Making it in MIchigan - Michigan’s Premiere Specialty Food Show - Sustainable to Sensational

Date: October 31, 2012
Time: 7:30 am registration - 4:00 pm Marketplace Trade Show Closes.
Location: Lansing Center 333 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, MI 48933
Contact: Greta McKinney, mckin134@msu.edu, 517-353-7185

Exposure to Industry Leaders and Hot Topics - This year's key note speaker Bob Fish, CEO and Co-Founder of Biggby Coffee who will talk about "inspiration." At lunch John Tilden from the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development will speak with the group regarding the Food Safety Modernization Act. 

Enable Excellence in Your Idea or Business - No Matter What Your Size or Stage. Have an idea for a food business? You can interact with the MSU Product Center team and learn how to make the idea a viable reality. 

Have a product developed and need distribution channels? Exhibit your product in front of hundreds of key Michigan food and agricultural buyers at the trade show. 

Want to learn more about making your business more efficient and profitable? Our continuing educational sessions cover strategies for taking your product from direct consumer sales to the reality level, keeping your food product premium with food quality and shelf life advice, food manufacturing and operating within a kitchen incubator, the product labeling process, marketing and finding the ideal customers for your product. 

Admission to the conference is $75.00 and in addition to the educational sessions includes breakfast, lunch,digital copies of all presentations and reference materials as well as the Marketplace Trade Show.

If you are a food or agricultural entrepreneur, producer, buyer and processor, you don’t want to miss this day! 

Please visit the Making it in Michigan website for additional information and to register for this exciting event.

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