Iowa Manufacturing Conference

October 4, 2023 | Ankeny

The Iowa Association of Business and Industry's Manufacturing Conference brings together experts to provide insight and advice on the top challenges and opportunities facing Iowa manufacturers today, from utilizing new technology to finding new markets. Manufacturers from across the state also will gather to celebrate icons in the industry at the Legends in Manufacturing Awards, organized by Elevate Iowa, a program of ABI.

  • Legends Nominations

  • Each year, Elevate Advanced Manufacturing, a program of ABI, recognizes outstanding leaders in manufacturing. Nominees should be individuals who are/were key company leaders, past or present. Nominees for the Manufacturing Champion award should be individuals or organizations not directly engaged in manufacturing activities, but whose activities support the industry as a whole. Nominators can nominate as many people as they wish!

    Click here to nominate a Legend in Manufacturing

A career in manufacturing means being able to join the workforce sooner, with less debt.

Elevate Advanced Manufacturing promotes great careers in advanced manufacturing. In 2023, Elevate is offering (15) $500 scholarships to Iowa high school seniors interested in studying a manufacturing-related career at one of Iowa's 15 Community Colleges - one award will be given per college region.

Application Deadline: July 15

Click here to learn more

Become a sponsor of the Manufacturing Conference, and share your business and your brand with more than 200 attendees from across Iowa and the Midwest.

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Contact Holly Mueggenberg,, 515-235-0572.