New date: SMM will take place from 2 – 5 February 2021

Due to the coronavirus pandemic and its global restrictions on major events and international travel, SMM has been postponed to 2 – 5 February 2021.

We are aware that you may have questions regarding your participation at SMM. In our FAQs, we inform you about important details.

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With 50,000 visitors from all over the world, SMM continues to cement its position as the most important event in the maritime industry calendar, year after year.

This extremely high number of visitors reflects the broad range on offer at this trade fair. SMM is attended by top shipbuilders, key players in the value chain, operators and service providers. It is a unique opportunity to share ideas and meet with representatives of industry, government, navies and the scientific community.

Thousand of SMM visitors also come to Hamburg to take part in or listen to the comprehensive series of choice supporting events. The SMM theme days encompass the Maritime Future Summit, gmec, MS&D, Offshore Dialogue and the Maritime Career Market

We have been attending SMM since the very beginning. It is fascinating to see technologies and opportunities unfolding and progressing.

Petra Bölkow-Anderwald
GManaging Director, Deckma GmbH

New edition of SMM Insights out now

What do SMM exhibitors and visitors think about the maritime industry’s economic and technological developments? What’s on the agenda of the big maritime organisations, the corporate giants and the start-ups?

We are delighted to present the answers to you in our brand-new edition of SMM Insights, featuring the results of the second SMM Maritime Industry Report as well as many interesting news and voices from our industry.

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Download SMM Insights 2020 (PDF)


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