A total of nine METSTRADE Show exhibitors demonstrated their products in the form of elevator pitches at the ‘Pitch The Press’ event in Amsterdam this week.

The exhibitors were chosen by a panel of journalists from international trade magazines and the audience consisted of show visitors, exhibitors and media. It was one of the highlights of the METSTRADE Theatre, designed to showcase some of the thousands of products on display at the show.

“The rules for inclusion were not especially stringent as the main priority was to flag up distinctive, practical and innovative solutions,” explains Sigrid van der Wel, marketing communications & PR manager. “This initiative also served as an encouragement to companies who may not have the large marketing budgets required to otherwise reach a wide audience.”

During the event, companies were given five minutes each to describe and demonstrate their product. These included the MacGlide by Mactac, the CCROV camera by Shenzen Vxfly Intelligent Information Technology Co Ltd, the InnoLin by Flax Composites, the DynamicTrim control System by Zipwake, the Trimcontrol Electronic Telltale by Meragitee, the S.A.F.E. by Opacmare, the Clik by PME Mare Inc, the Hook 2 line by Lowrance and the Seakeeper 6 by Seakeeper.

“Pitch The Press is a great platform to share information on our new launches in front of a large trade audience,” says Seakeeper COO Andrew Semprevivo, who presented the company’s new Seakeeper 6 stabilizer system. “This is a fine example of how the industry can push forward and grow.”