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SPECIAL: DANISH MARITIME FAIR 2018

DANISH MARITIME FAIR 2018 IS APPROACHING FULL CAPACITY In three months, the doors will open for the fourth edition of the Danish maritime exhibition, the Danish Maritime Fair, which is held in Lokomotivværkstedet in Copenhagen. At the event, hundreds of Danish as well as foreign exhibitioners are ready to receive more than 4.400 people who are expected to attend the event, within the three days the exhibition takes place - from the 2nd to the 4th of May. - It is actually going really well, says Martin Uhlenfeldt, Partner at Maritime Denmark, and in charge of the exhibition. - We still have some good stands for those who haven’t secured one yet, but the number of available stands is gradually falling, so people shouldn’t dwell on it for too long, if they want to make sure they get a stand. - Nothing comes easy, and we have put in work to fill up the venue with interesting exhibitors, but the atmosphere is good, sales are steady and hopefully we can hang out the red “Fully booked” sign at the end, says Uhlenfeldt. CHANGE IN TIME AND CADENCE - We have changed several things about the event this time, not conceptually, the concept works fine, but we have changed the cadence and time of the event. Those who have followed us from the beginning knows, that the 2014 as well as the 2016 exhibitions were challenged by the fact, that they were held shortly after the world’s largest maritime fair, SMM in Hamburg, when many exhibitors and visitors were tired after a long exhibition season. That problem has been solved this time, as the the Danish Maritime Fair has been moved to beginning of May, with good distance in time to SMM.

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- In addition to this, we are now transitioning to a cadence where the exhibitions will be 24 months apart, and this will defiantly have a positive effect. ECONOMIC RECOVERY - “All in all, we are anticipating a bubbly atmosphere at the event, as the fair season has just begun, spring is on its way, and there is optimism in the air. Both at home and abroad the economy is in recovery, demand is growing, both in the maritime industry and in the maritime world as a whole. Danish Maritime Technology Conference No exhibition without a contemporary conference proram on the side, and here the Danish Maritime Fair 2018 will mark itself stronger than ever. - We are very pleased that Danish Maritime once again has chosen to hold their international conference, Danish Maritime Technology Conference, at Lokomotivværkstedet. The conference is a stronghold, not only for the maritime industry in Denmark, but also worldwide. The Danish maritime industry is at the forefront of innovation, digitalization and green technology, and this will of course affect the conference. A more detailed review of the conference can be found on the following pages.

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