MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA, U.S. — Women in Agribusiness is offering women-owned businesses an opportunity to meet with buyers from some of the largest global food and agriculture corporations at the newly-launched business IGNITE Business Expo.

The event will take place Sept. 25 at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.

Exhibiting companies must be majority women-owned businesses (51% or more ownership), and the product or service offered should be of use to a large corporation, or a food or agriculture company. Examples of such products include: eye wash stations, office supplies, professional training services, paper board, relocation services and temperature sensors. These companies also are looking for suppliers of soybeans, eggs, corn, dried fruit, spices, tea leaf, nuts, pasta and more.

Supplier diversity professionals are invited to attend as well and join other companies that are looking to do business with women-owned companies.

The IGNITE Business Expo takes place just before the 8th annual Women in Agribusiness Summit (WIA), the hosts of the IGNITE, in the same location, Sept. 25-27.

The Summit includes a commissioners of agriculture keynote panel to open the event, followed by presentations on current trends and outlooks in the sector by the industry’s top speakers, and including special activities such as an interactive leadership training workshop, a pre-event industry walking tour, a WIA members-only night, and a student and young professionals workshop.

The Expo is free for all attendees — be they procurement professionals, small business owners or those who are registered for the co-located Women in Agribusiness Summit — though registration is required.

To learn more or to register for the expo and or summit visit, womeninag.com.

Women in Agribusiness is a business unit of HighQuest Group, a global agribusiness consulting, events and media firm. The Women in Agribusiness initiative took root in 2012, with the first conference held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.