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Hmariner took apart in SMM (the leading international maritime trade fair as a one of Iran delegation)

With over 2,100 exhibitors, SMM is the leading international trade fair of the maritime industry. From 6 to 9 September, industry leaders from roughly 70 countries will present innovative equipment, new industry trends and future-looking technologies for the maritime sector. This year, Green Propulsion – alternative, low-emission propulsion technologies such as LNG, methanol, hybrid and dual-fuel as well as fuel cell systems – will be a key topic on the SMM agenda, along with Big Data and Digitization.

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According to SMM report “for the first time Iran will be represented by a national pavilion at SMM Hamburg, the leading international maritime trade fair. “An industry fair is a great platform for building new relationships and getting to know each other,” says Bernd Aufderheide, President and CEO of Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH. From 6 to 9 September 2016, Iran will showcase its capabilities in an area of its own. “We are setting the stage for the formation of new international business contacts, providing opportunities for fair participants to become acquainted with Iranian companies and potential customers,” says Aufderheide.  

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A delegation from Hamburg Messe had visited Iran as early as December 2015 to attend Iranimex, the International Marine Industries Exhibition. On occasion of this visit, the group invited potential visitors, exhibitors and delegations to Germany. “Iranian businesses are showing a lively interest in European products and German know-how,” says the CEO.

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“SMM is the maritime sector’s most important platform for face-to-face networking and closing business deals,” says Hauke Schlegel, chairman of the German engineering industry association VDMA. Following the lifting of the trade sanctions, the country is in great need of innovation and new ships, he adds. “We see great potential for collaboration with Iran,” says Schlegel. Since Iran continues to procure its shipbuilding equipment and technology from Germany and Europe, the country is of vital strategic importance to the supply industry, the VDMA chairman adds. ”