Welcome to SMM. The world's leading trade fair for the maritime industry.

With 50,000 visitors from all over the world in 2014, SMM continues to cement its position as the most important event in the maritime industry calendar, year after year.

This extremely high number of visitors reflects the broad range on offer at this trade fair. SMM is attended by top shipbuilders, key players in the value chain, operators and service providers. It is a unique opportunity to share ideas and meet with representatives of industry, government, navies and the scientific community.

Thousand of SMM visitors also come to Hamburg to take part in or listen to the comprehensive series of choice supporting events. The SMM theme days encompass the Maritime Future Summit, gmec, MS&D, Offshore Dialogue and the Maritime Career Market

Our fair visit is a full success. This fair is extremely well organised. We have learned a lot at this event and are returning home with a long list of new contacts.

Khamis Juma Buamin
Group Chief Executive Officer of Drydocks World and Maritime World

Just some of the good reasons to come to SMM:

  • All key maritime industry innovations under one roof
  • Sales leads and new business synergies
  • Insights from leading industry players and key influencers during new specialist theme days
  • Unique business opportunities – during and after the event
  • Excellent feedback from previous visitors
  • International visitor and exhibitor portfolio
  • Attendance by government representatives, delegations and marine organisations
  • The ideal host city: Hamburg


SMM is the most important event in the maritime industry calendar. With more than 2,100 international exhibitors, the trade fair offers a perfect stage for gathering insights, networking, cementing business deals and contributing to debates with the thought leaders in this sector.

We look forward to seeing you at SMM!

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Visitor Service

All exhibition information, including travel, parking, facilities for people with disabilities, cloakrooms and lockers, local transport and registrations can be found on this site. Our service team is also on hand to help with any specific queries you may have.

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Exhibitors and Products

Have a look back at the vast number of exhibitors and broad range of product innovations at SMM.

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SMM hall plan

With 90,000 square metres of exhibition space and an exciting supporting programme, SMM is setting the course for the maritime industry – in Hamburg and all over the world. 

SMM hall plan


Our experience shows that many questions can be answered by checking out our extensive library of frequently asked questions. We recommend that you check here prior to contacting our service team.

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Any questions on your visit?

Please contact our visitor hotline:

You can reach our visitor hotline at the following times:

8.30 am – 5.30 pm (Mon – Thu)
8.30 am – 5.00 pm (Fri)

In the days immediately before and during the event:

8.30 am – 6.30 pm (Mon – Fri)

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