Central Iowa Business Conference

Your Premiere Business Conference for C-Suite, CEOs and Executive Teams | Thursday, May 22, 2025

CIBC attendees watching on as a speaker presents

Welcome to the Central Iowa Business Conference

Join hundreds of business professionals for the annual Central Iowa Business Conference on Thursday, May 22, 2025!

This Conference is the premier event for CEOs and executive teams, business owners, investors, community leaders, and entrepreneurs to attend and experience a full day of inspiration and education to take your business to a new level. The conference boasts top-level speakers, cutting-edge topics, and fantastic opportunities to connect with other leadership teams from across Central Iowa.

The goal is to bring together the brightest minds across multiple disciplines for an inspiring and meaningful experience.

The Central Iowa Business Conference is organized by the Urbandale Chamber of Commerce, which strives to provide an educational opportunity for ALL businesses in Central Iowa, regardless of whether the business is a member of the Chamber.

CIBC 2025

The Central Iowa Business Conference is set to be an exceptional event, focusing on critical aspects of business success such as strategic decision-making and forward momentum. With a lineup of speakers who will delve into key points and ideas like strategic planning, innovation and adaptation, marketing/branding, customer engagement, and collaboration, attendees are in for a day packed with valuable insights and actionable strategies.

Throughout the conference, business owners and teams will have the opportunity to assess their current standing, identify long-term objectives, and leave with concrete action items to drive their businesses forward. Whether it’s gaining a deeper understanding of market trends, exploring innovative approaches to problem-solving, refining branding strategies, enhancing customer engagement tactics, or fostering collaboration within their teams and with external partners, attendees will be equipped with the knowledge and tools needed to take their businesses to the next level. For anyone serious about positioning their business for success in today’s dynamic landscape, the Central Iowa Business Conference is truly a “do not miss” event. Get ready to be inspired, informed, and equipped to take your business to new heights!

Date of Event

Thursday, May 22, 2025


8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Prairie Meadows Event Center

Registration Fee


Our 2024 Keynote Speakers

Andy Buckley

Andy Buckley, Entertainment Speaker, CFO of Dunder Mifflin on NBC’s “The Office” keynote speaker, and Senior Financial Advisor (In real life) is looking forward to addressing business owners from all over Central Iowa.

Josh Linker

Dr. Ian Roberts

Dr. Ian A. Roberts serves as Superintendent of the Des Moines Public Schools, the largest and most culturally, economically, and linguistically diverse school system in the great state of Iowa. He is a pivotal intellectual voice in the K-12 arena offering expertise on Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion; Culturally Responsive Instructional Leadership, and School/District improvement through shared accountability, empathy, and Compassion.

Josh Linkner

Josh Linkner, is a Creative Troublemaker. He has been the founder and CEO of five tech companies, which sold for a combined value of over $200 million. He’s an internationally recognized expert on innovation and is the author of four books on the subject including the New York Times Bestsellers, Disciplined Dreaming and The Road to Reinvention.

Josh Linker

Watch Our CIBC 2023 Event Recap

Hear What People Are Saying About CIBC

“One of our key priorities for the organization is to deliver relevant and high-quality programming, services, and information to businesses throughout Central Iowa. We want all businesses to have the opportunity to not only learn from the nationally recognized speakers we’ve invited to present but to have a chance to learn from each other."

Tiffany Menke, President, Urbandale Chamber of Commerce

"The Central Iowa Business conference is terrific. I’ve been involved and attended since it’s inception and it keeps getting better each year. If you are in business in Central Iowa, this is the conference to attend. Your investment of one day pays dividends all year."

Todd McDonald, President, ATW Training Solutions

" As a younger person in the business field it can be daunting to attend large business conferences, but not CIBC. My biggest take away from my first year in attendance is that businesses in the Des Moines metro buy into each other and to the young people in their community. Keynotes and breakouts are geared for individuals at all levels of a company which always has me leaving feeling empowered. Each year gets better and better because you get to meet new people who are all there to learn from one another."

Daycen Douglas, Financial Planner, AO Wealth Advisory

CIBC 2024 Event Schedule

Business professionals meet in the main hall of the Central Iowa Business Conference

Become a CIBC 2025 Sponsor

Our incredible sponsors allow us to connect you with inspiring thought leaders and proven business leaders and entrepreneurs. Learn more about our sponsorship opportunities and benefits.

Sponsorships for 2025 open January of 2025. Give Gina Wright a call (515)331-6855) or email ([email protected]) for questions about sponsorships.