SMM Exhibition 2012 – Hamburg, Germany

20th September 2012.

The biennial trade fair SMM one more time proved to be an outstanding platform for Adriatic Shipyard Bijela to present itself to an expert international audience, for meeting customers and getting new leads. We have held plenty of talks, and are very pleased with how this event has gone. Our participation at the stand of Peter Gast Shipping was traditionally well noted and our favorable position among the German clients and other clients worldwide verified status of Adriatic Shipyard Bijela as a reliable and stabile partner for quality ship repair.

SMM impressively confirmed its position, as the number one stimulus event for the maritime industry in 2012. The 25th shipbuilding, machinery & marine technology international trade fair Hamburg ended on 7 September, after four days of action with 2,100 exhibitors and more than 50,000 trade visitors, including numerous international delegations and representatives from government and the scientific community – the most successful SMM yet.

A total of 90,000 sq. m of exhibition space was available for the companies. More than 30 countries presented their activities in national pavilions.

The exhibitors presented the latest developments in the international shipbuilding industry. Among the exhibitors are the major shipyards of leading shipbuilding countries, market leaders in the maritime supply industry as well as small and medium-sized businesses offering new developments in technology and products.

The largest group of visitors was from shipowners and shipping companies, followed by the shipbuilding and shipyard industry, and machinery and plant builders. The naval and defense industry moved up to fourth position. SMM 2012 had 35% of its trade visitors from abroad, up two percentage points from the previous SMM. The share of Asian visitors was double the number at SMM 2010, now 16%.

SMM has a varied supporting programme, with some 150 conferences, meetings, workshops and receptions. The four high-powered international conferences on the key subjects of the industry were well attended throughout, giving rise to lively and fruitful discussions, and putting forward possible solutions for the pressing issues of the maritime industry.

See you at SMM 2014 !