***REGISTRATION TO ATTEND IS NOW CLOSED. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT PARTICIPATING, PLEASE EMAIL TILLK1@MICHIGAN.ORG*** Pure Michigan Business Connect (PMBC) is partnering with Macomb County Planning & Economic Development and the Michigan Defense Center in hosting Michigan Defense Connect, a summit connecting Michigan suppliers to defense companies for contract opportunities. The summit will take place in Macomb County on Thursday, September 26th from 8:30am-4pm. This is a completely free initiative to address immediate procurement needs and facilitate connections with qualified Michigan partners. With Michigan’s exceptional engineering, R&D and advanced manufacturing capabilities, there is great opportunity for defense industry procurement teams to leverage the highly skilled workforce, infrastructure and vast supplier network that only exist here. Programming at the summit will highlight collaboration among defense, aerospace and automotive industries. Participating purchasing organizations include the Army Contracting Command (ACC), AM General, BAE Systems, the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS), Kanematsu USA, Raytheon-Rheinmetall, RCO Engineering, and SAPA Transmissions. Please note that registration will be limited, and must be approved by the PMBC team. Official registration to attend is now open.