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 Cologne // 07. - 11.10.2017

Anuga 2017

 

Anuga – the world’s leading trade fair for food and beverages.
This means: Numerous sources of inspiration across more than 280,000 sqm of exhibition area, pioneering trending topics, 160,000 trade visitors from 192 countries.
This year at Anuga, the IPD presents once again carefully selected producers from the partner countries Colombia, Peru, Indonesia, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kyrgyzstan and Tunisia. From dried herbs over frozen fruit and vegetables to oils and teas – the exporters bring an extensive top-quality product range to Europe.
All exhibiting exporters are equipped with the certificates required for the European market and familiar with the demands of European trade.

Detailed information about the IPD exporters will be available from September 2017.

For questions please contact:

Tabea Mack

www.anuga.de

Trade fair in Munich // 28. - 29.10.2017

Tunisian companies at the 32nd Beauty Forum Munich

 

Female producers from Tunisia present new, exotic ingredients for the cosmetics industry at the Beauty Forum Munich - Europe's leading cosmetics trade fair.
In addition to prickly pear kernel oil and other prickly pear derivatives, the five carefully selected entrepreneurs showcase various vegetable oils, spirulina products and even organic certified moringa.
The female exporters introduce their rich assortment at the Tunisian country pavilion which is supported by the IPD and the Tunisian export promotion organization Centre de Promotion des Exportations (CEPEX).
For the first time Tunisia will be present with a country stand at the Beauty Forum Munich. More and more Tunisian producers - especially women - are able to offer high-quality cosmetics products for the European market or produce them on demand of European purchasers.

For further questions please contact

Kathrin Seelige

Beauty Forum Munich

Trade Fair in Frankfurt // 28. - 30.11.2017

Food Ingredients Europe 2017

 

In 2017 the IPD will again present specialties from Egypt, Ethiopia, Nepal and Tunisia. Carefully elected exporters bring their extensive top-quality product range to Europe.

There will be traditional Tunisian products such as prickly pear oil and other cactus derivatives. The Kyrgyz exporters will present fatty oils such as walnut oil as well as dried fruits, berries and nuts. Moreover, the IPD will accompany carefully selected suppliers from Nepal who will showcase their variety of spices, herbs, extracts and essential oils on the fair.
All exporters presented are carefully prepared by the IPD. Thus, they are equipped with the required certificates for the European market and are familiar with the demands of the German trade sector. Partially, the exporters produce in organic quality.
By targeted matchmaking, the IPD will network these exporters with the right importers in the EU.

Detailed information about the exporters and their product range will be available in October.

For further information please contact:

Kathrin Seelige

www.figlobal.com

Buying Missions

Buying mission to South America // 20. - 27.09.2017

International purchasing: Processed fruit and vegetables from South America

 

Meet reliable, new suppliers!
Examine products and quality on-site in South America!

The Import Promot Desk organizes a buying mission to Colombia and Peru. This mission gives you the opportunity to find out more about innovative products in the processed fruit & vegetable sector. Proof the high-quality offer of South America - ranging from IQF fruit and vegetables (e.g. pineapples, avocados, mangoes) through dried fruit and vegetables (freeze dried and air dried) to fruit pulps.

Your benefit:

  • Direct contact with carefully selected producers
  • Tailored-made b2b meetings at the Expoalimentaria Trade Fair in Lima/Peru
  • Inspection of production sites of selected suppliers
  • Exchange and networking with other European traders and buyers

For further information, please contact:

Nicole Buizer

Buying mission // 16.10. - 19.10.2017

Purchasing technical wood

 

Meet reliable suppliers of sustainable, high-quality timber products!

In cooperation with the Swiss Import Promotion Programme SIPPO and Import Austria, the Import Promotion Desk organizes a buying mission to Serbia. You will meet different producers of panels and boards, flooring, furniture elements, windows and doors.
All suppliers have been pre-selected by SIPPO based on company visit and for their product quality, capability and capacity for export.

Your benefits
Meet reliable suppliers of sustainable, high-quality timber products.
Obtain information about Serbia as a production site and find out more about its infrastructure, logistics and the advantages of sourcing near-shore.
Get to know motivated associations and local partner organizations in Serbia.

Our services

Organization of the company visits and individual b2b meetings
All logistics in Serbia (transport, accomodation)
The buying mission will be accompanied by SIPPO and Import Austria.

Deadline for registration: July 30th, 2017

For more information, please contact:

Frank Maul

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

Buying mission to Nepal // 11. - 17.11.2017

Essential oils, herbs and spices from the highest mountains

 

Reduce your sourcing costs!
Increase your contacts in Nepal!


The Import Promotion Desk organizes a buying mission to Nepal. This mission gives you the opportunity to find out more about innovative products for the food and cosmetics sector. Check the quality of the Nepalese offer. You will find essential oils like anthopogon oil, chamomile oil, jatamansi oil, and herbs and spices, e.g. ginger, turmeric, Szechuan and long pepper.
We arrange for you visits with new suppliers - according to your needs.

For any question beforehand please contact:
Nicole Buizer

Seminars and Workshops

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News

 
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 in-terior works has been constantly increasing. This trend has been confirmed at inter-zum 2017, the world's leading trade fair for furniture production and interior design, at which six Indonesian lightweight timber exporters have successfully pre-sented 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 vul-nerable 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 pro-cessing. Indonesia, which had issued legality certifications based on the “Sistem Ver-ifikasi Legalitas Kayu” (SVLK) sine 2013, is also the first country to issue FLEGT licens-es 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 Eu-ropean Timber Regulation (EUTR).
The Indonesian participation in interzum has been initiated by the Import Promo-tion Desk (IPD. The main reason for supporting qualified exporters in accessing the German and European market is the high level sustainability of these tropical tim-ber species. Frank Maul, Expert Sourcing & Purchase at IPD, states that “we are con-vinced that the preservation of tropical forests can only work if the still existing nat-ural forests are being managed in a sustainable manner; and on the other hand, damaged areas are being re-forested 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.

 
Bonn/Nuremberg // 13.02.2017

BIOFACH: Import Promotion Desk brings organic products to Germany

From certification to market launch of organic products – the IPD supports companies from developing and emerging nations

Bonn, February 13, 2017 – „Organic – that is the sales argument on the market for natural ingredients companies from developing and emerging nations can profit from“, says Angie Martinez from the Import Promotion Desk (IPD). As a partner for import promotion, the IPD brings organic products from developing and emerging nations to Germany: at the BIOFACH trade fair in Nuremberg, companies from Egypt, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, Peru and Tunisia will present their extensive portfolio of organic products. „Experience has shown that 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", comments Martinez. The IPD assists companies from these countries in tapping this potential, supports them throughout the certification process and connects suppliers from developing and emerging markets with German importers.

 
Hannover/Bonn // 19.01.2017

DOMOTEX 2017: IPD exporters successfully at the Innovations@DOMOTEX 2017

Bonn/Hannover, 19th January 2017 – The Peruvian wood processing companies, presented by the IPD, exhibited successfully their products at the DOMOTEX, the leading trade fair for floor covering in Hannover, and made numerous promising contacts with European importers.
Not only importers showed a deep interest in the wooden floors from Peru, but even the jury of the Innovations@DOMOTEX, which every year showcases the most creative products and design highlights, was enthusiastic about the innovative products.   

The “Marine Floor” of Maderera Bozovich convinced thanks to its authentic look. The floor is laid by using a black sealant, which lends it the typical appearance of a ship`s deck. The tropical wood is 100% FSC-certified.
Pacific Wood brought the “Antique Rustique Decking” to the trade fair, a floor characterized by filled-in knots and unevenness that constitute the beauty of these used-look boards. The 100% FSC-certified tropical timber is processed entirely in Peru, securing jobs there.
Furthermore, the "Munay Deck" by Maderera Río Acre convinced the jury of the Innovations@DOMOTEX. These boards for outdoor use are composed from smallest battens of wood that normally end up as waste or are used as poor-quality cheap products. “Munay Deck” has a surface with interesting structure and convinces with the sustainability of the material.

For further information about Peruvian exporters, please contact

Frank Maul

www.domotex.de

Bonn/Frankfurt // 04.12.16
 
Bonn/Frankfurt // 04.12.16

Market potential for Kyrgyz goods

“Natural products from Central Asia” – this was the topic of the Kyrgyzstan Forum, to which invitations were issued by the IPD together with the Committee on Eastern European Economic Relations and the Kyrgyz Chamber of Commerce and Industry within the context of Health Ingredients Europe.
The podium discussion focused on the potential of Kyrgyz goods and the outlook for trade relations with local companies. After the opening speech by Kyrgyz ambassador Erines Otorbaev, representatives of the German business community and Kyrgyz companies had an animated discussion on the opportunities for Kyrgyz products on the German and European markets. The natural origin of many Kyrgyz agricultural products was considered to be a positive distinction by the participants, since it brings major opportunities in the organic sector. However, many Kyrgyz producers still lack knowledge on how agricultural goods are certified and correctly documented – and this is exactly where the IPD provides support to the producers in the form of training courses and seminars. The Kyrgyz producers particularly appreciated the fact that since the beginning of 2016 the EU has accepted Kyrgyzstan into the EU GSP+ preferences system – a regulatory instrument granting preferential customs conditions for goods from developing countries. This means a complete suspension of customs duties for Kyrgyz goods, which will facilitate exports considerably.

 
Bonn // 4.12.16

Country pavilions from Kyrgyzstan and Tunisia for the first time

Kyrgyzstan and Tunisia attracted considerable attention at the Health Ingredients Europe exhibition in Frankfurt.
For the first time they were represented with their own country pavilions which the IPD had organised in collaboration with the export promotion organisations Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI) in Kyrgyzstan, the Exports Department of the Kyrgyz Ministry of Economy and Agence de Promotion des Investissements Agricoles (APIA) in Tunisia. At Europe’s most important exhibition for natural and health ingredients, the Kyrgyz producers presented their high-quality products, such as beans, nuts, dried fruit, and berries. The Tunisians impressed buyers with organic quality vegetable oils and many products based on dates and prickly pears. Besides Kyrgyzstan and Tunisia, the IPD also brought three exporters from Nepal to the exhibition and the European buyers were particularly interested in Nepalese organic ginger and medicinal and aromatic plants from the Himalayas. The exporters proved very satisfied with the around 350 contacts which the IPD was able to broker over the course of the exhibition.

Publications

 
Brochure

Guide to the EUTR – European Timber Regulation

With the entry into force of the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR) in March 2013, a crucial step to combat global illegal logging was taken and thus public acceptability of wood as material from renewable resources was improved. The EUTR bans illegal timber in the EU and obliges anyone who places timber or timber products on the European market for the first time to assess the risk of those products coming from an illegal source and to reduce any identified risk.

Product Fact Sheet
 
Product Fact Sheet

Avocado in Germany

Exporters from developing countries (DCs) can profit from the growing German imports of fresh avocados. Good opportunities exist for ready-to-eat avocados. Additionally, DC exporters can differentiate themselves on the market with organic certification.

Product Fact Sheet
 
Product Fact Sheet

Cherimoya in Germany

As one of the main European markets for exotic fruit, Germany offers interesting opportunities for cherimoya. Producers in Developing Countries (DCs) have most potential by differentiating their products with high quality and marketing stories.

Product Fact Sheet
 
Product Fact Sheet

Almond Oil in Germany

Almond Oil is a niche market in Germany but the flavour is popular so there will be continuing interest in quality almond oils. It can be found in numerous market sectors and product applications. Its use has been driven by the increasing number of natural healthcare products and demand for healthy ingredients. DC exporters can find opportunities by keeping a close watch on the relevant growth sectors in which almond oil features and forming relationships with suppliers of related products.

 
Success Story

Legal and sustainable tropical timber from Peru

The Import Promotion Desk (IPD) and its partners in Peru support responsibly operating companies in their efforts to export certified timber products to Europe. An essential part of IPD’s work is to create awareness of European quality and sustainability standards in Peru’s private and public sectors. At the same time, the IPD provides German importers with an alternative buying market, which will allow them to optimise their purchasing activities and increase their product variety. In this way, international development cooperation and import promotion go hand in hand.

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