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The world’s #1 event for the maritime industry

SMM is the place where the maritime industry meets to find answers to the challenges of today and tomorrow. Its claim to provide insights is reflected in more than 90,000 square metres of exhibition space and a whole series of top-class specialist conferences. More than 2,200 exhibitors from 67 countries, including 29 national pavilions, and around 50,000 visitors from 125 nations made SMM 2018 the industry’s most important event.

Be there when SMM 2020 sets new standards with even more innovations for exhibitors and visitors. We look forward to welcoming you in Hamburg.


SMM is a very successful fair because it organises the cooperation that helps us achieve our goals. What's discussed at SMM serves to shape the future of shipping.

Kitack Lim
Secretary-General, International Maritime Organization

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Key figures of SMM 2018

When it comes to meeting up with all the leading stakeholders of the global maritime industry, there's no place like SMM.

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Successfull premieres at SMM 2018

Besides offering a comprehensive overview on fields like digitalisation, green propulsion and maritime security, SMM is also known for highlighting special topics as well as setting up successful formats. At SMM 2018, exhibitors and visitors enjoyed an extended Interior Outfitting exhibition area as well as a range of on-site innovations:

3D Print

Maritime 3D-Printing Show Area

In 2018, SMM was pleased to offer for the first time a stage to present the innovative production technology, that will forever change the global flow of products and revolutionise shipping in many aspects.


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SMM Hackathon

Under the slogan „Hands on Marine 4.0“ , SMM, Hamburger Messe, the VDMA and Bosch Connected Devices and Solutions invited to first SMM Hackathon. 


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Career Market

Maritime Career Market

In 2018, the third edition of the Maritime Career Market once again provided numerous companies and visitors with a unique platform for job hunting, careers and professional development.


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Cruise & Ferry Route

With a listing in the Cruise & Ferry Route, exhibitors can show SMM visitors that they are important players in the Cruise & Ferry market. This guarantees you as visitor to find the right exhibitor in the easiest manner at SMM. 


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Shipowners Forum

TradeWinds Shipowners Forum

At TradeWinds Shipowners Forum the delegates experienced a stimulating debate about the future of ship finance, owning and operations in one of Europe's key shipping centres.


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Offshore Dialogue

At the international conference in Hamburg, scientists, engineers and shipbuilding experts gathered to discuss sustainable deep sea mining as well as opportunities and risks of Arctic shipping.


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INMEX SMM India 2019


From 3-5 October 2019 INMEX SMM India - South Asia’s largest maritime exhibition and conference will take place in Mumbai.

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INMEX SMM India, 3-5 October 2019

INMEX SMM India is South Asia’s biggest and most important maritime trade show. It will be organised by Informa Exhibitions and Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH, and held at the Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai from 3 to 5 October 2019. More than 295 exhibitors from 23 countries will be there, attracting some 6,300 trade visitors from 31 countries. That made...

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