Iowa ABI Business Day will bring business, legislative leaders together

Leaders of both Iowa House, Senate confirmed to speak

The Iowa Association of Business and Industry (ABI) will bring together business leaders from around the state at its inaugural Business Day in Des Moines on March 7 at Embassy Suites Downtown Des Moines.

Attendees will hear updates directly from the Speaker of the House and Senate Majority Leader, as well as the minority leaders of the Senate and House.

“Our legislative leaders have made Iowa business leaders a priority by confirming their attendance at this event, and we appreciate their participation very much,” said ABI president Mike Ralston. “Attendees will experience a high-value, uninterrupted conversation about what’s happening at the Capitol. It’s a can’t-miss opportunity.”

Attendees will also hear a geopolitical update from Kavi Chawla, Partner at Bâton Global of Des Moines, focused on what’s happening around the globe and how it affects Iowa business.

To register or learn more about Business Day in Des Moines, visit

The Iowa Association of Business and Industry (ABI) has served as the state’s unified voice for business since 1903. ABI’s mission is to nurture a favorable business, economic, governmental and social climate within the state of Iowa so our citizens can have the opportunity to enjoy the highest possible quality of life.

ABI’s strength is in its size: ABI is Iowa’s largest statewide business organization with more than 1,500 member companies representing 330,000 working Iowans.

ABI members come from all 99 counties and all industry sectors, including manufacturers, retailers, insurance companies, financial institutions, publishers and printers, transportation services, law firms, health care organizations and educational institutions.