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Maritime trade fair returns to Germany

The Shipbuilding, Machinery and Marine Technology Exhibition, a leading international maritime trade fair, will be held Sept. 9-13 in Hamburg, Germany.

More than 50,000 industry visitors are expected to attend the event and more than 2,100 exhibitors from 67 countries will be there — more than ever before, organizers say.

For the first time, companies from Egypt, Lebanon and Sri Lanka will be represented on the exhibition floor. Dubai is setting up its first national pavilion. The SMM fair site, covering roughly 970,000 square feet, is fully booked.

"This year we have chosen a key topic of the industry for each one of the fair days: finance, environment, security and defense, offshore and recruiting," Bernd Aufderheide, president and CEO of Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH, said in a statement.

International experts will lecture on each topic. In addition to the conference program, fair visitors will have their choice of more than 150 workshops and symposiums.

Organizers said this year's SMM is built on four pillars — the "Four Capital I's" —identification, integration, internationality and innovation. Innovation will feature prominently on the agenda.

"The fair exhibitors will again showcase numerous innovations and trends this year, which are bound to shape tomorrow's shipping world," Aufderheide said.

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