Monday, October 17

6:30 a.m. Foundation Golf Tournament
(Optional: Additional cost for participation.)

Thank you to our golf sponsors!
The annual SHFM Foundation Golf Tournament will take place at The Greg Mastriona Golf Courses at Hyland Hills! The Hyland Hills golf course opened in 1963 and is one of the most notable and recognized golf courses in Colorado. A variety of challenging shots coupled with the beautiful scenery of the Rocky Mountains await. You don’t want to miss your chance to be part of this exciting tournament… register to play TODAY!
Cost: $175 (Includes transportation, boxed lunch, two drink tickets, greens fees and cart fees.)
Please note: The course requires all players to wear collared shirts. Denim is prohibited. All players must also adhere to a “soft spikes only” policy.
9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  Olivine Trail Loop Hike
(Optional: Additional cost for participation.)
Take a scenic hike through one of Denver’s favorite areas in Golden Colorado. The hike is a moderately challenging 1.7-mile loop at the base of South Table Mountain. The trail has an elevation gain of 367 feet during the hike. You can expect to see beautiful flowers, falls leaves, a view overlooking the city of Golden, and gorgeous views of the mountains. If Mother Nature cooperates, you may see the aspens turning color.

There will be an experienced professional hiking guide on the trip to point out wildlife, wildflowers and Colorado’s famous aspens. On the drive to Golden you will see a number of local landmarks in addition to beautiful views of the mountains and foothills.

Cost: $90 per person. (This tour has a minimum of 25 guests and maximum of 100. If a minimum is not reached within (2) weeks of the tour date, registrants will be notified, and fees refunded. If a maximum is reached, a waitlist will be maintained)
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Downtown Historic Walking Tour
(Optional: Additional cost for participation.)

Depart the Sheraton Denver and begin your tour right outside its doors on the historic 16th Street Mall with your professional tour guide. Learn how the mall has been vital to Denver’s culture since 1858, hear about the architecture of the street’s buildings as well as future plans for revamping this city centerpiece. Next is Larimer Square - Denver’s oldest block – where you will discover how the first city center transformed. Learn how local citizens saved buildings from demolition to create Denver’s first historic district and pop into some local favorite hot spots. The final tour stop provides exclusive access to the privately-owned Daniels & Fisher Clock Tower. Built in 1911 as the focal point for a department store, it endures as one of the most recognized icons of Denver. End your tour with breathtaking views of the city and the area’s mountains from the 18th floor.

Cost: $60 per person (This tour has a minimum of 25 guests and maximum of 45. If a minimum is not reached within (2) weeks of the tour date, registrants will be notified, and fees refunded. If a maximum is reached, a waitlist will be maintained)
11:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.  Registration & Silent Auction Open
12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.  Operator Lunch
(Open to all Client Liaisons / Self-Operators / Integrated Facility Managers / Contractors*)
Sponsored by elite | studio eNational Food Group and Qwick

Join fellow operators over lunch before breaking out into member segments for further discussion. This lunch is designed exclusively for your SHFM member category.

*Contract management companies will designate representatives to attend
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Client Liaison & Self-Operator Session
(Open to all Client Liaisons/ Self-Operators)

Sponsored by elite | studio eNational Food Group and Qwick

If you’re a Client Liaison or Self-Operator, you’re invited to exchange ideas with industry colleagues during this unique, collaborative session.
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Integrated Facility Manager Session
(Open to all Integrated Facility Managers)

Sponsored by elite | studio eNational Food Group and Qwick

Join IFM leaders from around the country as we discuss the unique role IFM plays in client and vendor operations.
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Supplier Session
(Open to all Suppliers)

Sponsored by elite | studio eNational Food Group and Qwick

This session is designed exclusively for Suppliers. Join industry colleagues to exchange ideas during this program.
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Young Professional Session
(Open to all Young Professionals 39 and Younger - Rising Stars Required)

Sponsored by elite | studio eNational Food Group and Qwick
A session for young professionals by young professionals… Meet some of the SHFM leaders, then get the scoop on the value of your SHFM membership, learn more about the organization in general, and most excitingly, listen and lean into some of the ‘hard’ conversations around work that young leaders are often up against.
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. NEW! Kickstarter Session – Intentional Hospitality & the Changing Work Environment  

Jenna Calhoun, Principal, Sundae Tucker (Moderator)
Patrick Cheeseman, Managing Director, Workplace Experience, CBRE I Americas Consulting
Antonio Gray, SVP, Global Food, Enterprise Services Executive, Bank of America
Mboone UmbimaVP, Brand Strategy, David Rio Chai and Tea

After more than two years of pandemic experience, you may be asking yourself …
  • How will hospitality be achieved in the new “working world?”
  • What will it look like?
  • How will we achieve “success” in the changing work environment?
Look no further, this session features a group of experienced leaders sharing the benefit of their collective wisdom. Their moderated discussion will shed light on how clients are thinking through the more intentional, focused approach that’s needed with workplace hospitality services today.
More importantly – in locations where employees have the option of working remotely, they’ll share how to ‘earn the commute’ of associates coming to the office and ideally enjoy their experience! Join us for this engaging session and come prepared to ask questions that will help you create intentional hospitality. 

When you register for conference, be sure to sign up if you plan to attend this session. This is required to guarantee seating.
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. 2023 CPC Meeting
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. New Member First-Time Attendee Session & Reception
(For New Members, First-Time Attendees only)    
Take this important step toward becoming more involved with SHFM and the personal and business networks it represents. Meet the leadership of the organization and learn how to make the most of your SHFM opportunities.
5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Student Session  Student Member First-Time Attendee Huddle
(For students only) 
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Opening Reception: Industry Networking Event (INE) & Silent Auction
Hosted by AramarkCompass GroupISS Guckenheimer and Sodexo
“I find that if people aren’t interested in food, I’m not very much interested in them. They seem to lack something in the way of personality.” -Julia Child

Featured Chef: Announcement coming soon!
Kick off the evening with SHFM’s premier relationship-building opportunity of conference! Greet current colleagues and make new contacts over delicious food selected by the evening’s featured chef. The Industry Networking Event showcases cuisines representative of the local area – so get reacquainted with your SHFM family and experience delicious dishes from the mile-high city … all in one place!
Once again chef teams from our host corporations will be displaying their culinary skills as they execute our INE chef’s menu selections. Be sure to meet and thank our lead chefs coordinating this year’s food stations and culinary teams. 

SHFM Silent Auction
The auction raises funds to promote and educate college students on the merits of onsite foodservice and hospitality. The SHFM Foundation develops outreach programs to attract the best college students to the onsite industry, so please support this important cause. Bid High and Bid Often! Click here to donate an auction item!