International Network

International Business Network

Global markets are a huge challenge for international purchasing organizations. Selecting the best options from a large number of potential markets and a vast army of potential suppliers is risky, cost-intensive and consuming a lot of time. In order to support the procurement interests of our members, we maintain close contacts with political institutions at home and abroad. We are steadily expanding our worldwide network and in many areas, we actively support our members in planned sourcing measures.

As one of the largest buying groups in Europe, the BME is the perfect partner for building a worldwide network between purchasers, suppliers, institutions and politicians. We perform a bridging function to synchronize the procurement interests between German companies and international markets.

Upcoming events in 2017

CEE Procurement & Supply Forum, Prague - 26 October 2017
  • Seizing new Opportunities in Central & Eastern Europe
  • Strategies to access Central and Eastern European market
  • Sourcing in Central and Eastern Europe – best practice
  • Successful supplier selection and development
  • Ensuring profitable growth through tactical partnerships

SPECIAL: Supplier-Buyer-Matchmaking

Fit for Growth, Bucharest - 22-23 November 2017 

We want to discuss the latest developments in the industry with you and create a platform, enabling suppliers and buyers, to create a sustainable network

  • Balkan Supplier Dialogue: conference & B2B for South Eastern Europe
  • For more information and registration contact Diane Djongoue
Meet Italy's best  - March 2018
  • B2B Matchmaking & Company visits
  • For more information contact Anke Imelmann

Overview of BME's international activities in 2017 - 2018 [pdf] and our participation fees [pdf]

Procurer Profile

To offer you optimal service we require a completed procurer profile for participation in our matchmaking events.

Download the template [xls].

Expert Council meetings

BME offers its members a variety of expert councils to exchange with and learn from their peers. Our international expert councils give insight into sourcing regions and global trends.

Upcoming meetings:

  • 18th  January 2018 Global Sourcing

Registration form [pdf]

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Olaf Holzgrefe Head of International Development & Affairs
+49 69 30838-343
+49 69 30838-199
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Anke Imelmann Junior International Project Manager
+49 69 30838-161
+49 69 30838-199
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Diane Djongoue International Operations Manager
+49 69 30838-186
+49 69 30838-199
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Marlene Grauer International Project Manager Northern Europe, CEE and Public Sector
+49 6930838129
+49 69 30838-199
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Lisa Immensack International Project Manager Middle East, North Africa and MENAT
+49 6930838345