The most innovative SMM ever

Digital transformation, as well as climate change and the maritime energy transition demand groundbreaking, implementable solutions – they all take center stage at the 30th SMM. With an expanded spectrum of key areas and additional presentation formats, the leading international trade fair for the maritime industry accompanies the change at close quarters.

From 6 - 9 September 2022, maritime industry professionals from all parts of the world will get the complete overview of innovations from all sectors, and of course they will finally enjoy again the opportunity for live encounters on the exhibition ground as well as in the high-profile trade conferences.

Take part in this long-awaited industry event and use it for targeted business contacts to market leaders and newcomers, and to sustainably expand your personal business network. We look forward to welcoming you in the beautiful maritime metropolis of Hamburg.


To the key areas of SMM 2022

Informations for exhibitors

The 30th SMM

Additional key areas and presentation formats, various stand concepts for established players and start-ups, more space and time for networking and parties – never before has SMM offered so many opportunities for business success. Take a look at the exhibitor brochure to see what the leading event for the maritime industry has in store for you.

60 hours of insights from all sectors and more than 160 top-notch speakers

The global stage for the movers and shakers of maritime change

Digitalisation and artificial intelligence, maritime security, our commitment to climate targets and the future of sustainability - all this and more was on the agenda of SMM DIGITAL from 2 - 5 February 2021.

Via two streams, the event presented a series of conferences, interviews and presentations. More than 160 leading industry experts from all sectors addressed the technological and environmental challenges facing our industry. Over 7,000 viewers from 80 countries tuned in, gained insights and learned about solutions and potential business partners.

If you missed the high-class conferences, interviews and presentations, you can still watch the recordings. The full 60 hours of streaming content is available on demand until the end of 2021. Choose your highlights and enjoy SMM DIGITAL!

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From 6 - 9 September 2022, it's finally that time again. Present your innovations live, meet business partners in person and successfully expand your own network. In Hamburg at SMM, the #1 platform for the maritime industry. Be there!


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SMM DIGITAL: Successful digital premiere of the leading international maritime trade fair

This year the leading international maritime trade fair SMM was held as a purely digital conference for the first time because of the coronavirus pandemic – and it was a great success. For four days, SMM DIGITAL's two online streams with 60 hours of programming and more than 160 speakers drew…

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TradeWinds Digital Shipowners Forum: Booming container market, uncertain shipbuilding segment

The positive developments in the container shipping segment, the difficult situation of the German and European maritime clusters, and open technical questions as the industry navigates towards a zero-emission future were all topics discussed by the high-profile experts at the TradeWinds Shipowners…

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Offshore Dialogue: How to live in harmony with the elements

At the international offshore conference during SMM DIGITAL, researchers, engineers and shipbuilding experts joined online to discuss current trends in the offshore wind farms segment, technical challenges facing tidal and wave energy conversion, and innovative ocean monitoring technologies. The…

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MS&D: Security expertise and competence successfully shared online

Despite the purely digital format, the MS&D 2021 conference was once again successful as the international meeting place dedicated to maritime security and defence. Its top-of-the-line international lecture programme covered a wide range of topics, from political challenges to current threats and…

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Maritime Future Summit: Aye, Aye, A.I.

Artificial Intelligence will shape the future of shipping in major ways. But how far have practical applications of these technologies advanced? How can they be used, and where does AI reach its limits? At the Maritime Future Summit experts brought the audience up to date and outlined their…

SMM News

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SMM is a great platform to meet old and new partners and customers from all over the world in just four days. And, by the way, SMM’s claim “Driving the maritime transition” is exactly what MAN Energy Solutions stands for…

Wayne Jones OBE
Member of Executive Board – Global Sales & After Sales
MAN Energy Solutions

One of SMM’s defining qualities is its ability to bring together people from the entire spectrum of the maritime business. There is a real buzz every day of the fair. It is a place to inspire and be inspired, coming face-to-face with the individuals, technologies and services that will write the next chapters in the story of how we conduct responsible commercial activity within the ocean environment. We are already looking forward to 2022.

Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen
CEO Maritime

As a technical provider for marine energy transition growth, we need SMM as the perfect international stage to display our technologies in MHI Group for decarbonising the maritime shipping industry.

Toshiaki Hori
President and CEO
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Marine Machinery & Equipment

SMM as the leading international maritime trade fair is always part of our event calendar as an exhibitor. We are very much looking forward to seeing our customers and partners in person again in September 2022 at SMM in Hamburg.

Dr Klaus Borgschulte
Managing Director

SMM is an excellent arena for Kongsberg Maritime to meet with customers and partners to discuss the latest innovations and future trends for the maritime market.

Bård Bjørløw
Executive Vice President Global Sales and Marketing
Kongsberg Maritime

For us, SMM is the ideal platform to get a complete overview of the latest technical innovations and to meet important suppliers from all over the world.

Richard von Berlepsch
Managing Director Fleet Management


See what makes SMM the #1

SMM Facts

Facts & Figures

  • 50.000visitors

  • 2.249exhibitors

  • 125nations

  • 13exhibition halls

90.000 m²

all trending topics on more than 90.000 m²


International speakers & delegations

  • 70international speakers in 5 dedicated conferences

  • 29national pavilions

  • 27delegations from politics, business and international navies

High level of satisfaction

  • 95

    of the exhibitors considered SMM 2018 an excellent to satisfactory opportunity to expand the commercial success of their company.

  • 93

    of all visitors regard SMM as Important to very Important for their business or organisation.


  • 97

    of the exhibitors succeeded in IRO, laying the foundations for future business by meeting all or nearly all of their key business partners and reaching out to new target groups at SMM 2018.


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. 

Main Sponsor
Danish Export Association Marine
Conference Partners
GMT – German Association for Marine Technology
Endorsing Associations
Danish Maritime
Danish Marine Group
Worldwide Industrial & Marine Association
MariMatch organised by
Enterprise Europe Network
Media Partners
Danish Shipping
European Offshore & Maritime
Informa Markets (Seatrade)
Swedish Shipping
Oil Gas – European Magazine