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Growth in the New West: Maximizing Immigrant Contributions to Denver’s Prosperity

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Registration: 12:00 - 12:30 p.m.

Luncheon & Panel Discussion: 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.

Embassy Suites Denver Downtown Convention Center

As Denver’s economy continues to grow, it is critical that the metro area attract and retain a talented and diverse workforce. Immigrants are essential to this process—they fill key roles in the region’s biggest industries, strengthen the local tax base, and start new businesses that are creating jobs in Denver and across the state. 

Join us for a conversation with leaders from business and government on how immigrants contribute to Denver’s economic growth and vitality, and strategies for the region to attract new talent and business, leveraging immigrants’ contributions to create opportunities for all Denver residents. Luncheon panelists will discuss best practices from across the country on facilitating immigrant integration, attracting and retaining international talent and supporting economic development and growth in the region. 

Welcome and Introduction: 

Brian Winter, Vice President of Policy, Americas Society and Council of the Americas

Kate Brick, Associate Director, State and Local Initiatives, Partnership for a New American 

Michael Hancock, Mayor, City of Denver

Hikmet Ersek, CEO, Western Union

Brent Boydston, Vice President of Public Policy, Colorado Farm Bureau

Kelly Brough, President and CEO, Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce

Betsy Cohen, Executive Director, St. Louis Mosaic Project

Jamie Torres, Director, Office of Immigrant & Refugee Affairs; Deputy Director, Agency for Human Rights & Community Partnerships, City and County of Denver

Brian Winter, Vice President of Policy, Americas Society and Council of the Americas 

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Prior registration is required.

Members of AS, COA, PNAE, Welcoming America, Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition, 

Biennial of the Americas, Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, and Denver Metro 

Government: $15 for individual seats, $100 for a 10-person table

Non-members: $25 for individual seats, $160 for a 10-person table.

Event Information: Sarah Bons | sbons@as-coa.org | 212-277-8392

Press: Adriana La Rotta | alarotta@as-coa.org | 212-277-8384

Cancellation: Contact Juan Serrano-Badrena at jserrano@counciloftheamericas.org before 3:00 

p.m. on Tuesday, October 27, 2015. 

In partnership with:

Welcoming America

With the support of: