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Past Events

2019 Economic Outlook for West Michigan

December 11, 2018 / Amway Grand Plaza

2019 Economic Outlook for West Michigan Join The Right Place, Inc. and over 300 local business and community leaders for The Right Place's signature event of the year. The 2019 Economic Outlook for West Michigan is one of the most anticipated economic forecast events in our community. Jim Robey, Director, Regional Economic Planning Services of the Upjohn Institute will review regional, state and...

Innovations in Production Technology: Machine Tools from Germany

December 4, 2018 / Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center

VDW Symposium, B2B Meetings & Networking The German Machine Tool Builders’ Association (VDW), in cooperation with GACC Midwest, is organizing a technical Symposium in Detroit, MI on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 followed by a Networking Reception. This high-profile event will feature 21 leading German machine tool manufacturers that will present on selected innovations and topics affecting the automotive, aerospace, medical, electronics, tool and m...

ReThink West Michigan

November 21, 2018 / Eve at The B.O.B.

If you're coming back to West Michigan for the Thanksgiving holiday, there's one event you can't miss. On November 21st, 2018 several area companies and non-profit organizations are coming together to convince you that it's time to take another look at your hometown. ReThink West Michigan is a casual, professional networking event. At this event, several West Michigan companies, with...

2nd Annual | A Grand Welcome Reception

November 12, 2018 / DeVos Place Convention Center - Monroe Meeting Room A

A Grand Welcome Meet.Connect.Belong. Every year, Experience Grand Rapids partners with other local businesses to host a reception for area newcomers, community connectors and rising leaders. It’s our job to market Grand Rapids as a welcoming and inclusive destination for all visitors. That starts with helping to make it welcoming and inclusive for its residents. A Grand W...

Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) Training - November [CLOSED]

November 8, 2018 / The Right Place, Inc.

Consistent food safety fundamentals are often difficult to provide for an organization. Completing a HACCP Plan Development Course enables you to be better equipped to identify and avoid food safety risks. This course is a mixture of lecture and hands-on learning and is considered to be "moderate level" training accredited by the International HACCP Alliance.    Key course topics: ...

Manufacturing Leadership Summit

October 30, 2018 / Amway Grand Plaza

Embrace the new industrial revolution at the 2018 Manufacturing Leadership Summit.  Join West Michigan’s manufacturing leaders as they discuss the future of manufacturing and its digital transformation. The Manufacturing Leadership Summit will bring together the region’s manufacturing community for a day of exploring the latest industry advancements and future trends. Attendees will gain competitive insights from leading speakers, dis...

Commodity Trends 2019 Outlook

September 12, 2018 / Grand Valley State University Eberhard Center

The Commodity Trends 2019 Outlook event will provide you with the critical data on feedstock trends so you can build and manage an effective commodities strategy. Gain insights into influencing factors of critical manufacturing commodities such as Metals and Plastics and discuss possible options ot help you manage global supply chains during this time of uncertainty. This year's event will also...

Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) Training - August

August 16, 2018 / The Right Place, Inc.

Consistent food safety fundamentals are often difficult to provide for an organization. Completing a HACCP Plan Development Course enables you to be better equipped to identify and avoid food safety risks. This course is a mixture of lecture and hands-on learning and is considered to be "moderate level" training accredited by the International HACCP Alliance.    Key course topics: ...

West Michigan Defense Event: Northrup Grumman Autonomous Systems

August 2, 2018 / L. William Seidman Center, Grand Valley State University

Please join The Right Place, NDIA, and the Aerospace Industry Association of Michigan for a special defense industry event in Grand Rapids. A team from Northrup Grumman Autonomous Systems will be visiting Michigan to discuss the company’s current and future platforms. The team will also provide insight on doing business with the Northrup Grumman and their procurement p...

Intern Connect Day in the Park

June 21, 2018 / Ah-Nab-Awen Park

Make the Most of Your Summer Internship  Intern Connect Day in the Park, hosted by Hello West Michigan, showcases the best our region has to offer to young talent. This event gives interns the chance to connect with their peers, the community, and West Michigan employers.  This event is designed to get interns downtown, see the sites,...

MedDevice Forum: An MPO Summit

May 22, 2018 / Michigan State University - College of Human Medicine Secchia Center

Pathway to Innovation - Academia's Role in Device Development Universities and medical device manufacturers seem to be broadening their agreements to enable the academic institution to serve as an R&D facility for new product development and idea generation. Is this a view of the future of innovation development for the medtech industry or just one tool in the OEM’s...

Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) Training - April

April 26, 2018 / The Right Place, Inc.

Consistent food safety fundamentals are often difficult to provide for an organization. Completing a HACCP Plan Development Course enables you to be better equipped to identify and avoid food safety risks. This course is a mixture of lecture and hands-on learning and is considered to be "moderate level" training accredited by the International HACCP Alliance.    Key course topics: ...