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May's Educational Session - Experts Panel

May 14, 2019
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
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AC by Marriott Tampa Westshore
4020 W Boy Scout Blvd,
Tampa, FL 33607

GBTA Tampa Bay Chapter will be bringing you Tampa Bay Industry's travel experts to discuss what is trending, and their expectations for 2020 RFP season. 


Here are some of the confirmed panelists, more to come!

Amee Gullickson - Global Travel Manager

Bristol-Myers Squibb

Amee Gullickson holds the position of Global Travel Manager at Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) in the North America Capability Center, Tampa, FL.  Amee is responsible for daily travel operations (air, hotel, car, ground, TMC, OBT) in all markets in which BMS does business, the largest being U.S, France, Germany, UK, and Japan.  The organization currently has over 22,000 employees, of which 14,000 travel regularly. Amee has been with BMS for 4 years.  Previously, she held travel and meeting management roles at Cargill in Minneapolis, MN, and AgriBank in St Paul, MN.   With a strong background in Traveler Risk Management, she was instrumental in developing a Traveler Risk Protocol and Committee at BMS.  She brings a strong sense of driving program efficiencies, cost savings and enhancing traveler experiences to the global program at BMS. She holds an Associates’ Degree in Hospitality/Tourism Management, a B.S. Degree in Business Administration and is currently pursuing her MBA.

Marc da Rocha - Global Director of Sales

Brickell Travel 

MBA in International Business by the University of San Francisco, over 20 years of experience in the travel industry, 9 years in the corporate travel filed. Marc knows the TMC business from all different angles, having worked as a travel agent, office manager, account manager and business development managers for a mega TMC from 2010 to 2014. At the end of 2014,  he joined the Brickell Travel Management Team as a Business Development Manager and rapidly helped Brickell Travel’s International Expansion in Latin America and in the UK.


We would like to thank our event sponsor:

Look forward to seeing you! 


$40.00 GBTA Tampa Bay Chapter Member Ticket

$45.00 GBTA Tampa Bay Chapter Guest Ticket

Future Meetings

May's Educational Session - Experts Panel

May 14, 2019
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

AC by Marriott Tampa Westshore
4020 W Boy Scout Blvd,
Tampa, FL 33607

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October 17, 2019
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM


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November 12, 2019
11:30 AM - 1:15 PM


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GBTA Tampa Chapter Registration and Cancellation policy

There are many pieces in  coordinating a successful event; we must strictly enforce our event registration, cancellation and no-show policy:


All event registration payments should be made online or a check by mail one day before an event.  If payment is by mail; check should be received in our post office box five days prior to the event.  This will make the registration at the event smooth and efficient.

Event Cancellation 

GBTA Tampa Chapter reserves the right to cancel an event due to low enrollment or other circumstances which would make the event non-viable. If we cancel an event, registrants will be offered a full refund. Should circumstances arise that result in the postponement of an event, registrants will have the option to either receive a full refund or transfer registration to the same event at the new, future date.

Event registration and cancellation by participant

Unless specifically stated on registration materials, the deadline to receive a refund for your registration is one business day before the event.

Cancellations received after the stated deadline will not be eligible for a refund.

Refunds will not be available for registrants who choose not to attend an event (no-show).

Cancellations will be accepted in writing only and must be received by the stated cancellation deadline. All refund requests must be made by the attendee or credit card holder. Refund requests must include the name of the attendee and/or transaction number.  Refunds will be credited back to the original credit card used for payment or refund by check directly to the registrant for the event.


Walk-ins are guests who register for an event  minutes before the event and are without an event payment  confirmation.  GBTA Tampa Chapter will work with the venue and the walk-in to satisfy participation but does not guarantee space or a meal in the case of luncheon meeting.

Sponsorship Information

Help make every event a great success by providing sponsorship toward one of the levels listed below. As a partner with the GBTA Tampa Chapter, you will receive exposure to your company’s products and services, while demonstrating your commitment to the local industry.

Sponsorship Levels 

Bronze $100

  • 1 admission to the event
  • Display company logo at the event with all sponsors
  • Acknowledgement during event

Gold   $400

  • 2 Admissions to the event
  • Attendee name list
  • Display company logo at the event with all sponsors
  • acknowledgment during the event

 Platinum $800

  • 3 Admissions to the event
  • Attendee name list and contact information
  • Display company logo at the registration table
  • Acknowledgment during the event
  • Allocated time in the event for brief presentation of company
  • Your logo in all event promotions (email invite, posters, postcard, press release)
  • Logo placement in chapter’s website with link during event promotion up to 5 days after the event.

Event Partner Level $1,200

  • 6 Admissions to the event
  • This level allows your company to exclusively sponsor an specifit event during the calendar year. Note: No other sponsorship level will be sold during the event expect for Education Day and Fundraiser event.
  • Principal display of logo in all event promotional material
  • Distribute company's materials to all attendees
  • Announcement on chapter's landing page for the duration of the event
  • Access to members contact information
  • Prominent link to your website from our landing page for 30 days
  • Address the event with product presentation

Thanks for your support of the GBTA Tampa Chapter!