Major Purchasing Agents can find their perfect match at INNO-VENTION 2014

Medical Main Street’s INNO-VENTION 2014 conference is taking registration from companies interested in face-to-face meetings with purchasing agents from major health care providers in Michigan.

The meetings will take place Oct. 22 during INNO-VENTION 2014, Medical Main Street’s annual conference which is set for Oct. 21- 22 at The Suburban Collection Showcase in Novi.

“This is a singular opportunity for companies to gain instant access to some of the top health care providers in the country,” Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson said.

Medical Main Street has entered into a unique partnership with the Michigan Economic Development Corp.’s Pure Michigan Business Connect. Representatives from Henry Ford Health System, Detroit Medical Center, Spectrum Health, Saint Joseph Mercy Oakland/CHE Trinity Health, Beaumont Health System and Priority Health will all have representatives present for the matchmaking sessions.

“This matchmaking summit will give Michigan companies opportunities with major health care providers that they might not otherwise have,” said MEDC President and CEO Michael A. Finney. “We estimate that since Pure Michigan Business Connect launched, the program has facilitated $1.85 billion in revenue for Michigan companies, and that translates into approximately 9,250 jobs created across the state. This supplier summit will mean even more growth opportunities for Michigan businesses.”

MEDC representatives will pre-select companies and set appointments for Oct. 22. Michigan companies can register through Pure Michigan Business Connect at Conference registration is not included in the PMBC application. To register for INNO-VENTION, go to

Launched in 2011, Pure Michigan Business Connect is a public-private alliance of the MEDC, state agencies and major Michigan companies and organizations that connects in-state companies to business resources. Companies can find new ways to raise capital, get access to professional business services at little or no cost, connect with each other through a new business-to-business network, and identify potential supplier opportunities, while developing resources to improve their supply chains.

INNO-VENTION 2014, now in its third year, will feature an expansion of its popular Demonstration Alley, with companies exhibiting the latest medical technology innovations. There will also be expert panel discussions on intellectual property, accountable care organizations, health and wellness as an asset, and mobile health care.

Last year’s conference attracted more than 600 health professionals, clinicians, investors and suppliers. In 2008, Patterson created Medical Main Street with the area”s leaders in health care, research and development, education and industry.

The Medical Main Street board includes Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, Beaumont Health System, Beckman Coulter Molecular Diagnostics, Crittenton Hospital, DMC, Ferndale Laboratories, Henry Ford Health Systems, Housey Pharmaceutical Research Laboratories, McLaren Health Care – Oakland, MichBio, State Rep. Gail Haines, R-Waterford, Oakland Community College, Oakland University, Oxus Inc., Priority Health, Rockwell Medical Technologies, St. John Providence Health System, St. Joseph Mercy Oakland and Stryker Corporation.

For more information on how to get involved, conference sponsorships and programming from INNO-VENTION 2014, visit

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