Marketplace Trade Show

Making It In Michigan Conference and Marketplace Trade Show - April 20, 2023


"What is the Marketplace Trade Show?"

The MIIM Trade Show will feature food manufacturers sampling their delicious products made here in Michigan and available for wholesale and retail sales. Vendors will receive a 10ft x 10ft booth within the Trade Show to showcase their product and make connections with potential distributors, retailers and industry partners. 

Attendee Registration is $100 for the trade show.

Powered by our partnership with Pure Michigan Business Connect (PMBC) and the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD)

The MSU Product Center is pleased to announce the 14th Annual “Making It In Michigan” Trade Show being held on Thursday, April 20th at the Lansing Center.  The Trade Show will feature over 150 vendors of quality Michigan-made food and agricultural products. This one-day trade show will be a key opportunity for Michigan companies to network with buyers across the state.

Booths will be assigned on a first come first serve basis for those that register and pay for their booth. To learn more about registering and paying for electricity and Wi-Fi, see the link in the side bar.

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

Register Here 

Buyer-Supplier Matchmaking Event:

Sign up for the Buyer-Supplier Matchmaking Event hosted by Pure Michigan Business Connect (PMBC) and Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development (MDARD) teams who are partnering with the MSU Product Center on the 2023 Making It In Michigan event. This will be held from 1:30-4:30 on Thursday, April 20thhosted at the Lansing Center as well.   

Please contact the MSU Product Center with any general questions you may have regarding this event at:

If you have registration or payment concerns, please contact ANR Event Services at: