Welcome to Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH!

Hamburg is more diverse than any other city in Germany. A vibrant metropolis, a green oasis, a city on the waterfront. Germany’s second-largest city, with Europe’s third-largest seaport and nearly two million inhabitants, is a media hub, an innovation centre, and a hotspot of international trade. Our vibrant event campus lets you host captivating trade fairs and congresses right in the centre of the city. The botanical garden “Planten un Blomen” connects our exhibition campus with the CCH – Congress Center Hamburg and all other adjacent buildings to form one coherent event area for the city. All that embedded in an excellent public transport infrastructure. Countless hotels in the immediate vicinity, and numerous leisure opportunities make every stay a pleasant experience.

Upcoming events

  • MARINE INTERIORS Cruise & Ferry Global Expo powered by SMM


    Cruise & Ferry Global Expo powered by SMM
    Interior Design, Equipment and…

  • SMM

    Hamburg Messe


    the leading international maritime trade fair

    09/03/2024  -  09/06/2024
  • WindEnergy Hamburg

    Hamburg Messe

    WindEnergy Hamburg

    The global on & offshore event

    09/24/2024  -  09/27/2024

    PHOTOPIA Hamburg

    Festival of Imaging

    10/10/2024  -  10/13/2024

    PHOTOPIA Hamburg 2024 will not take place.

  • Hamburg Messe

    bioNORD 2024

  • LEaT con 2024

    Live, Entertainment and Technology Convention

    10/22/2024  -  10/24/2024
HMC Annual Report (digital issues)

Annual Reports

The current digital annual report of Hamburg Messe und Congress and all previous digital editions can be found here:


Thirteenth WindEnergy trend:index:

Thirteenth WindEnergy trend:index:

Mood in onshore and offshore segments volatile globally but significantly improved in Europe


In the thirteenth edition of the WEtix report, assessments of the onshore and offshore wind markets in Germany and the EU are significantly more positive than in…

SMM to host top-class conferences on open stages for the first time

A multi-faceted, comprehensive conference programme addressing the industry’s most pressing issues will once again captivate SMM visitors this year. The leading international maritime trade fair will put decarbonisation, digitalisation, recruiting as well as maritime security and defence at the top…

Maritime Career Market: SMM mobilises talent

At SMM, the maritime industry will highlight its appeal to the young generation. The global flagship fair in September will feature the Maritime Career Market (MCM), where pupils and students can learn about many fascinating and varied training options and jobs in the maritime sector. Young talents…

MS&D to address geopolitical challenges

Just three months ahead of its start, SMM gave a foretaste of the international conference for maritime security and defence. The agenda at MS&D on 5 and 6 September will not only cover the latest trends in naval shipbuilding but also geostrategic issues. Panel members will include public figures…

SMM 2024: Technologies for the future of shipping

From 3 to 6 September, the Who’s Who of the maritime industry meets at SMM 2024. Apart from current geopolitical challenges, the agenda of the global flagship fair in Hamburg will focus on the decarbonisation of ships, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and the recruitment of young talent. With these…