Purchasing Initiative Southeast Asia

An opportunity to find new suppliers and sourcing partners in Southeast Asia.

On behalf of the Federal Ministry of Economy and Energy (BMWi), the German Association of Materials Management, Purchasing and Logistics (BME) and its partners in the region organize the 1st BMWI/BME Purchasing Initiative Southeast Asia. The project is conducted jointly with the German Chambers of Industry and Commerce in Southeast Asia including Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and Myanmar as well as the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry Munich and Upper Bavaria (IHK).

The core of the event is the reverse sourcing concept (B2B matchmaking), where German buyers meet selected suppliers from the region. The focus is on the product groups of metal construction, castings and forgings as well as other direct material groups.

Pre‐qualified B2B‐Meetings 

The BME and its partners will invite selected suppliers from Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam to participate in Vietnam or Online, and provide German buyers with an individual B2B meeting package. 

Demand-orientated sourcing selection

After completing the supplier search, the German buyers will receive an individualized combined supplier list. The buyers then will evaluate the suppliers, according to whom meet their needs. The suppliers that received the best evaluations will be invited to participate at the conference. 

This is an opportunity for German buyers to have professional B2B meetings with potential suppliers out of the following commodities: Metal construction, cast and forged parts, stamped and bent parts, injection molding, plastic and electronic components, welded assemblies, assembly, production materials and drawing parts. 

The Request of Interest Form

The Request of Interest Form

BME RFI Template_Supplier Profile_2023_ASEAN_ New


15 March 2023

Supplier Seminar in Cambodia, Laos and Thailand  More»


On 15 March 2023, a virtual seminar by the German Association for Materials Management, Purchasing and Logistics e.V. will take place.The event is aimed at Cambodian and Laotian companies that are interested to find German sourcing companies for future business.

News: Economic

Purchasing initiative Southeast Asia

has successfully launched. 

The 1st Southeast Asia Purchasing Initiative got off to a successful start on 9 March. Over the next three weeks, more than 40 buyers from German companies will take part in the event, which was organised on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection (BMWK) and Germany Trade and Invest (GTAI).

This will result in well over 250 B2B meetings with selected suppliers from Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand and Laos and Cambodia. The German Chambers of Commerce Abroad are an integral part and partner of the B2B project.
Olaf Holzgrefe Head of International Affairs at the German Association for Supply Chain Management, Procurement and Logistics (BME)
With the purchasing initiative, the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology is providing targeted support to small and medium-sized enterprises to broaden their supply chains. This is currently more important than ever.
Dr. Christian Storost Ministerial Councillor, Head of the Foreign Trade Promotion Division at the BMWK.
The high response to this targeted offer of the market development programme, which is strictly geared to the needs of the German economy, reflects the relevance of Southeast Asia for the German economy.
Dr. Jürgen Friedrich Managing Director of Germany Trade and Invest (GTAI)