Visit SMM 2008: Shipbuilding, Machinery and Marine Technology Trade Fair

by OldSailor on September 22, 2008

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The 23rd Shipbuilding, Machinery and Marine technology (SMM 2008), an International Trade Fair will be ready for visitors at Hamburg on September 23. Over 1950  exhibitors from 55 countries are expected to display the latest technologies and products for shipbuilding and marine equipment at SMM 2008. Around 47,000 visitors are expected to attend. SMM 2008 will be opened at 1900 hours on September 22, by Economics and Technology Minister Michael Glos.

Some of the interesting features of SMM 2008 are:

  • to be held at Hamburg, Germany
  • from September 23 – 26
  • a massive container ship propeller of 7.9 metres in diameter and weighing 57,760 Kg manufactured by Mecklenburger Metallguss GmbH (MMG) is placed in front of the Central Entrance to the New Hamburg Fair, Messeplatz 1 to act as sign post.
  • A special attraction of SMM 2008 will be the first International Conference on “Maritime Security and Defence” (MS&D), to be held at the Hamburg Fair site on 24 and 25 September. Representatives from many navies, including the Royal Navy from the UK, the French, German and Malaysian Navies, experts from the security industry, and academics are expected to address the growing threats to shipping and ports from piracy and armed attacks, and from terrorists.
  • First-time exhibitors at SMM are Colombia, Malaysia, Mexico and Serbia, and Vietnam is back at SMM after some years of absence.

Video clip of the 58 ton propeller is here. Exhibitor directory of SMM 2008 in 261 pages as pdf document is available here.

For more details on SMM 2008, log on to Hamburg-Messe.

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