Retrospective DMF2015

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Official Danish Maritime Fair 2015 Report


Danish Maritime Fair have in short time become one of the most important events in Scandinavia.


The exhibition was founded in 2014 by the Media Group Maritime Denmark. The second event took place only one year after in October 2015.


Visitors


The 2015 edition got 4.550 visitors – an 11% increase from 2014. Of visitors, 20% was from outside Denmark – a 2% increase from 2014.

 
The dominant profile of visitors was from the supplier side (26%), but almost all segments from the maritime sector was attending.

 
Of the visitors, 41% was Top Executives – with 38% directly responsible for purchasing.

 
Especially interesting is the fact that 629 shipowner representatives was attending, representing 64 shipowning and Ship Management companies.  


The top five countries the foreign visitors came from was:
1:Denmark
2:Sweden
3:UK
4:Norway
5:The Netherlands

 
In total, the visitors came from 43 different countries.


Exhibitors


The Fair got 218 exhibiting companies, from 28 countries.

 
132 of the companies was from Denmark – 86 companies from outside Denmark.

 
An interesting fact was the 8% Danish companies that have never exhibited at an international maritime exhibition before.


Marketing


The Fair had 22 official international media partners with recognized large medias like Ship & Offshore, Digital Ship, Tradewinds, The Maritime Executive, The Naval Architect, Seatrade, Allaboutshipping, The Motorship and Ocean Hub as the most important.


Marketing Budget for 2015 was 1,2 Mill. DKK


Conferences


The Fair was furthermore host for 3 major conference concepts, “Blue Growth in the Baltic Sea Region” hosted by DG Mare and MDCE, “Danish Shipping & Ship Management Conferences” hosted by MDCE, “The Future Maritime Craftsman” hosted by MDCE and “Danish Maritime Technology Conferences” hosted by Danish Maritime.

 
The conferences had in total 116 highly competent speakers from all sectors in the maritime business and The Danish Maritime Technology Conferences was closed by His Royal Highness Prince Joachim of Denmark.