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Registration Open for ACCE Annual Convention in DSM USA

ACCE 2018

March 14, 2018

GREATER DES MOINES, IA (March 14, 2018) — Registration is open for the 2018 Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) Annual Convention. The event is set for July 17 – 20 in Greater Des Moines (DSM). The Convention’s theme will focus on how attendees can dream big and be different. The Convention will give DSM the opportunity to showcase how it dreams big and has differentiated itself from other regions with strong community and economic development growth.

The ACCE Annual Convention is the nation’s largest annual gathering of people who work for and with Chambers of Commerce. DSM aims to host more than 1,000 influencers from around the country and world. Partnership Regional Affiliate Chamber of Commerce Members and Investors, as well as business, economic development and Chamber leaders across the state, are encouraged to attend. Events will primarily take place at the Iowa Events Center. Attendees will be among the first convention attendees to stay at the Hilton Downtown Des Moines hotel, which was a key factor in attracting the event.

“ACCE Convention attendees will have a firsthand look at how DSM, one of the nation’s fastest-growing regions, is different,” said Sheree Anne Kelly, President and CEO of ACCE. “Attendees will learn how DSM continues to push the envelope with innovative, big ideas, lessons they can apply in their own communities.”

The ACCE Annual Convention will feature workshops, networking opportunities, an awards show, a welcome reception and closing party. Keynote speakers include:

  • Ryan Estis, a business performance expert helping companies, leaders and sellers more effectively connect to their employees and customers. Estis is regarded as one of the Top 100 Keynote Speakers by Meetings & Conventions Magazine.
  • Becky Frankiewicz, President of ManpowerGroup North America. Prior to joining the company in July 2017, she led Quaker Foods North America, a $2.6 billion business.

“The ACCE Annual Convention is an opportunity to showcase DSM USA’s regional momentum to a national and international audience of Chamber professionals, economic development professionals and other business leaders,” said Jay Byers, CEO of the Greater Des Moines Partnership. “We encourage professionals and leaders from DSM and Iowa to attend to learn best practices from industry thought leaders and make connections.”

Early bird registration, available through May 18, is $759 for ACCE Members located in Iowa. Learn more and register at acceconvention.com.

Businesses and organizations interested in supporting the event can find sponsorship opportunities here or contact Tiffany Tauscheck at ttauscheck@DSMpartnership.com or Meg Schneider at mschneider@DSMpartnership.com for more information.

About the Greater Des Moines Partnership

The Greater Des Moines Partnership is the economic and community development organization that serves Greater Des Moines (DSM), Iowa. Together with 23 Affiliate Chambers of Commerce, more than 6,100 Regional Business Members and more than 320 Investors, The Partnership drives economic growth with one voice, one mission and as one region. Through innovation, strategic planning and global collaboration, The Partnership grows opportunity, helps create jobs and promotes DSM as the best place to build a business, a career and a future. Learn more at DSMpartnership.com.