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New Meetup: 6th Annual DABE Summer Event @ Red Rocks, highlighting Outdoor Recreation in CO

From: Lisa S.
Sent on: Friday, July 16, 2010 9:51 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for Denver Association of Business Economists!

What: 6th Annual DABE Summer Event @ Red Rocks, highlighting Outdoor Recreation in CO

When: Wednesday, July 28,[masked]:00 PM

Price: $25.00 per person

Where: Red Rocks Amphitheater
Rock Room of the Ship Rock Grill in the visitors center - park in the upper north lot 18300 W Alameda Pkwy - Enterance 1
Morrison, CO 80465



DABE 6th Annual Summer Social Event highlighting
The Importance of Outdoor Recreation in Colorado

When: Wednesday July 28th 6-9 PM

Where: Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, with dinner & drinks (including beer & wine) served in the Rock Room of the Ship Rock Grille in the newly renovated visitor?s center. http://redrocksonline.com/Portals/0/RedRocks%20SeatMapDex.pdf

Speakers: Frank Hugelmeyer from the Outdoor Industry Association, and Michael Erdman of Longwoods International will be discuss the importance of outdoor recreation in Colorado

Cost:
FREE! If you?re a DABE member! $25 if you?re a non-member or you can pay special rate of $50 to become a member and the $25 will be waived!
DABE Corporate Memberships are limited to 5 free attendees.

The Skinny: Each year Denver Association of Business Economists (DABE) thanks its members for their support of expanding economic knowledge in the Colorado community. Join us this year at one of the most amazing natural settings in Colorado, Red Rocks Amphitheater located just 20 minutes west of Downtown Denver.

DABE is pleased to host Frank Hugelmeyer, President & CEO of the Outdoor Industry Association, and Michael Erdman, Vice President of Longwoods International. Frank will provide insights into the industry that revolves around outdoor recreation; more than 4,000 manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, retailers, and trade shows fall under the umbrella of the Outdoor Industry Association. Michael will compliment Frank?s perspective by presenting the recently released information on Colorado tourism in 2009; he?ll talk about the visitation and travel spending and will highlight tourism in Denver as well.

Admission is free for individual members and up to five people per corporate membership. Corporate memberships with more than five attendees will be charged $15 for each additional person. The cost for non-members is $25. Please feel free to invite friends, associates, and anyone else who might be interested in DABE, this topic or having a great dinner at Red Rocks.

Frank Hugelmeyer is president & CEO of Outdoor Industry Association (OIA), the premiere outdoor products trade group in the U.S.
Based in Boulder, Colorado, OIA serves over 4,000 manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, retailers and 60 related associations in the outdoor industry and is the title sponsor of Outdoor Retailer, the world?s largest outdoor products tradeshow. OIA is a recognized authority on the outdoor industry supply chain, retail sales, active outdoor consumer and related public lands issues.
Frank is a twenty-three year outdoor industry veteran with extensive experience in global retail, distribution and manufacturing. Prior to OIA, he directed the North American division of Lowe Alpine Holdings, a worldwide manufacturer of technical backpacks and outdoor apparel. Before Lowe, he managed global sales and marketing for Bodyguard Fitness, a subsidiary of AB Aritmos, the fourth largest leisure sports company in the world. He began his industry career at Paragon Sporting Goods, the premiere sporting goods retailer in New York City.

In 2000, Frank moved into the role of association CEO after serving as an industry-elected OIA board director. Mr. Hugelmeyer is a co-founder and board director of The Outdoor Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to inspiring and growing future generations of outdoor enthusiasts and board director of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, an international economic cooperative that preserves first nation paddling trails in the Northeast. He has served on the National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity and The National Forum on Children and Nature, chaired by the U.S. Secretary of Interior.

Michael Erdman is Senior Vice President of Longwoods International. Michael joined Longwoods in 1985, and has worked with Denver and Colorado providing visitor and strategic research since the early ?90s. His other clients include organizations such as the U.S. Office of Travel and Tourism Industries, the U.S Postal Service, the U.S. Navy, General Motors, and Proctor and Gamble.

Longwoods International is a Toronto-based marketing research consulting firm with a specialization in tourism research. Since the early ?90?s, Longwoods has conducted its Travel USA survey, the largest on-going study of the travel behavior of the American public. The study surveys over 2,000,000 U.S. travelers each year, providing destination marketing organizations with estimates of visitor volumes, visitor spending and other characteristics of those visiting their destination, competitive insights, etc. In addition to Colorado and Denver, Longwoods? current tourism clients include New York City and New York State, Hawaii, Washington DC and the State of Washington, California, Arizona, Oregon, Wyoming, Ohio, Arkansas, Virginia, West Virginia, Tennessee, Michigan, North Dakota, America?s Byways, Philadelphia, and others. Longwoods client base extends beyond tourism to include numerous major corporations/agencies across North America and abroad.


Please feel free to invite friends, associates and anyone else who might be interested in our
6th Annual Summer Event and DABE


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