The annual Global Business Travel Association convention is on the books for July 16-20 in the Mile High City. With nearly 7,000 attendees, the convention is the largest, most comprehensive annual gathering of business travel and meetings managers, meeting planners, procurement professionals and suppliers in the world. The theme for 2016 is balance, describing today’s business travel environment where buyers must balance many priorities from duty of care and risk management to managing cost and compliance at a time when the industry is undergoing significant changes due to changing demographics, technologies and travel platforms.

Ski areas around Colorado are introducing several new amenities and events to elevate the guest and group experience. Here are a few highlights from Ski Country USA.

 

The National Association of Catering & Events gathered on Sept. 11 at the Denver Botanic Gardens to commemorate the NACE’s 10th anniversary and provide a glimpse into the future. A panel of several founding members—Monica Cheeks of Hyatt Hotels, Cal Cheney of All Digital Photo & Video, Amanda Michalek of AORN and Brandi Pressgrove of Reckon Creative—discussed how the chapter got started, favorite programs from the past and how networking through NACE has helped grow their businesses and more.

 

INGREDIENTS
—5 oz. Crawdaddy’s Cold Brew Coffee
—1 oz. sweetened condensed milk
—1.5 oz. bourbon
—dash orange bitters
—orange peel 

DIRECTIONS
Add cold brew, sweetened condensed milk and bourbon to a Collins glass. Stir until sweetened condensed milk is incorporated. Add crushed ice. Dash bitters on top and garnish with orange peel.

Courtesy of Pablo’s Coffee, Denver