March 11th Update; Summit in 8 days, register for attendance in Kalamazoo Tuesday March 19th!
PMBC’s Event Registration and our Supplier Application have been open and now reaching a priority deadline at the end of this week on Friday. This is for the 6th Annual Pure Michigan Agriculture Summit on March 19th at the Kalamazoo Radisson. Jeffrey Mosher catches up with Katy Till, Program Specialist for PMBC, who shares the details.
To hear their conversation please click play for this PodCast.
March 11th update:
The sixth annual Agriculture Summit is taking place in Kalamazoo, MI, is NOW Next Week on March 19th, and PMBC wants to extend an invitation for you to join them. This completely free of charge event is intended to offer opportunities for Michigan companies to get their product in front of purchasers, grocers and buyers in a one-day event. With over 30 purchasers attending, including: Beaumont Health, Cherry Capital Foods, D&B Grocers, Gun Lake Casino, Harding’s Friendly Markets, Kellogg, Mitten Crate, University of Michigan, Western Market, Western Michigan University, and many more, this event will provide attendees a great chance to grow their business.
Those purchasers will be taking walk up meetings with suppliers that can provide: Fruits & Veggies (Frozen & Conventional), Snack Foods, Packaged Goods, Alcoholic/Non-alcoholic Beverages, Candy, Appetizers, and more. You’re more than welcome to bring samples of your product as well, we just ask that you complete the waiver here.
If you haven’t registered yet, there is still time to do so! Official registration to attend the event is required, and is separate from submitting a supplier application. Registration for the event is STILL open at puremiag.com.
Supplier Application: Calling all agriculture & food suppliers! Pure Michigan Business Connect (PMBC) and the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) are excited to once again host the Pure Michigan Agriculture Summit, bringing you together with buyers in a one-day matchmaking event. Now is your chance to apply for opportunities to meet one-on-one with buyers like Bronson Hospital, Cherry Republic, Harding’s Market, Kellogg, Mitten Crate, Western Michigan University and more! To view the entire list of purchasers and commodities they’re seeking, visit puremiag.com and click on the Begin Supplier Application button.
Suppliers will be notified if selected for meetings, and scheduled in advance of the event. Please note that not all suppliers will be selected for the meetings but are encouraged to attend for additional walk-up meeting opportunities and networking. This year’s summit will take place at the Kalamazoo Radisson on March 19th.
Fast Fun Facts:
- PMBC has 30 purchasing companies attending, over 1/3 of which are first-time participants including Proliant Dairy, Vince & Joe’s Gourmet Market and Western Michigan University.
- Two companies, Mitten Crate and The Boxy Momma, are subscription box companies looking for Michigan-made products to add to their services, presenting a unique partnership opportunity for suppliers.
- Their keynote speaker is Eve Turow Paul, presenting on how “the millennial generation’s love for organic fare, celebrity chefs and micro brews, will make or break the future of food”. Biggby Coffee & Guernsey Farms Dairy will partner to give our Lunch Presentation to talk about their partnership on a new cold brew drink, and the importance of doing business with other Michigan companies.