Pure Michigan Business Connect (PMBC), Southwest Michigan First and a regional partner group are excited to host the Southwest Michigan Buyer-Supplier Meet & Match, connecting Michigan suppliers to purchasing organizations for procurement opportunities.
Pure Michigan Business Connect (PMBC), Southwest Michigan First and a regional partner group* are excited to host the Southwest Michigan Buyer-Supplier Meet & Match, connecting Michigan suppliers to purchasing organizations for procurement opportunities. The event will be held on Wednesday, October 19th at the Fetzer Center at Western Michigan University. The event will include presentations on how to do business with participating buyers, supply chain sustainability, information on growth resources available for Michigan businesses, networking and pre-scheduled one-on-one buyer-supplier meetings.**
Participating buyers include Charles River Laboratories, Consumers Energy, Denso, DTE, EQ Systems, Getman Corporation, Green Bay Packaging, Rockford Construction, Schupan, and TH Plastics. Additional buyers may be added.
The event is open to anyone interested in attending, with a priority focus on opportunities for local and diverse suppliers. Registration is required; a supplier application for one-on-one meetings is
separate and required for those interested in being considered for.
Attendees only interested in general attendance (not participation in 1:1 meetings)
Suppliers interested in both general attendance and 1:1 meetings with buyers can submit both below.
8/26 – 9/23: Supplier Application open
9/26- 9/30: Supplier selection
Week of 10/3: Selected suppliers notified, meeting schedule sent
Week of 10/10: Know Before You Go info sent to attendees
October 19th: Southwest Michigan Buyer-Supplier Meet & Match event
*Regional partner group includes Albion Economic Development Corporation, Battle Creek Unlimited, Choose Marshall, and Market Van Buren
**Not all businesses will be selected for one-on-one meetings but will still have opportunities to meet with buyers at walk-up tables