infrastructure to meet the growing demand of both nautical tourism and domestic boating.
The Ministry of Trade, Industry & Tourism has publicly declared the development of Nautical Tourism in Colombia a top priority. The 2014 reelection of President Santos means this commitment is expected to remain in place.
Promising Areas for U.S. Exporters:
As of May 2014, U.S. exports of boats and engines to Colombia were up 16% over YOY. Opportunities in this quickly expanding market include:
We encourage you to contact NMMA to discuss your specific export opportunities.
About the Show:
easyFairs®, a seasoned trade show organizer based in Bogota, has created a professional B2B and B2C boat show in Colombia for the industry to gather, establish contacts and further strengthen business ties in this emerging market. Learn more.
The NMMA has partnered with easyFairs to ensure a top notch experience for U.S. exhibitors. We have secured prime exhibition space inside the main floor of the convention center that is offered only to U.S.A. exhibitors.
As an NMMA member, you’ll benefit from preferred pricing and space selection, however the pavilion is open to all eligible U.S. based businesses.
“Our participation in the U.S.A pavilion provided Capt Harry's with many new opportunities. While we’ve done business in Colombia for many years, shows such as this allow us to reconnect with old customers as well with new ones on their own turf. Our international customers appreciate us placing an importance in their specific markets and making the effort to come to their country.”
Salon Nautico Internacional de Barcelona (Barcelona International Boat Show)
October 14 – 18, 2015 - Marina Port Vell, Barcelona