Posidonia 2024 Venue Overflows Due to Unprecedented Exhibitor Demand

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The greatest shipping exhibition on earth starts on Monday 3rd June at the Athens Metropolitan Expo which will be flooded with over 40,000 maritime professionals from around the world as the industry is convening once again to interact, network, share learnings of times past and foresight for what lies ahead, according to an article published on their website.

About the event 

Posidonia 2024 is the biggest in the biennial event’s six decades of existence with organizers confirming that 2,030 exhibitors from 82 countries will be showcasing their offering indoors on the expansive exhibition floor and in some outdoor areas of the venue to accommodate overwhelming demand.

Participation at the Posidonia Games, the sporting events that take place the weekend before Posidonia, has skyrocketed and some 4,000 shipping professionals are expected to compete for the coveted Posidonia sailing, golf, soccer, basketball, and running trophies.

This year’s Posidonia reflects the dynamism of Greek shipping, which has entered a continuous development trajectory aimed at the qualitative and technological upgrading of its vessels, as well as diversification of its overall product.

Of the 96 new or returning exhibitors, who have come back after a long absence, 25 are from Greece, demonstrating that the country has an inexhaustible source of equipment manufacturers and service providers for the shipping industry.

Furthermore, from international participation, significant entries come from the United Arab Emirates with ten companies, and India with eight companies. In addition, this year’s Posidonia hosts 23 national pavilions. The most significant increase was recorded by China, which, after the pandemic, returned stronger, with 180 companies, marking an almost 50% increase in participation. Following closely is Turkey, with a 10% increase.

The global nature of the exhibition is reflected this year in the largest participation of national registries ever recorded at the event. In total, 16 national flags are represented including Panama, Liberia, Marshall Islands, Cayman Islands, Hong Kong, Bahamas, Cyprus, Malta, Beliz, and Palau, as well as newcomers like the British Virgin Islands, Guinea-Bissau, San Marino, Sierra Leone, Barbados, St. Kitts & Nevis.

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Source: Posidonia