"Set the course today for your success tomorrow" is the thematic heading on the SMM Hamburg - the Shipbuilding, Machinery and Marine Technology trade show - website. It neatly encapsulates the positive commercial outcomes which the more than 2200 exhibitors at the trade fair expect from the show.
At the last edition, over 95% of exhibitors said that SMM was an ideal opportunity for them to expand commercially. 97% of them met the business partners and future target groups they wanted to when they were there. It's easy to see how:
The event attracts more than 50 000 visitors from 125 different countries and regions, showcasing the latest innovations and revolutionary ways the maritime industry will be set to change in years to come.
Investors, representatives of companies of all sizes, governments and industry bodies meet at the SMM every two years. As well as the exhibitions, they come to hear the words of more than 70 international speakers and take part in the various specialist sub-events and forums which take place at the same time.
These include the TradeWinds Shipowners Forum, where the future of ship finance and ownership was discussed in a great deal of detail during the last edition. Meanwhile, deep-sea mining, Arctic shipping and various other topics were under discussion in the Offshore Dialogue conference.
Plus, there is the Maritime Careers Market - the place where those new to and highly experienced in the industry alike look for their ideal job - and various listing services, like the Cruise and Ferry Route, which help you find those parts of this massive exhibition which are suited to your business.
SMM 2024 is set to be the most impressive edition of this festival yet. Set to take place on 03.09.2024 - 06.09.2024 at the gigantic Hamburg Messe, it is a must-visit event for any company in the maritime industry.
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When: 3 September 2024 - 6 September 2024; Tuesday - Friday; 4 days
Where: Hamburg, Germany
Venue: Messe Hamburg8.9 km from downtown Hamburg