We are pleased to present the second edition of our quarterly "BME Newsletter International". Its objective is to inform and support your international sourcing, procurement and logistics activities in global markets. Enjoy the reading.
Olaf Holzgrefe
Head of International & Affairs
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CEE Forum: Supplier search is running at high speed
EPE 2017
After the successful matchmaking rounds of previous years, the 4th CEE Procurement & Supply Forum will take place in Prague on 26 October. At the top event, selected suppliers from the CEE region will meet German buyers. More. . . 
Procurement potential still far from being fully exploited
"Thanks to professional management, high productivity gains can be achieved in Bulgaria".
Carmen Struck, deputy director of the German-Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Sofia, gave BME the following interviev. More. . . 
EU-Ukraine Association Agreement fully enters into force
ASDD: The Association Agreement, including its Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA), is the main tool for bringing Ukraine and the EU closer together. More. . . 
Purchasing Managers’ Index: German manufacturing expands
In August 2017, the IHS Markit/BME Germany Manufacturing PMI-Index reached 59.3, its third highest value since April 2011, according the latest survey data from HIS Markit and BME. More. . . 
52nd Symposium Purchasing and Logistics, 8-10 Nov 2017, Berlin


The 52nd Symposium Purchasing and Logistics is your platform to share and gain actionable insights and to discuss success strategies with your peers related to procurement and supply chain management.
Seize the opportunity to discuss with delegates from all industries and speakers from renowned companies how to future-proof your procurement and supply chain organisation and how to leverage the full potential of digitalisation.
2000 delegates and more than 100 exhibitors in the accompanying trade exhibition as well as two evening events will offer the best networking options. Be part of it and contact us! More. . . 

2nd Lake Constance Supplier Dialogue, 23-24 October 2017, Friedrichshafen

The 2nd Lake Constance Supplier Dialogue will be hosted by Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG and ZF Friedrichshafen AG. Under the slogan „Innovation goes digital“ we want to examine the potential of digitalisation from different perspectives.
We would like to discuss in particular the following key topics with you: “Digitalisation: connected and agile”, “Fit for innovation: strategies for the future”, “Risk management: effective and sustainable”.
The Lake Constance Supplier Dialogue provides the ideal platform for you to engage in intense networking and in sharing of ideas with suppliers, customers and experts from industry, science and politics.
4th CEE Procurement & Supply Forum 26 Oct 2017 Prague, Czech Republic

New models of cooperation and systematic collaboration with suppliers from CEE can generate significant advantages. The Forum provides a unique platform to enable discussions between procurement professionals and best-in-class suppliers. Purchasers can submit their needs now. More …

Fit for Growth 2017 - 23rd Nov 2017 Bucharest, Romania
The German Eastern-European Supplier Dialogue is the perfect opportunity to strengthen business relationships between German buyers in various industries and suppliers from Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia and Moldova. We want to discuss the latest developments in the industry with you and create a sustainable network. More. . . 

 3rd Global Pharma Supply Chain Congress 2018, 26 Febr – 1 March

The only true Peer-for-Peer Event for Supply Chain Leaders in Pharma, MedTech and Global Healthcare! More...

BME Service “Law, Compliance & Conflict Management”
Expansion of the service for BME member companies
BME has expanded its resources for consulting BME member companies in the areas of “Service Law, Compliance & Conflict Management”. Member companies benefit from the know-how of the BME Competence Centre which consists of certified accountants and economic mediators. More…

BME Young Professionals Initiative
With its Young Professionals Initiative, the BME aims to give targeted support and to promote young talent. The idea at the core of the initiative is to establish a network of nearly 900 students and young professionals and to provide them with a comprehensive forum across a broad spectrum of different industries. More…

BME Career Lounge at the BME-Symposium 9 Nov 2017, Berlin
You are thinking of changing your job and taking a step forward but are not sure which one to take? Well, we are here to help you! At the BME Career Lounge on 9 Nov 2017, you can receive lots of information regarding the opportunities for a career in procurement and – if you wish – personal counselling, including a CV check. More. . . 

Young Professionals Specials at the BME-Symposium 8-10 Nov 2017, Berlin
Form your own procurement and SCM network!
Network with us! The focus of the Business Speed Dating on 8 Nov 2017, 13:00-13:45, is to interchange and mingle with as many students and young professionals as possible.
True to the motto to learn from the best, you have the chance to talk with Giancarlo Rossi (Head of SCM, Philip Morris Manufacturing &Technology) at an informal breakfast during the Business Breakfast on 10 Nov 2017, 08:45-09:30. More. . . 
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