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IPD – your reliable partner for entering the lucrative European market



IPD supports you in accessing the European market and advises you throughout the entire internationalisation process.

Quality regulations, necessary certificates, market knowledge - on the way to Europe, there are many hurdles for exporters and tour operators to overcome. Together, we will remove these obstacles.

Next steps 

Various criteria first have to be fulfilled before your cooperation with IPD can start. For this purpose, our experts will make an appointment to visit and evaluate your business in advance. If our screening has a positive result and you become IPD partner, you will benefit from the following services. 

Apply for the IPD program

Criteria for applying

You should be located in one of our 16 partner countries and offer products from one of the five product groups that we promote.
This applies to you? Then contact us. 

We will provide you with details about the IPD evaluation process.

Three solid pillars

Our services for your success in Europe

Consultation and qualification

Together, we will identify your individual requirements and select those services that are best suited to support you in entering the market successfully.

We offer you advice and training in webinars, group workshops or individual coaching, both in Europe or directly in your own company. In addition, you will be given access to our own IPD e-learning platform in order to prepare you as best as possible for the European market. 

We keep in constant touch with you throughout the entire process, visiting you regularly to offer assistance in your further developments.

We offer training and consultation on these and other topics:

  • Basic international standards, norms and certificates
  • Process and product documentation
  • Action plans for accessing international market
  • Sales and communication with international clients
Networking and matchmaking

IPD will put you in touch with interested coompanies and tour operators – on-site in Europe, virtually, or in your home country.

We will prepare you for exhibiting at the most important trade fairs in Europe. We ensure that you are familiar with the requirements of European trade. This guarantees successful communication with potential customers.

We arrange selling missions to Europe for you: These give you the opportunity to visit the European companies and to introduce your products and services to them. And, equally so, we bring interested company reps to you on FAM trips or buying missions. Besides that, you can also use our virtual B2B events by means of which we connect you with European partners via online meetings.

Networking and matchmaking

IPD Matchmaking

More details about our services!

CSR training

Corporate social responsibility is a decisive criterion for your potential trade partners in Europe. For this reason, we offer special e-learning courses in this area as well as frequent training by our experienced CSR experts on these topics:

  • Requirements, the relevant certificates and the latest CSR trends on the European market
  • Identifying CSR risks and opportunities
  • Support in implementing a CSR strategy
CSR Info PDF Download


Requirements of the European market

Tailor-made Matchmaking

We connect you with European business partners

Anuga event


Food & beverage

With more than 70,000 visitors from 169 countries and more than 4,600 exhibitors from 98 nations, Anuga is the world's leading trade fair for food and beverages. 

Biofach fair


Organic products

BIOFACH is the world's leading trade fair for organic food. Its combination with the organic cosmetics trade fair VIVANESS provides excellent networking opportunities.

Carrefour du bois

Carrefour du Bois

Timber tradeshow

The Carrefour International du Bois takes place every 2 years, bringing together 563 exhibitors and 11 500 visitors, all dealing in wood, coming from 85 different countries.

Fi Europe

Fi Europe

Food ingredients

Fi Europe is the world’s largest gathering of F&B ingredient buyers and suppliers. Over 1,200 exhibitors from 135 countries are expected to attend the event in 2022. 

Fruit attraction event

Fruit attraction

Fruit & vegetables

Fruit Attraction is a major platform for 95,000 annual visitors representing 2,000 fruit and vegetable operators to create solid business relationships and open up new opportunities.

Fruit Logistica

Fruit Logistica

Fresh produce

3,300 exhibitors from 91 countries, over 72,000 trade visitors - Fruit Logistica is the world's leading stage for new ideas and concepts for the entire fresh produce value chain.

IFTF event


Cut flowers

The International Floriculture Trade Fair (IFTF) is an industry wide event serving all segments of the floriculture process, especially growers, propagators and breeders.

interzum event


Furniture industry

Interzum is the leading global event for the furniture and interior construction industries' supplying sections. 1,805 exhibitors from 60 countries attended the fair in 2019. 

incosmetics event


Personal care

In-cosmetics global welcomes 95% of the world's top suppliers of personal care ingredients – an excellent opportunity to discover the latest trends and solutions.  

ITB Berlin

ITB Berlin

Sustainable tourism

The ITB trade show in Berlin is the international tourism fair and the world's largest travel trade show. Around 10,000 exhibitors from over 180 countries present their tourism products every year. 

SIAL event


Food business

SIAL is the biggest one-stop shop in the food industry. Every two years, producers, importers and retailers from all around the world meet in Paris for five days of inspiration and exchange.

WTM event


Travel and tourism

WTM London is the leading global event for the travel industry, providing a platform for 5,000 exhibitors and 51,000 participants. Find out about new travel trends, issues and innovations. 

ZOW event


Interior design

The ZOW in Bad Salzuflen is Germany´s leading event for the furniture supply and interior design industry and positioned as a format between exhibition event and business meeting.

Virtual B2B events

Virtual b2b Events

IPD Matchmaking

IPD organises virtual b2b events in all IPD sectors. In online meetings, IPD companies get the opportunity to present their offer to European importers and tourism operators. 


Get in touch with us!

We provide you with details about the IPD evaluation process and our admission criteria.


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Worldwide network

Concentrating know-how. Strengthening services.

IPD has a large number of strategic partnerships for the highest degree of depth of services, reach and quality. We act within an international network ...

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Success Stories

Learn more about our work

We provide small and medium-sized enterprises with the know-how and contacts they need to export successfully to Europe. At the same time, we promote economic development in our partner countries.

You can read exactly how we do this and how you can benefit from it in our success stories. 

Read our success stories

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Market information

This is how the European market works!

Do you want to export your product to Europe? Here you will find the market information you need to enter the European market - per sector and product group.

Learn more here