event snapshots

Event Snapshots: MIC Educational Conference and Trade Show

The Meetings Industry Council (MIC) of Colorado hosted a record 1,210 registered attendees for its 18th annual conference and trade show on March 13-14 at the Colorado Convention Center. MIC of Colorado is a coalition of 13 professional organizations related to the meetings and events industry.

Event Snapshots: ILEA Denver Excellence Awards

Denver’s McNichols Civic Center Building was decked out Willy Wonka style on June 20, 2017, for the ninth annual International Live Events Association (ILEA) Denver Excellence Awards. Members and guests celebrated the accomplishments of their peers and enjoyed cocktails, dinner and dancing. A team of judges from the Chicago chapter of ILEA selected the winners.

Event Snapshots: Destination Colorado Front Range Trade Show

Colorado properties, suppliers, and meeting and event planners gather each year at Destination Colorado’s Front Range Trade Show, held this year on Dec. 1 at EXDO Event Center in Denver. The organization’s annual meeting and awards were held immediately before the show. 

Event Snapshots: Naughty or NACE

It’s back, the National Association of Catering & Events Denver Chapter’s annual holiday mixer, Naughty or NACE held on Dec. 13. Attendees were encouraged to take the recently added commuter rail line to the year-old The Westin Denver International Airport for holiday cocktails, food, entertainment and the opportunity to toast the end of the year in style. 

Event Snapshots: ILEA Excellence Awards Gala

The eighth annual ILEA Denver Excellence Awards Gala was held at Parkside Mansion with a cocktail hour, dinner, awards and auction making up the evening of fun and networking. ILEA members and guests dined on a gourmet four-course meal prepared by Three Tomatoes Catering. 

Event Snapshots: MPIRMC Annual Awards Gala

Garden Oasis Fête was the theme for Meeting Professionals International Rocky Mountain Chapter’s annual awards gala held June 22 at Church Ranch Event Center in Westminster. Congratulations to the award recipients!

Event Snapshots: NACE Wine & Glassware Seminar

Members of the National Association of Catering & Events Denver Chapter were in for a treat during a Riedel glassware seminar (complete with wine of course!) held at JW Marriott Denver Cherry Creek and featuring Doug Reed, a regional territory manager for Riedel Crystal. 

Event Snapshots: ILEA Colorado Springs Showcase

Hosting an International Live Events Association Denver Chapter meeting in Colorado Springs, a longtime vision of board member Tami Forero, became a reality in November as more than 60 event pros gathered at the historic Colorado Springs School for drinks from Sovereignty Wines, dinner by Garden of the Gods Gourmet Catering & Events and a presentation about networking and building relationships.

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