160 Michigan Made Companies Display at Making it in Michigan

By Amanda Lewan on November 3rd, 2015 / Comments

Calling all food entrepreneurs! This is one of the most beneficial events of the year for you to check out.

The Michigan State University product center is hosting their 8th annual “Making It in Michigan” conference, bringing together food entrepreneurs and resources across the state. The one day event hosts a series of educational sessions and trade shows featuring over 160 Michigan made food and agriculture products.

We always hear great work and support for entrepreneurs from the MSU product center. The event is coming up next week Tuesday, November 10th from 7:30AM – 4:00PM at the Lansing Center.

“In supporting this year’s theme of ‘Ingredients for Success’ we will be presenting the most comprehensive series of educational sessions covering the components and processes that companies need for safe, sound and smart product development,” states Matthew Birbeck, Senior Project Director, Food Processing and Innovation Center (FPIC) at the MSU Product Center.

This year’s keynote panel will feature leading industry food technologists and engineers discussing do’s and don’ts of product development and production.

The one-day event features morning educational sessions that will bring together industry experts to help guide attendees in refining and growing their businesses focusing on important information like processing shelf-stable products, scaling the company, reducing risk, understanding legal basics for food businesses, keeping food sales growing, and more.

The $79 per person conference registration fee includes breakfast, lunch, and educational sessions, digital copies of all presentations and reference materials and admission to the Marketplace trade show.

The Marketplace trade show in the afternoon will feature over 160 new and existing businesses that will be showcasing and sampling their Michigan-made food and agricultural products to the general public and Michigan-based food buyers. The trade show is free to the general public.

More information visit www.productcenter.msu.edu/miim.  Learn more about the MSU Product Center, which has helped over 455 new buinesses and known business grow, estimaing an annual sales of $328.3 million, creating over 1200 jobs.

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