Meeting Planners Blog

We’re pushing out new blogs on a weekly basis with educational content for meeting and event planers. Bookmark this page and check back often to stay up to date with trends for groups in Colorado.

Colorado Team Building Adventures

By Mark Hojegian We understand that flying your entire company out to Colorado for a meeting brings a ton of pressure and expense. The agenda is jam-packed, and you need to get through the agenda to get a return on your investment. But this doesn’t mean that meeting participants are not allowed to leave the… Read more »



Building Wellness into Meetings

By Beth Buehler Colorado is a state that takes wellness seriously. Late last year, the Centennial State was ranked the nation’s eighth healthiest state in an annual review by United Health Foundation, coming out on top for the lowest percentage of obese adults and adults who have not participated in physical activity in the past… Read more »



Booking Conventions in Colorado

By Rachel Benedick Booking events that require hotel rooms and event space couldn’t be easier than it is in Colorado. VISIT DENVER and other destination marketing organizations (DMOs) in the state can help you find the perfect space to hold your gathering—no matter the size. We can help meeting planners receive bids from different hotels, assist… Read more »



Travel Trade Show Booth Decorating Ideas

By Ellen Collins, CMP Colorado.  What a gift.   The land that inspired Katharine Lee Bates to pen “for purple mountain majesties” now part of our patriotic song “America the Beautiful.” So how do you bottle this beauty and storied playground into a trade show booth? What if you thought like a shop owner and created… Read more »



Planning a National Conference in Colorado

By Steve Kinsley What is it that makes Colorado so attractive when you begin planning a conference and are thinking about destinations? Lets look at a few key questions that come up when planning national meetings here in Colorado on behalf of our customers.



Activities Planned Around a Meeting Make the Difference

By Beth Buehler Want to catch someone’s attention with a meeting itinerary? Good chance you will if there is a chance to experience the destination or engage in unique activities built into the agenda. Here are a few ideas to get the wheels turning for a Colorado meeting that attendees will remember.



Meeting & Event Planning 101 Checklist

By Melissa Layton Planning a corporate group event, large or small, can seem like a daunting task managing endless details and a lot of moving parts. When it all comes together, culminating with a successful program and happy clients, there is a tremendous feeling of accomplishment that is euphoric.



4 Reasons Why Meeting Planners Hire Destination Management Companies

By Kathy Fort Carty I was recently asked why meeting planners hire destination management companies (DMCs)?  I wish there were some earth-shattering revelations, but frankly it is pretty simple and there are four basic reasons: 1.     Save time; 2.     Local connections and destination expertise; 3.     Risk management; and 4.     Peace of mind. With the economy… Read more »



Include Transportation in Your Destination Meeting Plan

By Jorge Sanchez  One of the biggest hurdles of planning a meeting from afar is the inability to see things first hand. You may be able to choose a venue and hotel from across the country based on photographs and trusted advice, but what about everything that your attendees will experience in between? Do you… Read more »



Colorado’s Meetings & Events Industry Provides Rewarding Jobs

  by Gary Schirmacher, CMP Thirty years ago, when I lucked into the hotel business, there were very few individuals who were university trained coming into the hospitality industry. You had to be from Cornell, UNLV or Michigan State to have been trained in the business, and even then it was more hotel focused than event… Read more »