PMExchange 2017

PMExchange 2017

PMEXCHANGE is one of the first international forum dedicated to SMEs in Cameroon!

November 23-24, 2017

Douala, Cameroon



In the framework of Ready2go project , ECAM (Enterprises of Cameroon), the Ready2go consortium and the Enterprise Europe Network organise an international brokerage designed to foster the cooperation between the Ready2go companies and the Small and Medium Enterprises from Cameroon and other countries.

PMEXCHANGE is one of the first international forum dedicated to SMEs in Cameroon. It is organised by ECAM (Enterprises of Cameroon) every 2 years.
The forum will have the following goals:

  • Providing SMEs with a real tool for promotion, exposure and networking
  • Creating a bridge between young promoters (future entrepreneurs) and donors
  • Valuing and professionalizing SMEs with a view to developing the economy of the country
  • To provide the city of Douala with an international forum to present the economic potential of Cameroon and Central Africa to the world economic community in order to attract new investors.
  • Developing a real synergy between the players (SMEs and large companies)
  • Provide companies with networking opportunities with companies from Europe and other countries


Bringing together SMEs and some multinationals, the focus is on the development and promotion of SMEs. The event generally witnesses the participation of more than 150 exhibitors amongst whom European and African companies. The event includes an exhibition, thematic workshops and Business to Business meetings among economic operators.

This year’s event has as theme "SMEs and the digital revolution" that will focus on the SME (Small and Medium Size Enterprises) in the digital era.

During the exhibition a Business to Business event will be organized to foster the cooperation between the Ready2go companies and the other parties present at the event.

Pre scheduled 30 minutes one to one meetings to meet potential business partners, in order to:

  • present, discuss and develop new project ideas at an international level
  • find the right partner for technological development
  • build high quality commercial partnership
  • expand your professional network




A matchmaking event is a quick and easy way to meet potential cooperation partners. People meet and greet at high speed. 30 minutes are usually enough to build connections, then the bell rings and the next talk starts.


The Process

STEP 1 - Online registration.

Until November 19 

Register online and submit your own cooperation profile.

In your profile you can state what kind of technology/product/expertise you are offering, what kind of cooperation you are looking for and which ideas you would like to discuss with potential collaboration partners.

All cooperation profiles will be published online and you can change your profile any time.


STEP 2 - Selection of virtual meeting. 

Until October 15

Email notification

You will be informed by email when you can start booking virtual meetings. Check which cooperation profiles are most promising.

Booking of virtual meetings

The virtual meetings consist in an exchange of information via the b2match chat, via emails and skype. In order to book your virtual meetings you’ll send an “Expression of interest” to the most interesting counterparts through a dedicated button.


STEP 3 - Selection of on site meetings. 

You will be informed by email when you can start booking bilateral on site meetings. Check which cooperation profiles are most promising. Intelligent search options allow a quick identification of the most suitable participants/cooperation profiles. Within a few minutes you should be able to identify future potential business partners.


STEP 4 - Booking of bilateral meetings. 

Until November 20

Once you have found the most promising business partners you can select them for bilateral meetings. You can add further meetings any time but please be aware that the bookings are managed on the principle "first come - first served". You can book meetings BUT you can also be booked for bilateral talks by other participants!

Virtual meetings booked in the previous phase will be pending meetings.



STEP 5 - At the event.

On the 23 & 24 November 

At the registration desk, you will receive an updated version of your meeting schedule including last minute bookings. Your personal meeting schedule lists in chronological order for each meeting the names of your conversation partners and the number of table for each meeting.

Our staff will be at your disposal during the whole matchmaking event.


closed since 18 Dec 2017
Registration 30 Aug – 18 Dec
Meeting Selection 1 Sep – 18 Dec
Event 23 Nov – 24 Nov
Language English/French
Costs Free of charge
Venue Douala, Cameroon
Bilateral Meetings
Participants 296
Meetings 425
Cameroon 281
Croatia 2
Czech Republic 1
France 1
Italy 2
Malta 1
Moldova 1
Montenegro 1
Poland 1
Portugal 2
Serbia 2
Spain 1
Turkey 1
Total 297
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After Event 272