Marketplace Trade Show

The Making It In Michigan Marketplace Trade Show 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 Making It In Michigan Trade Show is now sold out, with a waiting list of vendors. Please feel free to visit the trade show, free to the public, from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 20.

"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. 

(SOLD OUT) 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 (TRADE SHOW IS NOW SOLD OUT). To learn more about registering (SOLD OUT) and paying for electricity and Wi-Fi, see the link in the side bar.

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
Tamarack Holdings, SnackWerks of Michigan, Total Food Package, FEAST Detroit
Finance Panel: 10:00 - 10:45 am
Huntington Bank, Michigan Women Forward, Greenstone Farm Credit Services
Trade Show Opens: 10:00 am
Distribution Panel: 10:45 - 11:30 am
Tamarack Holdings, Serv-U-Sucess, Lipari Foods, Carmela Specialty Foods
Retail Panel: 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Meijer, Busch's Fresh Food Market, Westborn Market Group, Kroger 
Buffet Lunch Starts: 12:00 pm 
Product Center Awards Ceremony: 12:30 - 1 pm
Entrepreneur Panel: 1:00 - 1:30 pm
Hummus Goodness, Last Mile Cafe, Cruz Burger, Hacienda Mexican Foods
Michigan Good Food Fund Pitch Competition: 1:45 - 2:15 pm
Trade Show Exhibit Room
Trade Show Awards: 2:45 pm
Trade Show Ends: 3:30 pm

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 1:00-4:00 PM on Thursday, April 20thhosted at the Lansing Center as well. 
Please see the menu link options for more information on this event.


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: