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World’s #1 trade fair for the maritime industry

Given the overwhelming number of applications we have received, SMM will once again strengthen its reputation as the world’s #1 trade fair for the maritime industry and offer an unparalleled opportunity to stimulate business.

Smart Shipping and Industry 4.0 will take centre stage, and anyone who is interested in the future of the maritime industry is already looking forward to the gathering of key players from the various sectors.

SMM is where you’ll meet the maritime industry’s leaders and experts all in one place. We look forward to welcoming you from 4 – 7 September 2018 in Hamburg.

The SMM supporting programme

inspiration, discussion, opportunities

More than just a trade fair: SMM offers you a diverse programme in the form of workshops, symposiums and seminars. Look forward to listening to some of the biggest names in the maritime industry. Get to know the leading forces in the maritime business – personally – and exchange ideas and experience in a unique environment. Discover for yourself why visitors from all over the world come specially to Hamburg for this event.

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Low-sulphur ship fuel, decarbonisation, ballast water management: Stricter international emission limits have moved environment protection to the top of the maritime industry’s agenda. The topic will also feature prominently at SMM, the industry's leading international trade fair. Numerous exhibitors will present innovative green technologies, and at the accompanying subject-specific conferences,...

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