Taking Care of Business Conference

June 5 – 7, 2018 | Coralville/Iowa City

The Iowa Association of Business and Industry’s Taking Care of Business Conference is Iowa’s premier business conference, bringing together industry leaders to learn, network and share ideas on how to grow and strengthen Iowa’s business climate. If you are passionate about business in Iowa, you need to attend this conference. Interested in sponsoring the 2018 conference? Contact Kathy Anderson, kanderson@iowaabi.org, 515-235-0575

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Download the 2018 Conference App

The Iowa ABI app is now available to download for both Apple and Android devices! This year’s app has many improvements and useful features you’ll want to have on your phone to make the most of your conference experience.

Below are links to download the app for the respective device types, or you can search “Iowa ABI” in the App Store or Google Play store.

Step 1: Download the App

The first thing you'll need to do is visit this page using the mobile device you're bringing to the conference, and use one of the buttons below to download the app.

Don't have iOS or Android?

Skip Step 1 and go straight to Step 2 to verify your account and use the mobile web version of the app.

Step 2: Verify Your Account

Then, come back to this page using the same device from Step 1 and click the "Verify Your Account" link to unlock all of the app's advanced features.

  • Marc Goodman

    Marc Goodman

    Marc Goodman is a New York Times best-selling author, global strategist and consultant focused on the change technology is having on security, business and international affairs. Over the past 20 years, he has built his expertise in international cyber-crime and terrorism working with organizations such as INTERPOL, the UN Counterterrorism Task Force, NATO and the U.S. Government.

    Goodman advises industry leaders, security executives and global policy makers on transnational cyber risk and intelligence. His current areas of research include the security implications of artificial intelligence, big data, robotics, crypto-currencies, synthetic biology, virtual reality and the Internet of Things. He is the author of Future Crimes: Inside the Digital Underground and the Battle for Our Connected World.

  • Peter Zeihan

    Peter Zeihan

    Peter Zeihan is a geopolitical strategist. His worldview marries the realities of geography and populations to a deep understanding of how global politics impact markets and economic trends, helping industry leaders navigate today’s complex mix of geopolitical risks and opportunities. With a keen eye toward what will drive tomorrow’s headlines, his irreverent approach transforms topics that are normally dense and heavy into accessible, relevant takeaways for audiences of all types.

    In his career, Zeihan has ranged from working for the U.S. State Department in Australia, to the DC think tank community, to helping develop the analytical models for Stratfor, one of the world’s premier private intelligence companies. Zeihan founded his own firm – Zeihan on Geopolitics – in 2012 to provide a select group of clients with direct, custom analytical products. Today those clients represent a vast array of sectors including energy majors, financial institutions, business associations, agricultural interests, universities and the U.S. military.

  • John (Andy) Anderson

    >John (Andy) Anderson

    John (Andy) Anderson knows supply chain management. A partner at the product development and supply chain management firm TransChina Solutions, he has a bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain and Operations Management from the University of Northern Iowa, a master’s of research in Management Science from Lancaster University and a Ph.D. in Management from Durham University. Prior to joining UNI as a faculty member in the Management Department, Andy taught Operations and Supply Chain Management at China Agricultural University and Quantitative Methods at Drake University. Anderson has published his research in world-leading academic journals, and he has presented his work at prestigious universities across the globe.

    He was a high school state champion and collegiate high jumper. Anderson has bicycled across the U.S. and from Canada to Mexico. He has run ultra-marathons. And, Anderson has climbed many, many mountains– including Mount Elbrus, the Matterhorn, Mount Kilimanjaro, Grand Teton, Denali and, most recently, Mount Everest. He is 34 years old.

Become a sponsor of the Taking Care of Business Conference and share your business and your brand with more than 500 attendees from across Iowa and the Midwest, many of whom are decision-makers within their companies. Foster relationships with new and existing customers and grow your business at the 2018 Taking Care of Business Conference.

Click here to see sponsor benefits

Contact Kathy Anderson, kanderson@iowaabi.org, 515-235-0575.

  • DMACC Conference Booth

    DMACC has been proud to serve as a top sponsor for the ABI Taking Care of Business Conference for a number of years because we understand the value this sponsorship provides. Access to decision-makers and the ability to spread the DMACC message is unparalleled.

    Rob Denson, President, Des Moines Area Community College
  • Coralville Marriott Hotel & Conference Center

    300 East 9th Street
    Coralville, IA 52241

    Group Code: ABI Taking Care of Business Conference
    Rooms starting at 129.00 USD per night
    Deadline: May 14, 2018
    Book your hotel room online for ABI Taking Care of Business Conference

    *The Coralville Marriott is full for Wednesday night, June 6th.

  • Homewood Suites by Hilton Coralville—Iowa River Landing

    921 E 2nd Ave
    Coralville, IA 52241

    Group Code: ABI
    Rooms starting at 129.00 USD per night
    Deadline: May 14, 2018
    Reserve Online

    *The Homewood Suites is now full.

  • Radisson Coralville

    1220 1st Ave
    Coralville, IA 52241

    Group Code: ABI Taking Care of Business Conference
    Rooms starting at 109.00 USD per night
    Deadline: May 22, 2018
    Reserve Online