Making It In Michigan is happening on April 20, 2023 at the Lansing Center.


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.

Event Schedule:

Trade Show Setup: 7:30 - 10:00 am
Conference Registration: 8:00 am
Welcome and Keynote: 9:00 am
PTIS Global
Co-Packer Panel: 9:10- 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.

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