Welcome to The Reference Point

We actually have reason to celebrate! This year is our 20th anniversary, we are in business and weathering the storm.

And we have more good news: we are expanding!

We are increasingly being asked to represent maritime companies from the commercial marine and superyacht sectors. This includes sales support, setting up distribution networks and raising awareness for their products and services. Please contact us so that we can discuss your requirements.

We are and will remain the official UK and Ireland representative for SMM (shipbuilding, marine technology, machinery), WindEnergy Hamburg, the global on- and offshore expo, and ACHEMA, the world forum for the process technologies – three world-leading international technology trade shows in Germany. If you are interested in exhibiting or visiting any of these shows please get in touch.


SMM 2021: Originally planned for September 2020 the most important event for the maritime industry has been changed to a digital platform providing a whole host of options for representation and business connections from 2 – 5 February 2021 until September 2022, when the world’s #1 trade fair for the maritime industry will take place again from 7 – 10 September. Please obtain further information from us.

ACHEMA – The world forum and leading show for the process industries. The physical event has been postponed to 4 – 8 April 2022. Our website and marketing collateral is being updated. In the meantime please contact us directly to find our everything you need to know to participate.

WindEnergy Hamburg, the global on- & offshore wind expo. This international event will take place in Hamburg from 1 – 4 December 2020 – as a digital showcase and meeting place for the wind energy industry. Our sophisticated platform will     offer many opportunities to do business.                              Please contact us to discover more.

Our website will be updated reflecting our new business and customers.

Please bear with us while we are updating the trade show information as soon as it becomes available.


Trade Show Facilitation and Business Services (info to follow shortly)

We offer trade fair facilitation to companies wishing to participate at trade events all over the world and across all industry sectors. Our ‘How to Exhibit Stress Free’ services are intended to make your life easier and enable you and your team to concentrate on your core business before, during and after an exhibition.


As the official representative for several world leading exhibitions The Reference Point has a proven track record of marketing and selling trade fair participation to a British and Irish audience. Please contact us to discuss how we can expand your show in the UK and Ireland.


We work with a number of service partners that we recommend. They provide accommodation, stand design, catering, logistics and more.