CLICK HERE for the Exhibitor Kit - PLEASE READ!!

Everything you need to "know before the show."


Iowa Events Center Ordering Services

Click Here  for the Iowa Events Center order forms.

To order Electrical, Phone and Wifi Orders
Advanced Pricing is available until Wednesday, October 16th

Modern Expo- Show Decorator

Click Here for Modern Expo's order forms.

To order furniture, flooring, etc 



Click Here for the New Exhibitor Listing set-up instructions

Click Here for Returning Exhibitor Listing set-up instructions

Click Here for Information on Storage Rental at the show


Temporary License Application
Handwashing Requirements
Public Event Sample Authorization Request



Wednesday     October 30th, 2019     Noon- 8pm.

Thursday         October 31st, 2019     8am- 8pm.



Friday, November 1, 2019 10:00 a.m.- 9:00 p.m.  

Saturday, November 2, 2019 10:00 a.m.- 9:00 p.m.

Sunday, November 3, 2019 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Move Out:

Sunday     Nov. 3rd, 2019     5:01pm- 10pm

Monday     Nov. 4th, 2019     7am- 11am


No exhibits can be taken down or removed, even in part, until show closing is announced on Sunday, November 3rd at 5:01pm.

All exhibitors must be out of the Iowa Events Center by 11am, Monday, November 4, 2019!

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Marriott Downtown  (1/2 mile)
700 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309
515-245-5500 or 

Discounted Rate $102 per night + taxes. Call to reserve your room or click on link below!
Mention Marketplace Events Des Moines 2019 Holiday Boutique to receive group rate
Offer expires October 16, 2019

Click Here to Book your group rate for the Des Moines Holiday Boutique



Beginning July 1, 2016, the State of Iowa will NO longer provide temporary sales tax permits. Exhibitors will be required to obtain their own permanent tax permit by going to https://tax.iowa.gov/special-events-tax-permits. You can register online and get answers to commonly asked questions can also be found here. 

Click Here for a copy of the Tax Permit Registration if you are unable to register online.

You MUST obtain your permanent permit prior to the event. You are able to charge and collect tax as soon as you submit an application, even if you have not yet been issued a permit number. If you are required to have  a state sales tax permit and you make taxable retail sales in Des Moines, you will also need a Des Moines permit. If you have questions regarding State of Iowa sales tax permits, contact Taxpayer Services at (515) 281-3114 or idr@iowa.gov.



Andrea Acebey, Show Office Administrator / Operations Coordinator
AndreaA@mpeshows.com 515-244-6891

Shannon Nathe, Show Manager
ShannonN@mpeshows.com  515-244-5456

Tasha Mart, Exhibit Sales Consultant
TashaM@mpeshows.com 515-244-1459