The world’s leading trade fair for the maritime industry

With over 2,000 exhibitors and about 40,000 visitors from all over the world, SMM continues to cement its position as the most imporant 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 this sector.

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SMM is a great platform to meet old and new partners and customers from all over the world in just four days. And, by the way, SMM’s claim “Driving the maritime transition” is exactly what MAN Energy Solutions stands for…

Wayne Jones OBE
Member of Executive Board – Global Sales & After Sales
MAN Energy Solutions

One of SMM’s defining qualities is its ability to bring together people from the entire spectrum of the maritime business. There is a real buzz every day of the fair. It is a place to inspire and be inspired, coming face-to-face with the individuals, technologies and services that will write the next chapters in the story of how we conduct responsible commercial activity within the ocean environment. We are already looking forward to 2022.

Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen
CEO Maritime
DNV

As a technical provider for marine energy transition growth, we need SMM as the perfect international stage to display our technologies in MHI Group for decarbonising the maritime shipping industry.

Toshiaki Hori
President and CEO
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Marine Machinery & Equipment

SMM as the leading international maritime trade fair is always part of our event calendar as an exhibitor. We are very much looking forward to seeing our customers and partners in person again in September 2022 at SMM in Hamburg.

Dr. Klaus Borgschulte
Managing Director
Lürssen

SMM is an excellent arena for Kongsberg Maritime to meet with customers and partners to discuss the latest innovations and future trends for the maritime market.

Bård Bjørløw
Executive Vice President Global Sales and Marketing
Kongsberg Maritime

For us, SMM is the ideal platform to get a complete overview of the latest technical innovations and to meet important suppliers from all over the world.

Richard von Berlepsch
Managing Director Fleet Management
Hapag-Lloyd

The global maritime sector is facing an unprecedented transformation process. Whether it's the decarbonisation of shipping, the digitalisation of the value chain or the support of the energy transition through offshore innovations, smart minds, entrepreneurship and cutting-edge technology are needed to meet the challenges. I am therefore very pleased to join the leading maritime companies for the 30th SMM in Hamburg in September 2022.

Claudia Müller
Federal Government Coordinator
for the Maritime Industry and for Tourism

 Claudia Müller, Federal Government Coordinator for the Maritime Industry and for Tourism

SMM attracts a truly diverse range of companies from across the entire breadth of the maritime market, and we look forward to meeting partners and customers throughout the event. As we will be launching our full service in 2023, SMM is a perfectly timed platform to share OneWeb’s vision for how our pioneering, terrestrial-grade connectivity solutions will help to accelerate digitalisation throughout the maritime industry so that together we can create a more efficient, sustainable, and profitable future.

Carole Plessy
Head of Maritime at OneWeb

Carole Plessy, Head of Maritime at OneWeb

Innovative solutions to support shipping’s green transition will take centre-stage at SMM, IMO is committed to facilitating the transition to a green and sustainable future. In keeping with this aim, the IMO 2022 World Maritime theme, “New technologies for greener shipping”, will provide an enhanced focus on innovation to make the transition a reality. I look forward to engaging with key stakeholders and discussing how to ensure a just and equitable transition that also recognizes the need for skills and technology development in developing countries.

Kitack Lim
Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO)

More than 2,200 exhibitors from all over the world

Roughly 50,000 trade visitors, and 90,000 square metres of exhibition space – impressive numbers that speak for themselve

With the last event, SMM again confirmed its position as the most important event in the maritime industry calendar.

The extremely high number of visitors in recent years underscores the diversity of the trade fair’s demographic: not only is SMM attended by top shipbuilders, key players in the value chain, operators and service providers, it is a unique chance to rub shoulders with representatives of industry, government, navies and the scientific community.

After the last SMM, exhibitors expressed total satisfaction with the fruitful discussions before, during and after the event, many of which opened the door to promising post-fair business.

SMM is a true reflection of industry trends. With over half of the visitors coming to observe new technology and innovations, exhibitors enjoy measurable success during and after the trade fair. Connections made at the trade fair often result in follow-up equipment and service sales in the millions of euros.

SMM has never been stronger in terms of international participation, business visitor profiles and government and naval organisation involvement.

If setting or witnessing trends is important to you, you’re in excellent company at SMM.

Premieres

New technologies. New themes.

Successful premieres at the last SMM onsite

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

Sustainability

Think green, act green.

Facts & Figures

Overview

Name:SMM – the leading international maritime trade fair
Date:6 – 9 September 2022
Frequency:every two years
Fields:

1 Shipbuilding / shipyard industry
2 Ship fittings and equipment
3 Prime movers / propulsion systems
4 Auxiliary systems for propulsion
5 Ship operation equipment
6 Cargo handling systems
7 Electrical engineering/electronics
8 Marine technology
9 Ports and port technology
10 Maritime services
11 Naval weapon systems
12 Shipbrokers and charterers
13 Shipowners
14 Media

Halls:A1 – A5
B1 – B8
Visitors 2018:roughly 50,000 visitors
Exhibitors 2018:more than 2,200 exhibitors from all over the world
Target region:international

 

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