Launching this year, MARINE INTERIORS Cruise & Ferry Global Expo, organised by SMM, is the latest addition to the maritime exhibition portfolio of Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH (HMC).
This new trade fair is dedicated to the interior design and outfitting of passenger ships, addressing strong demand from the booming cruise and ferry market and will take place for the first time from 11th to 13th September, 2019 at the Hamburg Messe fair complex.
Suppliers from all segments of the ship interior equipment and design industry will showcase their products at this specialist event. Visitors will include procurement executives, interior designers and other decision-makers from the world’s leading cruise and ferry lines, shipyards and design studios.
In preparation for the launch, the organisers conducted comprehensive market analyses. It is being held in parallel with Seatrade Europe – Cruise and River Cruise Convention. Event organiser UBM, which has been co-operating with HMC in organising Seatrade Europe for years, will also partner HMC for MARINE INTERIORS Cruise & Ferry Global Expo.
“By launching MARINE INTERIORS Cruise & Ferry Global Expo we are creating a new platform for showcasing trends and innovations that will make the cruise experience even more luxurious, entertaining and unique,” explained Bernd Aufderheide, President and CEO of Hamburg Messe und Congress. “What is more, we are responding to a request expressed by many exhibitors to establish a standalone trade fair dedicated entirely to the fast-growing passenger ship interiors segment. Already at SMM 2018, more than 300 exhibitors from this segment were present.”
Hamburg is claimed to be an ideal city in which to host the new trade fair, as it will benefit from the large number of cruise and ferry lines, shipyards and suppliers based in Germany and the rest of Europe.