Top Five Reasons to Attend the ABI Conference in Cedar Rapids

March 13, 2023 | Taking Care of Business Conference Showcases Top Speakers, Workshops, Cedar Rapids’ Resilience Kelsey (Smith) O'Connor, Marketing and Communications Director, ABI,

Registration for ABI’s annual Taking Care of Business Conference opened on February 23. The Conference will take place in Cedar Rapids, June 13-15, 2023 and we hope to see you there. If you’ve never been to a Conference, or you’ve been to several, here are five reasons to join us this year: 

  1. Build Your Network: More than 500 business leaders and professionals are expected to attend, making ABI’s annual conference the best statewide networking event of the year. Meet and build relationships with business leaders from across Iowa in one spot. Simply put, business gets done at the Taking Care of Business Conference. 
  2. Hear from Renowned Mainstage Speakers: Cy Wakeman, NY Times best-selling author and international leadership speaker, is the 2023 keynote speaker. The mainstage speakers are Brandon Williams, Founder and Owner of Lead Tac, and Ryan Anderson, Vice President of Global Research and Insights at MillerKnoll.
  3. Engage in Topical Workshops: Learn from the experts about subjects that matter to you. These workshops are guaranteed to provide practical, actionable advice for you to take back to your companies and teams.
  4. Explore Cedar Rapids: As part of the Conference agenda, you’ll experience some of the best event venues Cedar Rapids has to offer. Plus, enjoy great places for dining, shopping, and entertainment during optional community experiences and after-hours.
  5. Celebrate Leadership Iowa Graduates: You’ll have the opportunity to celebrate and recognize the 41st class of Leadership Iowa during their graduation.

Whether you attend for the networking, the venues or the excellent speakers, take the opportunity to register today! 

Register before April 21, and save $100!

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