The IP Company was present at the international maritime trade fair, the SMM, that was held from 4th till the 7th of september. This two-yearly event took place in Hamburg where all maritime industry leaders and experts meet. Ronald and Tjeerd attended the SMM to meet partners and to discover industries newest developments. Next to this, Ronald and Tjeerd discussed the advantages of the Wireless Communication and Messaging System to various shipyards and system integrators. Promising contacts with several parties were established. On Tuesday night they attended an ‘startup event’ on board the M-frigate HMS Van Amstel. Various pitches were given and the difficulties of startups in the huge maritime market were discussed. On Wednesday night Ronald and Tjeerd attended the VIP reception hosted by the Netherlands Embassy also onboard HMS Van Amstel.