In behalf of the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs & Climate Action, BME organises 3 purchasing initiatives: Western Balkans, Maghreb and Southeast Asia.
Global sourcing is a matter of course for many companies. To be able to act competitively, you need reliable suppliers. BME International supports your search for suppliers.
Since 2009, we have been offering our members a need-based search as part of our events. Individual, coordinated and effective. We have brought buyers and suppliers together in over 5,000 matchmakings. With a success rate of over 28%, 1 out of 3 conversations leads to a result. The focus of the B2B matchmaking is on production materials and services - in Europe, Asia and North Africa. If we have not planned a B2B event of your interest yet, check BMEOpenSourcing.com or use the services of the BME Sourcing Help Desk.
organized since 2015
in Europe, Asia and otherrs
participated once in a B2B
1 out of 3 meetings successfull
Find your next supplier in a specialized B2B-Matchmaking together with our partners. Our motivation is your success. Our guideline is your purchasing demand.
Do you have specific challenges? You need individual support? The BME Helpdesk will support you with information, contacts, supplier lists, etc.! Contact us! (BME members only)
BME/BMWK Purchasing Initiative
Since 2015, the BME has jointly organised BME Purchasing Initiatives on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK). Together with the AHK networks, we search for suitable suppliers in exciting procurement regions for our German buyers.
We have already offered the following purchasing initiatives:
- 2015-2021 Purchasing Initiative Western Balkans
- 2020-2021 Purchasing Initiative Maghreb
- 2020-2021 Purchasing Initiative South East Asia
Some KPI for the events:
Western Balkans 2019 - Dortmund:
+ 50 German SME and +145 suppliers at the B2B event in Dortmund
+ 350 suppliers on the BME/AHK longlist
+ 700 sheduled meetings
South East Asia 2022 (Online):
+ 35 German SME and +120 suppliers at the B2B online event
+ 200 suppliers on the BME/AHK longlist
+ 350 sheduled meetings
The BME purchasing initiatives offers a comprehensive market overview, professional B2B processes along the purchasing needs, fast access to efficient suppliers, networking and efficient matchmaking.
BME Sourcing Day
BME Sourcing Days are larger B2B events with at least 10 German companies and buyers in advanced markets. In addition to the search for suppliers, the focus here is also on personal networking. Looking for solutions together and networking beyond the sourcing processes - that is the Sourcing Day.
Together with local partners, BME International makes the supplier search effective. The most important thing: personal exchange.
Since 2014, Sourcing Days have offered direct access to procurement markets in the area of production materials. BME Sourcing Day Pilsen, which we have been organizing together with Czech-Trade every year since 2014, is just one of many examples.
Sourcing Days 2022: Hungary, Italy, Portugal, Malaysia, …
Best event: 2019 | Buyers: 19 | Suppliers: 180 | B2B meetings: over 300 in one day
BME Sourcing Seminar
BME Sourcing Seminars are the smallest unit of our matchmaking events. Explore exciting markets together with our partners and at the same time prepare suppliers for the requirements of German procurement processes.
Together with GIZ, AHK or other partners, the dialogue-oriented sourcing seminars for buyers are both useful and effective. They implement knowledge, create a network and new business opportunities.
Design and structure of the seminars:
- Number of participating buyers: 3-5
- Buyer RFI and selected Supplier List
- One day (virtual or on-site)
- Morning Session: a seminar with buyers and BME presentations + discussion
- Afternoon: pre-selected B2B-Meetings
Process & Prices
Find your next supplier at our B2B event 2023
|3rd Sourcing Seminar Moldova: Q1 2023 | Chișinău, Moldova||10th Sourcing Days Italy: Q3 2023 | Italy|
|2nd Sourcing Day Hungary: Q2 2023 | Budapest, Hungary||1st Sourcing Day Turkey: Q4 2023 | F2F or online (t.b.c)|
|6th Sourcing Seminar Serbia: Q2 2023 | Belgrade, Serbia||9th CEE Procurement and Supply Forum: Q4 2023 | Prague, Czech Republic|
|9th Sourcing Day Pilsen: Q2 2023 | Pilsen, Czech Republic|
|1st Sourcing Seminar Baltic States: Q2 | online||In planning process: Romania, Malaysia, ASEAN, Maghreb, Portugal, South Africa|
|(Status: Nov. 2022)|
1ST PURCHASING INITIATIVE South East Asean
„I value and appreciate the good organization to present a pool of potential suppliers.”
7th Purchasing Initiative Western Balkans
„The whole event was very good as it was in all previous years. ”
7TH PURCHASING INITIATIVE WESTERN BALKANS
„We enjoy participating at the Western Balkans Purchasing initiative and will gladly participate again. We firmly believe that we will be able to find new partners from Germany and to expand our company's presence in the German market.”