iTIP is excited that you are considering bringing your next meeting to Iowa! Selecting Iowa for your meeting guarantees your event will be accompanied with unique experiences and your guests will be wowed at every turn! iTIP will help you make connections with the right team to ensure your event exceeds every expectation. Our members are knowledgeable professionals ready to create an experience for the meetings market.
Iowa destinations offers a number of resources and amenities that are attractive to meeting planners. Benefits include central location, grant assistance, variety of venue sizes, off-the-clock fun, gorgeous lodging, amazing local food & drink, site selection & venue tours as well as ground transportation options.
Turn an Iowa business trip into an excuse to explore, indulge, or just get away. Mix and match your favorite places to eat, shop and relax to create a brand new experience, every time. Enjoy the Midwest hospitality as you explore a range of authentic Iowa experiences.
Iowa Travel Industry Partners (iTIP) is the only statewide organization dedicated to meetings promotion. Contact us to help you plan your next meeting in Iowa.
This project supported by Travel Iowa.
Partner Profile Sheets
View our current collection of profile sheets from partners across the state. Partners in this packet include:
- Amana Colonies Convention & Visitors Bureau
- Catch Des Moines
- Cedar Falls Tourism & Visitors Bureau
- Charles City Chamber & Tourism
- Clear Lake Chamber of Commerce
- Council Bluffs Convention & Visitors Bureau
- Discover Ames
- Explore Sioux City
- Greater Burlington Convention & Visitors Bureau
- Grow Clinton
- Hilton Garden Inn Sioux City Riverfront
- Hotel Julien Dubuque
- Hotel Millwright
- Meet in Iowa
- Meet Ottumwa
- Red Rock Area (Marion County Development)
- The Merrill Hotel
- Think Iowa City
- Travel Dubuque
- Vacation Okoboji
- Visit Fairfield
- Visit Fort Dodge
- Visit Mason City
Iowa has been featured in recent meetings/conventions publications. Check out the links to learn more about what Iowa has to offer.
- Hiltons in Iowa are Designed for Meetings, Small Market Meetings Magazine, August 2023
- Meeting in Iowa, Smart Meetings Magazine, January 2023
- Why meet in Dubuque, Small Market Meetings Magazine, January 2023
- Iowa Originals, Small Market Meetings Magazine, September 2022
- Iowa Headliners, Small Market Meetings Magazine, September 2022
- 4 Reasons to Plan in Iowa (Besides Its No. 1 Ranking), Smart Meetings Magazine, February 2018
Meet In Iowa - Incentive Grant
Iowa is prepared to host your group’s event and cover up to $25,000 of your meeting expenses to encourage you to explore the state. The Meet in Iowa program, supported by the Iowa Tourism Office and administered by the Iowa Restaurant Association, offers incentives for any group size in any community with a simple request to stay a night or two. Assessing applications based on various factors like event type, out-of-state visits, economic impact, partnerships, and industry interest in Iowa, we invite you to give our communities the chance to capture your attention and business. Contact the Iowa Restaurant Association at 515-276-1454 or email@example.com to begin your Iowa adventure today!
Application Period 1: now through December 15, 2023 (a second application period likely to open)
Eligible Events: 2024 & 2025 first time events to Iowa
2023 - 2024 Iowa Meeting Guide
We are pleased you are considering Iowa as a host state for your next meeting or event. Iowa destinations offer many resources and amenities, including a central location, grant assistance, a variety of venue sizes, ground transportation options, off-the-clock fun, gorgeous lodging, amazing local food and drink, and site selection and venue familiarization tours. Choosing Iowa for your meeting guarantees your guests will be wowed at every turn by our state and its unique experiences.
You can turn an Iowa business trip into an excuse to explore, indulge or just get away. Read the latest Iowa Meeting Guide to learn how Iowa can meet your needs to host your next meeting or convention. The publication was created in partnership with Small Market Meetings (Pioneer Publishing).
Contact iTIP today to learn more about meeting venues in Iowa. iTIP will help connect you to the correct team to begin planning your next event.