13. August 2018

The Maritime Cluster Northern Germany at the SMM 2018 trade fair

More than 2,200 exhibitors from 66 countries took part in last year’s SMM fair in Hamburg. This year, the leading international trade fair for the maritime industry is returning to Hamburg. Some 50,000 visitors are expected. The Maritime Cluster Northern Germany (MCN) is represented at the SMM 2018 fair with two booths. Discover what we have planned and how to find us.

Exhibitor at the InWaterTec joint booth
MCN is an exhibitor at the SMM fair. You can find us at the InWaterTec joint booth in hall B6, booth 148. Exciting exhibits from our maritime start-ups Ankron Water Services, Humatects and NautilusLog await you there. We look forward to your visit!
4-7 September 2018 | Hall B6, Booth 148

Cooperation partner of the Maritime 3D Printing Show Area @ SMM
For the first time ever, there will be a special 3D printing show at the SMM fair, planned by Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH in cooperation with MCN. In addition to various exhibitors from the area of additive manufacturing, exciting lectures and live demonstrations await you there. Learn more about the creation process of a 3D component: from engineering, including software use and CAD drawing creation, to the actual printing and finishing processes and checking the component for approval regulations and suitability. A selection of experts from the 3D printing sector will be on hand to answer your questions throughout the entire trade fair. In addition to the MCN, the MCN members Mecklenburger Metallguss, Rolf Lenk Werkzeug- und Maschinenbau and Treo – The Laboratory for Environmental Simulation will also be present in the 3D Printing Show Area. Visit us in hall B6, booth 224. Discover more
4-7 September 2018 | Hall B6, Booth 224

Minister and Senator reception at the MCN booth
The ministers and senators of the five northern German states will be welcomed at the MCN booth on 5 September 2018, which is where the new management board of the Maritime Cluster Northern Germany will introduce itself. The guests will learn more about the cross-state projects of the maritime industry and get to know innovations of maritime start-ups at the MCN booth. Afterwards, the ministers and senators will be available for press photos before they go on individual tours of the SMM fair.
5 September 2018, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. | Hall B6, booth 148

Organiser of the Blue Hour
Together with the German Association for Maritime Technologies (GMT), the Maritime Cluster Northern Germany is organising the traditional Blue Hour at the InWaterTec joint booth at the SMM fair on 6 September 2018. Once again this year, enjoy the opportunity to meet representatives from business, science, politics and the media. At the Blue Hour, you will be able to make new contacts and network in a relaxed atmosphere. Sign up for the Blue Hour here
6 September 2018, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. | Hall B6, booth 139

MariMatch supporter
Trade fairs are a good opportunity to find out about innovations and trends, but also to make new contacts and meet future business partners. So how do you find out who would be a good match? The Enterprise Europe Network (EEN), MCN and other cooperation partners are sending out an invitation to participate in the international B2B contact exchange MariMatch. Meet future business and research partners in prepared meetings directly on the fair grounds, but away from the hustle and bustle of the trade fair itself. The goal of MariMatch is to support you in establishing international contacts. Afterwards, the tours “Maritime Innovations from Northern Germany” organised by the EEN and the MCN will take you on a journey of discovery. You can expect selected, exciting companies. Further information and registration
6-7 September 2018 | Hall B4, upper floor, directly in the staircase of the east entrance lobby | Registration by 31 August 2018

MCN members at the SMM fair
Many members of the Maritime Cluster Northern Germany are not only taking part in the SMM fair as visitors, but also with their own booths. Find out where you can meet our members.

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Press contact
Sandra Rudel, Press and Public Relations
+49 (0)40 227019-498, sandra.rudel@maritimes-cluster.de

Maritimes Cluster Norddeutschland e. V.
Wexstrasse 7
20355 Hamburg, Germany


About the Maritime Cluster Northern Germany (MCN e. V.)

The Maritime Cluster Northern Germany promotes and improves cooperation in the North German maritime sector. It creates platforms for dialogue between stakeholders and promotes interfaces to other sectors. The MCN has offices in Bremen, Hamburg, Lower Saxony, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and Schleswig-Holstein and cooperates with the local stakeholders. It also assists in the search for innovation partners, advises on incentives and grants and arranges contacts in the maritime sector. More than 300 companies and institutions from the areas of business, science and politics are members of the MCN. The MCN coordinates a total of nine specialist groups on maritime ICT, maritime law, maritime security, maritime economy offshore wind, personnel and qualification, ship efficiency, underwater communication, cluster networking and yacht and boat building.
The Maritime Cluster Northern Germany was founded in 2011. Initially, the federal states of Hamburg, Lower Saxony and Schleswig-Holstein worked together in the cross-state cluster; in September 2014, Bremen and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania joined as well. Since the beginning of 2017, the MCN has been operating in the form of an association. www.maritimes-cluster.de

Press Contact

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Kristin Bube

Presse- und Öffentlichkeitsarbeit, Projektmanagement

+49 40 227019-498

Sandra Rudel (on parental leave)

Press- and Public Relations, Project Management

+49 40 227019-498