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SMM 2024

( 3 September 2024 - 6 September 2024 )
Location: Germany, Hamburg
Industry: Shipping
Organizer: Hamburg Messe und Congress

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SMM will return to Messe Hamburg as a live trade exhibition between the 3rd and 6th of September 2024. Due to the related limitations being removed, the venue does not have coronavirus safeguards. Currently, the country does not have travel restrictions in place.


SMM (SMM Hamburg) is a biannual marine industry trade exhibition of high importance. It is the leading trade show for the marine industry. SMM is the main event for addressing the latest standards and regulations. It also allows professionals to discuss challenges. Furthermore, it is the location for governments to discuss naval security challenges. The event occurs in the Hamburg Messe und Congress.

The exhibition attracts professionals such as shipowners and operators, shipyard managers/operators, suppliers and marine interior specialists. SMM is an event that attracts a large and diverse group of attendees. For instance, one iteration included 50 000 visitants, 70 international speakers, 27 political or navy delegations, and 2 249 exhibitor firms. Attendants represent 125 countries, including the Commonwealth of Australia, the United States, Brazil, the People’s Republic of China, Norway, and South Africa. Both exhibitors and visitors consider the event to be worth attending. For instance, 95% of the exhibitor firms deem SMM an excellent expansion opportunity. 93% of the visitors regard the event to be of great importance. Also, 97% of the exhibitors attribute networking success to the event.

About SMM Hamburg in Germany

SMM helps maritime industry professionals complete several goals via its high-level support programme. This includes the presence of a comprehensive exhibition with five themed routes. Each route has a different name and symbol. The thematic paths are Cruise & Ferry, Digital, Green, Job, and Security & Defence. SMM also features a series of conferences and forums. Among the sub-events of this type are the Maritime Future Summit, the TradeWinds Shipowners Forum, the GMEC – the Global Maritime Environmental Congress, and the Offshore Dialogue. The Maritime Security & Defence Conference or MS&D and the Maritime Career Market are also among SMM’s leading highlights. The event also features diverse key event areas, such as Green technology and Marine Interiors. Another lead area is the Transition Stages, which discuss the key themes.

SMM Hamburg’s aussteller (exhibitors) include leading companies such as:

  • ABB;
  • Adolf Wurth;
  • Alfa Laval;
  • Bosch Rexroth;
  • Castrol;
  • Caterpillar;
  • Cummins;
  • Daihatsu;
  • Daikin;
  • Emmerson;
  • Evonik;
  • ExxonMobil;
  • Honeywell;
  • Kawasaki;
  • Liebherr;
  • Lufthansa;
  • MAN;
  • Mitsubishi;
  • Panasonic;
  • Robert Bosch;
  • Rolls-Royce Solutions;
  • Saint-Gobain;
  • Scania;
  • Schneider Electric;
  • Siemens;
  • Teledyne;
  • Telenor Satellites;
  • Volvo Penta;
  • Zeppelin.

SMM attracts professionals from all levels of the maritime, chemical, offshore, shipping engineering, electronics, and IT industry.

SMM Accommodation

Procure suitable accommodation for SMM before all the good deals are taken with Travel 2 Fairs Ltd. All that is necessary is to inform us about the rooms you need, how much you wish to spend, and your desired location. Travel 2 Fairs Ltd manages the rest. Reserve lodgings adjacent to Messe Hamburg and gain valuable access to public transport. We can advise you on the best routes to take to the venue. Aside from affordable hotel accommodation for exhibitions, we also provide transport services. One way to travel to your hotel is to have a rent-a-car wait for you at the airport. Another is to schedule an airport transfer in both directions.

Event information might be outdated because of the coronavirus pandemic. More information is available from the organiser.

Past Iterations

SMM Hamburg 2021

The 2021 iteration occurred in a digital format due to the pandemic. Over 160 speakers addressed various topics, attracting over 7 000 digital visitants from 80 nations. Around 84 virtual business meetings were held during the rendition. It also included over 100 presentations. Topics included digitalisation and environmental protection.

SMM Hamburg 2022

SMM 2022 Hamburg marked the return of the event to live hosting focused on carbon neutrality. This was emphasised via the comprehensive event programme and the wares of 2,000 exhibitors who were over-viewed by more than 30,000 visitors.






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