International Network

Services of BME China

In a globalized world, international companies need to build global supply chains in order to remain competitive. BME Shanghai offers companies a wide range of assistance in identifying suitable partners in Asia. But our services are not only related to German or European companies: We are also looking for new quality suppliers in China to enlarge our local network.

For networking purposes, several events like the International Sourcing Fair (ISF) and the BME China Sourcing Conference are hold at regular intervals. Other services of BME's China-business are regular German-language meetings of managers with purchasing responsibilities in Shanghai and Beijing and a variety of purchasing trainings with experienced trainers and a practical approach.

Overview on the available services

BME China is offering a variety of purchasing trainings with experienced trainers and a practical approach. Our trainings follow high international standards to meet the requirements of purchasing managers, who are working in multinational environments.

Our seminars are held in English or Chinese. With regard to content and concepts, the BME China builds upon the expertise of the BME Academy in Germany, which is a leading purchasing and logistics training provider in Germany.

Please also ask for specialized and qualified in-house trainings for your company we offer upon request. For references and more information please contact Karen Zhang (; +86 21-61498322).

The following selection of companies have sent represantatives to BME China Purchasing Trainings: 

  • Volkswagen AG
  • MAN Turbo (Changzhou) Co. Ltd.
  • Siemens Wind Power Blades (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.
  • Bosch (China) Investment Ltd.
  • Buehler Group
  • ThyssenKrupp
  • Carl Zeiss IMT (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.
  • GEA Group
  • Fiducia Management Consultants
  • PWO High Tech Metal Components (Suzhou) Co. Ltd.

BME Purchasing Manager Meetings are regular German-language meetings of managers with purchasing responsibilities in Shanghai and Beijing, which intend to allow for the exchange of experiences and to intensify the networking of procurement professionals in those major regions.

The meetings between senior managers from purchasing, supply chain management, supplier development and quality assurance are organized by BME Shanghai. Membership is limited to experts which bear the procurement responsibility in a manufacturing company. Each meeting takes a special subject in fokus with presentations of experts. Except as speakers, external service providers are not permitted. Afterwards, networking is established with a dinner and drinks.

To guarantee professionalism and value, the circle asks all stakeholders to get involved with ideas, suggestions for topics and discussions. As a selection, the following companies are regularly attending the Manager Meetings:

  • Bosch
  • Siemens
  • Kloeckner & Co
  • Wacker Chemie
  • Airbus
  • BASF
  • Reyher
  • ZF
  • Heidelberger Druck
  • MAN Turbo
  • Recaro
  • B.Braun
  • Viessmann
  • ThyssenKrupp

China has a huge variety of manufacturing companies. Yet, due to the sheer size of the market, lacking transparency and quality differences, the Chinese supplier landscape is not easy to navigate. BME assists buyer companies in finding new potential suppliers, as well as in deepening and improving existing supplier relations. BME Shanghai sourcing services include:

  • Supplier Buyer Matchmaking Meetings (SBMM)
  • Tailored, pre-screened Supplier Searches
  • Demand distribution through a variety of channels (contacts, cooperations, institutions)
  • Benchmarking between existing suppliers and new candidates
  • Organization and conceptual planing of supplier days
  • Accompanying measures
  • Quality controls

Chinese Suppliers are welcome!

As German and European corporations are constantly searching for new potential partners, BME China is also looking for new quality suppliers which are welcome to join our activities in order to find new customers. For detailed information about your access to the BME network, please contact us. We are looking forward to meet you.


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Riccardo Kurto China Appointee
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Steffi Xu Operation Manager
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Karen Zhang Global Relationship Manager
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