This is where we answer frequently asked questions

If you have a question which is not answered here, please contact our Service Centre by phone on +49 40 3569-0 or e-mail.


Questions on registration

An overview of prices is shown here.

Please find the respective dates here:

  • The application deadline for SMM 2022 is 17. September 2021
  • Deadlines for service orders can be found here

The minimum stand size is 20m².

Cancellation of an application before approval costs EUR 300. After approval, 25% or 100% of the participation fee is charged. For further details, see our Specific Terms of Participation and General Terms of Participation:

Please note:

  • Sending in the registration form does not constitute a right to approval.
  • Return of the completed and signed registration form to HMC constitutes an offer by the Exhibitor, and is subject to acceptance by HMC. After receipt of the placement proposal, approval is sent by the SMM Team.

General questions on SMM



The range of subjects includes large-scale industrial engineering for ships and shipyards, ship equipment and fittings, cargo handling systems, offshore engineering, maritime services, and much more. A detailed list of subjects is given in the List of Categories and the Hall Plan.

SMM has one overseas offshoot:

There are also further maritime events held in Hamburg.


Yes. We can offer you a range of rooms and services for your event. An overview of the available rooms is shown here.

Questions on participation

No exhibitor badges are needed for access to the exhibition centre during assembly and dismantling periods.

All information on booking a meeting/conference room is shown here.

Your data for catalogue entry must be sent to us by May 2022 at the latest.

If you need help in preparation of your presentation at SMM, you can contact the SMM Project Team.

Foreign representatives are also pleased to support exhibitors.

We are happy to support your application for a visa for your trip to SMM. Click here to request a letter of invitation.

We ask for your understanding that no partially or full dismantling of a booth and products is possible before the official end of SMM. The booth staff may also not be removed before the end of the exhibition. It is for the benefit of all the exhibitors that the exhibition runs free of disruption for its entire duration.
Every exhibitor has undertaken to occupy their booth for the entire duration of the fair and not to dismantle it early. Booth construction staff will not be allowed into the fair until 4 pm on Friday, the last day of the exhibition, and vehicles will not be given access to the halls until 6 pm.

Questions on SMM DIGITAL 2021

Yes, the complete streams is free of charge and will be available till the end of 2021.

Questions for exhibitors about COVID-19

The temporary restrictions imposed by our city to control the coronavirus pandemic apply to HMC as to all other organisations. For more information on current restrictions please refer to the latest version of the City ordinance HmbSARS-CoV-2-EindämmungsVO”.


We update our Health and Safety Guidelinesfrequently, including its Appendix 2 – Stand Construction for Trade Fairs, Exhibitions and Events. Please direct any questions regarding your stand construction concept to our stand design review team at ops(at)hamburg-messe(dot)de.

In the event that we have no other choice but to cancel SMM because of the coronavirus pandemic, we will refund the participation fee (including the AUMA fee and the fee for the marketing package).

If we are forced to cancel SMM because of the coronavirus pandemic, we will refund the costs incurred when booking services through the OSC.

If you can provide evidence that you are unable to participate because of COVID-19-related restrictions, your participation fee will be refunded (including the AUMA fee and the marketing package).

No. Any services ordered from third parties are exclusively subject to the contractual relationship between the parties to the contract. Therefore, HMC will not reimburse you for any of these costs.

In the event of cancellation before acceptance, an administrative fee of € 300.– plus VAT shall be payable (see clause 8.1 ATB). Please submit your withdrawal request in writing.

No legal claims may be derived from the information contained in this overview. We shall not be held liable for any errors or omissions. Revised 08-07-2020