The Making It In Michigan Conference is now SOLD OUT. Please feel free to visit the trade show, free to the public, from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 20, 2023.

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 (SOLD OUT). This is brought in partnership with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.

***The conference is now SOLD OUT, with no on-site registration. The Marketplace Tradeshow is free and open to the public on April 20, 2023, from 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 

Event Schedule:

April 19th

Trade Show Setup: 6:00 - 8:00pm

April 20th

Trade Show Setup: 7:30 - 10:00 am
Conference Registration: 8:00 am
Welcome and Keynote: 9:00 am
PTIS Global
Co-Packer Panel: 9:20- 10:00 am
Snackwerks, Tamarack Holdings, FEAST Detroit, Total Food Package
Finance Panel: 10:00 - 10:45 am
The Landmark Group LLC, Huntington Bank, Michigan Women Forward,
Greenstone Farm Credit Services
Trade Show Opens: 10:00 am
Distribution Panel: 10:45 - 11:30 am
Lipari Foods, Carmela Foods, Tamarack Holdings, Serv-U-Success
Retail Panel: 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Meijer Inc., Busch's Fresh Food Market, The Westborn Market Group, The Kroger Company 
Buffet Lunch Starts: 12:00 pm 
Product Center Awards Ceremony: 12:30 - 1:00 pm
Entrepreneur Panel: 1:00 - 1:30 pm
Hummus Goodness, Last Mile Cafe, The Mushroom Angel Company, Hacienda Mexican Foods
Michigan Good Food Fund Pitch Competition: 1:45 - 2:30 pm
Trade Show Exhibit Room
Trade Show Awards: 2:45 pm
Trade Show Ends: 3:30 pm

Attendee Registration is $125 for the conference. The conference is now SOLD OUT.

There is a separate application to become a vendor at the Marketplace Tradeshow (SOLD OUT), 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.