Croatia Fact-Finding Mission

Dubrovnik, Split, Trogir and Biograd

October 14–20, 2018

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! Only six spots remain!

Join the NMMA, Croatian Boating Industry Association and the US Commercial Service for a week-long fact-finding mission to learn firsthand about the growing boating market in Croatia. During this trip, we’ll travel as a small group to explore potential business opportunities and growth areas for our industry in key areas of Croatia. We will focus on gathering information on new projects, new contacts and new opportunities, in addition to networking with industry stakeholders and potential customers.

The trip includes all activities detailed on the itinerary including a full day at the Biograd International Boat Show, considered to be Croatia’s premier boating event. Attendance also includes participation in Biograd B2B, a nautical business networking event held during the show, at no extra cost to you.


Why Croatia?

Croatia’s economic growth since its independence and accession to the European Union in 2013 has created steady growth for the country and an increased demand for recreational boats and marine equipment.

With what is arguably one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world, Croatia offers great opportunities for marine businesses. Boat ownership is on the rise as is access to financing and leasing and the number of boats in charter. This increase in demand for boats has not only boosted imports but also local production and marina development; creating opportunities for both boat builders and equipment/component manufacturers alike. Currently, about 90 percent of raw materials and boat equipment for production are imported.

Click here for trip itinerary

Registration fee: $895* first company delegate

                                 $795* second company delegate


Excluding airfare, hotel, some meals, airport transfers and incidentals.

*Non-member surcharge of $250 will apply to each delegate

 Registration deadline: August 24, 2018

Contact Julie Balzano, Sr. Director, Export Development – NMMA – Tel: 954-441-3234



2018: USA Pavilion at Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS)

November 13–15, 2018 — Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Registration now open! Only two spaces left!

Easy one stop booking through the NMMA.

METSMETS 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:

  • Attracts a global attendance with unparalleled networking opportunities—establish working relationships with people from all over the world
  • Comprehensive product showcase—a gallery of the best in marine products from around the globe
  • Supported by leading international marine trade associations
  • Hosts cutting-edge conferences
  • Year-round promotions add extra value to your investment


New applicants will be assigned space on a first-come, first-served basis.



Products must meet U.S. Commercial Service 51% U.S. content guidelines.

Mastered In TN, sponsor


  • STANDARD BOOTH: 12 square meter stand: $7,550*
  • SMALL BOOTH: 9 square meter stand: $6,100*
  • BULK SPACE: Build a booth to meet your needs $640/m2*

*20% surcharge will apply to non-member exhibitor rates




To request an application, contact:

Julie Balzano
Export Development Director
Tel: 954.441.3234 |