What We Do

Trade Fairs and Exhibitions

Hamburg Messe and Congress (HMC) is the owner/organiser of national consumer and international business trade shows hosted in Hamburg, Germany. Among them are the world leading trade fairs for the shipbuilding and wind energy industries, SMM and WindEnergy Hamburg. As the official representative, TRP actively promotes and markets these events to British and Irish industries, working directly with businesses, the trade press and trade representatives as well as with Government organisations.

ACHEMA is the world forum and the internationally leading show for the process industries. We look after all companies from chemical engineering, process technology and bio-chem sectors in the UK and Ireland that express an interest in exhibiting, or visiting the event. TRP will also look after the organiser’s interest for further growth.

The Government of Ontario appointed us their retained service provider to create a matchmaking programme for a group of Ontario-based companies attending a maritime trade show in the UK.


For many years we have been involved in publishing and selling translation rights, and creating marketing opportunities for our clients from the publishing world. Recent projects involve promoting the work of maritime photographer Thomas Kunadt and fantasy author Eleanor Bick, both published by Klaas Jarchow Buchverlag,Hamburg. We are also moving into the paid content sector in a joint venture with cookery book promoter and book magazine curator Moka Publishing, also in Hamburg.

Ship Owner/Manager Representation

 The NSB Group manages a large group of container vessels and tankers between their Hamburg HQ and Asian subsidiaries. The Reference Point was appointed by the NSB Group in Hamburg as one of their representatives.


Previous customers include VisitScotland and Edinburgh City council as well as Glasgow-based law firm Maclay Murray & Spens, for whom we were hired to create awareness for their services through presentations in Germany, to promote Scottish-German business opportunities.