Posidonia 2018

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4th – 8th June 2018

Metropolitan Expo Centre |Athens | Greece

The International Shipping Exhibition


Greek ship owners and operators are leading the world by controlling the world’s largest commercial fleet making up some 20% of total world deadweight tonnage.  In mid-2017 there are 69 fleets under Greek control over 1 million DWT comprising of over 2,800 ships. The market strength of Greek operators is further underlined by their purchasing billions of dollars of second-hand vessels. Since 2007 the Greeks have ordered over 4,000 newbuilds, the most in the world, even in these difficult times. Almost half of all newbuild LNG’s are Greek owned.

Keeping this huge commercial armada in business requires Greek owners to spend upwards of US$ 4 billion per year just on repairs, drydocking, conversions, equipment upgrades and general maintenance.  The increasing demands of regulations have seen major investments by fleet operators in cutting-edge Nox/Sox scrubbers, ballast water management systems, plus navigation and other shipboard technology.


The Society of Maritime Industries (SMI) is the group organiser for the UK Group.

The advantages of joining the UK Group Stand are:
  • SMI as the group organiser, deals direct with the Posidonia 2018 exhibition organisers, co-ordinates payments, appoints agents and stand contractors, briefs the exhibitors, etc.
  • Participants exhibit as a co-located Group in the UK pavilion with strong visual UK branding which attracts visitors and international delegations.
  • A business lounge exclusive to the UK Group will be provided and a prime location within the exhibition hall for the UK Group has already been reserved.
  • A British Embassy Networking Reception should take place as usual and Exhibitors and their clients and potential clients will be invited.

We have chosen a bespoke design and construction company for the UK Pavilion.  In 2016 they provided a very good service level to the UK group.  Proposed stand design can be found within the booking form.


Each stand will be carpeted, fitted with lighting (up to 3 lights), power socket, wall display panels, fascia board, chairs, table, shelf and a lockable sliding door counter. Other items – such as plinths, display cabinets, extra shelves and furniture – can be supplied against Interform S.A’s tariff.  Your Stand Graphics can be printed and mounted by Interform for €35-45 per square metre.

  • Stand in UK pavilion (minimum 9 sqm) including furniture, carpets and lights @ £582 per sqm.
  • Management fee for UK Group exhibitors in UK pavilion: £850 (£1,020 inc. VAT)

SMI members benefit by a discount through their membership of the Society of Maritime Industries and therefore pay a management fee of £650 (£780 inc. VAT).

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The advantages of joining the showcase are:

  • A space in the lightwall is over 50% more cost effective than a 9sqm stand
  • Brochure rack space
  • Exhibitor pass
  • Showguide and web site entry
  • Storage for bags and brochures
  • Coffee on the stand
  • Always a presence on the stand so you are able to work the show effectively knowing any enquiries will be handled
  • Learn from others in the UK group
  • Potential hotel/flight savings

We are proposing to have an 18sqm space 6m wide and 3m deep.  At the back of the stand will be a lightwall and each showcase company will have one spot approx 800mm x 800mm in size to display a logo and web site address.

  • It will be first come first serve on positions on the lightwall
  • There will be a cupboard for storing briefcases, brochures
  • High tables with stools for meeting
  • Brochure racks for showcase companies
  • The lightwall will sit within a modular built stand as part of the UK Pavilion. 12sqm stands and larger are available via the SMI as well.

1 x lightwall space:

Member Rate £2,150 ex VAT (£2,580 inc VAT)

Non-member £2,350 ex VAT (£2,820 inc VAT)

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Deadline for receipt of applications is May 4th 2018 

email events@maritimeindustries.org or tom.chant@maritimeindustries.org for more information


Department for international trade (DIT) Currently there is no known support from DIT for the show but the SMI will be looking to gather any support possible.

Upcoming Dates for this event

  • Mon 04 Jun 2018 (Deadline for booking is Fri 04 May 2018)
  • Metropolitan Expo Centre , Athens, Greece


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