Because of the spread of COVID-2019 and the limit for travel , SMM which is the largest maritime exhibition of the world will be delayed to Feb 2 to Feb 5 in the year of 2021.
Bernd Aufderheide who is the CEO of Hamburg Messe und Congress said ：“we have no choice because of the new corona pandemic and the prohibition for mass gathering . so we can only delay the SMM to the next year . It is hard to find a new suitable time ,but i am glad we do it .”
SMM was planned on Sep 8 to Sep 11 in 2020, but according to the rules which was made by Germany government in April , canceling all large gathering until the end of August . After urgent discussion , the new time was fixed . It means that SMM will be the first maritime exhibition in the next year .
It was known SMM is the most powerful , largest scale ,highest level maritime exhibition . It began in 1963 and held every two years . More than 90% exhibitors think the quality of SMM is higher than others. It is the first choice for maritime exhibitors .