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MARINE INTERIORS Cruise & Ferry Global Expo, powered by SMM, and co-located alongside Seatrade Europe in Hamburg September 11-13, 2019

Widespread industry support for MARINE INTERIORS event, powered by SMM, in partnership with Seatrade

Launched in late January, the response to the new MARINE INTERIORS Cruise & Ferry Global Expo, powered by SMM, and co-located alongside Seatrade Europe in Hamburg, has been ‘extremely positive’, according to Bernd Aufderheide, President and CEO of Hamburg Messe und Congress, with several top-ranking exhibitors and visitors already committed.

Representatives of the maritime industries from Norway, Denmark, Greece, US, and Finland will participate in national pavilions as well as companies from Spain, Austria and Poland have registered their attendance on the show floor, since launch seven weeks ago.

Taking place alongside Seatrade Europe

The event will take place for the very first time September 11-13, 2019 in parallel with the Seatrade Europe, Cruise and River Cruise Convention at the Hamburg Messe exhibition complex.

Benefitting from exhibition know-how built with leading international maritime trade fair, SMM, and INTERNORGA, Europe’s leading trade show for foodservice and hospitality, and in partnership with Seatrade Cruise, with over 35 years delivering events for the global cruise sector, MARINE INTERIORS will bring together innovative suppliers from all segments of the ship interior equipment and design industry to showcase their products at this specialist trade exhibition, from interior design to outfitting through to technical equipment.

Visitors will include purchasing and procurement executives, interior designers and other decision-makers from the world’s leading cruise and ferry operators as well as shipbuilding companies.

CLIA, VDMA and VSM among partners

Partners include Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), German Mechanical Engineering Industry Association (VDMA), German Shipbuilding and Ocean Industries Association (VSM) and German Shipsuppliers Association.

Hermann J. Klein, Managing Director, Carnival Maritime added: ‘We are constantly looking for new suppliers offering solutions that are tailored to our requirements. I am looking forward to the new contacts and inspiring experiences we will glean from this extraordinary dual event, the MARINE INTERIORS Cruise & Ferry Global Expo in conjunction with the 10th anniversary of Seatrade Europe.’

Marco de Jorio, co-owner, De Jorio Design International, points out: ‘As an interior design company of over 220 cruise ships it is vital to talk to and see what marine interior suppliers currently working in the sector, as well as new entrants, have in their product lines. We look forward to attending MARINE INTERIORS Cruise & Ferry Global Expo and the co-located Seatrade Europe.’

And Hauke Schlegel, General Manager, VDMA commented: ‘The maritime supply industry is pleased to see the MARINE INTERIORS Cruise & Ferry Global Expo established as a platform in the middle of Europe. This is a perfect location for us to meet up with our target audience and present our products for passenger shipbuilding to owners, yards and designers.

‘At the same time we will profit from Seatrade Europe trade fair held in parallel, and from the robust network of SMM,’ he concluded.

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