Sep 8, 2020 - Sep 11, 2020 
Hamburg Messe und Congress, Hamburg, Germany
Messeplatz 1

Hamburg has a long history as a commercial port centre in Germany, so it is only natural that the city plays host to SMM 2020 - a leading trade fair for the maritime industry. Between 8-11 September 2020, this benchmark event will see the unveiling of next generation technology, servicing every sector of the industry. The rich product mix on exhibit is expected to include lubricating oil systems, marine equipment, ship handling and fuel systems, port constructions and many more. Whether you are an established professional or an up-and-coming start-up, SMM Hamburg is the place to meet high-ranking executives in the private and government sectors.

With its motto “SMM 2020 – Driving the Maritime Transition”, the fair directly addresses the massive changes the industry is undergoing. From issues of emission-free shipping to sustainability in the cruise industry, professionals gathered at SMM Hamburg will present innovative, practical solutions for the most pressing needs of the maritime business. A focal point among them are cutting-edge technologies like autonomous navigation and shipping, as well as industrial 3D printing.

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The 29th edition of the key international maritime trade fair will take place at Hamburg Messe und Congress on 8 - 11 September 2020. Over 2300 exhibitors and 50,000 visitors are expected to join the event. Covering the entire value chain, SMM 2020 will also address the latest standards and regulations with impact on the maritime industry. SMM’s 5 themed routes - Cruise & Ferry Route, Digital Route, Green Route, Job Route and Security Route - will enable easier navigation among the services and innovations presented at the trade show.

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what makes this event special

What makes it special

The novelties in the maritime industry are highlighted by the event programme, featuring workshops, symposia and seminars delivered by leading experts. Many of these important topics become apparent throughout the trade fair, accompanied by relevant solutions. During SMM 2020, special attention will be devoted to big data, cyber security and environmental changes in regard to the industry. The recently added Green Route at SMM reflects the need for sustainable concepts. Clean alternatives to existing practices are discussed and showcased.

quick info

Organiser:Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH
Frequency:every 2 years
Next Edition:SMM 2022
Sectors: Boats / Boat accessories / Shipbuilding / Port equipment / Offshore technology
Website:SMM Hamburg 
Visitors:Tickets for SMM 
Exhibitors:Exhibitor registration 

important facts

  • 2289 exhibitors in 2018
  • 93.000 sq m of exhibition area
  • 50,000 visitors
  • 15 business and 12 political delegations

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