The German Maritime Centre at the SMM

From 6 to 9 September 2022, we will present our projects, study results and instruments as well as our work in general at the fair.
29 August 2022

We will start each of the four days of the fair with a Brown Bag Breakfast. Each morning at 10.30 a.m., experts will give a 30-minute talk on the topic of the day, which you can listen to while enjoying a pastry and a coffee and then ask questions. On all days, we will present our projects, study results and tools. We look forward to seeing you.


Tuesday, 6 September 2022 
Technological Change – New Technologies

10.30 a.m.
Brown Bag Breakfast – Sönke Stich (Gebr. Friedrich GmbH & Co. KG): We have been a start-up for 100 years – New technologies in shipbuilding from the perspective of a medium-sized shipyard

About the day: Alexander Hey (Research Coordinator Business Development) is available for discussions on topics such as Autonomous Maritime Systems and Start-ups.

02.00 p.m.
In an interview with Alexander Hey, Simeon Hiertz and Karsten Schumacher (Leviathan GmbH) explain a founder’s story based on a practical example of sustainable ship recycling.

Wednesday, 7 September 2022
Sustainability and Climate Change – Ship Recycling

10.30 a.m.
Brown Bag Breakfast – Doris Kostka (Dr. Schackow & Partner Lawyers PartG mbB): Applicable law in ship recycling

About the day: Ralf Plump (Ship and Marine Technology) will be available for discussions on topics like the results of the fuel analysis in shipping by ship segment and the bunker guidance study.

02.00 p.m.
Green Recycling – “Inventing of Hazardous Material (IHM)” – Practice and Future Prospects: How can (seagoing) ships be dismantled in a humane, environmentally friendly and resource-saving way? Ralf Plump in conversation with Henning Gramann (GSR Services GmbH9

Thursday, 8 September 2022
Competitiveness – Green Financing and the Zero Emission Maritime Economy

10.30 a.m.
Brown Bag Breakfast – Philipp Wünschmann (Joh. Berenberg, Gossler & Co. KG): Sustainable financing in the maritime sector

About the day:Runa Jörgens (Shipping) will be available to discuss the financing study and the study on hydrogen in inland navigation.

02.00 p.m.
Thomas Rust (Ramboll Deutschland GmbH) and Dr. Nils Meyer-Larsen (Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics/ISL) in conversation with Runa Jörgens about hydrogen logistics chains, transport, import and consumers.

Friday, 9 September 2022
Demography and Securing Young Talent – New Talent for the Maritime Industry

10.30 a.m.
Brown Bag Breakfast – Sabine Zeller Zeller (Berufsbildungsstelle Seeschifffahrt), Claus-Ehlert Meyer (German Boat- and Shipbuilding Association/DBSV), Prof. Dr. Thomas Pawlik (Bremen City University of Applied Sciences): In search of the brightest minds for the maritime industry

Jule Ballhausen (Young Talents) and Hanna Maurer (Social Media for the Maritime Industry) will be available for discussions on all aspects of securing and recruiting young talent; they will present the first results of the survey “Why talented young people choose the maritime industry” and explain why the maritime industry should (not only) rely on digital media when searching for qualified young talent.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Dr. Regine Klose-Wolf
Head of Communications
+49 40 9999 698 -51
+49 1590 189 1929