With just a few days to go, IBI is gearing up to what promises to be the biggest and best METSTRADE yet – rest assured IBI has it covered

In a few days the world’s biggest marine equipment trade show and one of only a handful of must-attend events in the industry calendar will kick off in the form of METSTRADE 2019, and as always IBI will have a major presence.

50 Years of Insight

IBI has supported METSTRADE since the very first show in 1988

We’ll be reporting live from the show from our usual stand in Hall 6, opposite the I-nnovationLAB Stage, keeping visitors and the rest of the marine world up to date with the latest innovations and industry talking points. As well as the IBI daily newsletter, we’ll be tracking developments on the show floor via a variety of social media and of course, as always, we’ll be powering the printed METSTRADE daily show newsletter, which this year has a new, clean look and more pages to make sure you’re up to speed with all the goings on.

On Tuesday morning, IBI’s editor Ed Slack will also be on the I-nnovationLAB Stage interviewing, among others, keynote speaker Feadship’s Henk de Vries from 10.45am and this year’s DAME Award winner (11.30-12.00) before heading off in the afternoon to prepare for one of the industry’s most anticipated events – the 2019 Boat Builder Awards for Business Achievement, held for the fifth year running in association with Raymarine. As always it promises to be a night to remember in the National Maritime Museum, with expectations running particularly high given the record number of quality entries, spectacular entertainment, and new staging and floorplan to ensure guests are right at the heart of the action. After what’s sure to be a hectic day on the show floor, the gala dinner, held under the starlit dome of the Maritime Museum, provides the perfect opportunity to relax and mingle with boatbuilders and key decision-makers, whilst celebrating the industry’s considerable achievements in 2019.

Get in touch

IBI will be raising a toast too, in our 51st year, to those readers and advertisers that continue to support the brand, so make sure you seek us out in Hall 6 to share your news and views or simply to say hello. New readers should come to our stand 6.102 to register to receive the magazine and the IBI Plus Daily Newsletter.

Tell us your news

Have news to share? Want to feature in the Daily? Email Belinda@ibiplus.co.uk

Need to grab one of the last remaining tickets to the Boat Builder Awards? Please go to the website to register and pay at boatbuilderawards.com as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Enjoy the show!