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BME online B2B-Matchmaking meetings
09/07 2020 // International

Sourcing Help Desk: The BME online B2B-Matchmaking meetings provide access to procurement markets even in times of a pandemic.

In the second half of 2020, BME-International offers numerous B2B matchmakings in virtual form. Procurement managers can get in direct contact with qualified suppliers from potential procurement markets. Expression of interest is free of charge.

During the Corona crisis, the BME offers its members the opportunity to meet potential suppliers from prospective procurement markets. The next virtual B2B event is the Sourcing Day Pilsen, which will take place at the end of July 2020.

For years, the BME has been successfully organising B2B events in Europe. Italy, Portugal, Spain, Czech Republic, Kosovo and Turkey were some of the locations of the BME Sourcing Days and B2B Sourcing Seminars. Recently, BME-International has expanded its range of services. With the Sourcing Help Desk, the BME wants to offer its members even more B2B support with immediate effect.

 In June, the BME, together with GIZ, organised the B2B sourcing seminar in Serbia for the third time. Due to Corona, it took place online for the first time. Over two days, buyers and suppliers met in virtual rooms for B2B meetings. An event anchored firmly in the B2B program of the BME for 5 years, the Sourcing Day will not be held in Pilsen, but online for the first time, “Together with our partner, CzechTrade, we opted for an online version," says Olaf Holzgrefe, Head of International at the BME. Central Eastern Europe (CEE) and the Czech Republic continue to offer buyers exciting options despite or even because of Corona, as the crisis has put the supply chains of German companies under great stress.

"However, we do not want to limit ourselves to CEE alone, but together with our partner network we continue to build virtual sourcing bridges to various markets in the second half of the year," emphasizes Olaf Holzgrefe. The next events have already been scheduled:

July - Sourcing Day Czech Republic
September - B2B - Macedonian Manufacturing Expo, Meet Portugal's Best,
                       CEE Procurement & Supply Forum
November - Sourcing Day Aragon, purchasing initiative Maghreb

All B2B events will be offered as a virtual version in 2020.

Giselle Canahuati, Phone: +49 6196 5828 – 186, E-Mail: giselle.canahuati(at) 


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Olaf Holzgrefe Head of International & Affairs
+49 6196 5828-343
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Marlene Grauer International Project Manager, Project Coordinator Procure2Innovate
+49 6196 5828-129
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Lisa Immensack International Project Manager, Project Coordinator ConnectAchat
+49 +49 6196 5828-345
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Giselle Canahuati International Team Assistant
+49 61969 5828-186