Cruise & Ferry Review - Spring/Summer 2022

4 5 MARKETWATCH International maritime trade fair SMM, which will be held at Hamburg Messe in Germany, will cover the entire maritime industry value chain by bringing together around 50,000 decision makers and more than 2,200 exhibitors from 125 countries. Specialist conferences will focus on pertinent topics, including digital transformation and the use of artificial intelligence, economic issues, security and defence, and how the industry can become more sustainable and work towards zeroemission operations. With a high-profile trade conference programme and an expanded spectrum of key areas, SMM will provide maritime industry professionals with a complete overview of innovations from all sectors. The exhibition floor will offer five themed routes – cruise and ferry, digital, green, job and security and defence – to allow guests to easily identify and visit the most relevant exhibitors. Seatrade Cruise Global is returning to the Miami Beach Convention Centre in Florida, USA, from 25-28 April 2022, and is expected to welcome more than 10,000 attendees, representing over 80 cruise line brands from 140 countries. The show will celebrate resilience and highlight the industry’s collaborative efforts across sectors to create a safer and more innovative cruising experience. This year’s conference programme will include more than 45 hours of education, covering key topics including technological advances, health and safety, global ports and destination updates, as well as sustainability and environmental advances. Around 500 exhibitors are expected to attend and there will be four lounges, which will provide opportunities for delegates to collaborate on interior design and enjoy networking with cruise executives in a safe environment. Seatrade has also invested in artificial intelligence-enabled matchmaking software for private meetings and VIP attendees. SMM to explore digital transformation and the transition to green energy 6-9 September 2022 | Hamburg, Germany Seatrade Cruise Global: Focusing on building a resilient cruise industry 25-28 April 2022 | Miami, Florida, USA DATES FOR YOUR DIARY Nor-Shipping 4-7 April 2022 Lillestrøm and Oslo, Norway Shippax Ferry Conference 4-6 May 2022 Silja Symphony, sailing roundtrip from Stockholm, Sweden, via Helsinki, Finland Posidonia 6-10 June 2022 Athens, Greece Euromaritime 28-30 June 2022 Marseille, France CSIE London 30 Nov-1 Dec 2022 London, UK