METSTRADE organiser to acquire The Superyacht Forum

METSTRADE organiser RAI Amsterdam has acquired The Superyacht Forum from The Superyacht Group. RAI Amsterdam will assume full responsibility for organising The Superyacht Forum from this year onwards.

Martin Redmayne, The Superyacht Group’s chair, will continue to provide input to the forum as a strategic consultant.

The Superyacht Forum has been held in Amsterdam for more than three decades. Originally named ‘Project 95’, it soon evolved into a premier conference and networking event for senior leadership professionals in the superyacht industry.

Each November, The Superyacht Forum’s presence at RAI Amsterdam attracts hundreds of the sector’s most significant speakers and delegates. Its co-located presence has been a significant accelerator of METSTRADE’s Superyacht Pavilion, which occupies three halls, forming one of the global leisure marine industry’s most significant business-to-business sales and networking hubs for marine professionals.

RAI Amsterdam says, given METSTRADE’s planned expansion, further “optimising the synergy” between these two closely related events is a natural step. RAI Amsterdam says participants of The Superyacht Forum can expect to experience enhanced networking opportunities, greater alignment with METSTRADE’s many related facets, and enrichment of the content programme in collaboration with superyacht industry organisations and key knowledge partners.

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Martin Redmayne, owner of The Superyacht Group, states: “After 30 years, it’s time for a new phase. The Superyacht Forum is in good hands with RAI Amsterdam. It’s a logical transition towards a highly capable organisation, as evidenced by the great success of METSTRADE.

“I have full confidence and am pleased to remain closely involved with The Superyacht Forum, albeit in a strategic role. This transition allows The Superyacht Group and I to focus on our future strategy of delivering valuable information, intelligence, and high-level industry consultancy services.”

Niels Klarenbeek, director of METSTRADE, adds: “We are deeply grateful to Martin Redmayne for what he has built with The Superyacht Forum. The team sees countless future opportunities for this event and looks forward to working with its existing partners. Together, we will continue to grow the success of this market-leading conference, run for, and by, the superyacht industry.”

The next edition of The Superyacht Forum will be held on Monday and Tuesday, 18-19 November 2024. RAI Amsterdam says it will provide further information shortly, and that the event will enjoy a new format that builds on the proven track record of past events.

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