IGIA “Get Connected” Convention

Principal Park | 1 Line Dr, Des Moines, IA 50309

Iowa Events Center | 730 3rd St, Des Moines, IA 50309


Tentative Schedule

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

10 a.m.–3 p.m.                                 

IGIA Golf Tournament, Beaver Creek Golf Course, Grimes, Iowa

10:15 a.m.–
3:30 p.m.

Non-Golf Event: Tour, Taste & Explore

4 p.m.

Hotel check-in

4:00 p.m.

Registration check-in, Principal Park

5–6 p.m.

VIP Ribbon Sponsor Reception, Principal Park Mezzanine

6–9 p.m.

Convention Kick-Off Event, Principal Park Mezzanine

6–7 p.m.

Welcome Attendees/New Members | Recognize Committee Members/Special Guests | Dinner at Principal Park

7–9 p.m.

Musical Entertainment by Final Mix Show Band sponsored by Mueller Yurgae Associates

9:15 p.m.

Fireworks Extravaganza sponsored by E & J Gallo Winery

Thursday, September 2, 2021

7:30–8 a.m. 

Registration check-in

8 a.m. 

IGEF Silent Auction Opens
8–9 a.m.

“2021 and Beyond,” presented by Carlos Herrera, Chief Economist, Coca-Cola North America

9–10 a.m.   

Supply Chain Panel Discussion: “Emerging a Crisis Stronger Than Before”

10–10:15 a.m.    Refreshment Break
10:15–10:45 a.m.

Successful Iowa Business: Mueller Yurgae Associates

10:45–11:15 a.m.    Legislative Update
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.   Lunch
12:30–12:45 p.m.

IGIA Annual Meeting: IGIA Highlights, Financial Report, Board and Officer Elections

  • IGIA Board Member Recognition
  • IGIA Chairman Recognition and Gift Presentation
  • IGIA Outgoing Chairman’s Remarks
  • IGIA Incoming Chairman’s Remarks
12:45–1:45 p.m.

“The Future is Here...Are You Ready?” presented by Nik Modi, Managing Director, RBC Capital Markets, Industry Trends

1:45–2 p.m.

Refreshment Break

2–3 p.m.

Closing Keynote Speaker: “The Bucket List Life,” presented by Kenyon Salo

3–3:30 p.m.

Tribute to the Grocery Industry

3:30 Convention ends