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 Paris // 21.10. – 25.10.2018

SIAL 2018: High quality products from emerging and developing countries

 

Matchmaking in Paris

In 2018 the IPD will again present new, carefully selected and tested export companies from different partner countries like Egypt, Ethiopia, Colombia, Peru, Kyrgystan and Tunisia at SIAL, the world’s leading food innovation exhibition.

The range of products from the IPD partner countries is extensive: freeze-dried fruit, pulps and tea from Colombia, dried fruits and berries from Kyrgyzsan, or dates, herbs and spices from Egypt. Ethiopian companies offer an exceptional range of oils made of black cumin, sesame or eucalyptus.

Detailed information on the IPD exporters and their specialities will be available in September.

If you have any questions beforehand, please contact:

Tabea Mack (Ethiopia, Indonesia)
Nicky Buizer (Colombia, Nepal, Peru)
Kathrin Seelige (Kyrgystan, Tunisia)
Judith Emmerling (Egypt, GIZ Cooperation Serbia)

German Fruit and Vegetable Congress in Düsseldorf // 20. 21.09.2018

Get to know more about cost and risk-optimized sourcing!

 

You are planning to import fresh fruit and vegetables? Are you looking for reliable suppliers?

The IPD will be present at the German Fruit and Vegetable Congress in Düsseldorf.
We inform importers of fruit and vegetables about our services and offers.

The IPD opens up new supply sources for European importers in selected developing and emerging countries.
The IPD brokers contacts with carefully selected exporters in the partner countries and supports throughout the entire sourcing process.

Visit us at the German Fruit and Vegetable Congress.
Register online at ww.dogkongress.de

For further information or questions beforehand please contact:

Linda Mense

Buying Missions

Buying missions // Dates on request

Buying missions – individually organised to your requirements

 

Lower your sourcing costs!

Are you looking for a specific product? And you don’t know yet from where, from whom?
You are interested in importing products from Egypt, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Nepal, Peru, Kyrgyzstan, Colombia or Tunisia? But you lack contacts to suitable exporters?
Finding reliable suppliers takes time and costs money.

The IPD supports you to reduce this effort and opens up new foreign supply sources.
We organize buying missions individually arranged for you – fully tailored to your needs.

You tell us your demands. We identify suitable exporters in our partner countries and
arrange – in consultation with you –  visits to carefully selected companies.

All suppliers are visited by us in advance and evaluated according to strict criteria, including product quality, export capacities, compliance with international standards and certifications etc.  

Your benefits:
•    Direct contact to thoroughly tested exporters – selected according to your requirements
•    Inspection of product quality and production conditions directly on the spot.
•    Tailored-made b2b meetings.

Take advantage of our offer. Save time and reduce your risk!
We look forward to providing you with detailed information about our services.

Get in touch with us!

Buying mission to Peru // 01. - 07.07.2018

Purchasing in Peru: Decking, flooring and sawn timber in FSC quality

 

Buying mission from July 1st to 7th, 2018 – Registration is open!

In cooperation with the Import Promotion Desk (IPD), PromPerú organizes a buying mission to Peru. Get contact to nine carefully selected Peruvian suppliers of decking, flooring and sawn timber. We organize for you visits to the production sites in the regions Lima, Madre de Dios und Loreto. Check the products directly on-the-spot. Save time and reduce risks.
In addition, we offer you to spend one night in an FSC certified concession in the Peruvian rainforest. During the Industria Perú in Lima, we also arrange individual b2b talks with woodworking companies. More inforation on the Industria Perú here.

All suppliers have been selected by IPD and PromPerú based on company visits, product quality, capability and capacity for export, access to and use of FSC timber. In the context of Peru, we consider FSC certification as an essential requirement to insure the legality of the timber.

On a case-by-case basis, PromPerú offers to sponsor the international flight ticket and/or two overnight stays in Peru.
Additional information you find in the flyer below.

For further questions, please contact:

Frank Maul

Buying mission to Indonesia // 21. 27.10.2018

Buying mission to Indonesia: Products of fast-growing timber

 

Reduce your sourcing costs!
Get contact to reliable suppliers in Indonesia!


In cooperation with DGNED, the export promotion department of the Indonesian Ministry of Trade, the IPD organizes a buying mission for technical wood products made of light, fast-growing timber.

Meet carefully selcted producers of plywood and blockboard and visit 10 production sites in East and Central Java.

Your benefits:

  • Direct contact with producers of lightwood products
  • All suppliers were thoroughly tested by IPD
  • Inspection of product quality and production conditions directly on the spot
  • Arranged B2B meetings
  • In-depth information about the supply chain of light wood - from the small farmer's field to the final export product.

Save time and reduce your risk!

Further information will be available soon. For any question beforehand please contact:

Frank Maul

Seminars and Workshops

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Events by our partners

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News

 
Bonn, Nuremburg // 22.01.2018

BIOFACH 2018: Comprehensive organic range from emerging and developing countries

Import Promotion Desk with organic producers from nine countries at BIOFACH

Bonn, 22 January 2018 – Colombia, Egypt, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, Peru, Tunisia, Serbia, and South Africa – the Import Promotion Desk (IPD) will be accompanied by organic producers from these countries at this year’s BIOFACH. More than 30 enterprises from nine countries will present their diverse range of organic produce at the joint stand shared by the IPD with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and at the respective national pavilions. The products include herbs, spices and tea, essential and coldpressed oils, cane and coconut blossom sugar, as well as fruit and vegetable specialities from the regions. The fair, the world’s largest showcase for organic food, will be held from 14 to 17 February in Nuremberg.

 
Berlin // 20.01.2018

Bundesminister Müller am IPD Stand auf der Internationalen Grünen Woche

Der Bundesminister für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung, Dr. Gerd Müller, besuchte die Internationale Grüne Woche und ließ sich am Stand des IPD über Leistungen und Erfolge des Projektes informieren.

Das IPD ist auf der IGW mit einem Stand in der BMZ-Halle präsent und stellt sein umfangreiches Angebot vor, das die BMZ-Initiative „Eine Welt ohne Hunger ist möglich“ stützt. Zudem können Besucher bei einem Länder-Quiz am IPD Stand ihr Wissen über die Partnerländer testen und gleichzeitig neue, interessante Länderkenntnisse erwerben. Zusätzlich lädt das IPD dazu ein, exotische Produkte aus den Ländern zu kosten und kennenzulernen.

Besuchen Sie uns in Halle 5.2 / Stand 112.

Im Bild v.l.: Gregor Wolf (Geschäftsführer Hauptabteilungsleiter Außenwirtschaft BGA e.V.), Dr. Julia Hoffmann (Leiterin IPD), Dr. Gerd Müller (BM für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung), Lucia Brandt (IPD), Dr. Corinna Franke-Wöller (Geschäftsführerin AWE)

 
Berlin // 18.01.2018

Fruit Logistica 2018: Ethiopia to have country pavilion for the first time

Bonn, 18.01.2018 – At Fruit Logistica, the international specialist exhibition for fruit and vegetables to take place from 7 ‐ 9 February 2018 in Berlin, Ethiopia will be represented with its own country pavilion for the first time (hall 26, stand B‐04). Seven exhibitors from all over Ethiopia will exhibit the broad range of products available from the African interior on the stand of the Ethiopian Horticulture Producers Exporters Association (EHPEA).

Bonn, Hannover // 18.12.2017
 
Bonn, Hannover // 18.12.2017

IPD exporters at Domotex 2018

Import Promotion Desk presents premium-quality wood flooring from Peru
Peruvian wood processors to present their products at DOMOTEX

Bonn, 18 December 2017 – Five Peruvian producers will present their innovative floor cov-erings at DOMOTEX, due to take place from 12 to 15 January 2018 in Hannover. They process premium-quality hardwood sourced from sustainable forestry. The Import Promotion Desk (IPD) supports the producers from Peru, introducing the high-grade wood to the European market as an alternative to established tropical hardwood.

 
Bonn/Tallinn // 04.12.2017

European Enterprise Promotion Award 2017: EU Commission’s recognition for the work of the IPD

Bonn/Tallinn, 04.12.2017 - As part of its European Enterprise Promotion Awards 2017, the EU Commission recognised the IPD as a special project in the category “Supporting the internationalisation of business”. The prize has been awarded by the European Commission since 2006. Special mention was made of the outstanding support that the IPD offers for the internationalisation of small and medium-sized enterprises in its partner countries. In its German preliminary decision, the expert jury of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy had already shown itself impressed by the IPD, recognising it as an initiative for the sustainable and structured import promotion of products from selected developing and emerging countries.

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

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