Meetings & Events in Des Moines
Greater Des Moines is open for business! Our businesses are reopening and implementing new sanitation practices and safety policies to ensure you and your guests have a great experience. Our facilities, visitor attractions, and restaurants have no capacity limits, and we can host meetings with social distancing guidelines. We're ready to welcome you back to Greater Des Moines whenever you are!
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!
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.
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.
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Trina Flack, CMP
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Director of Destination Services
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National Sales Manager (Agriculture, Natural Resources, Science and Engineering, Motorcoach)
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Housing & Event Coordinator
Jayne Durnin, CMP
Services Event Coordinator
Mary Ann Moore
Sports Event Coordinator
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