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Women in the Marine Industry International Event at METSTRADE 2023 - Secure your spot at this complimentary event by registering today!

Published on: 06 November 2023

Women in the Marine Industry International Event at METSTRADE

With the event quickly approaching full capacity don't miss out on the chance to register for what promises to be a morning filled with insightful, informative, and engaging conversations. Secure your spot at this free event by emailing [email protected]


Building on the previous year’s achievement, British Marine, Soundings Trade Only, METSTRADE and Marine Industry News, are excited to present the 2023 Women in the Marine Industry International event. Join us on Thursday 16 November, from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM at the METSTRADE theater, at the 35th anniversary METSTRADE show at the RAI in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. 


This event will feature an exceptional panel of female leaders from around the world who will share their insights, experiences, skills, and vision for the industry’s future. Panelists include: 

  • Gemma Gonzalez, Yachting Business Unit Director, Gruppo Boero
  • Laurie Louvier, Vice President Marketing, Dometic
  • Michelle Hildyard, Vice President Product Management and Business Development, Raymarine 
  • Nicky Vaux, Partner, Business Development Manager, Empire Marinas Group, host of The Boat Princess podcast
  • Rachel Bridges, Director and General Manager, Cummins, Global Marine  

“At METSTRADE last year, we pioneered an event focusing on women working in the marine industry. All the host partners recognised the importance of building a supportive community and providing education to empower women. We firmly believe that diversity fuels innovation. The remarkable panelists candidly shared their successes, challenges, and valuable advice with the attendees. What truly underscored the event’s impact was the thoughtful questions, comments and discussion that followed the panel, leaving a lasting impression on our audience,” said Michele J. Goldsmith, vice president and general manager of the Soundings Trade Only Group, who moderated the panel.  "This November, we are eagerly anticipating the next edition, which will feature outstanding panelists and we encourage individuals of all genders to join us to learn from these dynamic and insightful leaders.”


The event will include a continental breakfast and networking opportunities, starting at 8:30 am and concluding at 10:30 am. Doors open at 8:15 AM for registered attendees with a METSTRADE badge, and access should be made through entrance C. Open to all METSTRADE attendees and exhibitors, to register please email [email protected] Women in the Marine Industry International is a free event, and all genders are welcome to attend. 


Launched in 2022 and hosted by British Marine, Soundings Trade Only, METSTRADE, and Marine Industry News, the Women in the Marine Industry International event provides a unique platform for industry professionals of all genders to connect, network, and gain valuable insights and skills from inspiring female leaders.


For more information, please visit https://www.metstrade.com/conferences-and-stages/women-in-marine.