Roel Schoenmaker

Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS) organiser Amsterdam RAI has named Roel Schoenmaker as its new sales and account manager. Schoenmaker replaces Rens-Jan van Vliet, who has taken on a new role within the Traffic domain at Amsterdam RAI.

“I am very much looking forward to starting this new challenge,” says Schoenmaker, who starts his new role in mid-February. “It is an especially exciting move for me to join the METS team as I have been passionate about sailing since childhood. To work in the nautical and marine industry is a privilege. METS is a great show and a superb opportunity for me to develop in both a personal as well as a professional capacity.”

Irene Dros, maritime domain manager at Amsterdam RAI, is equally pleased with the new appointment. “After a thorough search, we have found in Roel a highly skilled person and a perfect match with the METS team. His enthusiasm, professional approach, fresh ideas, customer focus and sharp strategic eye for a mutually successful outcome will bring significant added value to METS and its exhibitors.”

METS 2015 will be held from November 17-19 in the Amsterdam RAI Convention Centre. Companies wishing to book stand space should reserve space by March 1, 2015 in order to qualify for the early-bird discount and save up to 15%.