Finding sourcing needs in China: Industrial Purchasing Week 2013

Anton Pietsch, General Manager of BME China at opening of ISF

54 companies came together with 8,000 suppliers at ISF 2013. At the BME China Sourcing Conference, upcoming trends and strategies were discussed under the headline "China Sourcing Strategy 2020".

The annual BME China Sourcing Conference and the International Sourcing Fair (ISF) took place from 9th to 13th of September 2013 in Shanghai. Upcoming trends and strategies were discussed under the headline "China Sourcing Strategy 2020". Purchasing experts from China First Heavy Industries, Sanofi, Jungheinrich, Schaeffler Group, BME and Politics (consulate and ministry representatives) provided insights into top-level business and industry knowledge in their speeches. With around 200 participants, the conference was a big success.

Furthermore, 54 companies (with 75 booths) participated at ISF 2013 in the European Sourcing Area, organized by BME China. A wide spectrum of companies attended, ranging from chemicals to electric and mechanical engineering. The developing economic role of China was addressed at the ISF forum with the subject “Made in China in transition – a new role for global sourcing and supply”.

The unique model of “buyers exhibiting and suppliers visiting” continues to attract numerous visitors from all over the world. It facilitates search for new business opportunities because buyers can exhibit samples of their sourcing needs and at the same time suppliers can enter a dialogue with the buyers and establish valuable relationships directly at the fair.

As additional service, BME China provided matchmakings to its partners. Amongst others, CCTV, China`s largest TV broadcasting station, informed the public about ISF before, during and after the event.

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BME Industrial Purchasing Week 2O13

The BME Industrial Purchasing Week in 2O13 took part between September 9th and 13th. 54 companies joined the BME and the local trade fair organizer ISPC during the International Sourcing Fair. Around 8,000 suppliers passed the hubs of the exhibition complex on the busy Yan'an Road.

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