60 hours of insights from all sectors and more than 160 top-notch speakers

The global stage for the movers and shakers of maritime change

Digitalisation and artificial intelligence, maritime security, our commitment to climate targets and the future of sustainability - all this and more was on the agenda of SMM DIGITAL from 2 - 5 February 2021.

Via two streams, the event presented a series of conferences, interviews and presentations. More than 160 leading industry experts from all sectors addressed the technological and environmental challenges facing our industry. Over 7,000 viewers from 80 countries tuned in, gained insights and learned about solutions and potential business partners.

If you missed the high-class conferences, interviews and presentations, you can still watch the recordings. The full 60 hours of streaming content is available on demand until the end of 2021. Choose your highlights and enjoy SMM DIGITAL!

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Conference Stream

Conference Stream

Get deep into it: In which areas is artificial intelligence changing shipping? What will help us on the course of decarbonisation? How can we use the oceans more sustainably? How do we ensure safety on the high seas and in the digital space? And how can container ships remain financially viable against this backdrop? The answers will be provided by leading experts from industry, associations and NGOs at the Maritime Future Summit, gmec - global maritime environmental congress, Offshore Dialogue, MS&D - international conference on maritime security and defence, as well as the TradeWinds Digital Forum.


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SMM DIGITAL 2021, Fotograf: Michael Zapf

Open Stream

Gain an overview: Browse through a variety of exciting topics from different sectors of the maritime economy. Discover innovations from leading companies, such as pioneering solutions using hydrogen, wind or solar technology. Take a look into the future of sustainable travel in the cruise industry. And learn about impressive projects such as the world's largest civilian hospital ship, the commitment of seafarers' charities in times of pandemic or the MOSAiC expedition, one of the largest Arctic expeditions in history.


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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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