Shattering Expectations: The Re-emergence of a Region

October 22-24, 2017 — Des Moines Iowa

  • Trust Belt
    Also called the No. 1 Wealthiest City in America by the Today Show and the No. 6 Best City for Careers by Forbes, Des Moines is sure to offer something for everyone as the highly acclaimed TrustBelt Conference gathers for its third annual event. Register Now!
  • Trust Belt
    The conference will be held at the Des Moines Marriott Downtown. To receive a discounted rate of $175.00 on your accommodations, please call Marriott reservations directly at 1 (800) 228-9290 or (515) 214-5500 and reference, “The TrustBelt Conference.”

Our Speakers

Peter Zeihan

Peter Zeihan

Peter Zeihan is the founder of Zeihan on Geopolitics
Rebecca Ryan

Rebecca Ryan

Recbecca Ryan is a Futurist
Steve Weitzner

Steve Weitzner

Steve Weitzner is a Principal at Silverlode Consulting
Amy Liu

Amy Liu

Amy Liu is Vice President & Director of the Metropolitan Policy Program for The Brookings Institution

See the full list of our speaker lineup >>>

Testimonials

  • “Congratulations on facilitating one of the best conferences I have ever attended! Kudos on the timely content and the multiple interactions with so many outstanding thought leaders. I appreciate the overall value this conference continues to bring to my business.”

    —J.J. Johnston, CEO and Managing Director, Econogine LLC

  • “There are a lot of real estate focused events, but this is one of the few good events for economic developers. I found the content very up-to-date and informative.”

    —Jeff Troan, Vice President of Economic Development, Lockheed Martin

    “I had a wonderful time at the TrustBelt Conference. I have much to share with my colleagues.”

    —Marlena M. Bandurski, Manager of Economic Research, The Greater Des Moines Partnership

  • “The Trustbelt Conference is truly one of a kind – the focus on manufacturing that is core to the North America economy was informative and inspiring. I am looking forward to next years’ conference!”

    —Jim Winter, National Director, Industrial Services, Cresa Industrial Services

    “Great conference in Columbus. We were proud to be a sponsor.”

    —David Maahs, CEcD, Executive Vice President of Economic Development, The Greater Des Moines Partnership

  • “The TrustBelt Conference was more than a typical “show and tell” event but a true nexus for those who know that the values and benefits of the Midwest are perfectly aligned with the needs of global investors. This conference should be the start of putting the word “TrustBelt” on the lips of every international investor.”

    —David Iwinski Jr., Managing Director, Blue Water Growth LLC

  • “The TrustBelt conference was created to provide executives, site selectors, and economic development professionals in the Midwest with indispensable information and cogent insight on emerging trends long before they become obvious. The conference continues to deliver on this objective.”

    —Chris McGowan, President, The Siouxland Initiative