Hy-Vee Hall - Polk County Convention Complex - Veterans Memorial Auditorium - Wells Fargo Arena The venues that comprise the Iowa Events Center provide facilities well suited for tradeshows, exhibits, conventions, meetings, entertainment and sports. The $217 million center provides over 1.1 million sq. ft. of connected space in vibrant downtown Des Moines. Exhibitors and attendees will enjoy Midwestern hospitality in this safe, clean community.
Designed for convenience and versatility, the Iowa Events Center offers 150,000 sq. ft. of contiguous exhibit space accommodating 1,020 booths or 6,000 for a banquet, and is divisible into three rooms. Hy-Vee Hall has 35-ft. ceilings, ten loading bays and two drive-on ramps from a dedicated, off-street staging area.
Exhibitors will enjoy the ease of move-in and the services readily available at the booth through recessed utility boxes including state-of-the-art telecommunications. 17 meeting rooms, spacious pre-function areas, wireless and fiber-optic connections and a variety of show offices and storage space await each meeting professional.
The Polk County Convention Complex has a 47,000 sq. ft. exhibit hall and 26 flexible meeting rooms, high-speed internet throughout the building and gracious catering services for groups from five to 4000+.
Des Moines’ skywalk system connects meeting facilities with convention hotels, parking, restaurants and shopping. More than 1,700 downtown sleeping rooms are within one mile of the Iowa Events Center, with a variety of amenities and rates to accommodate all budgets.