Why Exhibit


We have many reasons for you to exhibit – here are just 10 of them:

  1. To secure orders at the show and generate sales leads
  2. Unveil your new product or technology to a global audience
  3. Establish new business contacts locally & internationally
  4. Meet with existing clients in the region
  5. Support local agent
  6. Benefit from our extensive marketing and PR campaign which is conducted across print,emarketing platforms (including social media), radio and more
  7. Network at our key social occasions and do business in a region where face-to-face contact is key
  8. Your competitors will be there and taking advantage of the event
  9. Meet with more than 7,000 relevant attendees
  10. Use as a platform to hold an annual meet


Designed to cater to all budgets you can build your own stand or take advantage of structures and designs we've created for you.
There are three types of stand package to choose from:

Space Only (minimum 30sqm)
This is an opportunity to design and build your own stand.

Standard Shell Scheme Package (minimum 12sqm)
This is a pre-built stand for you to turn up and dress with your company collateral and branding. You can purchase additional furniture and features or simply use our pre-packaged attractive offering.

Deluxe Shell Scheme Package (minimum 12sqm)
Let us build a stand for you and add some stand-out features such as a light box fascia to make your company name shine and a taller front frame to literally stand out from the crowd.

A Deluxe Shell Scheme stand at a Seatrade Event

Standard Shell Scheme

Standard Shell Scheme illustration

Built ready for you to dress

Standard package includes per 12 sqm:
white stand walls, fascia board with company name in English and stand number, 1 table, 2 chairs, 1 waste basket, grey carpet, 3 spotlights, 1 x 13amp socket & basic stand cleaning.

Deluxe Shell Scheme

Deluxe Shell Scheme design

Designed to stand out

Deluxe package includes per 12sqm: enhanced shell scheme stand with light box fascia board with company name in English and stand number, white seamless walls, 1 table, 2 chairs, 1 waste basket, 1 lockable cupboard, walk-in storage with shelves, grey carpet, 3 spotlights, 13amp socket & basic stand cleaning.

Space Only

An example of a space only stand design (picture: DMCA stand 2014)

Construct your own stand design

An opportunity to design and build your own stand.
Package includes an area of space on the exhibition floor (electricity, walls or carpet are not included).


Everyone gets something extra

All exhibitors receive the following added benefits regardless of which stand package is chosen:

  • 1 year subscription to Seatrade Magazine
  • 50 word description in the maritime directory & official event catalogue
  • 10 FREE co-exhibitors per contracted company (a charge for additional companies applies), who will get some of the benefits received by their host exhibitor
  • Access to all FOC forum sessions during the event
  • 50% discount off SMME conference session rates (excluding ISSA)
  • 6 exhibitor badges per 12sqm stand
  • Preferential rates on advertising
  • Full access to Exhibitor Marketing Programme and invitation to Exhibitor Marketing Workshop

Exhibitor Marketing Programme

Snapshot of the Exhibitor Marketing Programme information document

Every exhibitor can access our free Exhibitor Marketing Programme

The programme provides exhibitors with tools and support to maximise their brand promotion and really optimise the return on investment from exhibiting at SMME.