January 2018  

President's Report

 GBTA Tampa Bay Chapter finished the year with our last 2017 Educational Luncheon at the Marriott Westshore Hotelm who shared with us some amazing culinary goodness!  Thank you again Marriott for your generous sponsoship.

I want to also thank all of our members for your continue support and hope to see you again in 2018. Please visit our website for all upcoming Educational Luncheons and our Annual Fundraiser. 


Now please join me in welcoming our newest Board Members:

Valerie Tiffany, our Program Chair

Fabiano Laux, our Membership Chair


Again, thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you at our February 13th luncheon at Mitchell's Seafood located at Westshore Mall.



Elizabeth Settle


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Educational Luncheon - February 13th, 2018

 For more information and to register, go to: 

Annual Experts Panel Session - May 22nd, 2018

 For more information and to register, go to: 


GBTA Annual Convention - San diego, CA. August 11-15, 2018

GBTA Convention is the world’s largest business travel event. Over 7,000 business travel professionals from around the world will be gathering in Boston this year for state-of-the-art education, exclusive networking opportunities and news on the latest innovations in the industry.

For more information and to register, go to: 

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Please contact me at if you are interested in becoming involved with the growth of GBTA Tampa Bay Chapter!


Fabiano Laux

Business Development Manager

Brickell Travel Management West/Central Florida Region


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Taking Applications Now for Professional Development Scholarships 

The GBTA Tampa Bay Chapter supports the pursuit of professional certification through the Global Business Travel Association’s programs and educational offerings. To support this, we are able to offer educational scholarship grants to eligible member professionals, with funding towards a variety of programs.


To qualify as a candidate for a GBTA Tampa Bay Chapter scholarship you must:          

  • Be a member in good standing, with membership dues paid.
  • Have attended a minimum of 2 GBTA Tampa Bay Chapter events within the last 12 months.
  • Be a current or become a GBTA Tampa Bay Chapter committee member.

GBTA Professional Development Opportunities:

  • GBTA Convention
  • GTP - Global Travel Professional
  • GLP - Global Leadership Professional
  • Any GBTA Education Day
  • GBTA Webinars - Web Based Learning
  • Other Individual Education (TBD)

Requirements and procedures for earning a GBTA Tampa Bay Chapter scholarship can be found on our web-site:

To submit your scholarship application, please login to the member area, go to the scholarship page and complete the online form.


Questions concerning the application process should be directed to the GBTA Tampa Bay Chapter Education and Scholarship committee at

For more information on GBTA Professional Development opportunities visit the GBTA website



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We can't thank everyone enough for the great support in 2017!  I'm excited about being a part of this organization and look forward to 2018. 


Clint Vice   

Assistant Vice President 
Captial One
Location - Florida Market  

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GBTA Tampa Bay Chapter Board and Members have selected Dress for Sucess Tampa Bay as the new Charity recipient for 2018.  We will be collecting new and almost new business attire at each of our events, for those who want to start contributing and making a difference immediately.


"The mission of Dress for Success is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life"

Dress for Success Tampa Bay serves clients by referral only, and women must have an interview scheduled before receiving clothing. Our clients come to us from a continually expanding and diverse group of non-profit and government agencies including homeless shelters, immigration services, job training programs, educational institutions and domestic violence shelters, among many other organizations. More than 2,750 organizations throughout the world send women to Dress for Success for professional apparel and career development services. For more information, please visit

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