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MS&D – the international conference on maritime security and defence


Keeping pace with operational requirements

Hamburg, 4 - 5 February 2021

How can the maritime industry prepare for security issues such as future military and non-military threats or technological developments of manned and unmanned platforms?


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 advisor I Chairman of the Board of Directors of the German Association for Marine Technology, 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

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

MS&D attendess 2018

Name Country Company/Delegation
ads-tec GmbH DE Company
BHM Penlaw DE Company
Bird & Bird LLP DE Company
BMVg DE Company
Botschaft der Republik Indonesien DE Company
Bumi Laut Group ID Company
Bundesamz für Ausrüstung, Informationstechnologie und Nutzung der Bundeswehr DE Company
Bundesmarine DE Company
Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie DE Company
Bundesverband der Deutschen Sicherheits- und Verteidigungsindustrie e.V. DE Company
Bundeswehr DE Company
Bundeswehr MFG 3 DE Company
Bundeswehr/Marine DE Company
Bw Marine DE Company
C. M. N. FR Company
Caterpillar Motoren GmbH & Co KG DE Company
CC Holding DE Company
Colombian Navy DE Company
Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding NL Company
DBNK IR Company
Deutsche Marine DE Company
Deutsches Maritimes Institut DE Company
DLR DE Company
DNV GL DE Company
Dow Chemical DE Company
Einsatzführungskommando der Bundeswehr DE Company
Embassy of Brazil DE Company
Embassy Of The Republic of South Africa ZA Company
Escola Superior Náutica Infante D. Henrique PT Company
ETRI KR Company
Exchange Consulting Pty Ltd AU Company
FMV SE Company
Fr. Lürssen Werft GmbH & Co. KG DE Company
FüAkBw DE Company
Gabler Maschinenbau GmbH DE Company
German Aerospace Center DE Company
GW DE Company
HMC FR Company
HMS FR Company
Hochschule Bremen DE Company
Hochschule Emden/Leer Fachbereich Seefahrt DE Company
Inmarsat GB Company
Italian Navy IT Company
Jade Hochschule DE Company
Kawasaki Heavy Industries (UK) Ltd. GB Company
Kelvin Hughes Ltd. GB Company
Marinefliegergeschwader 5 DE Company
MBDA Deutschland GmbH DE Company
Meraas Holding LLC AE Company
Mittler Report Verlag GmbH DE Company
Mönch Verlagsgsellschaft mbH DE Company
MTG Marinetechnik GmbH DE Company
MTU Friedrichshafen DE Company
N/A GB Company
OTRS AG DE Company
Otto-von-Guericke University in Magdeburg DE Company
Parker Hannifin DE Company
Polyamp AB SE Company
Port Klang MY Company
RAB-Microfluidics Ltd GB Company
Rem-Yem Marine Limited NG Company
River Advice AG CH Company
Rohde & Schwarz Vertriebs-GmbH DE Company
Saab Deutschland GmbH DE Company
Saint Petersburg State Marine Technical University RU Company
SANDER MESON Group Wilhelm Sander Fertigung GmbH DE Company
Serco AU Company
Spezialtechnik Dresden GmbH DE Company
STL Systems AG DE Company
Student DE Company
Swedish Defence Material Administration SE Company
Swissfreezone GmbH DE Company
Telecommunications Technology Association KR Company
thyssenkrupp Marine Systems GmbH DE Company
TTA KR Company
TUHH FR Company
UK Hydrographic Office GB Company
Universidade de Lisboa PT Company
Universität Bremen DE Company
University of Eastern Finland/Itä-Suomen yliopisto FI Company
Victoria Shipyards CA Company
Argentine Navy - Naval Mission Europe AR Delegation
Colombian Navy CO Delegation
COTECMAR CO Delegation
Deutsche Botschaft Helsinki DE Delegation
Deutsche Botschaft Oslo DE Delegation
Embassy of Angola AO Delegation
Embassy of Australia AU Delegation
Embassy of Brazil BR Delegation
Embassy of Columbia CO Delegation
Embassy of Mexico MX Delegation
Embassy of Peru PE Delegation
Embassy of the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire CI Delegation
Embassy of the Republic of South Africa ZA Delegation
Embassy of the United States of America USA Delegation
French Navy FR Delegation
Hellenic Navy GR Delegation
Italian Navy IT Delegation
Kuwait Naval Force KW Delegation
Royal Norwegian Embassy NO Delegation
South African Navy ZA Delegation
Royal Malaysian Navy MY Delegation
Royal Saudi Naval Force SA Delegation
Swedish Armed Forces Safety Inspectorate (Navy) SE Delegation
Royal Thai Navy TH Delegation
National Defence University Naval War College TR Delegation
Turkish Naval Forces Command TR Delegation
Istanbul Navy Shipyard / Design Project Office TR Delegation
Royal Navy UK Delegation

Tickets & Prices

Secure your participation and attend the MS&D conference on 04 - 05 February 2021. Be part of the action and meet international military delegations while learning about the latest trends in the fields of security and defence.

Tickets will be available in our online ticket shop as of October 2020.

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Verena Jahn

Project Manager Conferences

[Translate to EN:] Verena Jahn