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( 6 September 2022 - 9 September 2022 )
Venue: Hamburg Messe und Congress
Location: Germany , Hamburg

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COVID Update

Following the successful edition of SMM DIGITAL 2021 on February 2nd – February 5th, plans are already put into motion to return SMM to Messe Hamburg as a physical event in September, 2022. Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH cite the need to return to face-to-face networking as an imperative to drive business and there’s already been a large backlog in the maritime industry.

Organisers are working towards a safe event concept given the coronavirus situation, but are very confident that the pandemic will be under control. The exhibition grounds will implement the best and latest COVID-19 protective measures to ensure the wellbeing of all in attendance. SMM 2022 is scheduled for September 6th – September 9th, 2022. 


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SMM stands for Shipbuilding, Machinery & Marine Technology and is a world-leading exhibition for the shipyard and maritime industry. The international exhibition has a successful run of nearly 60 years and is based in Hamburg, Germany. Editions are scheduled every two years, which is the perfect amount of time to see how the industry has changed and what new opportunities there are. The whole event lasts for four days at Messe Hamburg. There are a lot of reasons to attend SMM. The event introduces supply to demand and is the source of groundbreaking maritime news. SMM also performs a political function, where a number of governments come together to discuss new challenges in naval security.  

Business Potential  

SMM is a procurement platform. Exhibitors are able to meet with qualified leads every day for the duration of the exhibition and leave with new contracts. Grow your professional network and reach brand new markets you’d otherwise not be able to break into. Visitors come to discover new tech advancements across fuel systems, marine equipment, inland vessels, lifting equipment, engines, exhaust, cargo handling systems and so much more. So who attends? It’s not a true maritime event without the navy and you’re going to meet naval delegation from several countries. There are also other political bodies present and corporations. You’re more than likely to make direct sales and learn what’s new in your sector. SMM supports a wonderful conference program, which features every major topic of interest from innovations to naval defence and sustainability.  

Did You Know?  

SMM is the perfect place to further your career within the industry. Professionals attend so they’re able to find new opportunities as part of the Maritime Career Market, which sees a lot of navies and corporations seek new talent. SMM embraces innovation and invites top speakers to discuss the most important topics and cutting-edge technological developments. Discover the future of the maritime industry around the world at the Maritime Future Summit. The MS&D conference gives answers to questions about maritime security and defence. It’s here you meet naval delegations the world over. Other programming highlights include the Shipowners Forum and Global Maritime Environmental Congress – GMEC. GMEC is particularly important as it investigates possible ways to reduce pollution.  

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Do you want to want to avoid the competition for hotels near SMM? Travel 2 Fairs ltd takes over your work trip preparations. We’re experts in accommodation for trade shows and have experience with any budget. We get you great rooms and keep expenses minimal. It’s our goal to keep your commute to a few minutes so we book hotels close to Messe Hamburg with superior access to public transport. Travel 2 Fairs ltd knows where to look for the best hotel prices during SMM in Hamburg. More than just hotel services for SMM, Travel 2 Fairs ltd also helps you get around Hamburg, too. You can select one of many rent-a-car options or arrange for an airport transfer.  






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