SMM has been postponed until February 2021 (©Hamburg Messe und Congress/Nicolas Maack)
The organisers of SMM, the leading international maritime trade fair, have confirmed that the event has been postponed until 2-5 February 2021.
The postponement was made 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.
Hamburg Messe und Congress has agreed to hold SMM from 2 to 5 February 2021, following discussions with the exhibitor advisory board.
This means SMM will be the new year’s first international gathering of the maritime industry.
SMM was scheduled to take place from 8 to 11 September 2020.