Aspen: A World-Class Location Hosts the 2013 NAFA IMO Summit

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A View of St. Regis Resort, Aspen

The 2013 NAFA IMO Summit will be held in the spectacular village of Aspen at the deluxe St. Regis resort on October 16-18, 2013. NAFA members can experience this 180 room prestigious resort located at the base of Aspen Mountain at a special rate of $229 plus tax. Reservations will be accepted at this rate until September 20, 2013. Visit for more information.  The St. Regis is known for its quality service and guest experience and has recently undergone a $40 million renovation.

This year’s IMO Summit is a unique event that brings together the industry’s leaders to address and strategize over the most important issues facing fixed annuities. The event follows June’s NAFA Annuity Leadership Forum which was held June 12 – 14 in Arlington, VA, where the marketing and compliance leaders of various independent marketing organizations discussed the most important compliance, regulatory, legal and government relations issues surrounding fixed annuities.

Striking Location for a

World-Class Event

Aspen has the ability to make you feel as though you’re in another world, yet at the same time gives you access to everything you need for a vacation or a meeting. The weather in October is pleasant and is ideal to enjoy the varied activities that Aspen offers. There are abundant art galleries and excellent and varied shops that are very close to the hotel as well as many outdoor activities that include mountain biking, trail hiking, fly fishing, skeet shooting, horseback riding, and golf. This area of Colorado is known for its beautiful vistas making photographic opportunities bountiful. A favorite Aspen activity is the scenic ride on the Silver Queen Gondola with lunch at the top of Aspen Mountain.

The St. Regis Aspen is in an ideal location for this year’s IMO Summit within steps of world class shopping and excellent restaurants. It’s enjoyable to simply walk and explore the charming village. Restaurants are plentiful and the types of cuisine varied. The St. Regis features distinctive choices:

 Chefs Club by FOOD & WINE an innovative new restaurant concept that handpicks FOOD & WINE’s “Best New Chefs,” up-and-coming culinary talent with distinctive style and vision to curate a one-of-a-kind , seasonally inspired menu.

 Trecento Quindici Decano Restaurant is the St. Regis Aspen’s newest signature restaurant offering contemporary Italian and American cuisines with handmade pizzas and pastas.

Many other culinary options are nearby – many within walking distance in Aspen village, including French, Italian, Fusion, Steak, Latin, Japanese, American and Casual cuisine.

United offers many flights directly to the Aspen airport (ASE) and the St. Regis provides hotel guests complimentary airport transportation from Aspen Airport (ASE) for all commercial flights. Aspen Airport is 3 miles from the resort. Aspen’s secondary airport is Eagle (EGE) located 65 miles (approx. 1 hour) from Aspen while Denver International Airport is a 3.5 hour car ride – but less than a 30 minute flight. Car rentals are readily available or ground transportation arrangements to/from these alternative airports can be arranged via the following companies:

Smiddy Limousines


Colorado Mountain Express


There is additional information about the IMO Summit, the St Regis Hotel and Aspen on the NAFA web site at , as well as a link to register for the event and to reserve your rooms.

To view a video that showcases more information, visit:

Ann d’Eon is founder and president of ADI Meetings and Events, one of the premiere corporate event companies in the United States, and Hotel Site Select, a meeting planner sourcing and site selection service. For more than 25 years, clients have worked with Ann and her team to create the best conference, meeting and incentive programs. Not only does Ann proudly claim NAFA as one of her clients, she has partnered with companies from varied industries who have entrusted her with responsibilities from incentive and meeting planning to site selection and hotel-contract negotiation to transportation and more. Since 1986, Ann has served on the international board of the Society of Incentive and Travel Executives (SITE), the primary association that governs and guides the incentive industry and the source of this article. In addition, she serves on the Continental Airlines Advisory Council, Hilton Hotel Advisory Council, Monaco Government Tourist Advisory Board, Carnival Cruise Lines Advisory Council, AZ Sunbelt Chapter of Meeting Professionals, International (MPI), Advisory board for the Bern Hotel Group and Westin Panama, and the Advisory Council for Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI).

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