To foster relationships between diverse suppliers and the Michigan State University campus community, Purchasing is hosting a Business Inclusion Supplier Expo on April 18, 2018. Our goal is to connect MSU faculty and staff with minority-owned, woman-owned, veteran-owned, and other diverse suppliers who offer the types of goods and services frequently purchased on campus.
There is no registration for campus attendees.
Who should attend
- MSU faculty and staff that make purchases for their department
- Fiscal officers who are involved in procurement decisions
Why you should attend
- Network with a variety of potential new suppliers
- Learn about new products and services
- Expand your supplier base
- Develop relationships with suppliers who may provide the best value
The expo is free and no registration is required for campus attendees.
Who will be there
We have invited suppliers who offer a range of commodities, including:
|Construction||Personal Services Contracts
||Printed Apparel (non-athletic)|
|Facilities||Safety Equipment and Supplies|
|Food||Scientific and Laboratory|
|Maintenance, Repair, and Operations||Technology Hardware, Software, Services|
|Medical Equipment and Supplies
||Web Development and Design|
|Misc. Building Materials and Services|
Several peer academic institutions, large MSU suppliers, and Michigan purchasing organizations have also been invited to interact with the diverse and small business exhibitors.
Why host a Business Inclusion Supplier Expo?
A strong, vibrant MSU is predicated on our ability to offer business opportunities to a broad and diverse set of suppliers. It is vital to a dynamic university, a more robust economic climate, and, ultimately, a more prosperous Michigan. In an ever-changing world that requires diverse solutions, it’s the smart thing to do.
Join us for this unprecedented opportunity to connect with small and diverse suppliers!
Ramp 7 (south of 1855 Place) is available for employees with parking permits. Lot 63W at the Breslin Center has pay-by-plate parking.
Have a question? Call (517) 355-0357 or email [email protected].