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April 18 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm


Michigan State University Purchasing is pleased to host the Business Inclusion Supplier Expo on April 18, 2018. Our goal is to provide business opportunities to minority-owned, woman-owned, veteran-owned, and other diverse and small businesses by connecting you with MSU faculty and staff who make purchases for their departments. In addition to the campus community, invitations are being extended to purchasing buyers from several peer academic institutions and many large MSU suppliers.

This is an unprecedented opportunity. Space is limited—register now!

Your $175 Registration Fee Includes:
  • A 6 ft. table with pipe and drape, skirted table, two folding chairs, and signage
  • Two boxed lunches (Additional lunches are available for $14 each. After completing this registration—all the way through to getting an order number—you may place a separate order for additional lunches using the link Boxed Lunch Order. All lunches must be pre-ordered and will not be available for purchase the day of the event.)
  • Networking opportunities with campus customers, other universities, suppliers, and purchasing organizations

The event will be hosted at the Breslin Center, home of MSU Spartan basketball.
Register now—space is limited to the first 100 suppliers. Deadline is March 16, 2018.

7:30 a.m.- 9:00 a.m. – Registration, booth set up
9:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. – Opening remarks: Kim Watson, Director of University Services
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Expo open to campus


Quick Links


Lodging: Marriott Hotel, East Lansing (Mention the Supplier Expo and book before March 16, 2018 to receive a discount.)

Parking is available in Lot 63W. Please use the kiosks to print a parking receipt. The coupon code to be entered to validate parking is 2018. The coupon code is valid from 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. See map

The kiosk will prompt you through the process.
1. Enter license plate number
2. Select Business Inclusion Supplier Expo
3. Do you have a coupon? (select 1 for yes)
4. Enter 4 digit coupon number 2018
5. The last option is would you like a receipt? Yes or No. You do not need to put receipt on vehicle dash.


Cancellation Policy

Registration fees for cancellations made through March 16, 2018 will be refunded minus a $15 processing fee.

Cancellations made after March 16, 2018 will receive no refund, though registrations may be transferred between members of the same organization.


Contact Us

Please call Purchasing at (517) 355-0357 or email [email protected] if you have questions or need assistance.



April 18
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Breslin Center
534 Birch Rd
East Lansing, MI 48824 United States
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The supporting sponsorship gives your company exposure at all major MMSDC events and more. Learn more

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