The 30th edition of the world’s largest marine equipment show, METSTRADE, took place over November 13th to 16th 2017, proving to be its most successful show to date by breaking all previous attendance records with an outstandingly vibrant and innovative atmosphere.
Both exhibitor and visitor attendance increased by at least 5% in comparison to previous shows over the three day event, seeing 24,856 people from 116 different countries walking through the doors to check out the impressive 1552 trade stands on offer. This unique event created a great platform for business and networking to take place, resulting in a fantastic show for many.
The team at FUSION had a great time showcasing their extensive audio range, including the upgraded Signature Series speakers and the top-secret sound room, giving boat builders a glimpse of FUSION’s exciting innovations to be released next year that are set to change the marine entertainment industry for good – watch this space!
FUSION was particularly impressed with the exceptional number of new and innovative products on display across each area, showing how competitive it has become all across the marine industry. It’s certainly an exciting time to be a part of this innovative industry, and if this year is anything to go by, FUSION can’t wait to see what’s new by this time next year.
FUSION had the honor of showcasing Lumishore’s new sound to light functionality, which gives users the ability to match light, color and motion to the music being played on their boats, further enhancing their on-water entertainment. Now you can match disco lights to your favorite 70’s songs and boogie the night away!
FUSION is a proud sponsor of the prestigious Boat Builder Awards, held at each annual METSTRADE event. This year saw nine awards accepted by eight very worthy winners, including Sunseeker International Ltd who had a very successful show, taking out both the Innovative On-board Design Solution and Best Apprenticeship and Trainee Scheme categories. David King, co-founder of Princess Yachts, delivered a heartfelt speech about his history, the industry and the impact we can all have on the world around us, when accepting the Lifetime Achievement Award. “It is I who should really honor you for allowing me to spend a lifetime enjoying myself,” King said. “It’s been hard work made easy by being among friends in a great industry.”
With such impressive turnout from both exhibitors and visitors from all over the world, the METSTRADE organizing team successfully established, again, why the show is the essential global meeting place for the leisure marine industry.
FUSION is already excited to return to unleash their next innovations at the 2018 METSTRADE show – see you there!