The Americas Executive Forum Luncheon

Special Town Hall Event "The Northern Frontier - Colorado’s Front Range, Enormous Growth and Growing" Date:  Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Time:  12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Guest Speaker

Christopher Wood is the editor and publisher of BizWest, a regional business journal covering Boulder, Broomfield, Larimer and Weld counties. Wood cofounded the Northern Colorado Business Report in 1995 and served as publisher of the Boulder County Business Report until the two publications were merged to form BizWest in 2014. From 1990 to 1995, Wood served as reporter and managing editor of the Denver Business Journal. He is a Marine Corps veteran and a graduate of the University of Colorado Boulder.

The Northern Frontier (Colorado's Front Range) has seen enormous growth over the past decades, but the coming years will see much of that growth concentrated in Northern Colorado, with hundreds of thousands of new residents heading to the region. BizWest editor and publisher Chris Wood will describe what's driving that growth, the opportunities and challenges that exist, and how the publication has adapted its coverage over the years. Welcome – Gilberto (Gil) Cisneros, Chairman and CEO, Chamber of the Americas

Mr. Cisneros is committed to economic empowerment and justice and is the driving force of the Chamber of the Americas (COTA) in its mission to build and cultivate strong relationships among member and nonmember individuals and organizations. COTA seeks to facilitate trade and investments that strengthen local economies and foster a spirit of harmony, social and economic justice, and cohesiveness globally, with particular emphasis in the Western Hemisphere.

Moderator – Dr. David Conde, President of North America, COTA

Dr. Conde is a senior consultant to COTA bringing over 32 years of experience in developing and conducting international programs in Europe, Mexico, Central and South America in the public and private sectors. In addition, he currently serves as President of the Board of Directors of East Migrant Head Start Project with 40 education centers for migrant children in 14 states along the east coast and the south.

MC & Moderator – Tony Bottagaro, COO, COTA

Tony is special advisor to COTA on national and international affairs. He is also a seasoned executive, acclaimed speaker, bestselling author, award-winning film producer and narrator, playwright and stage performer as "Mario the Peddler." For over 35 years, he has taken his message of "a world more human and more divine" across diverse ideologies, including the United Nations and an audience with Pope John Paul II at the Vatican.

Location:  The Palm Restaurant at the Westin Tabor Center, 1672 Lawrence Street, Denver, Colorado 80202
Parking:  Complimentary valet parking
Participation fee:  $35.00.
      Please RSVP via e-mail to
Questions:  Call 303.462.1275.
Cancellation Policy:  24 hours before the event. Advanced payment is appreciated.

Hosted by:  Chamber of the Americas, Chamber of the Americas Foundation, El Pomar Foundation, Global Chamber of Denver, Grupo Cisneros Internacional, BizWest, United Airlines, Wells Fargo

Hosting opportunities available.