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INMEX SMM India 2023 – South Asia’s Premier Maritime Event

The industry is set to experience the 13th edition of the Expo in Mumbai from October 4th to 6th, hosted by Informa Markets in India and Hamburg Messe Und Congress


INMEX SMM India, South Asia’s most awaited maritime event is back with its 13th edition from 4th to 6th October 2023 at the Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai. With 200+ exhibitors, it’s renowned as a central hub for maritime growth, knowledge exchange, and innovation. While leveraging India’s strategic location along major shipping routes and its extensive 7,517 km coastline, crucial to the country’s economic development, this event showcases cutting-edge maritime technologies and products, allowing stakeholders to stay updated with the latest advancements and industry trends.

A distinguished lineup of dignitaries including Shri Shyam Jagannathan, IAS, Director General Shipping, Directorate General of Shipping, Ministry of Ports, Shipping & Waterways, Government of India; Dr Malini Shankar,  Vice Chancellor, Indian Maritime University ; H.E. Mrs. Yasiel Burillo, Ambassador and Consul General of Panama to India; Shri. Madhvendra Singh, CEO of Gujarat Maritime Cluster; Mr Claus Ulrich Selbach, Business Unit Director, Maritime and Renewable Fairs, Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH; Shri Sabyasachi Hajara, Chairman, INMEX SMM India Advisory Board  will grace the event and offer their valuable insights


Emphasizing the focus of this year’s edition of INMEX SMM India, Mr Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, Informa Markets in India, said, “INMEX SMM India 2023 highlights the importance of India’s maritime sector in its economic growth and its potential impact on the Asia-Pacific region. India, with proactive government policies for ports, shipping, and inland waterways, is poised to lead the maritime industry. With the Government recently identifying investment opportunities exceeding ₹10 lakh crore, this sector holds the promise of generating employment for the youth in India. The Government’s ‘Panch Karma Sankalp’ initiative, with 30% support for green shipping and port digitisation, is boosting India’s global maritime standing. The Indian ports, known for efficiency, also play a crucial role in achieving the goals of Maritime India Vision (MIV) 2030, attracting substantial investments.”

“Additionally, India is advancing towards becoming a ‘Global Hub for Green Shipbuilding’ by 2030, evident in initiatives like the Green Tug Transition Programme (GTTP) and NCoEGPS. These efforts will significantly cut emissions, aligning with India’s sustainability and carbon neutrality vision by 2070. INMEX SMM India 2023 reflects India’s commitment to a technologically advanced and sustainable maritime future.”

The expo is supported by eminent industry associations such as The Company of Master Mariners of India, INSA, Foreign Owners Representatives and Ship Managers Association, Institute of Marine Engineers, IRCLASS, MASSA, and Gujarat Maritime Cluster amongst others. The key industry players participating in this event include Cochin Shipyard Ltd, Chowgule Ship Building, Colombo Dockyard Plc., Panama Maritime Authority, Volvo Group India, Marine Electricals (India) Ltd., amongst others. INMEX SMM India 2023 fosters networking among industry players, creating a conducive environment for forging partnerships, collaborations, and long-lasting business relationships. A B2B Meeting Scheduler to enhance business networking, Country Pavilions showcasing innovations from Germany and Greece, a Green Technology Pavilion focused on sustainable solutions, and exclusive Product Launches that shape the future of maritime technology are the key highlights of the event.

India’s unwavering support for the ports sector, marked by 100% FDI and substantial investments, is propelling its maritime infrastructure forward. With a bold plan to invest USD 82 billion by 2035 and an allocation of USD 1,800 million in the 2023-24 Union Budget, India is driving maritime excellence. Key initiatives, such as the container terminal at Tuna-Tekra, Deendayal Port, under PPP, and the tripartite agreement for Multi-Modal Logistics Parks (MMLP) development, underscore the nation’s commitment to maritime growth. These advancements set the stage for INMEX SMM India 2023 to serve as a platform for investment exploration, knowledge exchange, and active participation in India’s thriving maritime landscape.


Over the course of the three-day event, attendees will have the opportunity to explore a diverse range of business prospects spanning shipbuilding & repair, shipyard installations & equipment, ship fittings & equipment, green maritime technology, prime movers, gears and drive systems, auxiliary systems for prime movers, propulsors, maneuvering devices, stabilizers & energy-saving devices, maritime safety & security, marine technology, ports and port technology, maritime services, and many more. This comprehensive scope aims to foster greater exposure for both domestic and international industry players in the thriving Indian market.


INMEX SMM India also serves as a platform for knowledge exchange through a series of conferences, seminars, and workshops, fostering a culture of continuous learning and skill enhancement. The conference with the overarching theme ‘India’s Maritime Sector: Charting a Course for the Future‘  will see sessions dedicated to ‘Green Shipping & Technology,’ ‘Digitalisation & Automation – The Transformative Value,’ ‘Ship Design & Sustainability,’ ‘Ship Building & Strategic Investment,’ that include vital topics. Distinguished speakers gracing the event include luminaries like Mr BK Tyagi, CMD, Shipping Corporation of India; Dr. Anil Sharma, Founder & CEO, Global Marketing Systems; G Shivakumar, Executive Director & CFO, Great Eastern Shipping Co. Ltd ,  Madhu Nair, CMD, Cochin Shipyard Ltd,  Captain S R Patnaik,  CEO International Shipping & Logistics FZE (A Tata Group Company), Ms Vandana AggarwalChairperson, IFSCA Committee on Ship Acquisition, Financing and Leasing,  Mr Dipesh Shah, ED, IFSCA and Mr Punit Oza, Founder, Maritime NXT & Affiliated Research Fellow, Singapore Management University.


The event will also host an esteemed industry awards night, acknowledging outstanding achievements and pioneering innovations.