SMM

The #1 for innovation and networking

Welcome to the most important industry event of the year: As the world's leading trade fair and conference event for the maritime industry, SMM 2024 will bring together about 40,000 participants from over 120 countries and serve as a unique platform for business, the exchange of ideas and cooperation. 

On the exhibition floor, more than 2,000 companies will present state of the art technologies and services. Special areas such as Future Fuels Arena and AI CENTER offer access to special topics with great significance for maritime transition, and the high-profile conferences are set to take place on four stages directly in the halls with free admission for the first time. 

Seize the opportunity to make valuable contacts and discover why SMM is regarded as the networking hotspot for the maritime community – from the popular "Wine o'clock" to stand parties and the SMM Maritime Start-up Night, there are plenty of opportunities to meet established players and exciting newcomers. 

We look forward to welcoming you to the beautiful maritime metropolis of Hamburg! 
 

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SMM Insights

Discover what maritime industry professionals from all sectors look forward to, and click through our brand-new issue of SMM Insights – the magazine that provides you with important information about the world’s biggest gathering of the global maritime community in 2024:
 

Press releases

SMM 2024: MS&D wins new partner

On 5 and 6 September 2024, the international conference on maritime security and defence MS&D will once again see high-ranking naval delegations gather in Hamburg’s exhibition halls. For the first time the German Maritime Institute (Deutsches Maritimes Institut, DMI) will be responsible for the…

INMEX SMM India 2023: India’s maritime sector sees bright future ahead

INMEX SMM India, South Asia’s largest maritime exhibition & conference, took place in Mumbai from 04 to 06 October 2023. Shifting global supply chains and strong demand from the Indian navy and coast guard are giving a strong impetus to the Indian shipbuilding industry.

 

SMM 2024 is set to be the major global event in the maritime calendar, providing us with an opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with key stakeholders across the industry. Well known for showcasing the latest technologies, we look forward to seeing what exciting innovations SMM will bring, particularly connected to the pressing topics like decarbonization and digitalization.

Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen
CEO Maritime
DNV

It has always been important for SCHOTTEL to exhibit at SMM, the international maritime industry meeting place. This is where our customers come, and it offers the opportunity to make new contacts and initiate business deals. We very much value discussions with other experts on the challenges and opportunities in the industry, such as sustainability and digitalization.

Stefan Kaul
Chief Executive Officer
SCHOTTEL GmbH

I am excited to be participating in SMM 2024 in Hamburg as it presents an unparalleled opportunity to network and meet with key players in the global maritime industry. We look forward to showcasing our latest innovations and engaging with industry peers to identify opportunities for growth and development.

Henning Kuhlmann
Managing Director
Becker Marine Systems

We will definitely be back at SMM 2024. The entire international maritime industry gets together in Hamburg – it is the real leading trade fair in this business segment, and literally on our doorstep. We are very much looking forward to seeing old and new friends from all over the world.

Ronald & Tanja Hoppmann
General Management
WISKA Hoppmann GmbH

The SMM Expo brings together key people in the marine industry and gives us a fantastic opportunity to collaborate with leaders, owners, yards, designers, competitors, suppliers and many more to progress the most important topics close to my heart– including decarbonisation, future fuels and innovative technologies to drive efficiency and sustainability. Every two years an extremely busy SMM puts Hamburg at the centre of the maritime world, we’re looking forward to being there in September 2024.

Henry Diepeveen
General Manager Sales, Germany-Poland-Switzerland
Wartsila Marine

As the world's leading trade fair for the maritime industry, SMM has been one of the most important events in our trade fair calendar for years. Every two years, VULKAN presents itself here as a technology and market leader in marine technology. SMM is the central meeting point for international industry leaders and an important platform for us to exchange ideas with customers and business partners.

Björn Peters
Head of Marketing
VULKAN Group Management

For many years, the SMM has been the perfect place to increase PALFINGER MARINE’s standing as a complete marine solutions provider. As we continue our mission to shape the future of the maritime and offshore industry together – with our customers, partners, and friends – we are very enthusiastic about gathering inspiration and reconnecting at the SMM 2024.

Gunther Fleck
Vice President Sales & Service Region Marine
PALFINGER MARINE

SMM is one of the great fixed stars in the maritime cosmos. It provides orientation and joins the maritime industry from all over the world in Hamburg - and has done so for many years.

Dr. Uwe Lauber
Chief Executive Officer & Chief Sales Officer
MAN Energy Solutions 

There is no better place than SMM to meet and discuss with all our partners and customers. Bringing ship owners, shipyards and equipment manufacturers together at one trade fair is unique. Just like the positive atmosphere at SMM, it energises us every day. We expect many new customers at SMM 2024 who are interested in our technology for more sustainable shipping: from automation technology for wind-assisted propulsion to fast and error-free energy management control. At SMM, we would like to discuss how standardisation contributes to greater safety and healthier competition and look forward to receiving feedback on our technology for autonomous driving.

Ronald Epskamp
Manager Office Benelux, Manager Business Unit Maritime
Bachmann electronic

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The Hamburg experience

The city is known to have more bridges than Amsterdam and Venice together, but what strikes even more is that it bridges maritime tradition and modernity in many ways. The city brims with architectural greatness, an abundance of culture and nightlife beyond compare. On top of that, it offers space to relax. 
 

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DNV
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REINTJES
MAN Energy Solutions

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Date

03
06
September
2024

Opening hours

Tue – Thu 10 – 18
Fri 10 – 16

      Address

      Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH
      Messeplatz 1
      20357 Hamburg

      Entrances

      Central Entrance (Messeplatz)
      East Entrance (Bei den Kirchhöfen)
      South Entrance (Karolinenstrasse)
      West Entrance (Lagerstrasse)
       

      Halls

      Halls A1 - A4
      Halls B1 - B7