Welcome to SMM – The world's leading trade fair for the maritime industry.

With 40,000 participants 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.

More topics and even more networking

We are constantly improving SMM to remain the state-of-the-art business and networking platform for the maritime industry. In response to rising market needs, we’ll continue to expand our special areas as well as offering you new possibilities for presentation, interaction and networking.

SMM Insights

Discover what maritime industry professionals from all sectors look forward to, and click through our brand-new issue of SMM Insights – the magazine that provides you with important information about the world’s biggest gathering of the global maritime community in 2024:

Events at a glance

More than 100 high-profile conferences, dialogue sessions, workshops, and presentations are taking place during SMM. Here you will find the programme items listed by day.

SMM is where the international maritime industry meets at the German maritime centre Hamburg. For KfW IPEX-Bank as a financing partner to the maritime industry, SMM is a central platform for marketing sustainable financing solutions and the supplier approach in Germany and Europe. I am looking forward to exchanging ideas with our customers and partners and making new contacts from the maritime industry.

Tanja Georg
Director | Team Head Originsation & Structuring
KfW IPEX-Bank GmbH

The SMM is one of the most important events in the shipbuilding industry's calendar. In addition to presenting and getting to know innovations, it is particularly important to exchange at the fair and at the surrounding evening events. With the many participants from Germany as wells as from abroad, the fair offers a particularly good opportunity to establish new personal contacts and maintain existing ones in a relatively short time.

Knut Frömming
Head of Design
FSG-Nobiskrug Design GmbH

SMM being located in Hamburg, a key maritime hub in Europe, holds a special place for us at TURTLE as it brings together the maritime community in a way that no other event does. The diversity of participants and the depth of knowledge shared make it a valuable platform for us to learn, network, and collaborate on a global scale. The SMM provides value by showcasing the latest innovations and facilitating meaningful conversations about the challenges and opportunities that the industry faces.

Isabelle Rickmers
Founder and CEO

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Opening hours

Tue – Thu 10 – 18
Fri 10 – 16


      Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH
      Messeplatz 1
      20357 Hamburg


      Central Entrance (Messeplatz)
      East Entrance (Bei den Kirchhöfen)
      South Entrance (Karolinenstrasse)
      West Entrance (Lagerstrasse)


      Halls A1 - A4
      Halls B1 - B8