Background – SMM 2012 SMM, shipbuilding, machinery & marine technology international trade fair hamburg, has the patronage of Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel. This top event in the international maritime industry calendar celebrates its 25 anniversary this year. It is the ideal forum to present products, see innovations, meet new customers, cultivate relationships and close deals – with 2,000+ exhibitors from more than 60 countries on over 90,000 sqm of exhibition space and more than 50,000 trade visitors expected.
Highlights alongside the SMM Ship Finance Forum include MS&D, international conference on maritime security and defence; and gmec, global maritime environmental congress – a premium event and an integrated component in the SMM supporting programme for the second time. Another regular feature is the SMM Offshore Dialogue, held for the second time this year, with industry experts discussing oil and gas production at sea and offshore wind energy. Trade visitors from all parts of the world can also look forward to an extensive supporting programme with more than 150 programme items.