Hygiene concept: Our measures for your safety

 

Dear exhibitors, visitors and partners,

finally it starts again. Trade fairs are returning to the calendar and with them the opportunity for personal contacts and experiences. This will require some unusual measures in the future, but does not stop us from continuing to plan and carry out professional, successful and above all safe events.

We have developed hygiene and safety guidelines that ensures the interaction between exhibitors and visitors at SMM 2021 - in such a way that the joy of information and experience is not lost. See for yourself!

Best regards

Your SMM team

It’s SMMart to join

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 2021 sets new standards with even more innovations for exhibitors and visitors. We look forward to welcoming you in Hamburg.

2021

See what makes SMM the #1

New edition of SMM Insights out now

What do SMM exhibitors and visitors think about the maritime industry’s economic and technological developments? What’s on the agenda of the big maritime organisations, the corporate giants and the start-ups?

We are delighted to present the answers to you in our brand-new edition of SMM Insights, featuring the results of the second SMM Maritime Industry Report as well as many interesting news and voices from our industry.

Download SMM Insights (PDF)

SMM Insights 2020

After such a long break we are very excited to be able to once again meet at SMM in February 2021, face to face, with all our key customers and partners from all the different maritime industry sectors, in order to share the latest developments, and especially to present our vision about future green propulsion technologies and digital solutions. We believe that now more than ever, increased communication and exchange amongst the Marine industry is extremely important, in order for us to successfully navigate together through these unprecedented and challenging times.

Denise Kurtulus
Director Global Marine & Offshore Business, Rolls-Royce Power Systems / MTU Friedrichshafen

Human beings are social animals, and as such we need to stay in touch with people to move forward and establish a bond of trust. This is extremely important for B2B businesses. We will release a new product at SMM and are looking forward to attend in February 2021. SMM is definitely the place to be!

Cristina Aleixendri
Chief Operating Officer, Bound4Blue

We are a shipbuilding family that needs to meet. We have to laugh together, joke together, celebrate together, and buy together – this we cannot do online. We will definitely be at SMM 2021 and are looking forward to meet the whole maritime family in Hamburg!

Dirk Lehmann
Managing Director / Vice Chairman, Becker Marine Systems / SEA Europe

Without any questions we will all come together at SMM in February 2021. You can’t do such complex industry such as the shipping industry online. I’m sure we will have a lot of fun when we will be able to finally meet in person again.

Martin Stopford
President, Clarkson Research

Meeting people and discussing ideas is an important part of finding solutions to delivering for greener shipping. You can meet the whole wide world via the internet but it is never the same as being at an event like SMM where all members of the shipping community come together, network, and discuss the issues.

Sadan Kaptanoglu
President and Chairperson of the Board, BIMCO

TradeWinds’ flagship conference the Shipowners Forum will take place on 2 February, the first day of SMM 2021. In a hugely challenging, yet crucial year of shipping, major players from Germany and across the world will take part in a lively exchange of views about where the industry is heading. We are looking forward to meeting the maritime community in Hamburg after a long time of social distancing.

Pranjal Borkotoky
Director Conferences – Global Publications, TradeWinds

As co-organisers of the gmec conference, Seatrade is in full support of SMM’s decision to re-schedule the event until 2021 and looks forward to organising another world-class environmental congress on 3 February. We hope to see you there

Chris Morley
Event Director | Seatrade Maritime, Informa

I am very pleased that SMM has been postponed to February 2021 as this allows all of us a better planning. I am looking forward to an excellent Offshore Dialogue on February 4th, 2021 with exciting topics, concerning monitoring and a sustainable use of our oceans.

Dr. Walter L. Kuehnlein
terra.blue advisor I Chairman of the Board of Directors of the German Association for Marine Technology, terra.blue I GMT

There is incredible potential within our industry when we come together to discuss the challenges we collectively face. At WinGD we strive for close contact and collaboration with our customers. SMM allows us to connect with them and with key industry experts, on a personal level, to advance the action required to reduce our impact on the environment and to further innovate and deliver on our own mission. We see it as the key for our industry and we look forward to continuing the conversation in February in Hamburg.

Klaus Heim
CEO, WinGD

We were so happy to hear about the solution to conduct the SMM, the most beautiful and amazing maritime event in the world, in February 2021. Our participating members are certainly looking forward to this great opportunity for networking and business boosting.

Jens Pfeiffer
Chairman German, Shipsuppliers Association

The sector is undergoing tremendous changes. Some will give us headaches, while others will boost business and create new opportunities. In any case, new ways need complex facts, analysis, predictions, opinions and ideas. Tons of reasons to get together, discuss and develop great new concepts - here in Hamburg at SMM. We can hardly wait for Feb 2021!

Dr. Reinhard Lüken
Managing Director, German Shipbuilding and Ocean Industries Association

I am happy that the SMM is only postponed and not cancelled during these strange times. We definitely can work in our home offices for a certain period of time by using all digital communication tools, but doing real business needs seeing and talking to people in real. I am looking forward meeting all friends of our maritime world in February 2021.

Klaus Deleroi
Managing Director, REINTJES GmbH

To a global company like FURUNO, SMM is one of the most valuable maritime trade fairs where we can benefit from face-to-face meetings with customers, business partners or even the local community. It is also an excellent opportunity for new and old colleagues from the business community to gather and build team spirit. FURUNO looks forward to SMM in 2021 and expects it to boost the maritime industry which is currently in a difficult situation.

Muneyuki Koike
Senior Managing Director, FURUNO ELECTRIC CO.,LTD.

Especially in these challenging times, presence and personal exchange are essential. This is what SMM, the world's leading trade fair for the maritime industry, offers to international exhibitors and visitors in February 2021. The German Association for Marine Technology, represented at SMM since 2006, is looking forward to meet the maritime family again.

Petra Mahnke
CEO, German Association for Marine Technology (GMT)

Great ideas are born at the SMM. Being able to closely interact with the leading minds from across the industry is a perennial and dependable source of inspiration for brilliant initiatives and innovations, whether it has to do with digitalization, environmental protection or efficiency enhancements. I am glad the fair will be taking place in 2021.

Richard v.Berlepsch
Managing Director Fleet; Hapag-Lloyd AG

SMM is the leading international maritime trade fair. A place to network, to meet old and new friends, to establish new bonds of trust in our truly global industry. In the end, it doesn‘t matter if this happens in September or February. The most important thing is that we will be able to meet each other again – in order to bring things forward.

Ralf Nagel
Chief Executive Officer, German Shipowners' Association, Hamburg

The rollover of the SMM exhibition to 2021 is really good news and should be seen as an opportunity to analyse and think together further about the insights and experiences gained during the Corona period within our working environment. The possibilities of digitalisation are only one aspect of this. I am also convinced that SMM is the right environment to give decisive impetus to new technologies whereby environmental and climate protection for the maritime domain should be a thematic focus.

Dr. Klaus Borgschulte
Managing Director, Fr. Lürssen Werft GmbH & Co. KG

SMM is the place to be for the forward-looking global maritime industry, even more in challenging times. We are convinced, SMM 2021 will not only provide the first opportunity to meet again within the lively maritime family, but also an important positive impulse for the market following the pandemic turbulences. We are all awaiting this positive impulse eagerly!

Hauke Schlegel
Managing Director, VDMA Marine Equipment and Systems

Facts

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.

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:

News

SMM 2021: Leading international maritime trade fair prepares to restart

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“Together we will overcome this crisis”

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SMM 2021: New impetus for the maritime transformation
New date: Leading international maritime trade fair to take place from 2 to 5 February 2021

SMM, the leading international maritime trade fair, has been postponed to 2-5 February 2021 in response to the coronavirus pandemic and its global impact on major events and international travelling.

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Shipping industry steers towards digitalisation

Faster, smarter, better connected: In the age of digitalisation the shipping sector is reinventing itself. The SMM motto “Driving The Maritime Transition” reflects this paradigm shift. Featuring innovative exhibitors and top-ranking discussion panels, the leading international maritime trade fair…

Hamburg

The Hamburg experience

he 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. 

Date

SMM 2021 - the leading international maritime trade fair

02
05
February
2021

Main sponsor

DNV-GL

Sponsors

Supporters

Endorsing Associations

Aclunaga
asime
Danish Maritime
Danish Marine Group
Gisbir
Hemexpo
Tsia
WISTA
Worldwide Industrial & Marine Association

Media partners

Danish Shipping
European Offshore & Maritime
Swedish Shipping
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