Only a few days left; Big representation of the Dutch at SMM 2018

The world’s largest maritime fair, SMM, is about to start! From 4 to 7 September 2018 this huge maritime event will take place in Hamburg. Of the 2,200 exhibitors, no less than 143 Dutch companies represent themselves at this exhibition, of which 50 companies have joined the Holland Pavilion in Hall B7. As a result, the Holland Pavilion occupies an area of almost 1,000 m2. On Wednesday 5 September 2018, the Netherlands will further consolidate its maritime forces. Various Dutch activities will take place under the name ‘Smart Holland Day’.

Smart Holland Theme

Internationally, the Netherlands is known for its experimental behaviour, flexibility and cooperation in changing coalitions. Dutch companies are pioneering within the realm of autonomous navigation, installation and maintenance of offshore wind farms, alternative fuels and big data. The Netherlands is entering smart combinations and giving space to young people. This is the impression that we strive to give during the Smart Holland Day. Digitization and smart maintenance are also priorities for customers and partners in Germany. Dutch participants are encouraged to show off their latest solutions in these areas.


The following activities will take place during the Smart Holland day:


At 09:00 hours the Smart Holland Day kick-off will take place at the Holland Pavilion. All the Dutch companies with stands at SMM are invited to be present at the kick-off in the Holland Lounge stand number B7.500.

Smart Holland Hunt

After the kick-off the attendees of SMM can take part in a digital scavenger hunt. On a specially designed app, the attendees will receive instructions to take pictures of stands or answer questions about products. Click here for more information.

Smart Maintenance Business Lunch

From 11:30 the doors for the Smart Maintenance Business Lunch will open, and will take place only walking distance from the Radisson Blue Hotel. It will constitute a fancy lunch where we will look at the practical application of ‘Smart Maintenance’. How do you earn money with data, what is the business case? How do you introduce the available technology in a business-orientated way? Click here to reserve a company table or individual place now.

Smart Holland VIP-tour

Immediately after lunch, the Smart Holland VIP tour will take place, with the Dutch Ambassador to Berlin, and high representation from Rotterdam and the Drecht cities. The focus here is on Dutch companies that offer smart, innovative solutions to societal challenges such as sustainability, safety and the circular economy.

WISTA Netherlands and Germany event

At 16:00 hours WISTA Netherlands and Germany will organize an event in the DNV GL Forum. Click here for more information.

Smart Holland Networking Reception

The Smart Holland Networking Reception will take place from 18:30 hours on board the Zr. Ms. Van Amstel. During the reception, the winner of the Smart Holland Hunt will be announced and the Smart Holland day will come to an end. Due to the ship’s limited capacity, the reception is exclusively for guests who have received invitations.

Sponsors Smart Holland Day

The Smart Holland Day is an initiative by Marstrat BV, IFS Benelux and Netherlands Maritime Technology, and is sponsored by Damen Shipyards, Royal IHC, Siemens, DEAL Drecht Cities and Rotterdam council.

The Dutch embassy in Berlin and the Netherlands Business Support Office (NBSO) are working in partnership for this day.

Participants Holland Pavilion

Ampak BV Hydromaster Propulsion
BELFOR Technology BV IFS Benelux BV
Bakker Sliedrecht Electro Industrie BV MULTI Engineering Services
Bayards Aluminium Constructies BV Marble Automation BV
CADMATIC B Motrac Hydraulics
Cee-Bee Maritime / MerchINTs Cleaning & Services BV   NRF, Nederlandse Radiateuren Fabriek BV
Combimac BV Nieland BV
Coops en Nieborg BV Niestern Sander BV, Royal
Cramm Yachting Systems Piet Brouwer Elektrotechniek BV
Croonwolter&dros RH Marine
DEAL! Drecht Cities Promotion & Investments Agency Rotor BV
DRIE-D Royal Bodewes
Dagin Marine Technology SARC BV
Datema Nautical Safety Scandia Gear Europe BV
De Boer Staal BV Stigterstaal BV
Eekels Technology BV TKF BV
Future Pipe Industries BV Thecla Bodewes Shipyards
Groot Ship Design BV VABO Composites
Hatenboer-Water BV VDL Klima BV
Hegawa BV Van Walraven
Herculan Marine W&O Europe
Holland Marine Services Amsterdam BV Winteb
Hydrex BV Fender Innovations
Lido 2d/3d SAB Bröckskes BENELUX

More information

For more information please contact Joëlla Lucas, Trade Promotion Manager at trade association Netherlands Maritime Technology via T +31 88 44 51 024 or E