October 2017  

Message From Our President

Something to consider.. All Access Membership Benefits from Jean Sloan, President.

This month, we celebrate GBTA Chapters. Chapters are the collective voice of the business travel industry on the local level. They represent GBTA’s core constituents of corporate travel professionals and associated travel services by providing tools, information, and networking opportunities required for effective business travel management.

In collaboration with GBTA Chapters, we are offering 3 complimentary months of GBTA All Access Membership. The offer is available with the purchase of one year of membership by new members until November 30, 2017. Become an All Access Member and attend any GBTA Chapter event at the member rate. This opportunity allows you to become an industry advocate within your local network and region.

Become an All Access Member today by visiting

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Calendar of Events

Are you READY for the Most Interactive Meeting of the Year? Please register today, note the special format of the agenda! We look forward to your participation!


Did you know that registration is open to all of our 2017 meetings?

CLICK HERE for our events listing


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Community Outreach


Fall Quarter Community Outreach: American Cancer Society

When: October 28th - Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K Fundraising Walk!

Where: Arena Green Guadalupe River Trail 352 W St John St San Jose, California

Would you like to have fun, exercise and network all for A Great Cause? Members have been asking SVBTA to offer more interactive social events so.. Let’s Register for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer! It is outdoors fun with minimal effort and great results! BONUS! If you register now you will receive a FREE event T-Shirt just for signing up as our Thank You!

If you can’t participate by joining the walk, donations can be made easily online.

We will also offer donation collections during the SVBTA Golf Tournament dinner at Cinnabar Hills Golf Club on September 19th. This is a family friendly event and all ages are welcome!

For any questions please email Pam Schramm, Community OutreachVolunteer Or

For more about the event visit here.  

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SVBTA Scholarship Applications now OPEN

Deadline is October 31, 2017

It’s time for you to apply for a new SVBTA Scholarship Grant Applicant- Please note the deadline is October 31, 2017:

SVBTA is dedicated to providing travel professionals access to educational opportunities. To support this initiative, SVBTA will award the following scholarship grants annually to eligible travel professionals:

-  GBTA Membership Grant up to ($500) for GBTA Membership or Convention registration

-  Global Travel Professional Certification Grant up to ($400) for GTP Certification examination

-  Educational Grant A ($1750) to be used towards GBTA GLP Certificate 5 day Session or
   the GLP Designation Program

-  Educational Grant B ($1,000) to be used towards GBTA Manager Level or GLP 2 day Course

-  Educational Grant C up to ($450) to be used towards GBTA Fundamentals Level certificate

SVBTA grants must be used in the calendar year they are awarded or will be forfeited.


Complete all forms and requirements by the deadline – October 31st, 2017.

Applications arriving after this date will not be considered. Grant recipients will be notified by Nov. 10th, 2017.

Please contact with any questions.

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Welcome New Members

Meet Our Latest new Members HERE

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Sponsor Opportunities

2017 Sponsorship Opportunities are now OPEN!

The Sponsorship Committee welcomes sponsorship inquires for our 2017 monthly meetings & events!

Contact for more information.


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Social Media

Please join us on the following social media sites

Twitter @svbta
LinkedIn Groups Silicon Valley Business Travel Association


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