Current information on the realisation of MARINE INTERIORS Cruise & Ferry Global Expo in times of the coronavirus pandemic

MARINE INTERIORS Cruise & Ferry Global Expo will take place again in September 2023.

Following extensive consultations with its partners, Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH decided today to cancel the MARINE INTERIORS Cruise & Ferry Global Expo scheduled for 8 to 10 September 2021, as well as the Seatrade Europe – Cruise and River Cruise Convention which was supposed to take place in parallel.

This is in response to the coronavirus pandemic and its global impact on large-scale events and international travelling.

Question 1: What does this mean for registered exhibitors?

Your registration will be cancelled free of charge internally by us and you will receive a confirmation email.

Question 2: What about booked flights, train tickets, hotels and contracted service providers?

Hamburg Messe und Congress cannot provide any information about contracts with third parties. Please contact your contract partner directly.

Question 3: When will the next MARINE INTERIORS take place?

The next MARINE INTERIORS will take place as part of world's leading trade fair for shipbuilding SMM from 6 to 9 September 2022. The date for MARINE INTERIORS 2023 will be published shortly on our website.

Question 4: When can I register for MARINE INTERIORS @ SMM 2022?

Especially for the segment of interior fittings for passenger ships, a separate hall was set up at SMM 2018 in addition to the previous area, which is to be expanded further in 2022.

You can find more information here. Registration closes on 17 September 2021. If you have any questions or need further information, please contact Christoph Lücke via email.

Question 5: When does registration open for MARINE INTERIORS 2023?

The application forms will be available from September 2021. If you have any questions or need further information, please contact Verena Jahn via email.

Question 6: Trade fairs and exhibitions are currently not allowed. What should I expect, and what measures should I implement with regard to stand construction?

The temporary restrictions imposed by our city to control the coronavirus pandemic apply to HMC as to all other organisations. Trade fairs, exhibitions and entertainment events are currently prohibited. However, we are confident that they will be allowed again in September. For more information on current restrictions please refer to the latest version of the City ordinance “HmbSARS-CoV-2-EindämmungsVO” .


As soon as trade fairs, exhibitions and other events are permissible again, we will update our Health and Safety Guidelines  accordingly, including its Appendix 2 – Stand Construction for Trade Fairs, Exhibitions and Events.  Please direct any questions regarding your stand construction concept to our stand design review team at ops(at)hamburg-messe(dot)de.

No legal claims may be derived from the information contained in this overview. We shall not be held liable for any errors or omissions. Revised 15-06-2021.

Any further questions? The MARINE INTERIORS team will gladly advise you personally!