Sixth Annual Immigrant Entrepreneurs Summit Expected to Break Records in Attendance

DES MOINES, IOWA — November 5, 2013 — More than 450 people are expected to attend the sixth annual Immigrant Entrepreneurs Summit (IES) on Saturday, November 9. IES takes place from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. at Drake University’s Olmsted Center. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn from 15 hands-on business seminars, including three seminars in Spanish.

Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds will be the opening keynote and Gov. Terry Branstad is scheduled to appear during the afternoon award’s ceremony, where four individuals will be honored.

The cost to attend is $35 and includes a luncheon. To register, visit or call (515) 288-3188.



About IES


The mission of IES is to bring businesses of diverse backgrounds together to share, learn and celebrate the immigrant entrepreneurship experience and its contribution to the overall community.


The summit will exhibit the success stories of immigrant entrepreneurs, and business owners will share ideas for business growth and their keys to success. Participants will be able to network and learn from others in a non-competitive and supportive environment.


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