The electric & hybrid marine WORLD EXPO 2018 took place in Amsterdam from 27.-29. June 2018. Its focus was exclusively on electric propulsion systems, hybrid systems and components of such systems that are dedicated to be implemented in ships and boats. Due to its specific orientation, the fair was quite small. Nevertheless the relevance of the exhibitors was enormous. A wide range of high quality and well known exhibitors led to a fruitful exchange between all participants involved. Especially companies with focus on hybrid technology and individual components for use in commercial shipping were represented at the fair – mostly through their respective sales or engineering managers. ELMAR matchmaking participants jointly took part in a networking lunch and a collective walk around the fair. Participants had a chat on the benefits of specific technical solutions, future applications in the field of marine e-mobility and opportunities for business cooperation.