Following extensive consultations with its partners, Hamburg Messe und Congress has cancelled the Marine Interiors Cruise & Ferry Global Expo.
This expo was scheduled to take place between 8th and 10th September, 2021, in parallel with Seatrade Europe – Cruise and River Cruise Convention.
The cancellation was in response to the coronavirus pandemic and its global impact on large-scale events and international travel.
“The future development of the coronavirus pandemic continues to be unpredictable, as are the resulting bans of international events or the restrictions affecting their execution. This has prompted us to cancel Marine Interiors and Seatrade Europe for this year,” explained Bernd Aufderheide, President and CEO of Hamburg Messe und Congress.
“Contrary to regional events, which can now be held as physical events again, international events such as Marine Interiors and Seatrade Europe continue to be heavily affected by major discrepancies in the severity of the pandemic between individual countries around the world.
“This drastically reduces the number of potential exhibitors and visitors so that it does not seem advisable to hold both trade events in September, 2021,” Aufderheide explained.
Hamburg Messe has now begun to plan for Marine Interiors@SMM. During the major international maritime trade fair from 6th to 9th September, 2022, an entire exhibition hall and stage will be dedicated to Marine Interiors.
The inaugural Marine Interiors Cruise & Ferry Global Expo, powered by SMM, which was held in 2019 in parallel with Seatrade Europe – Cruise and River Cruise Convention, was attended by more than 100 exhibitors from all segments of the cruise ship interior equipment and design industry.
They were joined by decision-makers from shipping companies, shipyards and design firms. An associated conference programme featured leading industry representatives. The next Marine Interiors Cruise & Ferry Global Expo will take place from 6th to 8th September, 2023.