Aussies on show at biggest ever METS

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Local companies debut as marine B2B show sets new record for exhibitors.

A host of local marine companies will be among the 1,471 exhibitors on display at the 2016 METSTRADE show this week, part of the record number of exhibitors at this year’s event.

Organisers have added an extra 3,000 m2 of floor space to meet the demand for extra stands this year with the number of exhibitors increasing from the 1,385 stands last year which was also a record. About 22,000 visitors are expected to attend the show and accompanying conferences this week.

Among the large contingent of Australian companies at the show will be first time exhibitors Megapulse Green Energy, Skudo, and CE&A.

“I would encourage people to visit our pavilion to visit these first time exhibitors,” said AIMEX CEO, MaryAnne Edwards. “All three companies are making big inroads into the marine market.

“Superyacht Australia also have a number of exhibitors in the superyacht pavilion with Muir, VEEM and Analu promoting their products to the growing superyacht sector.”

Other Australian businesses taking part in this year’s show include AMI Marine, Analu, Aqualuma LED Lighting, Barz Optics, Bellingham Marine, Coursemaster Autopilots, Greencorp Marine, GME, Hydrive Engineering, Life Cell Marine Safety, Line 7, Magnum Top Gear, Muir, Palm Products, Polyflex Group, PowerDive, Rainman Desalination, Rivergate, Ronstan International, SOS Marine, Superior Jetties, TMQ International, and VEEM.

AIMEX will also be using the show to launch its 2017 Export Directory, a comprehensive guide to all the innovations, products and services currently available from Australian businesses.

The traditional Outback Party is being sponsored this year by the UK department for International Trade which is showcasing opportunities for Australian companies to establish their business in the UK.

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