SMM conferences – programme now online

SMM is more than just a trade fair – it is where people from all sectors of the maritime industry come together. And to make sure that everyone can keep abreast of developments in their field, SMM has dedicated one-day events to specific sectors and issues.

Action-packed with conferences, dialogue sessions, workshops and presentations by key speakers – the programme highlights underscore SMM’s commitment to the maritime industry.

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SMM Hamburg 2016 – what’s new?

Even after the expansion by an additional 3,500 m², the 27th SMM is fully booked again. The concept of offering the market a hall exclusively dedicated to "Green Propulsion" has proven itself: the new Hall A5 has been completely booked. In addition, delegations and national pavilions from Iran, Malaysia, Indonesia and Greece are initially expected and will meet again with all relevant key players in the global maritime supply chain at the SMM.

Another strength of the SMM is the clear division of the halls according to product areas. In addition, in 2016, visitors will be guided to exhibitors using specific routes that provide special offers on the themes digitalisation, green shipping, maritime security and careers. The comprehensive SMM program will also include four conferences: Maritime Future Summit, gmec – global maritime environmental congress, MS&D – international conference for maritime security and defence and Offshore Dialogue. The SMM will be concluded with the Maritime Career Market, where twice as many companies will participate as in 2014.

Welcome to Hamburg! We look forward to your visit!


From the Airport, take S-Bahn S1 towards Wedel, and get off at Hamburg Central Station (Hauptbahnhof). Change across the platform to take S-Bahn S21 or S31, taking you to Dammtor (1 stop) or Sternschanze (2 stops).

From Dammtor station, it is just a few minutes walk to CCH or to the East Entrance of the Hamburg Fair site.

From Sternschanze station, it is just a few minutes walk to the West Entrance or Central Entrance.

Travel time: travel by S-Bahn from the Airport to the Hamburg Fair or to the main entrance of CCH takes about 25 minutes.

Air Travel

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Rail travel

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How to get there

The Hamburg Fair site is easy to get to by all means of transport. It is centrally located, with good transport connections, at the centre of Hamburg and in sight of Hamburg Dammtor InterCity rail station. Select your desired mode of transport, for fast and reliable travel.

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