• Event Snapshots: Destination Colorado Annual Meeting & Front Range Trade Show

     
    FROM THE Spring 2019 ISSUE
     

    1. Darby Kurtz and Maria Garces.

    1. Darby Kurtz and Maria Garces.
  • Event Snapshots: Destination Colorado Annual Meeting & Front Range Trade Show

     
    FROM THE Spring 2019 ISSUE
     

    2. Destination Colorado President Kathy Reak.

    2. Destination Colorado President Kathy Reak.
  • Event Snapshots: Destination Colorado Annual Meeting & Front Range Trade Show

     
    FROM THE Spring 2019 ISSUE
     

    3. Greg Staley and Jodi Church.

    3. Greg Staley and Jodi Church.
  • Event Snapshots: Destination Colorado Annual Meeting & Front Range Trade Show

     
    FROM THE Spring 2019 ISSUE
     

    4. Tim Litherland and Brady Johnson.

    4. Tim Litherland and Brady Johnson.
  • Event Snapshots: Destination Colorado Annual Meeting & Front Range Trade Show

     
    FROM THE Spring 2019 ISSUE
     

    5. Abby Nurre, Candace Duran and Ben Powers.

    5. Abby Nurre, Candace Duran and Ben Powers.
  • Event Snapshots: Destination Colorado Annual Meeting & Front Range Trade Show

     
    FROM THE Spring 2019 ISSUE
     

    6. Team Beaver Creek.

    6. Team Beaver Creek.
  • Event Snapshots: Destination Colorado Annual Meeting & Front Range Trade Show

     
    FROM THE Spring 2019 ISSUE
     

    7. Grinch and Elf.

    7. Grinch and Elf.
  • Event Snapshots: Destination Colorado Annual Meeting & Front Range Trade Show

     
    FROM THE Spring 2019 ISSUE
     

    8. Bruce Dalton, Alex Merrick and Justin Clark.

    8. Bruce Dalton, Alex Merrick and Justin Clark.

Suppliers and meeting and event planners from around Colorado gathered at the Front Range Trade Show to network and book business. Destination Colorado’s 22nd annual event happened on Dec. 5 at The Hangar at Stanley, located in Aurora’s Stanley Marketplace. The association’s annual meet - ing was immediately before the trade show, upstairs at The Infinite Monkey Theorem.

Meeting and incentive trip planners: Get ready to be surprised at the diverse range of lodging options available in Colorado from glamping tents, yurts and teepees to overnight accommodations in a jail, train station, castle and replica fort. colorado.com

The 200-acre, family-owned Arapaho Valley Ranch has cabins, lodge rooms, glamping tents outfitted with southwestern flair, and 20-foot teepees equipped with queensized beds.

 

When planning a gathering, make sure to check a destination’s calendar of events for festivals, concerts and noteworthy exhibitions. Leslie Heins and Lisa Cook, owners and event architects of Denver-based Affair with Flair, demonstrated how this can be done with a social occasion, which easily could have been a corporate event in conjunction with the Denver Art Museum’s recent blockbuster “Dior: From Paris to the World” that wrapped up in March 2019.

 

The commoditization of the live events industry causes concern and prompts discussion.