Feb 2, 2021 - Feb 5, 2021 
Important: SMM 2021 will take place digitally!
Hamburg Messe und Congress, Hamburg, Germany
Messeplatz 1

All key players in the maritime industry will undoubtedly attend its premier event – SMM 2021. Whether you are an established professional or a newcomer, SMM Hamburg is the place to go if you want to keep up with the latest developments and create important business contacts.

The fair was originally scheduled for September 2020, but the COVID-19 crisis necessitated its postponement to 2 - 5 February, 2021. Organisers plan to preserve the original programme and the event is set to run under the motto “Driving the Maritime Transition”.

With a focus on the future and imminent challenges in the maritime industry, SMM 2021 will present an innovative showcase. Visitors will find next-generation technological solutions, including ship and port equipment, cargo handling systems, electronics and more. Special exhibition areas and supporting events will address topics of interest in the fast-paced field. Among them are the dedicated to sustainability green propulsion showcase and gmec – the global maritime environmental congress. Another focal point will be the efficiency of 3D printing, spotlighted in the “Maritime 3D Printing Show Area”.

As a major commercial port centre, Hamburg attracts many international visitors and the SMM 2021 dates will be particularly busy. Secure your hotel for the fair early on with ExpoBeds and benefit from a wide variety of accommodation options and special room rates. Request your free SMM 2021 hotel offer today!

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event information


The 29th edition of the key international maritime trade fair will take place at Hamburg Messe und Congress on 2 - 5 February 2021. Over 2300 exhibitors and 50,000 visitors are expected to join the event. Covering the entire value chain, SMM 2021 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 2021, 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
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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