Government & Military Meetings

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Cadet Chapel at the Air Force Academy

Government agencies and the military are charged with the task of wisely using taxpayer dollars when planning meetings and conferences, and Colorado hotels, venues and suppliers stand ready to assist with guidelines that must be followed when scheduling these types of gatherings.

Search for destination, hotel and venue staff members and properties that have experience working with government entities. As the location of several Army and Air Force installations in the Denver and Colorado Springs areas, Colorado also welcomes the opportunity to assist military groups. Mountain towns also can be part of the mix, providing excellent terrain for training and educational sessions during fair-weather and snowy seasons.

With a central location and major airport in Denver and other busy airports in towns like Colorado Springs and Grand Junction, Colorado can help ease transportation costs for government and military meetings. Growing public transportation options in Denver and the surrounding area also help meetings stay on budget, and attentive transportation providers can help planners with specific needs such as motor coaches and custom vans.   Let’s mention something about light rail here.

The state also has a broad selection of properties and destinations that offer government rates year-round and have sales teams skilled in developing contracts and convenient meeting packages with government and military planners in mind. These specialized planners also can tap into free services offered by convention and visitor bureaus, tourism offices and Chambers of Commerce to help find the right properties, venues and attractions and supply marketing materials, welcomes and more.

Face-to-face meetings never lose their value, and government representatives from local, state and national levels and military personnel from all branches will find Colorado to be respectful and open to the parameters required by such entities. Plus, the wide variety of venues, communities and opportunities to enjoy what the state offers during free time will keep attendees engaged during all the important meeting moments.