Des Moines, IA
Iowa Events Center
23 Speakers
900 Seats
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Mark your calendars: The 13th Annual Land Investment Expo will be held on Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Known among industry insiders as a “must-attend,” the Land Investment Expo has a reputation for attracting high-caliber speakers and hosting breakout sessions that focus on trending issues related to land investment, agribusiness, cryptocurrencies, blockchain technology, evolving consumer preferences, agribusiness, finance and business innovation.

The Expo attracts over 900 attendees who have enjoyed past keynote speakers that include famed businesswoman Martha Stewart (2019), entrepreneur Kevin O’Leary (2018), pop icon and humorist Ben Stein (2017), President Donald J. Trump (2015), and business legend T. Boone Pickens (2014).

The 2020 Land Investment Expo is sure to draw another large crowd to the Iowa Events Center in downtown Des Moines, Iowa.

This year, the Expo will occur just weeks before the first-in-the-nation Iowa Caucus, making it critical to secure both your hotel room and your seat. Register today!


Expo History

The first Land Investment Expo was held in 2008, attracting strong interest from land owners, farmers and financial and policy leaders mainly from Iowa and surrounding states. After several years of continued effort, planning and attention, the Expo grew into one of the nation’s premier forums focused on the future of agriculture.

Major institutional investors, national agricultural organizations, economists, as well as political and academic leaders see the Expo as an important exchange on challenges and opportunities involving land investment, market forces and the growing impact of technology in land management.

With presentations by some of the most recognizable names in the industry, these speakers provide fresh, innovative and thought-provoking content to attendees. Dialogue during multiple breakout sessions relates to the farm economy, land values, and land investment strategies, providing attendees with ideas and practices to improve not only investment performance but create lasting value.


Keynote Speakers

Jon Meacham
Jon Meacham

Presidential Historian and Author

Anthony Scaramucci
Anthony Scaramucci

Former White House Communications Director & Founder of Skybridge Capital

Dr. Simon Atkins
Dr. Simon Atkins

Climate Risk Economist & Forecaster

Nikolas Badminton
Nikolas Badminton

World-renowned Futurist, Author, and Researcher

Dr. Thomas A. Lumpkin
Dr. Thomas A. Lumpkin

Emeritus Director General, CIMMYT


Pre-Expo Reception

Peoples Company will host a social function featuring beverages, hors d’oeuvres, and an opportunity to meet and network with Land Expo exhibitors and attendees. Please join our agents and staff from 4 to 6 p.m., January 13, at the historic World Food Prize Hall of Laureates.

This magnificent building on the banks of the river is a tribute to Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr. Norman Borlaug, a native Iowan. The building compliments our Expo as it serves as a celebratory hall to recognize achievements and advances in global food security and sustainability.

We hope you’ll join us for networking and conversations surrounding the land and real estate investing markets. On behalf of Peoples Company and the sponsors of our 13th Annual Land Investment Expo, we look forward to welcoming attendees and guests during this special Pre-Expo Reception.


Schedule of Events

MON January 13
  • 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Pre-Expo Reception
  • World Food Prize Hall of Laureates
  • 100 Locust Street, Des Moines, IA
TUE January 14
  • 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Land Investment Expo
  • Iowa Events Center
  • 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
  • Registration / Exhibitor Session
  • 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
  • General Session
  • 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
  • Coffee Break / Exhibitor Session
  • 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
  • Breakout Session
  • 11:15 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Lunch and Keynote Speakers
  • 1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Afternoon Break, Exhibitor Session
  • 2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
  • Breakout Sessions
  • 2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
  • Afternoon Break, Exhibitor Session
  • 3:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • General Session
  • 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Cocktail Hour, Exhibitor Session

CLICK HERE to register for your ticket today!


The 2020 Land Investment Expo presents a unique opportunity to increase brand awareness and uncover credible leads at a sold-out conference with more than 900 attendees.

  • Take advantage of networking opportunities with industry peers and prospective customers in multiple ag- and land-related fields
  • Increase exposure to your brand by associating with a leading land brokerage at a highly regarded land conference
  • Utilize pre-conference marketing and branding opportunities to reach target audiences in advance of your arrival

A limited number of sponsorship opportunities and exhibitor booth spaces are available. For more information, please contact Becky Rozenboom at 855.800.5263 or Becky@PeoplesCompany.com.


Requests for interviews or press credentials may also be directed to Becky Rozenboom at 855.800.5263 or email Becky@PeoplesCompany.com.


About the Host

Peoples Company is a leading provider of agricultural land brokerage, land management, land appraisal and land investment services throughout the U.S. The Land Investment Expo is the cornerstone of the Peoples Company’s aggressive marketing tactics, with an innovative team of ag real estate sales professionals striving to connect landowners and investors in 21 states. The Peoples Company real estate brokerage is licensed in Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, Michigan, Missouri, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington and Wisconsin. For more information, visit PeoplesCompany.com.


Download Event App

COMING SOON! You'll want to be sure to download the official Land Expo 2020 app to access the complete agenda, a map of the venue, speaker profiles, and a full list of sponsors and exhibitors.

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Hilton Des Moines Downtown
435 Park Street | Des Moines, Iowa 50309

A block of rooms will be held January 12-14 at the Hilton Des Moines Downtown for a discounted nightly rate $133 plus tax for Land Expo guests and attendees. This special room rate will be available until December 20, 2019 or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.

Please be aware, the hotel has limited space due to the Caucuses, so please make your reservations early. Rooms booked after December 20, will be based on availability and not subject to the group discount rate.

To make reservations by phone, call 515.241.1456.

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Thank you to our 2020 sponsors!

Peoples Company

Peoples Company is a licensed real estate broker in Alabama. Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington, Wisconsin. Peoples Company is active in land brokerage and auctions, land management, land investing and appraisal and valuation services.

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