9th CEE Procurement & Supply Forum

Register to the 9th BME CEE Procurement and Supply Forum

Join the supplier search and find matching buyers by registering for the BME Matchmaking Services!

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Date: 15 November 2023

Location: Krakow, Poland

Partners: tbc


BME is holding the CEE Procurement and Supply Forum again this year as a face-to-face event. Exactly like the previous ones, the event combines highly informative lectures and discussions with extensive networking options and individual B2B meetings with suppliers from numerous Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries.


Eastern Europe moves into focus as an alternative sourcing region
“We are aware of the major challenges our buyers face with regard to the currently porous supply chains. In almost all industries, companies are in the process of looking for second-source suppliers or finding alternatives," says Olaf Holzgrefe, Head of International Affairs at BME. "As part of the CEE Forum, BME and its partners, German Chambers of Commerce Abroad (AHK), offer participants the chance to speak on-site with suppliers from several countries in the number one procurement region."


Forum combines lectures with individual B2B meetings
In the conference part of the CEE Procurement and Supply Forum, renowned procurement experts from the region will present and discuss current developments and trends in Eastern Europe. "The BME CEE Procurement & Supply Forum has always combined B2B, information and networking," underlines Lisa Immensack, Senior Project Manager at BME. "We are looking forward to provide tailored support to our buyers with their procurement challenges once again on-site."


Voices from participants of previous CEE Forums
"Excellent organization and good set-up for B2B meetings and networking. I liked the open and positive atmosphere." Klaus Lawory, Vice President Procurement, Kirchhoff Automotive Deutschland GmbH. "The CEE Forum is an extremely efficient format which allows us to conduct supplier screening for Eastern Europe in one day. We have found many suitable suppliers as a result." Dominik Breitbach, Supplier Development Engineer, Stabilus GmbH


Finding suitable suppliers in Eastern Europe
Participation in the event costs for buyers 695 euros per person (plus VAT) and includes, in addition to participation, an individual supplier list of all suppliers interested in the event. The supplier search is based on individual needs and will be sent to suppliers from more than 15 countries in Central and Eastern Europe. Buyers can select suppliers and either additionally book an individual table to meet them in pre-scheduled B2B meetings or reserve a meet & greet table, where meeting times are not scheduled in advance. With the BME Sourcing Guarantee, You take no risk - if no suitable suppliers are found, You will only be obliged to pay 395 Euros for the supplier list.


First steps to participate in this event 

➀ Register first as buyer or supplier for BME Matchmaking Service free of charge.
➁ Fill out and send the questionnaire to BME. Mark the events you are interested in.
➂ BME will inform you, when you get access to the profiles and when you can register for the events.


Prices for suppliers

  • Registration for BME Matchmaking service: free of charge
  • B2B Booking Costs per company: 395€
    2nd Person 20% discount
  • B2B Booking Cost for company, registered as premium-supplier on www.bmeopensourcing.com or on AHK-ISF Platform: 295€
    2nd Person 20% discount

Prices for buyers

  • Registration for BME Matchmaking service: free of charge
  • Supplier List, which gives you access to supplier profiles for upcoming event in 2023: 395€*
  • 1 Year Flat Rate All Supplier Lists, which gives access to supplier profiles from all upcoming events in 2023: 995 € p.a.
    Subscription expires on: 31st of December of the current year**
  • Supplier Lists of past BME matchmaking events, with all details of supplier profiles, per list: 595€

B2B Booking Costs for buyers

  • Per company: 995€*
    Incl. 395€ Supplier List und Meet & Greet Table - individual table with a company name, a list of all registered suppliers, no pre-scheduled meetings and one participant
  • Per additional person: 395€
  • Per person for customers of 1 Year Flat Rate All Supplier Lists: 695€
  • B2B Table per company: 250€
    Individual table with company name and pre-scheduled meetings / meeting schedule with chosen suppliers.
  • Cancellation fee: 395€
  • Non-Buyers (Service-Providers/Consultants/IT-Platforms): 1,295€

(*)BME charges EUR 395 for the supplier list for booking events, regardless of event participation. Exception: BME-Sourcing-Guarantee for BME members and companies which have the Flat Rate.
BME-Sourcing-Guarantee: if no suitable suppliers are found, no costs will be incurred. Necessary for this: short feedback, no further use of supplier data, in some cases feedback talks with partners.

**The contract will be extended for another year (price: 995€+VAT) unless terminated 2 months before the end of the current year in the BME shop or by sending an
email to: [email protected]


Note: Prices plus VAT, applicable at the time of invoicing