Invitation | 4th BuyBlue

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.

The following shipyards, shipowners and system providers are already registered as buyers:

Your benefits:

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.

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!

Registration & Fees

Registration Deadline is 21st July 2023. Early-Bird discount until 28th April 2023.

Supplyer Fees per person*Early-birdRegular
VSM member395,00 €580,00 €
No membership595,00 €780,00 €

*fees plus 19% VAT. Cancellable free of charge until 18.08.2023. Invoices will be issued upon completion of the event.

→ klick here for: registration for suppliers only


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 – 17:00 h
Hotel Hafen Hamburg, Seewartenstraße 9, 20459 Hamburg

We look forward to welcoming you in HAMBURG!


For further information or inquiries please contact:

Christian Schilling (VSM) / Jon Steinlein (CMT)
Tel.: +49 (0)40 – 28 01 52 0

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.