Originally set to take place in Hamburg September 8 to 11, the SMM international maritime trade fair has now been postponed to February 2 to 5, 2021 in response to the coronavirus pandemic and its global impact on major events and international travel.
“The continued highly dynamic development of COVID-19 and the resulting ban on major events have left us no other choice but to postpone SMM to next year. Finding a suitable new timeframe for SMM was not an easy task for us, and we are happy we have been able to do so,” said Bernd Aufderheide, President and CEO of Hamburg Messe und Congress.
Following consultations with the exhibitor advisory board, Hamburg Messe und Congress and its partners and other exhibitor representatives have agreed on the new dates. This, they say, means SMM will be the new year’s first international gathering of the maritime industry.
“We will offer the global maritime community an extraordinary, more compact SMM in February 2021. Together we will overcome this crisis and host an SMM that will live up to its own, high standards. We are looking forward to welcoming everybody back,” said Aufderheide.