The Chamber is excited to announce its annual Consular Corps Celebration at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House on August 27, 2016.
What: The Economic Development Group of the Chamber, in collaboration with Denver Sister Cities International, is hosting an invitation-only gathering of the diplomatic community in Colorado to mark the end of summer. The Colorado Consular Corps and other diplomats from around the world will meet with leaders of commerce, industry, education and government in Denver. This renewed gathering of international leaders marks the continuation of the Chamber’s global commerce initiative, designed to facilitate international trade and economic development, partnering this year with Denver Sister Cities International. It will provide an exceptional opportunity for these leaders to communicate and network as never before. Attendance will capped at 180.
When: Saturday, August 27, 2016 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM MDT.
Where: Onstage at the beautiful Ellie Caulkins Opera House in the Denver Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Denver.
Who: Members of the Colorado Consular Corps, ambassadors, global mayors and elected officials, foreign trade representatives, attendees at the Denver Sister Cities International Sister Cities Summit (being held that weekend), Gov. John Hickenlooper, Denver Deputy Mayor Don Mares, the Metro Mayors Caucus, Metro Area County Commissioners, leadership of DRCOG, chief executives from major companies, heads of institutions of higher education, representatives of regional and state economic development agencies.
Partners: Our initial strategic partners and sponsors include Denver Sister Cities International, with anticipated participation by the Canadian Consulate, Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade; Denver South EDP; U.S. Export Assistance Center; WorldDenver; World Trade Center-Denver; MDC/Richmond American Homes Foundation and CSU-Global.
Program: This year’s celebration will be presented as an invitation-only VIP Reception preceding the Denver Sister Cities International Gala, and will go from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM, with a very brief program, with short comments from representatives of the strategic partners. All the Consuls General and Honorary Consuls will be introduced and welcomed on stage. The Chamber will conclude the formal program by acknowledging the sponsors. The majority of the time will be spent in networking.
Sponsorships: Commercial sponsorship opportunities ($5K, $2.5K, $1K) are available to defray the costs of food, drink, entertainment and equipment. In addition to being acknowledged, sponsors will be afforded the opportunity to have display tables with collateral materials and staged photo opportunities with diplomatic dignitaries, inter alia. For further details, contact Douglas M. Tisdale, Esq., Executive Vice President for Economic Development, DTisdale@BestChamber.com. 303.589.0758.