Press kit Advance Press Conference

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The leading international maritime trade fair: Shipping sector sets a clear course for climate protection

Friday was the closing day of the 30th SMM which took place on Hamburg’s exhibition campus from 6 to 9 September. During the anniversary edition of the flagship fair the maritime industry demonstrated its commitment to tackling the energy transition. Organisers, exhibitors and trade visitors alike…

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SMM, the leading international maritime trade fair, is back

After a four-year break from live exhibitions, the maritime community is meeting in Hamburg again from 6 to 9 September 2022. The opening press conference for the flagship fair gave a foretaste of the next four SMM days. Supply chain disruption, alternative propulsion technologies, e-fuels –…

NGO vs. shipowners: Hand in hand for clean shipping?

gmec, the global maritime environmental congress, will open its doors to the general public for the first time. As part of the conference on 7 September there will be a public panel discussion that is open to everyone who has an interest in the topic. Environmental campaigners will debate with…

SMM 2022: Everything at a glance

The countdown is on: From 6 to 9 September 2022 the Who’s Who of the maritime sector will meet in Hamburg. For nearly 60 years SMM has been a magnet for shipowners, suppliers, shipyards and industry visitors from all around the world. Some thoughts on what makes the event so attractive, what…

MARINE INTERIORS area @SMM: The cruise industry is back on course

After a global ban on cruises was imposed in April 2020, cruise ships around the world have now resumed operation – and the demand is strong. For the first time this year, the leaders of the passenger ship building sector will meet on European soil in the MARINE INTERIORS area @SMM from 6 to 9…

SMM: Always One Brilliant Idea Ahead

Whether it is about digital or green innovations, SMM is the perfect stage. From 06 to 09 September 2022, it will be the meeting place for representatives of shipping companies, suppliers, shipyards and scientists to share views and ideas, expand their networks and do business. Again and again, the…

Offshore Dialogue at SMM: More watts with fewer emissions

Rising sea levels, shrinking biodiversity, higher water temperatures: The oceans are suffering from climate change. Humanity must change its course rapidly. Many hopes are pinned on electricity generation on the water, which could propel the maritime energy transition, as well. At the Offshore…

Naval forces: Innovations for enhanced security

At the leading international maritime trade fair from 6 to 9 September 2022, numerous exhibitors will showcase technology innovations geared towards the needs of naval forces. In parallel with the exhibition, experts and high-ranking officials of international navies, the industry and international…

A race against time: the maritime industry and the climate target

Once again, SMM will be held in person from 6 to 9 September 2022. Scheduled for around

four months ahead of the world’s leading trade fair, the international press conference

provided the ideal opportunity for a high-quality panel of experts to get together and

discuss the most urgent topics…

Towards climate-neutral shipping: The green revolution

In September the maritime sector will gather for SMM 2022 to discuss key industry topics. The all-important question is: How can shipping achieve climate-neutrality rapidly? The leading international maritime trade fair combines the know-how of experts from science, shipping, shipbuilding and the…

The Next Phase Of The Digital Transformation

From ship design to ship management, and from the bridge to the engine room and the cargo hold, digitalisation has entered all aspects of ship operation. Identifying smart ways of combining digital technologies is one of the topics of this year’s Maritime Future Summit on 5 September 2022. Panel…

Governments are in duty for a climate-friendly transformation of the maritime industry - SMM Maritime Industry Report (MIR) shows industry on track for sustainability

For shipowners, shipyards and suppliers, climate protection is a top priority. What stakeholders are unsure about, however, is how to implement it: There is still no clarity what fuel will prevail as the industry steers towards a carbon-neutral future. There can be no doubt that conventional…

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SMM Maritime Industry Report: “Shipowners are back”

For the third time Hamburg Messe und Congress has conducted a large-scale survey asking exhibitors and visitors of SMM, for decades the leading global trade fair for the maritime industry, to give their assessments of the sector’s economic and technological development. One year before the industry…

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SMM DIGITAL: Successful digital premiere of the leading international maritime trade fair

This year the leading international maritime trade fair SMM was held as a purely digital conference for the first time because of the coronavirus pandemic – and it was a great success. For four days, SMM DIGITAL's two online streams with 60 hours of programming and more than 160 speakers drew…

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TradeWinds Digital Shipowners Forum: Booming container market, uncertain shipbuilding segment

The positive developments in the container shipping segment, the difficult situation of the German and European maritime clusters, and open technical questions as the industry navigates towards a zero-emission future were all topics discussed by the high-profile experts at the TradeWinds Shipowners…

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Offshore Dialogue: How to live in harmony with the elements

At the international offshore conference during SMM DIGITAL, researchers, engineers and shipbuilding experts joined online to discuss current trends in the offshore wind farms segment, technical challenges facing tidal and wave energy conversion, and innovative ocean monitoring technologies. The…

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MS&D: Security expertise and competence successfully shared online

Despite the purely digital format, the MS&D 2021 conference was once again successful as the international meeting place dedicated to maritime security and defence. Its top-of-the-line international lecture programme covered a wide range of topics, from political challenges to current threats and…

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Maritime Future Summit: Aye, Aye, A.I.

Artificial Intelligence will shape the future of shipping in major ways. But how far have practical applications of these technologies advanced? How can they be used, and where does AI reach its limits? At the Maritime Future Summit experts brought the audience up to date and outlined their…

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Environmental congress gmec: The search for a clean course

After IMO 2020 is before IMO 2050 – the radical reduction of sulphur emissions was an important milestone. The next one will be to cut climate-damaging CO2 emissions in half. Around the world scientists are exploring a wide range of technologies to make ships more eco-friendly. A review of the…

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SMM DIGITAL: gmec rolls out first-ever platform for NGOs and international shipping companies to exchange views during SMM DIGITAL

Fridays For Future and conservation society NABU to discuss measures to combat Climate change with global shipowners association BIMCO, containership owner MSC and the German engineering industry association VDMA.

The 29th edition of the leading international maritime trade fair has been launched…

SMM DIGITAL: ‘Maritime Transition’ Ready For Kick-off

Tomorrow marks the beginning of the leading international maritime trade event, SMM DIGITAL, for the first time held as a fully digital conference this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. At the online opening press conference for SMM DIGITAL, leading industry stakeholders will examine the current…

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SMM DIGITAL: Safety first

The countdown is on: SMM DIGITAL, the leading international maritime trade fair, takes place from 2 to 5 February. The centrepiece of the event is the multifaceted conference programme. At MS&D, the International Conference on Maritime Security and Defence, renowned experts will discuss military…

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SMM DIGITAL: An Industry Fuels Progress

Climate protection is the greatest challenge of our time – and the maritime industry is not exempt from it. The environmental conference gmec at SMM DIGITAL, the leading international maritime trade event, will point the way for the industry’s transition to lowemission shipping. The event will focus…

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SMM DIGITAL: Leading international maritime trade fair to stream conference programme online free of charge

The time has come: SMM DIGITAL is opening from 2 to 5 February 2021. Due to the current situation caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the 29th edition of SMM will be held as a purely digital conference. And it’s free of charge – this is how the leading international maritime trade fair demonstrates…

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Offshore Dialogue: The Value Of Wind And Water

Sustainable use of the oceans is one of the focal topics at SMM DIGITAL. At the Offshore Dialogue online conference on 2 February, international experts will discuss current trends in the offshore wind farms segment, technical challenges facing tidal and wave energy conversion, and innovative ocean…

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SMM DIGITAL: The Future Of Shipping Is Smart

Digitalisation is the maritime game changer. This is why the digital transformation will be in focus at SMM DIGITAL, which has been given the leitmotif “Driving The Maritime Transition”. As a purely digital event, SMM DIGITAL will feature conferences with topranking panelists discussing current…

SMM DIGITAL: Looking Forward To Seeing You Online From 2 - 5 February 2021

SMM, the leading international maritime trade fair, will not be held as a hybrid event on Hamburg's exhibition campus in February 2021 as originally planned. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Hamburg Messe und Congress is instead organising a purely digital event for the maritime community, SMM…

SMM 2021: Leading international maritime trade fair prepares to restart

The global trade fair business is slowly coming back to life. SMM 2021 is getting ready for its rescheduled date in February. The maritime industry is looking ahead to the gathering with great anticipation. The detailed concept developed by the organisers of SMM ensures a great trade fair experience…

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“Together we will overcome this crisis”

World trade has suffered a severe blow. Shipyards are sitting idle, and SMM, the leading international maritime trade fair, had to be rescheduled: The economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic have sent shock waves through the shipping industry. How will shipowners, yards and suppliers find…

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SMM 2021: New impetus for the maritime transformation
New date: Leading international maritime trade fair to take place from 2 to 5 February 2021

SMM, the leading international maritime trade fair, has been postponed to 2-5 February 2021 in response to the coronavirus pandemic and its global impact on major events and international travelling.

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Shipping industry steers towards digitalisation

Faster, smarter, better connected: In the age of digitalisation the shipping sector is reinventing itself. The SMM motto “Driving The Maritime Transition” reflects this paradigm shift. Featuring innovative exhibitors and top-ranking discussion panels, the leading international maritime trade fair…

SMM 2020: Secure And Smart
Maritime Energy Transition: SMM Presents Green Agenda

Implementing effective climate protection measures is the greatest challenge of our time – and the maritime industry is not exempt from it. With its motto 'Driving the Maritime Transition’, the leading international maritime trade fair SMM held from 8 to 11 September 2020 will point the way towards…

Closing Report: INMEX SMM India 2019 proofs its status as South Asia’s leading maritime tradeshow

• More than 5.000 high quality trade visitors

• Over 260 satisfied exhibitors from 20 nations

• Next episode from 11.-13. Okt 2021

Claudia Ohlmeier, President WISTA Germany
Interview with Claudia Ohlmeier

President WISTA Germany

The leading international maritime trade fair: SMM 2020 publishes motto and Maritime Industry Report

“Driving the maritime transition”: In times of the global climate debate and the digital transformation, SMM 2020 will once again be the focal point for decision-makers in the maritime industry. Topics that are currently high on the industry's agenda are highlighted in the new issue of the SMM…

3 questions to Bernhard Steinrücke

Director General Indo-German Chamber of Commerce.

Cristina Aleixendri, Co-founder of Bound4Blue
Interview with Cristina Aleixendri

Co-founder of bound4blue

INMEX SMM India 2019 and SMM Hamburg 2020


Nora Hirschfeld

Press Officer

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