Marimatch 2017 | B2B Meetings

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Meet new business partners & expand your research & innovation network in the maritime sector.

Marimatch, the international maritime B2B matchmaking event organised by Enterprise Europe Network, is focussed on international cooperation to speed up innovation. The matchmaking event offers the opportunity for 1:1 speed dating with new business partners. This website enables visitors ánd exhibitors to announce themselves and book meetings with other fair participants. Former editions of MariMatch on other big maritime fairs such as SMM and Posidonia proved to be successfull.

Next to the matchmaking MariMatch offers 2 additional interesting program parts to support companies with international innovation. The innovation pitches were highly innovative SME's, selected for EU SME Instrument funding, pitch their brand new maritime solutions to established maritime companies. And the open innovation challenges were maritime innovators/integrators share their innovative needs during 1:1 meetings with pre-selected companies. 

30 min speed dating

M2M + Symposium

Join the B2B Matchmaking event and find new business partners and expand your network during 1:1 speed dating sessions
Check out which participants can be met

by EU-SME Instrument Champions

M2M + Symposium

Attend the pitching sessions to see the latest innovative maritime technology. Or, as a startup, step into the spotlight yourself and pitch for important leader firms and established SME's.
Check out the pitching options and subscribe to attend

by maritime innovators

M2M + Symposium

Maritime integrators have their innovation challenges too! The matchmaking provides targeted speed dating between integrators and innovative suppliers. 
Register now as maritime innovator or check which maritime innovators you can meet


Who should attend?

The event is targeted at all visitors and exhibitors of Europort that are scouting for opportunities in the field of international cooperation and innovation. Whether they are established SME’s, important leader firms, start-up companies, research institutes or branches. More in detail it is about ship owners, shipyard managers, ship designers, super intendants, fleet managers, ship brokers, technical engineers, naval architects and all other maritime professionals that are involved in shipbuilding, repair or conversion. And last but not least the manufacturers and suppliers that are active in shipbuilding, repair and conversion and all the maritime subsystems and services.

Why participate?

MariMatch 2017 is a unique opportunity to establish new cross-border contacts and a very effective International forum to meet potential business partners, explore all kinds of cooperation possibilities. It offers:

  • Added value to your trade fair participation
  • Access to a wide variety of relevant SMEs, OEMs, suppliers and Research & Innovation stakeholders such as techno starters, academia and research institutes
  • Selection and confirmation of face-to-face meetings in advance via an online catalogue
  • Focused 30-minute meetings



How to register?

  1. Register for MariMatch, via this website (green button at right top of this page)
  2. Select the events you want to participate in: matchmaking (including innovation challenges) and pitching sessions.
  3. Compose your cooperation profile(s), so others know what you ar looking for.
  4. Request meetings you are interested in / actively accept incoming requests.
  5. Receive your meeting schedule a few days before MariMatch.
    p.s. (free) registration for Europort is necessary




closed since 6 Nov 2017
Registration 12 Jul – 6 Nov
Meeting Selection 9 Oct – 9 Nov
Event 8 Nov – 9 Nov
Language English
Costs Free of charge
Venue Ahoyweg 10
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Bilateral Meetings
Participants 73
Meetings 123
Cyprus 1
Denmark 1
France 1
Germany 4
Greece 6
Iceland 1
Italy 2
Lithuania 2
Netherlands 32
Others 3
Poland 6
Sweden 2
Turkey 14
United Kingdom 3
Total 78
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After Event 439