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…frequently asked questions

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General questions on SMM

The range of subjects includes large-scale industrial engineering for ships and shipyards, ship equipment and fittings, cargo handling systems, offshore engineering, maritime services, and much more. A detailed list of subjects is given in the List of Categories and the Hall Plan.

SMM has one overseas offshoot:

There are also further maritime events held in Hamburg.

Yes. We can offer you a range of rooms and services for your event. An overview of the available rooms is shown here.

Questions on registration

An overview of prices is shown here.

You can register for SMM in writing (fax, post) or online. An overview is shown here.

The minimum stand size is 20m².

Cancellation before approval costs EUR 300. After approval, 25% or 100% of the participation fee is charged. For further details, see our Specific Terms of Participation and General Terms of Participation:

Registration documents

Please note:

  • Sending in the registration form does not constitute a right to approval.
  • Return of the completed and signed registration form to HMC constitutes an offer by the Exhibitor, and is subject to acceptance by HMC. After receipt of the placement proposal, approval is sent by the SMM Team.

Questions on participation


No exhibitor badges are needed for access to the exhibition centre during assembly and dismantling periods.

All information on booking of meeting and conference rooms is shown here.

Your data for catalogue entry must be sent to us by May 2018 at the latest.

We offer numerous opportunities for SMM visitors to draw attention to their presentation. An overview of possibilities is shown here:


We ask for your understanding that no partially or full dismantling of a booth and products is possible before the official end of SMM. The booth staff may also not be removed before the end of the exhibition. It is for the benefit of all the exhibitors that the exhibition runs free of disruption for its entire duration.
Every exhibitor has undertaken to occupy their booth for the entire duration of the fair and not to dismantle it early. Booth construction staff will not be allowed into the fair until 4 pm on Friday, the last day of the exhibition, and vehicles will not be given access to the halls until 6 pm.