Hervé Gastinel to open Metstrade

Hervé Gastinel Groupe Beneteau CEO Hervé Gastinel will make the keynote address at Metstrade 2018. Credit: RAI Amsterdam
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Groupe Beneteau CEO Hervé Gastinel will share his experiences of innovation in a keynote address at the METSTRADE 2018 opening ceremony.

At the show’s Breakfast Briefing on November 13, Mr Gastinel will speak about global trends and innovation in the leisure boating industry, provide insights into the challenges that the leisure marine sector is facing and explore new approaches towards sustainability, innovation and evolving consumer trends.

After thebBriefing, he will be interviewed on the I-nnovationLAB stage and meet with young professionals from the Metstrade Young Professionals Club.

Diverse experience

Hervé Gastinel became Groupe Beneteau's CEO in 2015, taking the helm as boating markets started their recovery, strongly driven by the innovation brought by new product development.

He started out his career at France’s Ministry of Finance in 1993 and was the technical advisor in charge of economy, finance and new technologies for the president of the French Senate.

In 1998, he joined the Saint-Gobain group as director of planning and strategy and was appointed general manager of Saint-Gobain Terreal in 2000. He served as chairman and CEO of Terreal from 2003 to 2015.

Hosted by the International Council of Marine Industry Association (ICOMIA), the Breakfast Briefing will also feature the award ceremony for the DAME - Design Award.

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