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CSAE August PEAK Luncheon         


Insider Tips from Hospitality Industry Experts

August 3, 2018
10:00 AM: Pre-Luncheon Discussion (CSAE Professional Members Only)

10:45 AM-11:15 AM: You Belong Here-Orientation
11:00 AM: Luncheon Registration and Networking
11:30 AM: Lunch
12:15 PM: Program
Hyatt Regency Aurora – Denver Conference Center
13200 E 14th Place, Aurora, CO 80011

Do you ever wonder if you are asking the right questions of your hotel partners? Are you getting the most bang for your buck at meetings?  Are you up to date on meeting industry trends and developments?
Experience that Eureka Moment and walk away with insights on:

  • What to ask for to make and save money
  • Trends shaping the future
  • Opportunities that need to be seized today
  • Matching your RFP to the right facility
  • Nitty Gritty of F&B--maximize your dollars
  • Piggybacking with another group for more buying power

The Experts


Amanda B. Gipson, Senior Account Executive Associations
US Account Sales Organization

Marriott International

For over 11 years Amanda has held various sales roles with Marriott Hotels ranging from representing a single convention hotel in downtown New Orleans, multiple hotels in downtown Chicago, to her current role of working specifically with Colorado and Utah based associations. Perhaps her most unique experience was managing a 500 room cruise ship docked in New Orleans just after hurricane Katrina. It was anchored to shore and served as a floating hotel that housed university students, emergency relief personnel, construction crews, and news crews.


Pam Brockhaus, MBA, Associate Executive Director -  Finance Director
Colorado Dental Association

Pam has been with the Colorado Dental Association for the past 10 years. She was responsible for the development of the BTC meeting room rental operation for the CDA with the fiscal goal of covering the office condo association dues.


Kimberly Forte, CGMP, Sales Executive
Marriott International/Western Mountain Pacific Area Sales

Kimberly draws a wealth of industry knowledge from her 7 + years at The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa where she was most recently the Associate Director of Sales.  Kimberly is recognized for her spunky demeanor and her tireless work with other membership organizations.  She is a past President of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of PCMA and past 2nd Vice President of SGMP.  Today Kimberly hones her expertise as a Sales Executive for Marriott Hotels.


Kellie Moser, IOM, Sales Manager
Little America Cheyenne

Kellie has enjoyed a long and fruitful hospitality career. Although Kellie got her start in sales for some notable ski resorts her career has included roles like Deputy Director for the Colorado Hotel and Lodging Association, Director of Membership Sales for the American Hotel and Lodging Association in DC,  Wellness Specialist for the Cheyenne Regional Medical Center, and Healthcare Services Specialist for Xerox.  Kellie’s varied experience and vision is a wonderful asset as she serves on the CSAE Board of Directors.  Her current role is Sales Manager for The Little America Hotel Cheyenne. 


Tracey Rath, Global Account Executive
Conference Direct

Tracey joined Conference Direct in 2010 with a diverse dating back to 1990. From Front Office to Catering to Culinary/Convention Operations and Group Sales, she brings a wealth of firsthand knowledge of how lodging venues and their various departments function, plan and integrate to deliver successful events. She has held positions with Marriott Hotels, Kapalua Golf Operations and various hospitality positions in Denver, Houston, Las Vegas, San Diego, Maui, Aruba, Kansas City, New Orleans and San Francisco. She was named MPIRMC Planner of the year in 2012 and received the MPIRMC President’s Award in 2016.

Pre-Luncheon Discussion—
Aurora, Colorado | Gateway to the Rockies
10:00 AM-11:00 AM

(An exclusive extra for professional members only; no guests or associate members please)

Once thought of as a rooftop community and commuter suburb of Denver, Aurora is now a bustling metropolis known for rapid growth, world-class medical and military communities, big business, tourism, ethnic eateries, markets, and more!  Learn more about the Aurora transformation and the city’s bright plans for the future with Bruce Dalton, President & CEO of Visit Aurora

Since taking on the role of President and CEO in 2017, Dalton has helped Aurora, Colorado evolve as one of the country’s fastest growing destination marketing organizations. With 30 years of industry experience, Dalton previously served as Vice President of Groups360, a Nashville-based hospitality company, and Managing Director of Sales for the Grapevine (Texas) Convention & Visitors Bureau.

The Details
When: August 3, 2018

10:00 AM: Pre-Luncheon Discussion (CSAE Professional Members Only)
10:45 AM-11:15 AM: You Belong Here-Orientation
11:00 AM: Registration and Networking
11:30 AM: Luncheon
12:15 AM: Presentation

Where: Hyatt Regency Aurora – Denver Conference Center, 13200 E 14th Place, Aurora, CO 80011






$49.00 for CSAE Members (After August 1: $59.00)
$69.00 for Non-CSAE Members (After August 1: $79.00)
$20.00 for Students (Must be full time student at a recognized college or university


CAE Credit

Pre-Luncheon Discussion: 1 Hour
Luncheon Presentation: 1 Hour

Cancellation/Refund Policy
All registration cancellations and refund requests must be made to email at jt@csae.org 2 days prior to the event. Refunds will not be given for no-shows. Substitutions of registrations are permitted. Only one substitution is permitted per original registrant. The individual submitting the substitution request is responsible for all financial obligations (any balance due) associated with that substitution.

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