KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 8 -- The Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (Matrade) will be organising more than 500 business-to-business meetings in conjunction with the 10th International Greentech and Eco Products Exhibition and Conference Malaysia (IGEM 2019) on Oct 9-10.
Matrade said the business matching effort, called the International Sourcing Programme (INSP), is Matrade’s signature facilitation to connect Malaysian suppliers with foreign buyers.
The INSP comprises customised business matching sessions conducted to coincide with international events held in the country.
Matrade's director of oil and gas, chemical and energy, S. Jai Shankar, said the spread of buyers that the INSP has attracted is a testament to the agency’s capacity to source for buyers from almost all continents in the world.
“Our 46 offices worldwide are ultimately the catalyst for the success of these INSPs as they invest a great deal of time to identify these buyers,” he said in a statement.
On the supply side, Matrade has worked closely with associations to enhance the accuracy of the matching process.
“Among others, we collaborate with the Malaysia Green Building Confederation, Electrical and Electronics Association of Malaysia, Malaysia Biomass Industries Confederation, Malaysian Photovoltaic Industry Association and Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers to identify the right suppliers, apart from leveraging on Matrade’s own substantial database of exporters,” he added.
IGEM is South East Asia’s largest trade event for green technologies and eco solutions, generating billions in business leads and boasting an attendance of over 350,000 visitors including delegates, dignitaries and companies from over 50 countries.