Highlighting industry trends

Every two years Hamburg assumes the role of world capital of the maritime business for the duration of SMM, the leading international maritime trade fair and a major meeting place of the decision makers of the maritime industry.

SMM, the leading international maritime trade fair in Hamburg will feature theme days highlighting industry trends

Every two years Hamburg assumes the role of world capital of the maritime business for the duration of SMM, the leading international maritime trade fair and a major meeting place of the decision makers of the maritime industry. Over 2,000 exhibitors and more than 50,000 industry visitors from all continents are expected to attend the leading international maritime trade fair, held from 9 to 12 September 2014, with its programme of superlatives.

“Next year’s SMM will once again cover the full range of maritime topics, setting new trends in the industry,” says Bernd Aufderheide, President and CEO of Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH. There will be five featured topics, including financing, protection of the maritime environment, recruiting, security & defence and offshore. For the first time, an entire day of the fair will be dedicated to each one of these themes, with distinguished experts from around the world speaking in conferences and workshops.

8 Sept. Finance Day (Ship Finance Forum) smm-hamburg.com/sff

A large number of ship operators and financing institutes are either based in or around Hamburg, or make a point of travelling there to attend SMM. At the SMM Ship Finance Forum, key topics affecting the financing and funding of maritime projects are examined, including many global challenges.

9 Sept. Environmental Protection Day (Global Maritime Environmental Congress) smm-hamburg.com/gmec

As new regulations increasingly shift the goalposts of the international maritime industry, ship operators are at a watershed and face a variety of new challenges. This unique industry event provides a forum for exploring future options, regulations and new goals. Featuring leading international speakers and stakeholders, this event is always central to future developments.

10 Sept. Security and Defence Day (International Conference on Maritime Security and Defence) smm-hamburg.com/msd

To complement the exhibition of systems and equipment at SMM, this conference is a chance to join specialists and strategists from industry, the military and governments as they shape the future of maritime defence – covering everything from future challenges to potential solutions and strategies.

11 Sept. Offshore Day (Offshore Dialogue) smm-hamburg.com/od

The SMM Offshore Dialogue revolves around the existing and future potential of offshore oil and gas production, plus emerging trends relating to offshore wind energy and maritime technologies. This key government-backed event attracts over 500 key players from all fields.

12 Sept. Recruiting Day (Maritime Career Market) smm-hamburg.com/mcm

Competition to attract talent is intense, so every opportunity for industry and applicants to network and discuss recruitment, training and education is central to the future success of the industry. The Maritime Career Market makes all of this possible.

With its programme for 2014, SMM underscores its position as the leading international event for the entire maritime industry. “SMM showcases the most recent technology and product developments for the maritime sector. No other event for this industry can offer such a broad spectrum of international exhibitors and visitors and provide a better platform for business transactions,” said Aufderheide.

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