Shift towards digital-only approach to METSTRADE 2021

Volvo Penta is shifting to a digital-only approach at METSTRADE 2021, which is taking place in Amsterdam and online from November 16th – 18th.

METSTRADE is the largest B2B marine leisure trade show worldwide, which all stakeholders across the industry look forward to each year. At Volvo Penta, we value METSTRADE as an enabler towards cross-industry collaboration and innovation, helping us to drive a common agenda forward across the industry.

‘It is with a heavy heart that we have decided to go digital only at METSTRADE 2021,’ says Johan Inden, President of the Volvo Penta Marine Business. ‘Based on the fact that there is increased spreading of Covid-19 in the Netherlands, we aim to avoid any contribution to the spreading and to limit the impact to our employees.

Through our digital-only approach, we have the ambition to contribute to the dialogue & thought leadership that this trade show facilitates. And, our Volvo Penta team is ready to connect virtually with interested customers, partners, and potential new collaborators.’

Our digital approach to METSTRADE 2021

Learn more about how we are engaging digitally at the 2021 event:

  • METSTRADE CONNECT: We are remaining part of the digital program by participating in the panel discussions and joining in the sessions available to all registered attendees through METSTRADE Connect. Don’t miss the chance to listen to our reflections:
  1. Tuesday, November 16th, 12.30-13.00 CET - Tech talk – Internet of Things Onboard:
    Johan Inden, President of the Volvo Penta Marine business joins IBI editor, Ed Slack, and Pontus Fernstrom at Garmin in a dialogue about how the Internet of Things continues to revolutionize product development, and how makers of onboard equipment must adapt to meet ever-increasing consumer demands.

  2. Wednesday, November 17th , 15.00-15.30 CET: Leadership Panel: Women in the Industry- Empact & Empowerment
    Malin Schwartz, SVP of Volvo Penta Brand, Communication & Marketing joins Soundings Trade Only publisher, Michelle Goldsmith and Navico’s Chief Sustainability Officer, Tara Norton, in a panel discussion focused on the future of female leadership and empowerment within the marine industry.
  • Virtual meetings: Our employees are available for digital meetings with media, customers, partners, and potential collaborators.
  • DAME Awards: We are extremely proud to have won a 2021 DAME award for our innovative Assisted Docking technology. There is a display to highlight Volvo Penta Assisted Docking technology in the DAME award area of the show and you can learn more online.

Connect with us virtually
If you would like to meet virtually with us during METSTRADE, you can reach out to your regular Volvo Penta contact or get in touch with us through the digital METSTRADE Connect platform.

Check out our latest marine innovations

Volvo Penta Assisted Docking is the industry’s first fully integrated assisted docking system. It is a hybrid between automated docking and manual docking or semi-automated boat maneuvering. The technology integrates GPS, sensor, steering, transmission and engine control data to ease the docking process and make it more predictable. Learn more > 

Volvo Penta IMO Tier III solution for yachts: To meet the requirements of the new IMO III regulations, Volvo Penta has developed the market’s most compact solution – a uniquely versatile SCR system, based on proven work from our marine commercial applications as well as the collective experiences from the entire Volvo Group. The solution will be available to order in 2022. Learn more >
Access our complete marine leisure portfolioTake a look at the innovative range of marine leisure solutions Volvo Penta has to offer. Learn more >