On October 5 – October 6, 2017 Colorado Outdoor Recreation Industry Office hosted over 100 industry leaders for our 2nd annual Colorado Outdoor Industry Leadership(COILS) Summit . This year, we chose to host the event in Grand Junction to facilitate a significant dialogue with the energy industry and engage with regions outside of the Metro Denver area.
Overall, the gathering was a tremendous success and confirmed again that real value comes in convening industry leaders and ancillary regional coalition leaders.
We focused our panel discussions on four key areas and came away with many important takeaways. Below is a short summary of each discussion, but I would encourage anyone interested in details of the event to look at our Facebook page and watch the Facebook Live videos of the panels.
To cap off the event, we also held the “transition” ceremony from Sydney Gart to Yessica Chavez as our annual Youth Ambassador. Sydney was an incredible first leader and Yessica’s cultural and collective impact will make this coming year no less amazing.
In the end, the results are simple yet so deep. We are stronger together than apart, and our responsibilities for our industry and our economy are in our hands.
Luis Benitez, Director, Colorado Outdoor Recreation Industry Office
Janette Heung, Deputy Director, Colorado Outdoor Recreation Industry Office