Relive past events, get to know program participants and checkout what fellow members are up to in the collection of ABI photo slideshows.

2018 Events

2018 Legends in Manufacturing Awards Dinner

Elevate Advanced Manufacturing, an ABI program, recognized leaders in Iowa manufacturing at an awards dinner on October 2 at the Meadows Events & Conference Center in Altoona. Over 200 manufacturing leaders and supporters attended the exciting event.

Kay Neumann-Thomas Retirement Reception

On October 1, 2018, ABI held a retirement reception at the AC Hotel in Des Moines to honor Kay Neumann-Thomas and her amazing 20 years with the ABI Foundation.

2018 Executive Open

Conditions were sunny and windy with a 100% chance of networking on Monday as 118 golfers enjoyed the Executive Open at the Des Moines Golf and Country Club.

2018 ABI Taking Care of Business Conference

A record 600 Iowa business leaders attended the 2018 ABI Taking Care of Business Conference, June 5-7, in Coralville/Iowa City. Featured speakers included New York Times best-selling author and global strategist Marc Goodman, geopolitical strategist and global affairs expert Peter Zeihan, and supply chain management expert and experienced mountain climber John (Andy) Anderson.

Iowa Business Day on the Hill 2018

This annual legislative-focused day included an update on pending legislation at the ABI office, meeting with members of the House and Senate at the Capitol and a luncheon featuring guest speaker Sen. Randy Feenstra. The event, which grows bigger and better each year, is a partnership between ABI, the National Federation of Independent Business–Iowa, the Iowa Chamber Alliance and the National Association of Women Business Owners–Iowa Chapter.

2018 Legislative Briefing and Reception

More than 550 people—including ABI members, Gov. Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Gregg, and state legislators and officials—gathered to network and discuss policies affecting Iowa employers. The annual reception is one of the best-attended events of the legislative session and ABI’s second-largest annual event.

2017 Events

2017 ABI Taking Care of Business Conference

The ABI Taking Care of Business Conference is Iowa's premier business conference. The 2017 conference took place June 6-8 in Dubuque and featured speakers Robert Richman, Tommy Spaulding and Dr. Bill Withers. 

2017 Iowa Business Day on the Hill

2017 ABI Legislative Briefing and Reception

2016 Events

2016 Advanced Manufacturing Conference

2016 Business Horizons

2016 Taking Care of Business Conference

2016 Legislative Briefing and Reception

2015 Events

2015 Business Horizons

2015 Executive Open

2015 Legislative Briefing