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Strong support for the Danish Maritime Fair

The first international maritime exhibition in Denmark, Danish Maritime Fair, held at the Bella Center in Copenhagen in early October, is here to stay. A large majority of the 180 exhibitors at the fair are backing it up.

10 November 2014

In a survey conducted by the organizers, a whopping 87.3 percent of the exhibitors stated that Denmark will have its own maritime exhibition. 12.7 percent have not yet made their position - no one opposes.

"We are pleased with the strong support for the show," says Rene Wittendorff, Managing Director of Media Group Maritime Denmark, who is behind the show.

90 percent of the exhibitors meant that the Danish Maritime Fair was good or fairly good (28 and 62 percent), while two percent believe that it was excellent. 8 percent do not believe that the show lived up to expectations.

We have gathered a lot of experience which we and our partners will now use to make the show even bigger and better in the future," says Rene Wittendorff.

The study provides that many of the exhibitors stated that it is unfortunate that the Danish Maritime Days - and thus Danish Maritime Fair - comes just weeks after the world's largest shipping exhibition SMM in Hamburg.

A majority of 64 percent believe that it is important that the Danish Maritime Days and Danish Maritime Fair are linked, 22 percent do not consider it important. 14 percent have not made their position clear

In total, 4,064 people passed through the gate during the 4-day exhibition, of which 893 came from abroad - 72 countries were represented.

Among the visitors were 876 responsible for the procurement of the companies they represented, while 635 were either CEO, Managing Director, Owner or Partner.

76 percent of the exhibitors were also satisfied or very satisfied with the quality of the visitors.

Overall, 65 percent of the exhibitors means that Danish Maritime Fair are already an important or very important trade show, making the show for the second-most important from a Danish perspective - more important than the long-standing Norwegian trade show Nor-Shipping and substantially surpassed only by the great SMM exhibition in Hamburg.

180 exhibitors from 20 countries participated at the Danish Maritime Fair, in addition to the exhibits managed four conferences and 27 events at Speakers Corner and Blue Innovation Camp with 218 engineer students from all the country's engineer schools.

The fair was put on the market both at home and abroad, including through advertising in 14 international media partners - including Baird Maritime, Maritime Executive, Motor Ship, Seatrade, Ship2Shore, Shipping Publications, Sjöfarts The newspaper, The Nautical Institute, The Naval Architects, and Workboat World.