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When it comes to meeting up with all the leading stakeholders of the global maritime industry, there's no place like SMM. It's here where the key players of the various sectors discuss and introduce solutions that define benchmarks for the age of Green and Smart Shipping.

The bi-annual trade fair and its accompanying conferences offer an unparalleled platform for inspiration, networking and business for exhibitors and visitors alike. Harboured by Hamburg, Germany's beautiful maritime metropolis, SMM welcomes anyone who is interested in the future of the shipping industry.


New technologies and themes

Successful 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 a range of on-site innovations:                                                                                              

  • Maritime 3D-Printing Show Area
  • SMM Hackathon
  • Forum "Maritime Career Market"
  • Extended Interior Outfitting exhibition area
  • TradeWinds Shipowners Forum
  • Offshore Dialogue focues on arctic and deep-sea technology


SMM is a very successful fair because it organises the cooperation that helps us achieve our goals. What's discussed at SMM serves to shape the future of shipping.

Kitack Lim
Secretary-General, International Maritime Organization



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SMM is the most important event in the maritime industry calendar. The trade fair offers a perfect stage for gathering insights, networking, cementing business deals and contributing to debates with the thought leaders in the maritime sector.

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Theme routes

We have decided to simplify things for everyone by creating theme routes for four key topics: the digital, green, security and job routes. This will allow visitors to find exhibits and services much faster and more efficiently.

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At SMM we feel passionate about keeping you up to date with all relevant news surrounding our conferences and events, as well as the key issues driving the maritime industry. Discover our SMM news publication and our regular online newsletter.

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