SMDG looks back on a history of 75 plenary meetings held since 1987 in various locations in all continents,
SMDG e.V. holds plenary meetings twice a year. The intention is to organize the spring plenary in Europe and the fall event in Asia. In each plenary international experts give presentations about topics from maritime business, technical solutions and the latest technical developments. Typically two days focus on presentations and a third day is reserved for working group sessions.