Past Event - 2nd Purchasing Initiative ASEAN

2nd Purchasing Initiative ASEAN

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

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Date: 8 - 19 May 2023

Location: Online

Partners: AHKS ASEAN


Product Goups / Services

The focus is on metal construction, cast and forged parts, stamped and bent parts, injection molding, plastic and electronic components, welded assemblies, assembly, production material and drawing parts. But IT or engineering.


After the success of previous edition, BME will once again organize the Purchasing Initiative Southeast Asia on behalf of the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection (BMWK). Together with the local chambers of commerce abroad, BME is looking for suitable suppliers for German buyers.


Free of charge B2B meetings will be held online from the 8th till the 19th of May 2023, flanked by supplier seminars organized by AHK and BME. "Purchasing Initiative ASEAN will enable buyers direct access to suppliers in exciting procurement markets of Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, Laos and Cambodia" emphasizes Olaf Holzgrefe, Head of International at BME. Purchasing initiatives have now established themselves as best practice events at BME.


The first edition of the Purchasing Initiative Southeast Asia was a complete success. In 2022 German purchasing companies selected around 90 qualified partners for digital talks. More than 280 companies from 5 countries took part in three qualification seminars organized by BME and AHKs. At the end of the BME matchmaking process, 36 German companies were able to take a closer look at suppliers in over 230 B2B meetings. Holzgrefe Holzgrefe assures that "a large number of suppliers, especially from Vietnam, Malaysia and Thailand, were able to convince German buyers of their competitiveness. Procurement alternatives in Asia continue to be in demand and countries in this region offer very good development opportunities."


Participation is free of charge for German purchasing companies and gives a comprehensive overview of the local potential, especially for SMEs. 


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: free of charge

Prices for buyers

  • Registration for BME Matchmaking service: free of charge
  • B2B Booking Costs: free of charge, limited to German/Germany based companies

Note: Participation only for companies with headquarter or a production site located in Germany.

Contact: In case of questions, please contact us at [email protected] 



Olaf Holzgrefe
Head of International Business & Affairs
+49 6196 5828-343
[email protected]