Thank you for being a part of the 2018 IBA Convention. We are excited to have you as part of our exhibit hall this year.
For questions regarding Exhibit booths contact Jill Manternach at (800) 532-1423. Additional furniture and shipping can be done through Freeman.
Audiovisual equipment like TV monitors, etc, can be ordered through Markey’s Rental & Staging.
All booths come with an 8” table, two chairs, pipe & drape, exhibit hall carpeting, and a wastebasket. Additional furniture can be ordered through Freeman Decorating. An online link will be available soon or you can call Freeman at 515-829-4444. See the Quick Facts Document link above for more information.
Electricity must be ordered through the Iowa Event Center, and you can use the link below:
Please remember that we ask each booth to have a door prize with a minimum $50 value. We will have a board available in the Exhibit Hall to post your door prize winners on Tuesday morning.
Connection Cards Grand Prize Giveaway
This year’s IBA Annual Convention is all about Creating Connections, and to help encourage those meaningful connections between our valued partners and bankers, we will be using Connection Cards to give away our grand prize. Each exhibitor will be given a stack of Connection Cards, when you have a great conversation with a banker, whether it is at your booth, at lunch or during a reception, you can hand them a card. They’ll use that card as an entry for the Grand Prize of a $500 gift card. As an extra incentive, the exhibitor who provided the card to the winning banker will also win a prize!
- Exhibit hall hours are Monday, 9/17 from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm and Tuesday, 9/19 from 9:00 am – 10:30 am.
- Exhibitor set-up will be Sunday, 9/16 from Noon – 4:00pm, or with permission and under special circumstances from 6:30 am – 8:30 am on Monday, 9/18. Please contact Jill Manternach (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you need a Monday morning set-up.
- Tear down will begin at 10:30am on Tuesday, 9/18
- A map of parking and load-in areas can be found here.
The Iowa Bankers Association will be doing a buyout of the Wi-Fi in the Iowa Events Center so we will provide everyone with complimentary Wi-Fi access throughout the convention. The network name and password will be provided for use on-site. The Wi-Fi is meant for light browsing, email, etc., if you have essential functions in your booth that require internet (videos, programs, streaming, etc.) it is recommended that you still purchase a hard wire connection through the Iowa Event Center Exhibitor Services.
Monday, September 17 • 7:30 a.m.
Sponsored by BKD
The annual Ag Breakfast takes place on Monday morning. If you would like to attend the Ag Breakfast please fill out the registration form, there is an additional $30 cost for the Ag Breakfast. Exhibitors are invited and encouraged to attend all other general sessions throughout Convention.
IBBP 5K Fun Run & Walk
Tuesday, September 18 • 6:30 a.m.
Sponsored by Iowa Bankers Benefit Plan
Join your fellow convention attendees for the third annual Iowa Bankers Benefit Plan (IBBP) 5K Run & Walk. Free to convention registrants, this fun event starts at the Downtown Hilton and continues along the Des Moines River. All participants will receive a swag bag and 5k shirt. Registration is FREE to sign-up for the Fun Run & Walk for exhibitors as well, and you are encouraged to sign-up! (Shirts are not guaranteed for registrations received after August 11th)
Yoga at the Hilton
Monday, September 17, 2018 • 6:30 a.m.
New this year, stretch your body and calm your mind at an early morning Yoga session. This session is free with your registration, and no Yoga experience is necessary. Our Yoga instructor will provide mats and lead you through a gentle Yoga session appropriate for anyone.