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The world's largest "virtual" maritime exhibition will be held soon!

The world's largest "virtual" maritime exhibition will be held soon!

Column:Industry News    Date:2021/1/26 9:08:44    Viewed:

For the first time, the world's largest maritime exhibition will be held as a digital virtual show, free of charge for all visitors, from February 2 to 5, 2021.

For 4 days, SMM DIGITAL will offer an exciting program on 2 channels - "Conference Stream" and "Open Stream ", featuring top international speakers. All sessions will be streamed live on the computer screens of the participants. In addition, a number of panel discussions and interviews have been pre-recorded in the specially set up SMM studio at the Hamburg Exhibition Center, all in strict compliance with all current safety and hygiene regulations. The recordings will be broadcast on a second channel, "Open Stream". The sessions will be moderated by digital expert Carmen Hentschel and American journalist David Patrician.

The entire program is free of charge for all participants. Claus Ulrich Selbach, head of business for maritime and technical exhibitions at the Hamburg International Exhibition and Convention Center, noted: "We have taken the decision to make all the expert knowledge available to an even larger industry audience this year, including industry professionals and SMM enthusiasts, as well as interested first-time participants. In such challenging times, industry events should not become a luxury experience for the industry.

In particular, the Conference Stream channel will cover the main topics in the maritime sector, opening with the Maritime Future Summit, which will focus on Topics will include artificial intelligence, digitalization and big data. (Feb. 2, 10:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.)

"The Offshore Dialogue will explore how wind and ocean energy can be transformed into energy that serves people. Technologies for ocean monitoring and environmental dismantling of offshore equipment will also be highlighted. (February 2, 3:00 p.m. to 6:05 p.m.)

The "Tradewinds Digital Forum" (Tradewinds Digital Forum), on the other hand, will focus on the economic aspects, with Julian Bray, Editor-in-Chief of Tradewinds, and his guests discussing the situation of the container ship market and the importance of sustainability criteria for the future of ship financing. (February 2, 1:00 p.m. to 3:55 p.m.)

At the "Global Marine Environment Conference" (GMEC), industry experts will exchange views on the role of shipping in the climate crisis, among others from the "Fridays For Future" Representatives from the Fridays For Future campaign and the German Nature Conservancy (NABU) will be among the guests. (February 3, 9:30 a.m. to 3:40 p.m.)

The grand finale of the online conference, the International Conference on Maritime Security and Defense (MS&D), will feature experts investigating current and future threats at sea, including cybercrime. (Feb. 4, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Feb. 5, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

The "Conference Stream" channel features established, discipline-specific SMM sessions where channel viewers can submit questions online, which will be delivered to the top panelists in attendance at the end of each session. In addition, throughout SMM DIGITAL, viewers of both channels will be able to communicate with each other using the chat feature.

Through a partnership with Enterprise Europe Network, visitors can also use the MariMatch@SMM event to connect with potential business or research partners and expand their maritime networks. Visitors to the event must register at www.smm-hamburg.com/en/smm-streams/networking  by February 1, 2021.

According to the understanding of international ship network, SMM exhibition started in 1963, held every two years, is the largest, highest grade and most influential professional international trade fair in the world today. 90% of exhibitors think that the quality of visitors of this exhibition is much higher than other similar exhibitions, and it is the maritime exhibition with the best exhibiting effect, the most professional visitors and the most complete industry chain in the world, and it is the preferred exhibition for exhibitors and visitors.

After years of development, SMM show is second to none in the global maritime field in terms of scale, internationalization, and influence. In the last edition of the show held in September 2018, the show attracted about 2,300 companies and more than 50,000 professional visitors from all over the world in 13 halls with a total area of more than 93,000 square meters, setting another record high for the show scale.

The SMM exhibition was originally scheduled to be held from September 8 to 11, 2020, but the SMM exhibition in June 2020 was postponed to February 2 to 5, 2021 due to the epidemic. Last November, the German International Exhibition and Convention Center Hamburg announced that it would abandon its offline exhibition activities and organize a purely online exhibition SMM Digital, which will make the SMM show the largest international digital innovation platform for the maritime sector.

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