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
Groupe Beneteau stands out in Europe and worldwide thanks to its longevity and its exceptionally diverse range of products.
Founded in 1884, the family-owned yard has evolved over time, from fishing vessels to leisure boating, then diversifying into new industrial sectors. The Group has developed unique skillsets and technical know-how. Today, through its Boat and Housing business lines, its activities are truly international.
As the boating industry's global market leader, Groupe Beneteau, through its Boat division’s 12 brands, offers over 200 recreational boat models serving its customers’ diverse navigational needs and uses, from sailing to motorboating, monohulls and catamarans.
Leading the European leisure homes market, the three brands from the Group's Housing division offer a comprehensive range of leisure homes, lodges and pods that combine eco-design with high standards of quality, comfort and practicality.
With its international industrial capabilities and global sales network, the Group employs nearly 8,300 people, primarily in France, the US, Poland, Italy and China.