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6 November 2019 - 7 November 2019
Rotterdam, Netherlands
MariMatch Europort 2019
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MariMatch at Europort 2019

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. Registering on 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 very successfull.


Participants profile

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

Matchmaking benefits

MariMatch 2019 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 20-minute meetings
  • Free of cost

Maritime integrators pitching innovation challenges

Next to the matchmaking, MariMatch offers an additional programm to support companies with international and cross sectoral innovation: KVK Business Challenge Europort. During this event 5 large maritime corporates will pitch and explain important challenges they need support for. SME's, start ups and scale ups, also from other sectors, are invited to join and create new business by cooperating with bigger maritime companies to speed up their innovation. Register for MariMatch if you want to attend the kick-off session on November 7th.

Closed since 8 November 2019
Location AHOY, Ahoyweg 10, Rotterdam
Organised by
Participants 133
Meetings 114
Netherlands 59
China 16
Ukraine 14
Romania 7
Lithuania 6
United Kingdom 5
Spain 5
Germany 4
Turkey 4
France 3
United States 3
Poland 3
Greece 3
Italy 2
Latvia 2
Norway 1
India 1
Nigeria 1
Portugal 1
Croatia 1
Denmark 1
Belgium 1
Malta 1
Total 144
Association/Authority 7
Consulting 23
Distributor/Sales Agency 5
R&D Institution/University 3
Marine Equipment Supplier 36
Marine Services Provider 23
Shipowner 1
Shipyard 6
Other 40
Total 144