The SMM Hamburg event saw 2,000 exhibitors from all technology areas in the maritime industry, as well as more than 30,000 visitors from over 100 nations. The team were able to network with like-minded industry leaders giving SD Marine a chance to strengthen relationships and generate incredible business opportunities.
Marine Director Gareth Preston, who led the team to the SMM Hamburg event, shares his experience. “The journey to Hamburg was indeed a long one. After a 2-hour journey to Harwich, we sailed overnight to Hoek of Holland and then travelled 350 miles to Hamburg. Though it sounds long, we were very excited about the trip and were looking forward to visiting our largest event yet.
“It truly was, by far, the biggest show that we had ever attended. When the doors opened on the first day, lots of excited and wide-eyed individuals flooded into the event from all over the world. Several different halls held conferences and discussions that raised complex industry challenges and groundbreaking maritime innovations.
“The individuals that visited our stand were different to what we were used to. We were approached by companies working with the French Navy and as far as Shipyards in Singapore. We are delighted with the amount of leads we have to follow up with.”
Following this Sales Manager, Kim Sealey, who joined Gareth at the grand expo added “It was an incredible experience. We were thrilled to visit and feature a stand at the SMM Hamburg expo which was also celebrating its 30th event. As Gareth mentioned, it was a completely different audience and experience to the Miami shows that we have attended in the past. We were approached by a range of European maritime leaders and were able to network directly with some of the largest shipyards, along with other Cruiselines and decision makers within.
“We had a fantastic time and were proud to show off SD’s incredible service offering. We are now looking forward to the Cruise Ship Interiors Expo in London, our last event of the year.”
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For the Hamburg SMM Expo visit: https://www.smm-hamburg.com/en/