The shipping cluster gathers - DSM2023


Opens in September/October 2024

DSM2025 + Gothenburg Port Day, Sept. 1-3, 2025

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Register your e-mail address, and we will get back to you when the registration opens in September/October 2024.

DSM2023 is a 3 day event!
We start off with Gothenburg Port Day Monday the 28th of August, where you as a shipping delegate has the opportunity to network, listen to interesting speakers, enjoy dinner and entertainment. Tuesday the 29th and Wednesday the 30th of August the DSM exhibition starts, along with pre-booked speed meetings and On stage seminars.

When you register as a shipping delegate to DSM2023, you can tick the box under Additional Events stating that you want to participate in Gothenburg Port Day. As a shipping delegate the fee for participating on the 28th of August is reduced.

Donsö Shipping Meet aims to elevate Swedish shipping in the international arena, to be a rewarding and productive event for all involved, and to serve its time-honored role as a meeting point for the entire maritime cluster. Unlike the bigger exhibitions in Europe, DSM wants to offer all participants a more intimate event where the priority is placed on making genuine connections.

DSM is a trade fair. Please make your registration before arrival. 

Shipping companies/Ship owners, i.e companies with a fleet, choose sign up as Shipping company/Shipping personnel when register.

Meet the business

Making connections and forging opportunities

We strive for all participants to feel welcomed and taken care of. Our mission is to create a fantastic environment for all participants to network with customers, clients and colleagues, and to support exhibitors and shipping companies in doing business. DSM2023 will have all the ingredients for a fruitful exhibition, providing shipowners with relevant, information-rich seminars, efficient “speed meetings” with exhibitors and of course opportunities for spontaneous meetings too.

With relevant speakers talking about the future of the shipping industry, we are confident that DSM will provide you with useful, actionable knowledge. There will be a lot of activities going on at the same time, but don’t worry, all seminars will be filmed and made public on our Youtube channel.

As registered shipping delegate you are free to take part of all seminars and the Commercial & Financing Meet, the Safety Meet, the Fishing Meet and the HR Meet. You do not have to register separately!

The festive Banquet will take place in the exhibition area. An outstanding three-course dinner will be served along with entertainment. It is a great way to socialize with customers, colleagues and friends in a friendly atmosphere.

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Innovation Project Ideas Workshop

Welcome to Innovation Project Ideas Workshop

Do you have an idea that could improve the maritime industry? Would you like to be part of projects that do? Please join others with a similar interest and see what project ideas the interaction can lead to.

The workshop focus is on maritime safety and clean shipping. The goal is to develop the best ideas into potential innovation and implementation projects and partnerships. Project themes include digital solutions to improve maritime safety, reduce emissions and tackle the challenges of winter navigation. Other are improved preparedness for maritime accidents and shore infrastructure for clean shipping.

Typical participants are shipping companies, maritime authorities, researchers and companies targeting the maritime market. The workshop is free of charge and include lunch.

When      August 29, 10.45 to 15.00 (lunch included)
Where     Donsö Is Klubbstuga at Donsö Shipping Meet (DSM)
How        Already participant of DSM – Please send an email to DSM   Otherwise – register by email to Ulf Siwe, Swedish Maritime Administration

This workshop is part of a Baltic regional series of workshops aiming to catch ideas from all countries. For example, the workshop in Finland resulted in two project applications, one on Smart Fairways, the other on the new S-124 and S-125 standards. The workshop in Lithuania resulted in two concrete ideas, one on handling new fuels, one on bathymetric measurements in the three Baltic states.

10.45 Intro, presentation of EUSBSR Policy Areas Safe & Ship, examples of projects
11.15 Brainstorming about needs and project ideas
12.30 Lunch
13.15 Voting on the best ideas
13.30 Group discussions on the best ideas – developing them, identifying potential partners, potential financing sources etc.
14.30 Sharing group discussion results, next steps
15.00 End

Donsö Shipping Meet (DSM)
We recommend participants of the workshop to profit from the surrounding Donsö Shipping Meet: after the workshop you can explore the largest maritime industry exhibition in Sweden. In the evening, there is the DSM Banquet, a unique opportunity to dine with ship-owners, operators and exhibiting companies. You will receive more information on the details on Banquet registration with your workshop registration!

EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR)
The Strategy is an agreement between the Member States of the EU and the European Commission to strengthen cooperation between the countries bordering the Baltic Sea in order to meet the common challenges and to benefit from common opportunities facing the region.

Photo of sea depth: Swedish Maritime Administration
Photo of icebreaker: Swedish maritime Administration
Photo of city: Pexels
Photo of helicopter rescue mission: Patrik Nilsson, Swedish Maritime Administration


Monday, August 28 – Gothenburg Port Day
08.00-09.00              Registration & coffee at Gothenburg Opera House
09.00                         Welcome at Gothenburg Opera House
10.30                         Guided tour by boat in the port, Swedish fika, the Port of Gothenburg
12.00                         Lunch & Open ship, Donsö harbour
14.30                        Port Day Opening ceremony, Exhibition area Donsö
15.00                         Speakers, Exhibition area Donsö
17.30                         Networking, entertainment and mingling dinner, Exhibition area Donsö
20.00-21.00              Chartered boat to the mainland, Donsö harbour

Tuesday, August 29, DSM2023
08:00-                       Welcome  
09:45-10:15              DSM2023 Opening ceremony 
10:30-17:00              Exhibition, pre-booked speed meetings, On stage seminars 
17:00-18:00              Networking 
18:00-22:00              Banquet

Wednesday, August 30, DSM2023
10:00-13:30              Exhibition pre-booked speed meetings, On stage seminars
13:30-                       Open Ship, Donsö harbour

Exhibition Area

Five big tents, together with Donsöhallen, serve as the Exhibition area, including speed meetings in the exhibitors’ stands, seminars, networking, lunch and the Banquet dinner.

Hotel reservation

Accomodation is available for delegates at two hotels in Gothenburg. Make your reservation in the DSM2023 registration form.

Exhibition Magazine
Exhibition magazine

Exhibition magazine published by Sjöfartstidningen, a subsidiary of the Swedish Shipowners’ Association. DSM2023 magazine will distributed on DSM2023.

Read the DSM2023 Exhibition magazine on-line.

You can also take part of the DSM2022 Exhibition magazine.

The DSM app

The DSM app ensures that you will have all the important information on hand. It will help you navigate the event, see your pre-booked speed meetings and ensure you don’t miss any of the highlights.

Contents; Map of Donsö, Exhibition area, Boat transfer, Program, Seminars, pre booked Speed meetings, Exhibitors & Shipping companies, Sponsors & Partners, Commercial & Financing Meet, Safety Meet, Fishing Meet, Gothenburg Port Day, Exhibition Magazine and Service.

Download the App Donsö Shipping Meet – free from App Store or Google Play. The app will be available in mid August, 2023. Login with the email address in your registration and choose your password via create password.


"Bureau Veritas has supported DSM for many years and are happy to continue our cooperation, as it is an excellent event bringing together all the key stakeholders associated with the Donsö shipping community."

Gijsbert DE JONG
Bureau Veritas Marine Chief Executive Nordics (Denmark, Iceland, Norway & Sweden), DSM2023 Gold Sponsor
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