Help Greater Des Moines catch more meetings, conventions, and tournaments, resulting in more economic impact in our community. Be a Catch Des Moines Champion! We want to know the associations, organizations and clubs that you are a part of so we can help bring their annual meetings or events to Greater Des Moines.

In fiscal year 2014-2015, more than 200 events and $40 million in economic impact were the direct result of a Catch Champion working with the Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau or Des Moines Area Sports Commission to bring an event to Greater Des Moines. Be proud of the metro and help us bring the people in your associations, leagues and organizations here to experience it! Here are a few locals that have helped us lure more visitors to Greater Des Moines:

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Here are just a few of our Catch Champions and the impact these heroes have on Greater Des Moines:

  • Teresa Parmenter, 2014, 2018 & 2023 Junior Olympic Games
  • Suku Radia, CEO and President of Bankers Trust, Led the effort in securing the 2017 LPGA Solheim Cup
    • Over $20 million predicted economic impact, over 110,000 predicted attendance
  • Dan Houston, 2016 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Div. I Men's Basketball 1st & 2nd Rounds
  • Craig Bargfrede & Paul Trombino, 2016 American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Spring Conference
  • Marilyn Schroeder, 2015 Lutheran Women's Missionary League Biennial Convention
Let the CVB know the groups/events you think should be in Des Moines! Contact:

Katie Stien

CMP National Sales Manager Agriculture, Natural Resources and Motorcoach