Events

We call it matchmaking - our customers: ”Nice to meet you.“

There is nothing to replace a face-to-face meeting and a direct exchange of information and genuine insights.

So get to know your new customers directly through the IPD. The input is only minimal for you, the benefits all the greater.

Direct b2b talks at trade fairs and on buying missions.

The IPD uses targeted matchmaking to provide you with sustainable business contacts to reliable suppliers. For this we organise B2B meetings at visits to trade fairs in Europe and sourcing trips to our partner countries.

In this way buyers can find out about the product quality and production conditions directly and establish important contacts. This transparency is the basis for long-term successful business relations.

Our workshops and seminars provide you with solid information on markets and industries. Acquire the know-how you need to access new growth markets.

Trade Fairs

Trade Fair in Frankfurt // 28. - 30.11.2017

Food Ingredients Europe 2017

 

Are you looking for natural ingredients with great market potential?
Visit us at in Hall 11.0 Booth C91/C93.

 
The IPD presents 18 carefully selected, marketable companies from Egypt, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, Peru and Tunisia. In cooperation with the Swiss import support programme SIPPO and the Dutch CBI, the IPD is to introduce suppliers from South Africa and Pakistan for the first time in Frankfurt.

The product range is wide. High-quality oils such as Ethiopian black cumin oil, organic Sacha Inchi oil from Peru or the most exclusive prickly pear seed oil from Tunisia will be exhibited. In addition, Szechuan pepper from Nepal, dried organic herbs from Tunisia, Kyrgyz walnuts and South African medicinal plants such as the Cape Pelargonium and the natural additive guar gum flour from Pakistan and other innovative products can be found at FiE 2017.

We connect you with reliable exporters. All companies are familiar with the requirements of the European market. Individually selected according to your requirements, we arrange meetings with suitable suppliers for you. Save time and reduce your risk.

A detailed overview of the companies and products can be found here.
Make an appointment with the IPD team!

Please contact:

Kathrin Seelige

www.figlobal.com

Trade fair in Hannover // 12. – 15.01.2018

Domotex 2018

 

New species from sustainable forests

On the Domotex in Hannover – world´s leading trade fair in floorings – the IPD in cooperation with PromPerú will present promising suppliers of new timber species which have not yet been available on the German market.
Further information will be available soon.

For any question beforehand please contact

Frank Maul

www.domotex.de

Trade fair in Essen // 24. – 27.01.2017

IPM 2018

 

IPD supports Ethiopian cut flower sector

Africa has developed into an up-and-coming market for various product groups. Second only to Kenia, Ethiopia is the most important exporting country of cut flowers – tendency growing.

At IPM Essen - the world's leading trade fair for horticulture - the Ethiopian Horticulture Producer Exporters Association (EHPEA) will present the cut flower sector of Ethiopia and will establish contacts to Ethiopian companies.
In cooperation with the German Flower, Wholesale and Import Trade Association (BGI), IPD organises this trade fair appearance and facilitates EHPEA direct contact to European importers.

For more information please contact:

Linda Mense

www.ipm-essen.de

Trade fair in Berlin // 08. – 10.02.2017

Fruit Logistica 2018

 

Selected exporters of exotic fruit and vegetabels from our partner countries

The IPD will be on the Fruit Logistica 2018 - the trade fair for fruit and vegetables in Berlin - to present carefully selected exporters to the European market.

The participation of the Ethiopian exporters is promising who will present their premium product assortment. Moreover, the IPD will accompany carefully selected suppliers from Egypt, Colombia and Tunisia.

Detailed information about the exporters and their product range will be available soon right here. For further information please contact:

Linda Mense

www.fruitlogistica.de

Trade fair in Nuremberg // 14. – 17.02.2017

Biofach 2018

 

Import Promotion Desk presents organic products from partner countries

The demand for organic produce is on the rise in Germany and Europe. At the same time, there is a great deal of untapped potential in developing and emerging nations.

The IPD brings carefully selected producers from Egypt, Indonesia, Colombia, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, Peru and Tunisia to the BIOFACH 2018 − the world's leading trade fair for organic food.
The companies offer a wide range of products, such as walnuts from Kyrgyzstan, prickley pear kernel oil from Tunisia, coconut sugar from Indonesia, essential oils, herbs and tea from Nepal or powder of Peruvian superfoods such as quinoa, chia and maca.
In cooperation with the “Swiss Import Promotion Programme” (SIPPO) the IPD also introduces innovative companies from South Africa and Serbia to the European market.
All exporters are equipped with the required certificates and are familiar with the demands of European trade sector. The IPD arranges contacts to the reliable suppliers directly at the trade fair.

Further information of the companies and their products will be available in January.

For any question beforehand please contact:

Tabea Mack (Egypt, Ethiopia, Indonesia)
Nicky Buizer (Colombia, Nepal, Peru)
Kathrin Seelige (Kyrgyztan, Tunisia)

www.biofach.de

Buying Missions

Buying mission to Ethiopia // 19. - 23.11.2017

Purchasing in Ethiopia: Fresh Fruit & Vegetables

 

Meet reliable, new suppliers. Reduce your sourcing costs. 

The Import Promotion Desk organizes a buying mission to Ethiopia.Invited are European importers from the fresh fruit & vegetables sector, who are interested in networking and forming business partnerships within Ethiopia`s growers and exporting companies.

Check product quality and production conditions directly on-the-spot! The Ethiopian offer ranges from mangoes, avocados and beans to sweet pepper, grapes, tomatoes. 
 
Your benefits:
Direct contact with carefully selected producers
Tailored-made b2b meetings 
Inspection of production sites of selected suppliers
Exchange and networking with other European traders and buyers.

For further information please contact:
Linda Mense

Seminars and Workshops

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Events by our partners

 
Basel // 23.11.2017

SIPPO: Import Promotion Forum 2017

 
Berlin // 22.01.2018

4th German-African Agribusiness Forum

News

 
Bonn, Frankfurt // 06.11.2017

Food Ingredients Europe 2017: Specialities from emerging markets and developing countries

Import Promotion Desk introduces regional products with great market potential

Bonn, 06.11.2017 – At this year’s Food Ingredients Europe (FiE) exhibition, the Import Promotion Desk (IPD) is presenting a wide range of high quality products in collaboration with the Swiss import support programme SIPPO and the Dutch CBI. From 28 to 30 No-vember producers from Egypt, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, Peru and Tunisia will showcase their regional specialities at the international food ingredients exhibition. In addition, the IPD, an initiative for import promotion, is to introduce producers from South Africa and Pakistan for the first time in Frankfurt.

 
Bonn, Munich // 25.09.2017

Prickly pear, spirulina and almond oil – plant-based cosmetics from Tunisia

IPD and CEPEX bring natural cosmetics from Tunisia to the Beauty Forum in Munich

Bonn/Munich, 25.09.2017 – At this year’s Beauty Forum, to take place from the 28th to the 29th October 2017 in Munich, Tunisia is participating with its own country pavilion for the first time. Five Tunisian companies will be presenting special care products from their region. Many of the offered cosmetics use raw materials typical to the country, such as prickly pear oil, spirulina algae and almond oil. The Tunisian pavilion is organised by the Import Promotion Desk (IPD) and the Tunisian export promotion centre, Centre de Promo-tion des Exportations (CEPEX). The IPD is supporting the Tunisian companies break into the European market.

 
Bonn/Cologne // 12.09.2017

Anuga 2017: Fresh impulses from emerging markets and developing countries

Import Promotion Desk brings a broad range of specialities to Anuga

Bonn, 12.09.2017 – At Anuga, the world’s largest food industry exhibition, to be held in Cologne from 7 to 11 October 2017, the Import Promotion Desk (IPD) will be attending with 18 producers from 7 countries. Exporters from Ethiopia, Egypt, Kyrgyzstan, Tunisia, Columbia, Indonesia and Peru will be supported by the IPD in presenting their products at the exhibition. The companies offer high quality natural ingredients from their regions.

 
Bonn // 13.06.2017

IPD: Winner of the German preliminary decision for the European Enterprise Promotion Awards

The IPD is one of the two winners of the German preliminary decision for the European Enterprise Promotion Awards (EEPA) and is now lining up for Germany in the competition category “Internationalization of economic activities”.
The IPD has convinced the expert jury at the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi) as an initiative which sustainably strengthens international business cooperation in the long term and supports small and medium-sized enterprises in the partner countries, creating quality standards and promoting their trade activities.

The European Enterprise Promotion Awards reward private and public institutions who promote entrepreneurship and small business at the national, regional and local level. Initiatives from all EU countries, as well as Iceland, Serbia, and Turkey can take part in the competition. Since 2006, over 2,800 projects have entered the awards and together they have supported the creation of thousands of new companies.
The award ceremony will take place in November in Tallinn within the SME Assembly of the European Commission.

More information about the competition can be obtained at:
www.europaeischer-unternehmensfoerderpreis.de


 
Bonn/Köln // 22.05.2017

Fast-growing timber from Indonesia showcased at interzum 2017

Bonn, May 22nd, 2017 – Indonesian fast-growing timber is significantly lighter than local timber species, its cultivation helps preserve the natural forests and its import is zero risk with respect to the EUTR. And its use for construction, furniture and interior works has been constantly increasing. This trend has been confirmed at interzum 2017, the world's leading trade fair for furniture production and interior design, at which six Indonesian lightweight timber exporters have successfully presented their products.

Important volumes of the lightweight species Balsa, Albasia and Jabon are being planted by Indonesian small-scale farmers, therewith reforesting damaged areas. The big advantage: these lightweight timber species grow up to five times faster than spruce does in Europe – the tropical climate in Indonesia allows for constant growth.
On the other hand, the European industry can take advantage of the outstanding characteristics of Indonesian lightweight timber. A closet made from these species has only half of the weight compared to one made from spruce; shelves are less vulnerable to deformation due to empty weight; and lightweight timber block boards weigh only 50 percent of particle boards.
The success of the Indonesian participation in interzum 2017 confirms the growing importance of low weight solutions in for construction, furniture and interior works. The Indonesian pavilion saw many visitors that wanted to learn more about the six exporters which offered a wide range of products, from doors for interior and exte-rior use to boards and panels for use in vehicles, ships, for furniture and instru-ments. Their attention had also been caught by the stand construction entirely made from lightweight timber, serving as an example for the multiple use of the material.
The Indonesian exporters at interzum have up to 40 years’ experience in wood processing. Indonesia, which had issued legality certifications based on the “Sistem Verifikasi Legalitas Kayu” (SVLK) sine 2013, is also the first country to issue FLEGT licenses for all exports. The competent authorities in Indonesia confirm with these FLEGT licenses the legality of the exported products – which means that importers of FLEGT licensed products do not have to apply the due diligence required by the European Timber Regulation (EUTR).
The Indonesian participation in interzum has been initiated by the Import Promotion Desk (IPD. The main reason for supporting qualified exporters in accessing the German and European market is the high level sustainability of these tropical timber species. Frank Maul, Expert Sourcing & Purchase at IPD, states that “we are convinced that the preservation of tropical forests can only work if the still existing natural forests are being managed in a sustainable manner; and on the other hand, damaged areas are being reforested and thus can serve as a puffer zone.” The IPD brings together timber importers and Indonesian producers, closely coordinating with associations and initiatives of the timber sector.

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