The leading players, the hot topics

SMM DIGITAL brings them to your screen – for free and without signing-up. Two streaming formats offer you four days of comprehensive insight into the developments that drive the maritime transition.

Start: 02 February 2021, 09.00 CET. After the event, the content will be available on demand on the website.


high-class streaming programme


Conference Stream

Live and exclusive: via the Conference Stream you take part in the high-class conference programme and join exciting talk formats. Follow the discussions of experts from industry, associations and NGOs at the Maritime Future Summit, gmec – global maritime environmental congress, Offshore Dialogue, MS&D – international conference on maritime security and defence, or in the webinar TradeWinds Digital Forum.


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Open Stream

Multifaceted and informative: the Open Stream presents you with a variety of maritime industry topics and informs you about the latest innovations in different sectors. Get ready to enjoy a first-class programme full of highlights.


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Featured Speakers

Dr. Pierre Sames, DNV GL

Maritime Future Summit

Utilizing leading-edge technology to build new solutions,
02.02.2021, 10:45 - 12:15

Pierre C. Sames holds the position of Group Technology and Research Director at DNV GL. He is responsible for managing the corporate strategic research and technology development projects.


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Heidi Paulsrud, Wärtsilä Moss AG


Short-term solutions to pressing regulatory challenges,
03.02.2021, 10:00 - 11:15

Heidi Paulsrud is Director Sales & Marketing at Exhaust, Gas Cleaning, Wärtsilä Moss AG. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry with specialization in both Biotechnology and Chemical Engineering.


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Jenna Tuck, Modest Tree Company


How to Unlock the Full Potential of Immersive (AR & VR) Technologies for Maritime Defence and Security,
05.02.2021, 11:45 - 12:15

Jenna Tuck has recently joined Modest Tree as the Executive Vice President (EVP) of Global Business Development and leads the company's international market positioning efforts.


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International Brokerage Event at SMM

The Enterprise Europe Network as cooperation partner of SMM Hamburg invites you to participate in the international virtual brokerage event MariMatch@SMM.

Take this opportunity to get to know future business and research partners and expand your maritime networks!

Virtual maritime networking 2.-5. February 2021




Photocredit: Alfred-Wegener-Institut Stefan Hendricks
Floating Laboratories

Monitoring the oceans helps us understand Earth’s state of health. Special equipment on board high-tech vessels delivers data even from the most remote regions.

Ralf Starzmann, Managing Director Schottel Hydro
The Power Of The Ocean

A bay on the coast of Nova Scotia, Canada offers ideal conditions for efficient tidal power generation. A research consortium has teamed up with the moon to take action.

Polarstern MOSAiC Expedition, (c) Alfred-Wegener-Institut / Michael Gutsche
Offshore Dialogue: The Value Of Wind And Water

Sustainable use of the oceans is one of the focal topics at SMM DIGITAL. At the Offshore Dialogue online conference on 2 February, international experts will discuss current trends in the offshore wind farms segment, technical challenges facing tidal and wave energy conversion, and innovative ocean…

Mayflower Autonomous Ship Launches
The Ships Of The Future: Radar, Sensors, Cameras

“The pandemic has triggered a renaissance in the maritime industry, as we see greater and deeper adoption of digital solutions to enhance safety, sustainability and efficiency,” says Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, CEO of the classification society DNV GL – Maritime.

SMM Eingang Mitte (c) HMC / Zapf
SMM DIGITAL: The Future Of Shipping Is Smart

Digitalisation is the maritime game changer. This is why the digital transformation will be in focus at SMM DIGITAL, which has been given the leitmotif “Driving The Maritime Transition”. As a purely digital event, SMM DIGITAL will feature conferences with topranking panelists discussing current…

As media partner in our longstanding cooperation with Messe Hamburg and of the renowned Maritime Future Summit, we fully support the first digital SMM. We are absolutely convinced that our joint conference will be a great offer to the maritime community. We are looking forward to make use of all new virtual features to provide unique experiences and insights to the audience.

Krishan Förster
chief editor, HANSA

Krishan Förster

The pandemic has demonstrated that so much can be achieved through digital means and that the maritime industry is more than capable of adapting to new ways of working. During these very challenging times, more than ever before safety must be at the forefront of every decision we make. I am therefore pleased that SMM has shown the foresight and sound judgment to move next year’s SMM onto a digital platform. Although we will not be meeting face-to-face, I am confident that next year’s SMM will stimulate the same high levels of curiosity, debate and information exchange which have come to define this excellent event.

Knut Orbeck-Nilssen
Chief Executive Officer, DNV GL – Maritime

Knut Orbeck-Nilssen

As Covid19 puts live events on hold, we very much look forward to participating in SMM DIGITAL. A maritime phenomenon not to be missed, I’m sure the virtual experience will also surpass expectations to reach die-hard and new audiences like never before. See you in February 2021!

Sean Fernback
President, Wärtsilä Voyage

Sean Fernback

We welcome the digital edition of SMM in February: this will be the place to be for the forward-looking global maritime industry. All of us are eagerly awaiting a strong positive impulse for the market following the pandemic turbulences. We are convinced SMM 2021 will provide this important positive impulse, and we strongly support this leading digital event.

Hauke Schlegel
Managing Director, VDMA Marine Equipment and Systems

We are looking forward to participating in SMM Digital. Although we all have to adapt to the everlasting COVID19 pandamic, we are very pleased that SMM Digital enables us to benefit from top-class conferences, which I’m sure will be very usefull. A great opportunity to keep track of trending industry related info, from the comfort of our home offices.

Rob Schriel
CEO, KET Marine International

Rob Schriel

Times are really challenging and we are currently experiencing a time of major restrictions. But at least: SMM will take place, no matter what. Although in a modified concept by a virtual conference. A new but exciting format, certainly also a challenge for all of us. I am happy that via a screen we can meet each other in February 2021.

Klaus Deleroi
Managing Director, REINTJES GmbH

See what makes SMM the #1

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.


Fact & 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, 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.

Main Sponsor
Endorsing Associations
Danish Maritime
Danish Marine Group
Worldwide Industrial & Marine Association
Media Partners
Danish Shipping
European Offshore & Maritime
Informa Markets (Seatrade)
Swedish Shipping