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BME: “The first ‘Meet Italy’s Best’ Sourcing Day was a great success.”
05/24 2018 // International

BME: “The first ‘Meet Italy’s Best’ Sourcing Day was a great success.”

In the capital of Lombardy, the Buyers' Association and AHK Milan offered a platform for B2B talks for two days between German industrial companies and Italian suppliers.

B2B in Milan: German buyer (left) talking to Italian suppliers. Photo AHK Italy

"The German Association Materials Management, Purchasing and Logistics e.V. (BME) is expanding its international activities. From 20 to 21 March 2018, the first ‘Meet Italy's Best’ Sourcing Day took place in Milan," said Olaf Holzgrefe, Head of International Business and Affairs of BME. The event was jointly organised by the German buyers' association and AHK Milan. According to Holzgrefe, it was "a complete success". The journey to Italy brought together four German buyers and 27 high-performance domestic suppliers. "In the run-up to the two-day visit to Lombardy, the German buyers were able to register their requirements in direct talks with BME and AHK. Holzgrefe explained the selection process: “We selected the appropriate suppliers and brought both sides together for a meeting in Milan”.

The "very good pre-selection" was well praised by the participating German industrial companies, including ILLIG Maschinenbau GmbH & Co. KG and HOLZ-HER Maschinenbau GmbH. Besides, the Italian suppliers were well prepared for the conversation.

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