German Innovation & Quality meets European maritime demand

VSM is the association of the German shipbuilding and ocean industry, which organises this event as a contribution to strengthen the cooperation within the European shipbuilding community. GeMaX is an initiative of German maritime companies offering a VSM-hosted financing and procurement platform.

VSM and GeMaX cordially invite European shipping companies, shipyards and German equipment and service providers to the 2nd BuyBlue event on 10th September 2019 at the Empire Riverside Hotel - Hamburg.

Environmental regulations, market requirements and new technological possibilities are contributing to changes in shipbuilding with increasing speed. As a result, our industry is undergoing tremendous changes.

To withstand these changes in an increasingly competitive market, it is crucial for decision-makers in the maritime industry to keep up with the latest shipbuilding developments, including marine equipment and services.

The German maritime supply industry continues to hold a leading market position. Especially the areas of safety, energy saving and environmental technology are led by the German maritime supply industry. In this context, procurement managers, decision makers and purchasers of shipyards and ship-owners cannot avoid face-to-face discussions in order to obtain detailed expertise in the individual areas. The usual sources of information, such as the Internet and relevant literature, do not provide adequate substitutes here.

BuyBlue aims to promote communication within the European shipbuilding community. To bring both parties together, BuyBlue offers a matchmaking approach. The positive experience from the last BuyBlue makes us very confident that the participating decision-makers from shipyards and shipping companies will again have interesting discussions with companies that were previously unknown to them but which could help them to maintain their market position.

Our non-profit approach will also allow the participation of smaller maritime companies, offering interesting solutions that might otherwise not be noticed by buyers and technical managers.

All participants will be provided with a list of attendees and asked to inform us about their desired contact persons. Once the registration process is complete, the final meeting schedules will be distributed.

Take part in BuyBlue and benefit from the unique opportunity to generate business and network in one location while saving time, costs and planning activities. We look forward to welcoming you to Hamburg!

Take advantage of the opportunity - only a few remaining places available!

BENEFITS for purchasing agents from European shipyards and technical managers from European ship-owners:
Open new sourcing channels with German suppliers of equipment and services!

BENEFITS for German suppliers:
Offer your services and products to International ship-owners and shipyards!


Registration and fees:

Take advantage of the opportunity - only a few remaining places available!

For buyers:
Free of charge
→ klick here for: registration for buyers only

For suppliers:
Benefit from the early-bird option and register until 27.06.2019
→ klick here for: registration for suppliers only

Please find our Pricelist here!

(Invoices will be issued / sent upon completion of the event.)


September 09th:        18:00 h – 21:00 h

  • Networking & Dinner for all attendees
  • Venue: Hafen-Klub Hamburg - Bei den St. Pauli Landungsbrücken 3, 20359 Hamburg

September 10th:         08:30 h – 19:00 h

  • Main event BuyBlue
  • meeting sessions with several breaks offering networking opportunities.
  • Venue: Empire Riverside Hotel Hamburg - Bernhard-Nocht-Straße 97, 20359 Hamburg

Please find the full agenda here!

For further information or inquiries please contact:

Zarko Knezevic
Project Leader GeMaX -
Tel.: +49 (0)40 - 28 01 52 39
Mobil: +49 (0)1522 – 3615809
E-Mail: knezevic@vsm.de