The Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS) came to a close last evening in Amsterdam after three days of welcoming thousands of marine professionals from across the globe. By and large, NMMA members participating in the U.S.A. Pavilion were pleased with the amount of traffic and sales leads they obtained at the show.
· “This was our first METS in 11 years and our first time in the NMMA USA Pavilion and we really wanted to discern the international response to our new product, SeaClean,” said Jorge Lang, Operations Manager for DeAngelo Marine. “The response has been very positive and we are leaving with great leads.”
· “The strong U.S. dollar was definitely a topic of discussion but customers were still buying,” said Mark Lozelle, CEO of Tempress Products. “The quality of U.S. products is still a key interest for buyers here and it appears the smaller boat market is still doing well in Europe.”
· “This our fourteenth METS and our eighth as part of the NMMA USA Pavilion and we were so busy I couldn’t leave the booth,” said Jim Boulton, OEM Sales Manager, Trend Marine Products. “We saw all of our main customers and are leaving with dozens of new leads!”
METS 2016 will be held November 15-17 once again at the Amsterdam RAI. For information on joining the NMMA U.S.A. Pavilion in 2016 please contact Julie Balzano
, Export Development Director, or visit www.nmma.org/international