Fall into Winter With the GBTA St. Louis Chapter

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September Membership Meeting, Board of Directors, from left to right: Brian Klimaski, Jennette Conner, Julie Matheny, Becky Schlereth, Robert Clark, Amy Yount, Shannon Vines, Lori Keely, Daniel Lodrigue, and Francine Dreste

By Amy Yount, Director of Communications, 2022

Wow, this year has really flown by, right?  The Board of Directors for the GBTA St. Louis Chapter has been diligently planning events behind the scenes for the remainder of 2022 and into 2023.  Their goal is to provide an open forum for the exchange of ideas between the corporate travel workforce, travel industry suppliers, and regulatory agencies.

October 26-27, 2022 – Education Day

A spectacular two-day event began with an evening rooftop reception at Le Meridien in downtown Clayton, where the group enjoyed networking, sunset views, great food, and good vibes!  The day following included an extraordinary vendor fair and a hand selection of main stage speakers.

The meeting began with a Travel Managers Exchange Forum exclusively for buyers only. Throughout the day, the audience learned key updates about TSA/Global Entry, the St. Louis Airport, and heard firsthand from Government, Public Affairs, and Community Relations experts.  Attendees were also able to discover why a corporate diversity, equity, and inclusion program is critical to the future success of the travel industry.

Healing Actions was the GBTA St. Louis 2022 Education Day chosen non-profit organization net proceeds to benefit.  The Founder & Executive Director of Healing Actions was there to further educate the audience about their organization and how to get involved.

This action-packed day ended with amazing prize drawings, including airline flight credits, hotel room nights, gift cards, and much more!

Save the Dates

December 8, 2022 – Holiday Gala

Can you imagine being in Hawaii for the holidays? Hawaii is coming to St. Louis!  The Holiday Gala will be held at Rhone Rum Bar, and the theme for the event is “Holiday in Hawaii.”

Annual Scholarship Raffle

Raffle tickets are for sale until December 8th – 1 ticket for $20 or 3 tickets for $50.

Prizes include round-trip airline tickets with Delta and United and two 25,000 miles certificates with American Airlines. To purchase tickets, please email businessdevelopment@STLBTA.org.

Who Belongs to GBTA St. Louis?

Membership is open to all individuals who are engaged in travel, transportation, lodging, educational development, and associated professions.

Business Travel Leadership with Vision

Each GBTA St. Louis meeting is designed to provide current, leading-edge information to their membership and to create a comfortable social environment where networking and peer recognition can be accomplished informally.

For more information regarding membership and benefits, contact membership@stlbta.org

For sponsorship opportunities, contact businessdevelopment@STLBTA.org

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