Inspiration, exchange, opportunities

More than a trade fair: The SMM offers you a diverse program in the form of workshops, symposia and congresses. You can look forward to international greats from the maritime industry as speakers. Get to know the leading forces of the maritime industry personally and exchange your ideas and experiences in a unique environment. Discover for yourself why visitors from all over the world come to Hamburg especially for these events.

SMM conferences

SMM’s high-profile conferences provide an ideal platform to exchange thoughts on the maritime industry’s pressing topics.

At the Maritime Future Summit, thought leaders share their views on digitalization and its impact on the maritime industry. With IMO’s 2030 and 2050 climate ambitions calling for effective desulphurisation and decarbonisation strategies, the gmec – global maritime environmental congress highlights progress and challenges on the way towards zero emissions.

Offshore Dialogue provides the frame for discussing the sustainable exploitation of marine resources. And MS&D – the international conference on maritime security and defence will concentrate on the challenges of keeping pace with a wide range of operational requirements.

TradeWinds Shipowners Forum will take a close look at the changing face of shipping and focuses in particular on the financing, ownership and operation of ships in a free webinar.

Transition Stages

Exciting lectures and relaxed networking


The Transition Stages are the perfect meeting place for all industry experts who want to drive forward the transition of the maritime industry. In addition to our conferences and in parallel on three stages at the exhibition area, stage partners and exhibitors will present innovative concepts and solutions on central topics of SMM 2022


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It's wine o'clock

The 30th edition of SMM is a good reason to raise a glass or two. Following the lectures and presentations, from 17:00 – 19:00 our networking format "wine o'clock" turns each stage into a relaxed and communicative meeting place for maritime industry experts. Or join some of the popular exhibitors' stand parties at SMM – in any case, you will experience a lot of SMM community feeling here.