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Supplier Summits

Matchmaking Initiatives

  • Future Summits

    October 18, 2016

    Kalamazoo, MI

    2016 Pure Michigan Utility Summit

    Host(s): Pure Michigan Business Connect (PMBC), Consumers Energy, and DTE Energy
    Focus: Utility
    Where: Kalamazoo, MI
    When: October 18th, 2016.


    October 27, 2016

    Detroit, MI

    Detroit Fulfillment Matchmaking Day

    Host(s):  Pure Michigan Business Connect, Detroit Fulfillment Initiative and Evan's Distribution Center
    Focus: Multi-Industry
    Where: Detroit, MI
    When: October 27th, 2016.


    November 16, 2016

    Battle Creek, MI

    2016 Southwest Michigan Buyers' Summit

    Host(s): Pure Michigan Business Connect (PMBC), Battle Creek Unlimted, Cornerstone Alliance, and Southwest Michigan First.
    Focus: Multi-Industry
    Where: Battle Creek, MI
    When: November 16th, 2016.


    January 1, 2017

    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)  


    January 1, 2017

    Detroit, MI

    PepsiCo Innovation Opportunity.

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


    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.


    Buyer-Supplier Meetings Organized


    New Contracts Generated


    Jobs Supported


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    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.