BME e.V. - The Association for Supply Chain Management, Procurement and Logistics
Founded in 1954, the The Association for Supply Chain Management, Procurement and Logistics (BME e.V.), is a leading trade association and network partner for purchasing, supply chain and logistics managers in Germany and Europe. It has 9,750 members in 38 association regions (as of May 2022) - from individual companies to SMEs and corporate groups - from all industries and sectors. The volume of goods and services procured by the association's members amounts to around 1.25 trillion euros annually. This corresponds to almost one third of the German gross domestic product. The association's objectives are the transfer of know-how through the exchange of experience, training and further education of qualified specialists and managers, as well as the promotion of new findings, processes and techniques at the interface between science and practice.
German-Czech Chamber of Industry and Commerce
The German-Czech Chamber of Industry and Commerce (DTIHK) is located in Prague and belongs to the worldwide network of German Chambers of Commerce Abroad. It actively promotes the bilateral economic relations between the Czech Republic and Germany. As part of the international network of German Binational Chambers, the DTIHK is supported by a strong group of chambers in 80 countries worldwide and has access to a large international knowledge base. With its excellent services and extensive contacts within the Czech economic and political sector, the DTIHK is able to assist not only with planned investments in the Czech Republic, but also in making the best use out of their position on the Czech market. The DTIHK was established in Prague in 1993 as the successor of the German-Czech Liaison Office for Economic Affairs. With more than 670 members, the chamber is the largest bilateral Chamber of Commerce Abroad in the Czech Republic. Apart from the most important German investors, a great number of well-known Czech companies are members of the DTIHK.