Elizabeth Holland, CEO and general counsel of Abbell Associates, will speak about the state of retail at the Sept. 25 Iowa Commercial Real Estate Expo. Holland, who owns Merle Hay Mall, is scheduled to give the morning keynote address slated to begin at 9 a.m. The annual expo, which is from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., will be held at Sheraton West Des Moines Hotel, 1800 50th St., West Des Moines. Other keynote speakers include Frank Abagnale, an authority on the subjects of forgery and embezzlement, and Dimitri Delis, senior econometric strategist for Piper Jaffray Strategic Analytics Groups. For more information about the expo, go to www.iowaexpo.com.