Welcome to the virtual meeting place for the maritime industry

SMM DIGITAL took place from 2 - 5 February 2021 and featured two streams of first-class conferences, interviews and presentations with more than 160 leading industry experts. During the four days of the event, the programme was watched by over 7,000 viewers from 80 countries.

We thank the participating companies and organisations, as they are the ones driving maritime transition every day. To provide the global maritime community access to these valuable contributions and thus further promote exchange between industry players, all content will remain available here on demand until the end of 2021.


Have a look at the complete programme

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From 6 - 9 September 2022, it's finally that time again. Present your innovations live, meet business partners in person and successfully expand your own network. In Hamburg at SMM, the #1 platform for the maritime industry. Be there!

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Please save the date for the next SMM, which will take place from 6 – 9 September 2022. We’re very much looking forward to welcoming you back to Hamburg then.

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SMM Streams

More information about our streams.

Highlights in pictures

View the trailer and more highlights of SMM Digital 2021.

In the current crisis, it is especially important to look ahead, remember one’s own strengths and drive innovation. That is exactly what SMM, as the leading international maritime trade fair, stands for – whether digital or analogue.

Angela Merkel
Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany

Angela Merkel

I was impressed with the excellent execution of the event, its careful and considerate planning, the rich content, and the successful feeling of a ‘real’ conference you managed to create despite holding it virtually.

Tal Danai
CEO, Artlink

Tal Danai

The SMM Conference was very useful to learn about key issues and opportunities in the maritime world, including issues of seafarers' welfare. The digital conference format allowed us to share the livestreams of panels with our members who would not have been able to take part in the regular conference in person. The online format of the conference allowed participation in ways that an in person meeting would not.

Jason Zuidema
General Secretary, ICMA

Jason Zuidema

It’s great that technology is allowing us to continue holding industry conferences and discuss our future despite the ongoing travel restrictions. While virtual conferences can’t quite replace direct human interaction, they do give us the flexibility to join these discussions directly from our office or our home, so it even has a very positive side despite the circumstances. I’m happy that SMM has adapted to the current environment and gone ahead as planned, although I very much look forward to it returning to an in person format in the future.

Bud Darr
Executive Vice President, MSC

Bud Darr, Executive Vice President, Policy & Government Affairs, MSC Group

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