IGIA Convention 2018 Schedule

Monday, July 9, 2018

11:30a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Early Bird Golf Tournament – Box Lunch Available (Glynns Creek Golf Course – Long Grove, IA)
4 – 6:30 p.m.

Registration (Isle Casino Hotel Bettendorf; Hotel Check-In: 4 pm)

5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Ribbon Sponsor VIP Reception (By Invitation)
6:30 – 9 p.m. Convention Kick-Off Event – Food Stations/Entertainment: The Brazilian 2wins (Waterfront Concourse and Patio)


Tuesday, July 11, 201

6:30 – 7:30 a.m.

Breakfast Buffet (Waterfront Lobby) 
6:30 – 10:45 a.m. Registration (Waterfront Lobby)
6:30 – 8 a.m.    Opening keynote speaker — “Surviving the Tidal Wave of Change” by Michael Sansolo (Coral Ballroom)
7:30 – 8:45 a.m. “What’s My Motivation? The Key to Finding and Keeping Quality Help” by Paul Long (Waterfront State Ballroom)
8:45 – 9:15 a.m.    “Understanding New Payments and How They Affect Your Business” by Dan Kramer, senior vice president of government
and community affairs at SHAZAM (Waterfront State Ballroom)
9:15 – 9:30 a.m.    Refreshment Break (Waterfront State Ballroom)
9:30 – 10 a.m.    Legislative Update – Governor Kim Reynolds has been invited (Waterfront State Ballroom)
10 – 11 a.m.   “Successful Iowa Business: Frontier Co-op” by Tony Bedard, Frontier Co-op chief executive officer (Waterfront State Ballroom) 
11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

A Historic Afternoon in LeClaire” Hosted by Diane Kruse

6 p.m. Reception (Waterfront State Ballroom)
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Dinner Buffet (Waterfront Lobby)

8 p.m.

Silent Auction Closes (Waterfront State Ballroom)

8 – 8:30 p.m.

Live Auction (Waterfront State Ballroom)

8:30 – 9 p.m. Auction Check-Out (Waterfront State Ballroom)
9 p.m. After-hours social and fireworks (East Terrace) 

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

7 – 8 a.m.

Chairman’s Breakfast – Recognizing IGIA Board Chairman, Karl Kruse, Hy-Vee Inc. (Waterfront State Ballroom)

(From 7:30 – 8 a.m.)

  • IGIA Board Member Recognition
  • IGIA Chairman Recognition and Gift Presentation
  • IGIA Outgoing Chairman’s Remarks – Karl Kruse
7 – 8:30 a.m. Registration (Waterfront Lobby)
8 – 9:15 a.m.

“Past the Tipping Point: How eGrocery Has Gone Mainstream” – Diana Sheehan, Vice President of Retail and Shopper Insights at Kantar Consulting (Waterfront State Ballroom)

9:15 – 9:30 a.m. Refreshment break — IGEF Fundraising Announcements 
9:15 – 9:30 a.m. Refreshment Break

9:30 – 10:45 a.m.

Closing keynote speaker — “The Power to Stand” – Chris Norton (Waterfront State Ballroom)
10:45  – 11:30 a.m. IGIA Awards Ceremony (Waterfront State Ballroom)
  • IGIA Leadership Institute Graduate Recognition
  • Annual Meeting – IGIA Highlights, Financial Report and IGIA Board and Officer Elections
  • IGIA Incoming Chairman’s Remarks – Dana Sump, Casey’s General Stores
  • Convention Slide Show