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Supplier Summits

Matchmaking Initiatives

  • Future Summits

    March 14, 2017

    Flint, MI

    Spartan Showcase: Business Inclusion Event

    Host(s): Michigan State University & Pure Michigan Business Connect (PMBC)
    Focus: Multi-Industry
    Where: Flint, MI
    When: March 14th, 2017

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    April 18, 2017

    Lansing, MI

    The Metro Lansing Procurement Summit

    Host(s): Pure Michigan Business Connect (PMBC), LEAP, and The Lansing Chamber of Commerce
    Focus: Multi-Industry
    Where: Lansing, MI
    When: April 18, 2017  

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    May 4, 2017

    Detroit, MI

    Detroit Fulfillment Initiative 'Pitch It' Competition

    Host(s): Detroit Fulfillment Initiative and Pure Michigan Business Connect
    Where: Detroit, MI
    Focus: Small Businesses
    When: May 3rd, 2017

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    May 16, 2017

    Grand Rapids, MI

    West Michigan Procurement Summit powered by Consumers Energy

    Host(s): Consumers Energy, Pure Michigan Business Connect (PMBC), Lakeshore Advantage, and The Right Place, Inc,
    Focus: Multi-Industry
    Where: Grand Rapids, MI
    When: May 16th, 2017

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    May 17, 2017

    Charter Twp of Clinton, MI

    2017 Lockheed Martin Supplier Matchmaker

    Host(s): Macomb County & Pure Michigan Business Connect
    Focus: Aerospace
    Where: Macomb University Center
    When: May 17th, 2017

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    August 3, 2017

    Southgate, MI

    The Downriver Procurement Summit powered by DTE Energy

    Host(s): DTE Energy, Pure Michigan Business Connect, and Wayne County.
    Focus: Multi-Industry
    Where: Riverview, MI
    When: August 3rd, 2017

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    August 23, 2017

    Brooklyn, MI

    The Greater Ann Arbor Procurement Summit powered by Consumers Energy

    Host(s): Consumers Energy, Pure Michigan Business Connect (PMBC), Ann Arbor Spark, Hillsdale County, Monroe County, Lenawee Now and Jackson Enterprise Group
    Focus: Multi-Industry
    Where: Brooklyn, MI
    When: August 23rd, MI

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    Detroit, MI

    Next-Gen Auto and Tech Innovation Initiative

    Host(s): Pure Michigan Business Connect (PMBC) & Several OEMs and Tier One Suppliers
    Focus: Advanced Manufacturing, Connected Vehicle, IT, and Many More!
    Where: Detroit Metro Area (TBD)

    When: (Ongoing Application)  

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    Detroit, MI

    PepsiCo Innovation Opportunity.

    Host(s): Pure Michigan Business Connect (PMBC) & PepsiCo
    Focus: Food Processing
    Where: Detroit Metro Area (TBD)
    When: (Ongoing Application)

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    Results Dashboard

    Since 2010, Pure Michigan Business Connect has been working hard on behalf of Michigan companies to develop new business opportunities. The results are listed below.

    8,500

    Buyer-Supplier Meetings Organized

    $4,500,000,000

    New Contracts Generated

    20,375

    Jobs Supported

  • PMBC FAQ

    Why won’t the application load?

    If the application is having trouble loading, please use Google Chrome or Firefox as your browser as our application has problems with Internet Explorer and Safari. If this does not work, please clear your cache. These two steps solve 99% of the applications failing to load.

    I need to make edits to my application. How can I do that?

    Application changes can be made by re-entering your email address (following submission), and your data will be auto-filled into place. If your company description or address/contact information needs to be edited, you’ll need to log In to your account and select your company from the upper right hand drop down menu. If this menu does not appear, you will need to be granted Admin rights to your account, please contact Mike or Bobby.

    How much is it to attend PMBC events?

    There is no cost to attend PMBC events, however, parking charges are not covered by the MEDC and will be your responsibility.

    How many people can I bring to the event?

    In the interest of the buyers and getting proper face time with the purchasers, we limit 2 individuals from each company to attend the 1:1 meeting. All other attendees from your company may take part in the other networking opportunities.

    When will I hear back about the status of my application?

    PMBC’s priority is to let all applicants know of the status of their application 1 month after the submission window closes. Because of several variables, this is not always possible, but we will update those suppliers should any delays occur.

    What should I bring?

    Business Cards and other marketing materials are permitted, but remember that you will not have a designated area to set your things for the day, so anything you bring must be portable enough to carry throughout the day.