What is the Macedonian Manufacturing Expo?

Macedonian Manufacturing Expo is North Macedonia’s premier business-to-business matchmaking event for the light manufacturing industry. It brings together foreign and domestic buyers with local suppliers through pre-matched, targeted and deal-oriented B2B meetings that lay the foundations for future partnerships and more efficient supply chains. The Expo promotes the potential of North Macedonia’s light manufacturing industry, while also allowing investors to get quick and easy overview of the sector’s supply chains. Starting with the third edition of the MME in 2019, the event has had a regional impact, with companies from other countries also participating as suppliers.

The Expo promotes the potential of the region’s light manufacturing industry, while also allowing potential investors to get a quick and easy overview of the sector’s supply chains, and supports the development of the light manufacturing industry by facilitating an efficient exchange of technology, know-how and finance, resulting in a faster and more inclusive growth. It represents an excellent opportunity for meeting potential partners via targeted B2B meetings and the virtual expo, as well as an occasion for following educational lectures and discussion on subjects of interest for both potential foreign investors and export-oriented regional companies.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the team behind the Macedonian Manufacturing Expo has decided to host the fourth edition of the event virtually on Eventora, a GDPR-approved platform for virtual events. Restrictions on travel and large gatherings should not impede further business networking for the light manufacturing sector, especially now when, due to the economic ramifications of the pandemic, it is as vital as ever for sustaining and consolidating these industries, and the virtual 2020 Expo aims to improve on the successes of the previous three editions of the Expo. Like last year’s edition, the Macedonian Manufacturing Expo 2020 will consist of three parts – B2B meetings, industry fair and educational panels – all held on a single on-line platform, for a multi-day virtual business conference that will be a regional focal point for the light manufacturing industries.

Experiences from Macedonian Manufacturing Expo 2019

MAMEI gave us an interesting perspective in our pursuit for new potential suppliers in the region, as the purpose is to support all the European countries towards development, and the means are both practical and professional.

Mr. Bogdan C. Ionescu, Makita EU (Romania)

The Macedonian Manufacturing Expo 2019 was a great opportunity to get in touch with companies from the Balkan. Furthermore, the B2B meetings were well organized and very helpful.

Mr. Ricky Longhani, Minimax GmbH & Co. KG (Germany)

Due to the lack of relevant fair activities in Skopje since the end of [international technological fair] Tehnoma, the exhibition hall at the Macedonian Manufacturing Expo 2019 served as an adequate indicator to the potential for growth that the Expo has.

Ms. Lejla Mehmedovikj, Lear Corporation (North Macedonia)

How to participate in the business-to-business meetings?

The business-to-business portion of the Macedonian Manufacturing Expo 2020 will connect two types of companies – suppliers and buyers. Companies from the light manufacturing industries whose goal is to find new clients from various industries for their products and services should register participate as SUPPLIERS, while companies interested in meeting new and reliable suppliers from North Macedonia and the Western Balkan region should register and participate as BUYERS.

When registering as a buyer, a company will need to fill out an extensive company profile which will focus in great part on the specific products and services the company is interested in from potential suppliers, as well as other qualifications they are looking for in a prospective partner, including production capacities, certifications and standards. Buyers will also be able to browse the profiles of all registered suppliers and request online video meetings with any supplier they are interested in. Buyers would be able to register and participate in the Macedonian Manufacturing Expo 2020 free of charge, will get access to all educational panels during the conference and will be included in the Official Buyers Catalogue which will be published on the MME 2020 platform and on MAMEI’s website.

When registering as a supplier, a company will need to fill out an extensive company profile which will focus in great part on the products and services offered by the company, as well as the production capacity, certifications and standards of the company. Suppliers will be able to browse the profiles of all registered buyers and request online video meetings with any buyers whose requests they can meet. Registration and participation as a Supplier will be limited to companies from North Macedonia and the Western Balkans region, and will cost €100 (VAT not included), which will include access to all educational panels during the conference, and all suppliers will be included in the Official Suppliers Catalogue which will be published on the MME 2020 platform and on MAMEI’s website.

How to participate in the virtual fair?

The industry fair will be a virtual space for companies from the light manufacturing industries, companies working in supply chains of the light manufacturing industries that produce, import or distribute raw materials, equipment, machines, supporting materials and solutions, extraneous entities such as banks, consultants, transporting companies, catering companies, as well as chambers of commerce, associations, clusters and other governmental and non-governmental companies interested in promoting their products and services before hundreds of companies from manufacturing industries from North Macedonia, the region and Europe.

Companies interested in having a virtual stand will have to register and participate as EXHIBITORS.

Type 1 stand – €300 (VAT not included)
A virtual space for the company consisting of company information, photos, catalogues and embedded videos, with an option for visitors to request a direct video call with the exhibitor.

Type 2 stand – €350 (VAT not included)
A virtual space for the company consisting of everything listed under type 1, with added promotion of the company in MAMEI’s and AHK’s newsletters reaching companies, over 1000 organizations and institutions.

How to sign-up for the Macedonian Manufacturing Expo?

If you are interested in participating in this event as either a purchaser or a supplier in the B2B meetings or as an exhibitor in the virtual fair, contact us at [email protected].

Check out the promotional videos from the past editions of the Macedonian Manufacturing Expo

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