The 2018 METSTRADE Show opening ceremony known as the ‘Breakfast Briefing’ will include a keynote address by Chief Executive Officer of Groupe Beneteau, Hervé Gastinel.
The greatly anticipated Breakfast Briefing is held annually on the first day of the METSTRADE Show and attracts hundreds of global representatives from a wide range of companies within the industry. The Breakfast Briefing will also feature the award ceremony for the world-famous DAME - Design Award. The session is hosted by the International Council of Marine Industry Association (ICOMIA), the international trade association representing the global marine industry.
After joining the Groupe Beneteau in 2015, Hervé Gastinel has been at the helm as boating markets started their recovery, strongly driven by the innovation brought by new product development. Hervé Gastinel will provide insights into the challenges that the leisure marine sector is facing and explore new approaches towards sustainability, innovation and evolving consumer trends. After the Breakfast Briefing, Mr. Gastinel will also give an interview on the I-nnovationLAB Stage and meet with young professionals from the METSTRADE Young Professionals Club.
Full information about METSTRADE, the world's largest trade exhibition of marine equipment, materials and systems on www.metstrade.com
About Groupe Beneteau
Founded in Vendée 139 years ago by Benjamin Bénéteau, Groupe Beneteau today has international industrial capabilities, with 22 production sites, and a global sales network. In 2022, Groupe Beneteau recorded €1.5bn of revenues, employing around 8,000 people, primarily in France, the United States, Poland, Italy and Portugal.
A global market leader, Groupe Beneteau, thanks to its Boat division’s nine brands, offers more than 150 recreational boat models serving its customers’ diverse navigational needs and uses, from sailing to motorboating, monohulls and catamarans.
Through its Boating Solutions division, the Group is also present in the daily or weekly rental services, marina, digital and financing sectors.
Its Housing division is a major European player for leisure homes, lodges and pods, with its 3 brands (IRM, O'HARA, COCO SWEET) offering a wide range of products. It has 900 employees across six production sites in France and one in Italy, and generated €257.2m of revenues in 2022.
Boat brands: BENETEAU, JEANNEAU, LAGOON, PRESTIGE, DELPHIA, EXCESS, FOUR WINNS, WELLCRAFT, SCARAB and GLASTRON.