New worlds, new markets

Official Programme

Success Stories

Through new design to new markets
A successful market entry by adapting designs and materials to match the taste of target-markets was the key to success for the Macedonian furniture producer Punkt Mebel. Read how they learned, improved and finally managed to sell their products successfully to the highly demanding Swiss and German market.
Carrageenan and the perfect pint
Murphy & Son have a long history in the brewing industry dating back to 1887 and offer a full range of products, services and technical support globally. The company works with everyone from the newest breweries to internationally recognised brands making sure that they are supplied with the highest quality materials for every brewing need.
From Local to Global

A successful market entry and the extension of their range are the result of Exportexa’s 3-year participation at Ambiente with SIPPO. Read how they learned, improved and finally managed to sell their products globally.

SIPPO - Unlocking the potential of South Africa`s tourism SMEs

Over the past 10 years, the SIPPO programme has helped grow South Africa's reputation as a leading tourism destination and contributed to the advancement of the South African tourism industry and the creation of jobs. 

Boost your Exports with a Notebook

The SIPPO database market research training successfully guides you to new clients.

Indonesia serving global hydrocolloid market
Since Indonesia – one of the global players in seaweed production – has increasingly focused on domestic processing of seaweed, the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (MMAF) has looked for the right partner organization to position the hydrocolloid industry and its agar and carrageenan producers abroad.
Found new direct customers

Hazyview Tropics has successfully finalized the three year programme within SIPPO.

Enabling Local Tourism Organisations in Serbia

In less than two years, the SIPPO program’s collaboration with local initiatives has been a key enabler in bringing more tourists to Serbia.

A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity

How the SIPPO program helped a young South African bike tour operator to more than double his number of guests since 2013.

Colombia, the „sleeping giant“

The buyer mission 2015 was successfully completed. Eight importers from Europe together with SIPPO went to Colombia to network and form business partnerships within Colombia’s fruit and vegetable sector.

Serbian knitwear for northern winters

A strong partnership is the key to success, not only for the fashion brands and importers in Europe, but also for the producers in the exporting countries. Read how such a partnership led to a sustainable growth for both sides.

Let’s rock the design world!

Finding reliable producers for innovative designs is not easy for starting businesses. Read how BECHtIGER conquered this problem thanks to the matchmaking services of SIPPO.

Software Product Development Services to European clients
AltexSoft is an innovative software R&D company. With a proved track record of delivering innovative solutions and being industry-oriented, AltexSoft provides a range of services, including Custom software engineering, Data Science and IT consulting since 2007.
Successful Buyer Mission to Serbia

High demand for semi-finished products in Switzerland.

Ntwanano grows its business by 80 Percent

The SIPPO programme helped Ntwanano Tours & Travel unlock business opportunities in Europe.

Triple revenues in three years

Peruvian tour operator Peruvian Soul successful in Europe thanks to SIPPO.

Stronger services for Macedonian SME’s
The harvesting and processing of vegetables and fruit – from peppers to sour cherries – has a long tradition in Macedonia. Since the food processing industry plays an important role in the country’s economic growth, export-oriented entrepreneurship has received considerable attention in recent years.
MAMEI makes a sprinting start with SIPPO

Macedonian Association for Metal and Electrical Industry (MAMEI), founded to converge export and business development activities in Macedonia’s metal and electrical industry, is only one year old, and is already a force to be reckoned with.

S-GE's Buyer Missions helped pave the way to the Asian market
Stöcklin Logistics supplies everything needed to facilitate logistic processes. S-GE Buyer Missions in Indonesia helped pave the way to the Asian market.
Successful introduction of alpaca fashion into Europe

To enter the highly demanding European fashion market, the Peruvian alpaca yarns needed a “fashion twist”. With the foundation of the Peruvian design association DET, SIPPO helped making trend information in regards of qualities and colors locally available.

Peru proves fertile ground

The buyer mission to Peru was an ideal opportunity to do business in the country and to find new suppliers.

Fruitful ideas for Zweifel

Zweifel Pomy-Chips has successfully formed business relationships with Peruvian producers.

Indonesia, Land of cottonii and gracilaria

Indonesia – one of the global players in seaweed production – is increasingly focusing on in-country processing of the raw material. Short supply chains and state-of–the-art processing units guarantee competitive prices and high quality hydrocolloids such as agar (E 406), semi-refined carrageenan (E 407a) and refined carrageenan (E 407). 

New Trade Relationships in Natural Ingredients

Eight participants in the Switzerland Global Enterprise (S-GE) Buyer Mission to Colombia, 3 - 6 June 2014, returned home with a wealth of insights into doing business in the country, plus valuable new contacts with 39 selected suppliers of natural ingredients.

Garment: sustainable collaboration

Shirts made in Macedonia: German fashion company finds suitable manufacturing partner in Macedonia. Michael Kastner, Product Manager at MONTAGU Neckwear GmbH, Germany is happy about the results from his participation at the buyer mission for garments to Macedonia 2011. PALTEX A.D. his new manufacturing partner also welcomes this fruitful business cooperation.




Jan 16 - 22, 2017
Cologne, Germany
Feb 08 - 10, 2017
Berlin, Germany
Feb 10 - 14, 2017
Frankfurt am Main, Germany