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2017 September Chapter Meeting

September 13, 2017
11:00 AM to 2:30 PM
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Embassy Suites
1200 S. Moorland Rd.
Brookfield WI

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Join us September 13th to have fun, network and learn!

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Come Sail Away With GBTA-WI
2017 Summer Event

Summer is almost here and it's time to come together with your fellow GBTA-WI members for a day of fun and networking as GBTA-WI boards the Miss Wisconsin for a great cruise among the Milwaukee skyline!

So mark your calendars for Thursday, June 15! Click here to find out more!

2017 GBTA-Wisconsin Scholarship Applications Are Now Open!

GBTA-Wisconsin is committed to providing continuing education to all of our members.  In conjunction with this goal, and because of the generosity of our members during the Silent Auction, we are proud to offer seven (7) scholarships in 2017!

To find out more, click here!

2017-2018 Board of Directors

The future of GBTA - Wisconsin Chapter is in good hands as we announce the newly elected 2017-2018 Board of Directors! Thank you to all the nominated candidates and voters for charting the course!

2017-2018 GBTA Wisconsin Chapter Board of Directors
Pictured from left to right:
Chairman - Emily Wright
Treasurer - Kenneth Van Diggelen
President - Robert Zimmerman
Secretary - Margie Bahr
VP of Membership - Jennifer Terpstra
Direct Director - Amy Sipsma
Vice President - Ann Brennan
VP of Education - Matt Hoffmann
Allied Director - Kari Fulkerson

2016 WBTA Proposed Bylaw Change

Congratulations to the newest Chapter, GBTA Wisconsin!

On October 12, 2016 Wisconsin BTA Board unanimously voted to become an official GBTA Chapter. This is an exciting step in the future of WBTA! Congratulations to Emily Wright, the entire Board and past Presidents for their hard work to make this day happen!

Members are encouraged to take a look at the updated WBTA Bylaw Proposed Change and Class Definitions. WBTA Membership will be voting on the budget at the November 9th meeting!  

Congratulations WBTA On Achieving the GBTA Chapter Challenge!

Congratulations to everyone at Wisconsin Business Travel Association on successfully completing the GBTA Chapter Challenge! As one of the benefits of the accomplisments, WBTA attendees at the 2016 GBTA Convention got to take a picture with Seinfeld and Veep alum Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Pictured are President Emily Wright, VP of Education Julie Van Oss, Treasurer Robert Zimmerman, and Executive VP Mat Mayhew. Congrats WBTA!



WBTA Members Talk About Value of Membership

Carole Barnum - Barnum Travel
Pat Tracey - Appleton Airport
Bob Gotthart - Kohler Company 



The Wisconsin Business Travel Association (WBTA), an official Chapter of the Global Business Association, was founded in 1990. WBTA provides an important forum for the exchange of information, education and ideas among its members, who include representatives from local corporations and leading travel industry suppliers. Our emphasis is on working together to better understanding new and emerging travel management practices.

Both WBTA and GBTA, the national organization provides members with information on the latest technical and service advantages within the industry, as well as current legislative issues involving travel costs and safety matters affecting business travel.

WBTA is committed to enhancing the travel profession by sponsoring educational and informational programs for its members, and by providing top-rated speakers to address travel-related issues, concerns and current "hot topic" items. 

Our chapter is an excellent venue for the sharing of travel-related information and professional expertise, and is an organization focused on perfecting the science of business travel management.