METS Keynote Turns Gloom to Boom


Professional trend watcher Adjiedj Bakas will provide the ultimate kick-off for three inspiring days of METS / SYP as this year’s Breakfast Briefing keynote. He will be stressing his own personal mantra, “If you can’t laugh, don’t start a business” and will be provocative but always positive – even in these times of economic decline.

Bakas, who has sold more than 500,000 books worldwide, was one of the first commentators to predict the current economic crisis but also its path to recovery. He will describe the opportunities created for real entrepreneurship by the economic downturn and will highlight the openings that have now appeared for a real transformation of the economy.

The Breakfast Briefing is co-organised by ICOMIA and will be held on Tuesday 16 November (8 am in the Forum of Amsterdam RAI). It is followed by the DAME Award presentations. The Breakfast Briefing will be attended, as is tradition, by METS and SuperYacht Pavilion exhibitors, media and special VIP guests but is also open to 50 visitors on a first come first served basis.

If you would like to attend, register your interest as soon as possible by sending an email to stating “Breakfast Briefing METS 2010” in the subject.