4th Buy Blue Matchmakingevent 2023

German Innovation & Quality meets European maritime demand

What to expect?

BuyBlue is a B2B speed dating event where buyers meet suppliers. In face-to-face meetings lasting about ten minutes, both parties can get to know each other and present their offers, needs and services.

Through individually created and coordinated meeting plans, the maximum benefit from the one-day event is to be drawn for each participant. Last year, Buy Blue attracted about 25 Buyers and about 60 suppliers, nearly 120 individual participants in total. 98% of attendees were satisfied or very satisfied, according to the post-event survey.

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.

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.

You can find a provisional list of registered suppliers under downloads. The following shipyards, shipowners and system providers are already registered as buyers:

Your benefits!

Purchasing agents from European shipyards and technical managers from European ship-owners can benefit from the event by meeting a wide range of highly innovative German suppliers in a time efficient manner and open new sourcing channels for equipment and services!
More information and registration for BUYERS: LINK

German suppliers can benefit by making new business contacts without extensive travel time and costs. They also have the opportunity to meet maritime buyers, to whom they normally have limited access, and thus expand their network.
More information and registration for SUPPLIERS: LINK

Registration deadline was 21.07.2023.


Pre Evening Event
Networking & Dinner for all attendees
September 20th: 18:00 h – 22:00 h
Hafen-Klub Hamburg - Bei den St. Pauli Landungsbrücken 3, 20359

Main event BuyBlue - B2B Speed Dating
Meeting sessions with several breaks offering networking opportunities
September 21st: 08:00 h – 17:30 h
Hotel Hafen Hamburg, Seewartenstraße 9, 20459 Hamburg

We look forward to welcoming you to HAMBURG!


For further information or inquiries please contact:

Christian Schilling (VSM) / Jon Steinlein (CMT)
Tel.: +49 (0)40 - 28 01 52 0
Email: veranstaltungen@vsm.de

More information about the agenda will follow soon.

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.