Each year, the Iowa Grocery Industry Association hosts a number of educational, legislative and promotional events. From IGEF Scholarship Golf Classic to the Best Bagger competition held annually at the Iowa State Fair, the IGIA is partnering with retailers and suppliers across the state to advance Iowa’s food industry. The events listed below are the Association's signature events and are a great way to form connections, meet influential leaders in the grocery industry and gain visibility for your business. Plus they're fun! Join us in 2021 for one or all.

The Iowa Grocery Industry Association is excited to present the following calendar of valuable networking events. Please mark your calendar and make plans to attend as many events as possible in the year ahead.


2021 Tentative Events Calendar

2021 IGEF Scholarship Golf Classic | Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Briarwood Golf Club | 3405 N.E. Trilein Drive Ankeny, IA 50021
Otter Creek Golf Course | 4100 NE Otter Creek Drive, Ankeny, IA 50021


2021 IGIA Fall Golf Classic | Tuesday, August 3, 2021
Legacy Golf Club
400 Legacy Pkwy, Norwalk, IA 50211


2021 Iowa Best Bagger Contest | Friday, August 13, 2021
Iowa State Fairgrounds | Susan Knapp Amphitheater
E 34th St, Des Moines, IA 50317


2021 IGIA Get Connected Convention | September 1-2, 2021
Iowa Events Center
730 3rd St, Des Moines, IA 50309


2021 IGIA Hall of Fame Dinner | Thursday, September 2, 2021
Iowa Events Center
730 3rd St, Des Moines, IA 50309

The Association will host its annual Hall of Fame Dinner after the close of convention on September 2 at the Iowa Events Center. Holding the event in September on the heels of convention will minimize travel and provide ease of scheduling for attendees during a year of shifting landscapes and ever-changing guidelines. As in previous years, the Hall of Fame event will require a separate registration from convention.



Legislative  Meetings

Scholarship Golf


Best Bagger Competition

Fall Golf

Hall of Fame