METSTRADE – November 16-18, 2021 | Amsterdam

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Latest Updates from the RAI regarding the 33rd edition of METSTRADE!

Please take a moment to read about the new COVID-19 protocol at the show.

We understand the sentiment that prevails surrounding the worldwide Covid-situation and measures that are being implemented to safeguard everyone’s health and safety. The news concerning the current situation has an effect on all of us. We share the concerns you may have and are well aware of the uncertainty some may feel about events taking place in the Netherlands. As acknowledged by our government, the partial lockdown does not affect trade fairs. International trade fairs have been proven to be safe and do not pose a higher risk of Covid-infection. Our government has chosen a strategy with which the number of potential Covid-touchpoints is to be decreased. To further elaborate on this, please read the measures that are in place during our show.

Ensuring your health and safety

At METSTRADE, health and safety are our top priority. That is why we have implemented multiple measures, on top of the measures imposed by the Dutch government, to ensure a safe and responsible event. At METSTRADE, we will create a bubble between cooperating hotels and RAI Amsterdam where METSTRADE is taking place. We have also made arrangements with restaurants in our vicinity that will use our protocol to safeguard the wellbeing of our visitors and exhibitors. In support of these measures, we have also made some minor programme adjustments.

​​​​​​​Taking these measures and adjustments into account, METSTRADE 2021 is good to go! We ask all visitors, exhibitors, and partners, such as our neighboring hotels and restaurants, to adopt and uphold these measures below. This way, we will ensure a safe and responsible event for all.

Cancellation social drinks

Festive functions such as exhibitor drinks and happy hours have been cancelled. Exhibitors are allowed to serve alcoholic beverages at their stands provided that they are consumed while being seated. Our team will circle back to those exhibitors who have ordered catering arrangements.

How do I get access to the show?

To access the show, please go to entrance K for the COVID-19 Entry Check. It is required to keep a 1.5-metre distance from other visitors before the COVID-19 Entry Check and accessing the show.

Each day, you will need four things to get into the show:

  • Your METSTRADE 2021 ticket or badge
  • Valid ID-card
  • Proof of vaccination, a valid negative COVID test or valid proof of recovery. You can show a (EU) Digital COVID Certificate (DCC), (UK) NHS COVID Pass or a valid paper version from your country (English/Dutch)

Health check: at the entrance, we will ask you five health questions

Measures at the show

To ensure all METSTRADE 2021 attendees feel safe and comfortable, the following measures are in place:

  • Keeping distance is strongly advised at all times to create a safe and hospitable environment for everyone.
  • METSTRADE 2021 maintains a ‘zero contact policy’.
  • Wash your hands regularly and take advantage of the many hand sanitizers available throughout the building
  • Wearing face masks will be strongly advised. We will have face masks available at the entrance.

Please note, the doors of METSTRADE 2021 will close at 18:00 hrs. This means the building has to be empty at this time.

Your Visit and COVID-19


Where the global leisure marine industry comes together

The METSTRADE Show is the world’s largest trade exhibition of marine equipment, materials and systems. We are the only truly international B2B exhibition for the marine leisure industry and have served as a platform for innovation, market developments and networking since our launch in 1988. In addition to the overall leisure marine industry, we cater for three specialist sectors, namely Superyachts, Marinas and Yards and Construction materials. We do this through three specialised pavilions, each offering a smaller self-contained show within the larger METSTRADE Show context. Besides these pavilions, METSTRADE offers three showcases for the industry’s most innovative products and developments.


The USSA is planning to once again to feature the U.S. Superyacht Pavilion at the show.  The will be located within the new Superyacht Pavilion in Hall 7.  Details are being finalized, but if you are interested in participating contact the USSA Office today at 954-792-8666 or via email at

Update from the RAI:
RAI Amsterdam lays out plans for METSTRADE 2021

With in-person events expected to go ahead later this year, the global leisure marine sector is anticipating the return of METSTRADE 2021 from 16 to 18 November in Amsterdam. RAI Amsterdam has announced the parameters for this preeminent event which promises to be well-attended by both exhibitors and visitors. 

The main goal of RAI Amsterdam and its partner ICOMIA will be to host a safe and successful in-person event in Hall 1-7 and the Elicium building of the RAI Convention Centre. With over 1,100 exhibitors already signed-up, preparations are well underway for METSTRADE 2021. RAI Amsterdam is carefully planning for different scenarios and will be deploying its robust and comprehensive protocol to enable a safe and comfortable return to in-person meetings. The Early Bird deadline for exhibitor registration will end on May 1 and the aim is to complete the allocation of show floor spaces in July.

Positive vibes

“It has been encouraging to witness the drive and enthusiasm among exhibitors, partners and visitors to ensure METSTRADE 2021 takes place,” says METSTRADE director Niels Klarenbeek. “The leisure boating sector has withstood the pandemic storm well as people have embraced the outdoor lifestyle. We have been seeing an exceptionally positive vibe from across the industry. On the other hand, the industry has been facing unprecedented distribution challenges. Leisure marine professionals are eager to get to METSTRADE this November to meet, do business and to overcome certain obstacles in their supply chains.”

Premium online content

Klarenbeek and his team recognize there may still be challenges with international travel from some countries this November. To ensure no-one is left out, METSTRADE 2021 will be boosted with a digital package from the RAI studios. These will include a strong online METSTRADE Connect programme with awards ceremonies, pitches, panel discussions and networking options.

Klarenbeek continues: “Working closely with our partners and exhibitors, we are confident that these virtual elements can be organised to our renowned qualitative and quantitative standards. Our physical and virtual offerings will create a seamless user experience, offering opportunities to both visitors and exhibitors.”

Special one-off layout

METSTRADE has put in place plans to address multiple scenarios. This 2021 edition will feature a layout applicable only to this year’s edition: the floor plan will be adjusted so that the complete event can take place in Halls 1-7 and the Elicium building. Still in line with the confirmed sign-up of exhibitors and accommodating 80 percent of the net exhibition space at the record breaking 2019 event, the result will be a secure, easy-to-navigate trade show. Exhibitors will be notified about their specific METSTRADE 2021 stand allocation in July.

Regional representation

METSTRADE 2021 will offer a one-time specific exception to its renowned manufacturer-only policy: non-European manufacturers will be able to have their stands manned by their authorised European distributors/representatives. This will ensure that METSTRADE will remain the platform where top-notch marine products from all over the globe are exhibited. More details on this policy are available in our FAQ.

Support from ICOMIA

“ICOMIA appreciates and supports all the work that has been done to date by RAI Amsterdam to ensure METSTRADE 2021 can proceed in-person with success,” says Sara Anghel, ICOMIA President. “We applaud their sensible and robust approach towards a safe and successful edition of METSTRADE. We are confident the measures being taken will allow our industry to reunite at its most important trade platform.” \

For more details on this year’s show:


Nov 16 - 18 2021


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