Colorado Business Roundtable


The Colorado Business Roundtable (COBRT) hosts three signature events each year. We hear from global, national, and local leaders who educate and discuss shared challenges and opportunities that are influencing organizations. The speakers are renowned in their respective fields of government, business, and education. And, as always, it is an exciting time to network and collaborate. Come and experience these powerful one-of-a-kind events.

State of the State

At the start of each legislative session, we host a moderated interview with Colorado’s Governor.  This lively exchange gives the Governor an opportunity to share business priorities and answer top-of-mind questions from the business community.

View from the Top

CEOs from America’s largest companies discuss the unique challenges and opportunities they face in leading fortune companies.  Former speakers include: John Hayes, CEO, Ball Corporation; Mike Fries, CEO, Liberty Global; Hikmet Erset, CEO, Western Union; Steven Demetriou, CEO, Jacobs Engineering; and Adam Contros, CEO RE/MAX Holding Group.

State of Workforce

Colorado Business Roundtable hosts an annual event around issues such as higher education and workforce to better understand and meet the challenges for the future of Colorado’s workforce readiness.

Upcoming Events



View from the Top 2023: The Business of Sports

Brought to you by the Colorado Business Roundtable
Thursday, September 28, 2023 / 7:30 am – 9:00 am MST

Colorado’s sports teams serve as driving forces for economic growth and community solidarity, while also generating employment opportunities and fostering a collective sense of unity and pride in our state.

Join Colorado sports team executives representing the Denver Broncos, Denver Nuggets, Colorado Rockies and Colorado Avalanche as they share their insights, experiences, and strategies for business success in the competitive world of sports.

Event sponsorships and tickets are on-sale now at viewfromthetop2023.com.

Member Events



In-Depth, Personal, and Impactful

Policy Roundtables

Colorado Business Roundtable hosts invitation-only policy roundtables on a variety of business issues that are top-of-mind for today’s business and elected leaders.  We have a reputation for convening, collaborating, and putting forth innovative solutions from the business community.

Interactive Calls

Colorado Business Roundtable hosts in-person Roundtable in addition to interactive congressional briefing conference calls with Colorado’s 7 United States Representatives and 2 United States Senators to hear about federal business priorities from elected leaders and provide feedback.

Community Committee

Business are committed to investing in and working with their local communities to provide support, increase economic development and offer a helping hand in times of crisis.  Our Community Committee brings together collaboration and action between the business and nonprofit communities.

Past Events



Future of Work: Maximizing Human Potential

Tuesday, July 18, 2023 / 9:00am-1:00pm / The Cable Center / 2000 Buchtel Blvd, Denver, CO 80210
Hosted by the Colorado Business Roundtable and Colorado Succeeds and presented by Boeing

Join us for the annual “Future of Work: Maximizing Human Potential” event, a half-day immersive experience designed to help leaders gain a deeper understanding of the challenges facing Colorado’s workforce. With an engaging speaker lineup, this event is expected to attract over 300 attendees and provide a valuable forum to exchange ideas, discuss the latest trends and strategies, and establish valuable connections.

2023 Economic Forecast National and Regional Insights

Thursday, April 27, 2023
CU Denver Business School Jake Jabs Event Center | 1475 Lawrence Street, Denver, CO 80202
Hosted by the University of Colorado Denver School of Business and the Colorado Business Roundtable
7:30am to 9:00am

The U.S. could be headed towards a mild recession as higher interest rates slow demand for goods, services and the workers who produce them. Join us for an informative presentation by Morgan Stanley’s U.S. Chief Economist Ellen Zentner and regional economist Kate M. Watkins, who will share their views on critical factors defining growth, employment, and business and consumer balance sheets.

Moderated by: Debbie Brown, President of Colorado Business Roundtable (COBRT)

Aerospace Day at the Colorado Capitol

Monday, March 13, 2023

Profits and Purpose: What’s Next for ESG

Thursday, February 23, 2023

State of the State 2023

Thursday, January 26, 2023
11:30am – 1:00 pm

View from the Top

Thursday, September 22, 2022
7:30 am – 9:00 am

Denver Museum of Nature and Science
2001 Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO

Future of  Work: Talent Pipelines Reimagined

Thursday, July 14, 2022
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm / Reception to Follow

In-Person Event at Empower Field at Mile High, United Club Level, East Club

1701 Bryant St, Denver, CO 80204

State of the State 2022

Thursday, February 3, 2022
1:00 pm

Governor Polis provided remarks regarding his 2022 initiatives and priorities that will have an impact on Colorado’s businesses and economy. Influential business leaders co-hosted the event and joined in the conversation.

View From the Top 2021

Thursday, September 23, 2021
7:30 am to 9:00 am

Join Colorado’s leading non-profit CEOs for an in-depth conversation on managing through crisis and the vital connection between business and non-profit communities.

State of the State 2021

Monday, February 22, 2021
11:00 am

Governor Polis provided remarks regarding his 2021 initiatives and priorities that will have an impact on Colorado’s businesses and economy. Influential business leaders co-hosted the event and joined in the conversation.

View from the Top 2020

Thursday, September 17, 2020
7:30 am to 9:00 am

The economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has far-reaching consequences, and businesses have risen to the challenge:  restructuring supply lines, re-imagining ways to deliver services and protecting employees, adopting new technologies, and going above and beyond to support relief efforts.  Join Colorado’s leading CEOs for an in-depth conversation as we explore the challenges and opportunities for the business community to reopen, rehire, and recharge our economic recovery.