MS&D - the international conference on maritime security and defence

secure your position

Hamburg, 10 - 11 september 2020

How can the maritime industry prepare for security issues such as future military and non-military threats or technological developments of manned and unmanned platforms?

The conference programme for the upcoming SMM will be published in spring 2020.


Review 2018

For the seventh time the international conference on maritime security and defence (MS&D) was held in Hamburg during SMM, the world’s leading maritime trade fair. The focus of the international conference held on 6 and 7 September 2018 was on current and future challenges to maritime security and defence. Twenty renowned naval, industrial and science experts discussed topics such as how to protect international ocean trading routes, when and how to deploy naval forces on crisis missions, as well as cybersecurity issues.

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Review: Security Route

Find here exhibitors of SMM 2018 who were presenting their products and services on the Security Route:

Security Route 2018

INTERVIEW: China - long a security factor to be taken seriously in maritime power dynamics

Jan Wiedemann, co-publisher of the magazine NAVAL FORCES and Chairman of MS&D 2018, spoke to Dr Sarah Kirchberger, Head of the Center for Asia-Pacific Strategy and Security, Institute for Security Policy, Kiel University (ISPK), for the upcoming International Conference on Maritime Security and Defence (MS&D).
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MS&D attendess 2018

Name Country Company/Delegation
ads-tec GmbH DE Company
BHM Penlaw DE Company
Bird & Bird LLP DE Company
BMVg DE Company
Botschaft der Republik Indonesien DE Company
Bumi Laut Group ID Company
Bundesamz für Ausrüstung, Informationstechnologie und Nutzung der Bundeswehr DE Company
Bundesmarine DE Company
Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie DE Company
Bundesverband der Deutschen Sicherheits- und Verteidigungsindustrie e.V. DE Company
Bundeswehr DE Company
Bundeswehr MFG 3 DE Company
Bundeswehr/Marine DE Company
Bw Marine DE Company
C. M. N. FR Company
Caterpillar Motoren GmbH & Co KG DE Company
CC Holding DE Company
Colombian Navy DE Company
Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding NL Company
DBNK IR Company
Deutsche Marine DE Company
Deutsches Maritimes Institut DE Company
DLR DE Company
DNV GL DE Company
Dow Chemical DE Company
Einsatzführungskommando der Bundeswehr DE Company
Embassy of Brazil DE Company
Embassy Of The Republic of South Africa ZA Company
Escola Superior Náutica Infante D. Henrique PT Company
ETRI KR Company
Exchange Consulting Pty Ltd AU Company
FMV SE Company
Fr. Lürssen Werft GmbH & Co. KG DE Company
FüAkBw DE Company
Gabler Maschinenbau GmbH DE Company
German Aerospace Center DE Company
GW DE Company
HMC FR Company
HMS FR Company
Hochschule Bremen DE Company
Hochschule Emden/Leer Fachbereich Seefahrt DE Company
Inmarsat GB Company
Italian Navy IT Company
Jade Hochschule DE Company
Kawasaki Heavy Industries (UK) Ltd. GB Company
Kelvin Hughes Ltd. GB Company
Marinefliegergeschwader 5 DE Company
MBDA Deutschland GmbH DE Company
Meraas Holding LLC AE Company
Mittler Report Verlag GmbH DE Company
Mönch Verlagsgsellschaft mbH DE Company
MTG Marinetechnik GmbH DE Company
MTU Friedrichshafen DE Company
N/A GB Company
OTRS AG DE Company
Otto-von-Guericke University in Magdeburg DE Company
Parker Hannifin DE Company
Polyamp AB SE Company
Port Klang MY Company
RAB-Microfluidics Ltd GB Company
Rem-Yem Marine Limited NG Company
River Advice AG CH Company
Rohde & Schwarz Vertriebs-GmbH DE Company
Saab Deutschland GmbH DE Company
Saint Petersburg State Marine Technical University RU Company
SANDER MESON Group Wilhelm Sander Fertigung GmbH DE Company
Serco AU Company
Spezialtechnik Dresden GmbH DE Company
STL Systems AG DE Company
Student DE Company
SUNCOM KR Company
Swedish Defence Material Administration SE Company
Swissfreezone GmbH DE Company
Telecommunications Technology Association KR Company
thyssenkrupp Marine Systems GmbH DE Company
TTA KR Company
TUHH FR Company
UK Hydrographic Office GB Company
Universidade de Lisboa PT Company
Universität Bremen DE Company
University of Eastern Finland/Itä-Suomen yliopisto FI Company
Victoria Shipyards CA Company
Argentine Navy - Naval Mission Europe AR Delegation
Colombian Navy CO Delegation
COTECMAR CO Delegation
Deutsche Botschaft Helsinki DE Delegation
Deutsche Botschaft Oslo DE Delegation
Embassy of Angola AO Delegation
Embassy of Australia AU Delegation
Embassy of Brazil BR Delegation
Embassy of Columbia CO Delegation
Embassy of Mexico MX Delegation
Embassy of Peru PE Delegation
Embassy of the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire CI Delegation
Embassy of the Republic of South Africa ZA Delegation
Embassy of the United States of America USA Delegation
French Navy FR Delegation
Hellenic Navy GR Delegation
Italian Navy IT Delegation
Kuwait Naval Force KW Delegation
Royal Norwegian Embassy NO Delegation
South African Navy ZA Delegation
Royal Malaysian Navy MY Delegation
Royal Saudi Naval Force SA Delegation
Swedish Armed Forces Safety Inspectorate (Navy) SE Delegation
Royal Thai Navy TH Delegation
National Defence University Naval War College TR Delegation
Turkish Naval Forces Command TR Delegation
Istanbul Navy Shipyard / Design Project Office TR Delegation
Royal Navy UK Delegation
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In the past, common weapon systems were not even in the discussion. This might change. To accomplish that we should harmonise regulations so that cooperative initiatives can be realised. The industry is willing. What is missing is long-term planning.

Dr. Hans-Christoph Atzpodien
Chairman of the Federation of the German Security and Defence Industry

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