The Binational Meet The Buyer to be held on April 22, 2015, at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Port Huron, Michigan, has gained a great deal of momentum over the past few months with 20 buyers now registered.
A few of the buyers participating include: DTE Energy, Flint Bishop International Airport Authority, Consumers Energy, Eissmann Automotive Group, Lapeer Industries, City of Sarnia, Pinnacle Foods, City of Lansing, SMR Automotive, Aaron’s Fabrication of Steel, Tube and Welding, Wright Plastics Products, St. Clair County and several more.
A growing list of purchasing needs for products, services, office equipment and supplies can be viewed on the event website www.meetthebuyer.weebly.com, but below is a short list of some of the items purchasing agents are seeking:
Products Services Office Equipment & Supplies
Steel, Welding Materials
Heat Treatment Construction Printed Material
Uniforms, Rain Gear &Boots HVAC Repair/Maintenance Office & Computer Supplies
Lumber & Wood Products Professional/Consulting Reproduction Supplies
Plastics Parts, Resin Engineering Promotional Items
Wire Harnesess, Chrome Plating Environmental Services Signs, Decals, Rubber Stamps
Injection Molding Machines Employment Agencies Furniture & Fixtures
Public Safety Equipment Facility Maintenance
Transformers, Regulators Airfield Maintenance
Wire, Conduit, Generators Trash Remove
Electrical & Mechanical Equipment Computer Programming
Paints, Varnishes, Thinners
Sellers are invited to pitch products face-to-face with key decision makers. New this year, there will also be a Quick Pitch session, in which up to eight companies will be given five minutes to briefly pitch their product, service or company in front of a live audience of buyers and sellers. Topics desired are specified below:
- Business Products/Services
- Technology Use/Advancements
- Advancement of Ecology/Sustainability Practices
- Strategic Endeavors Related to Community/Economic development
Those interested in presenting, may visit the event website for details apply at www.meetthebuyer.weebly.com.
“Building relationships and winning business can be difficult. We (EDA) are very pleased to be assisting in a collaborative way to personally connect suppliers and buying professionals and supporting business and economic growth,” said Dan Casey, CEO of the Economic Development Alliance of St. Clair County”.
The fee for sellers to participate is $15 per attendee. Both buyers and sellers may register at www.meetthebuyer.weebly.com.
The event is being hosted by Economic Development Alliance (EDA) of St. Clair County, Lapeer Development Corporation, I-69 International Trade Corridor, PTAC I-69 Thumb Region, Southwest Economic Alliance, Sarnia Lambton Economic Partnership, Blue Water Area Chamber of Commerce, Sarnia Lambton Chamber of Commerce and Michigan State University Center for Community and Economic Development.