The MIIM conference features in-depth educational sessions, networking opportunities, and take-home resources.
The program also boasts a pitch competition with the Michigan Good Food Fund, and the Marketplace Tradeshow. This is brought in partnership with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.
|Trade Show Setup: 7:30 - 10:00 am|
|Conference Registration: 8:00 am|
|Welcome and Keynote: 9:00 am
|Co-Packer Panel: 9:10- 9:45 am
Snackwerks, Total Food Package, FEAST, Food for Thought
|Finance Panel: 9:45 - 10:30 am
The Landmark Group LLC, Huntington Bank, Michigan Women Forward,
Greenstone Farm Credit Services
|Trade Show Opens: 10:00 am|
|Coffee Break: 10:30 - 10:45 am|
|Distribution Panel: 10:45 - 11:15 am
Lipari Foods, Carmela Foods, Cherry Capital Foods, Serv-U-Success
|Retail Panel: 11:15 - 12:00 pm
Meijer, Busch's Market, Westborn Market, Kroger
|Buffet Lunch Starts: 12:00 pm|
|Product Center Awards Ceremony: 12:30 - 12:45pm|
|Entrepreneur Panel: 12:45 - 1:30 pm
Skinny Pete's, La Hacienda Foods, Last Mile Cafe, Cruz Burger, Hummus Goodness
|Trade Show Awards: 2:45 pm|
|Trade Show Ends: 3:30 pm|
Attendee Registration is $125 for the conference.
There is a separate application to become a vendor at the Marketplace Tradeshow, and a separate application for the Michigan Good Food Fund pitch competition.
Product Center clients who complete a special survey link sent to them will receive a coupon code to use for a discount at registration.
- Cancellations received on or before April 4, 2023, are eligible for a refund.
- Any cancellations made on or after April 5, 2023, will not be eligible for a refund.