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NOTE: Catch Des Moines is following all the news surrounding COVID-19 and reacting accordingly to ensure the safety of our staff and communities. We know that meetings and events, and the hospitality industry that they support, are the lifeblood of our community and a driving force behind the global economy.  

Greater Des Moines has always taken pride in being a clean, safe and affordable destination, all of which are more important than ever. We work closely with our partners, hotels and venues to ensure a safe environment. Our sales team remains in close contact with clients and key stakeholders and has plans in place to accelerate our rebooking efforts, with flexibility top of mind, once we’ve crested the wave.  

Until then, please feel free to reach out to our VP of Sales, Trina Flack (trina@catchdesmoines.com) with questions, concerns or to look for new meetings dates. When the times comes, Des Moines will be ready to hit the ground running and welcome you back with our famous “Iowa nice” hospitality. We value your business and look forward to being your destination partner during future meetings and events in Greater Des Moines. 

Stay safe and stay strong.  

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Why Greater Des Moines? 

Iowa's capital city is known for going above and beyond when it comes to hosting meetings and events. So while there are many fantastic reasons for you to choose Greater Des Moines for your meeting destination, let us highlight the following three!

Facilities  

See your vision come to life in Greater Des Moines. Enjoy the first-class service and versatile size of the Iowa Events Center, Des Moines’ premier convention center featuring a 28,000 square-foot ballroom, 150,000 square feet of exhibit space, and 32 meeting rooms. Discover the perfect off-site venue and create memorable experiences. With a wide variety of options, you’ll find the right-sized venue complimented by one of the city's 145+ hotels. 

Accessibility  

Located in the heart of the country, Greater Des Moines is easily accessible by land or air. For those who prefer a road trip, the city is situated at the intersection of I-80 and I-35. For the frequent fliers, Des Moines International Airport offers 160 flights a day, including 20+ direct flights to major U.S. cities. Upon arrival, your attendees will appreciate the quick commute (less than 10 minutes!) and walkability of downtown. The downtown district is well connected with a four-mile skywalk system offering climate-controlled access to many venues and attractions. Rideshare services are readily available, as well as bike rentals and 800+ miles of connected recreational trails.

Big City Amenities   

This capital city is rich in culture and booming with business. Year after year, Des Moines ranks as one of the three largest cities for financial, insurance, and ag-bio industries. Home to numerous corporate headquarters, this savvy metropolitan continues to produce big-city attractions, high-profile sporting events, coveted national acts and performing arts, world-class festivals, award-winning farm-to-table cuisine, and impressive art collections to maintain its position as an industry and entertainment leader.    

Hotel Infographic

Trina Flack, CMP

Vice President of Sales

Chris Baker

Director of Destination Services

Margie Marble

National Sales Manager (Association, Hobby, DSA)

Amber Smith

National Sales Manager (Health & Medical, Association, Religious)

Kelly Smith

National Sales Manager (National Association, Religious)

Katie Stien, CMP

National Sales Manager (Agriculture, Natural Resources, Motorcoach)

Ryan Vogt, CSEE

National Sports Manager

Bailee Arnburg

Housing Coordinator

Maggie Davis

Destination Services Coordinator

Jayne Durnin, CMP

Housing & Event Coordinator

Mary Ann Moore

Sales Coordinator

Laura Smidt

Sports Event Coordinator

Carolyn Devine

Sales Assistant

Jan Meyers

Airport Volunteer Coordinator