Education Day

The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch
7700 E. McCormick Ranch Parkway
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
Wednesday, November 13, 2019

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10:30-11:30 am                       Registration, Tradeshow, Silent Auction, & Networking

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11:30-11:45 am                       Welcome & Opening Remarks

                                                         Mary Thompson, President, GBTA Arizona Chapter

11:45 am - 12:45 pm             Cyber Brief: An FBI Special Agent Presentation

Learn Valuable Information About:

  • What to do in preparation for travel before and after
  • Real world cyber issues
  • Awareness of the many cyber threats at home and abroad
  • How to prevent email compromise
  • Cryptojacking:  What is it and how to prevent a malicious attack
  • Privacy rights with WiFi/cell service when traveling internationally
  • Measures to implement to avoid cyber threats today


12:45-1:15 pm                         Tradeshow, Silent Auction, & Networking


1:15-2:45 pm                           Keynote Speaker

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Active Shooter – Crisis at Work©

How are you as an organization protecting your most valuable assets – your employees.  Learn how to handle a catastrophe from Industry expert Carol Cambridge from The Stay Safe Project and how to handle an active shooter scenario, your employees have only seconds to make a decision! Should they escape? Should they find cover or take on the assailant? What if there are more than one shooter?

Active Shooter situations are unpredictable, evolve quickly and are over within minutes. This interactive program answers your questions & concerns; calms your fears; trains your brain to “survive” an active shooter situation and gives you the information you need to take back to your employees. 

Founder and CEO of The Stay Safe Project. Carol motivates people to move away from fear-based thinking and inspires people to ACT from STRENGTH not from fear!


2:45-3:15 pm               Tradeshow, Silent Auction, & Networking

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3:15-4:15 pm               Shark Tank

Sponsored By:


Kari Bigot

Technology Entrepreneurs:

Doug Stapleton

Mike Daly

Jeff Berk

Kristina Weischadle


Based on the popular TV show Shark Tank, Suppliers get the chance to bring their products before GBTA Arizona Business Travel Association audience and our “Sharks” (Travel Managers) who have open minds and discerning eyes when it comes to travel innovations. Through interaction on stage between the pitches and the Sharks, our audience will have the chance to explore new concepts and services in business travel in a professional, dynamic and fun environment. The companies will be trying to convince any one of the travel managers to invest implementation time in their idea.

Meet the Sharks

Tanya Pineo
Senior Global travel Program Manager

Bo Rietz
Travel Manager

Air Flow Dynamics

Alicia King
Global Air Manager

Debbie McKay
Global Corporate Business Travel Manager
Global T&E Management

Darlene Andrews
Corporate Travel Program Manager

Isagenix International


4:15-4:30 pm                           Closing Remarks & Silent Auction Ends               

                                                Mary Thompson, President, GBTA Arizona Chapter

                                                Drawings for Passport - Be the Hero

4:30 pm                                   Silent Auction Closes

4:30-6:00 pm                           Happy Hour - Let’s celebrate a Successful Day

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Education Day Registration

Early-Bird Special by November 1:
Member - $100
Non-Member - $125

Late Registration November 2 - 13:
Member - $150
Non-Member - $175

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All purchased tickets are non-refundable.


Passport & Trade Show


Visit all the exhibitors and collect a stamp on your passport
and be eligible for great prizes! 








A special Thank You to the additional sponsors that have helped make our Education Day a Success.


Supplier Tradeshow

Included in the purchase of a booth:
Skirted 6 ft. table
Stamps for passports
Recognition on website, LinkedIn, and Facebook
Tradeshow is 10:30am -11:30am, 12:45-1:15pm, and 2:45-3:15pm
Drawings will be held at end of day.

Please email your logo to [email protected]

Early-Bird Table Special by November 1:  
Member - $200
Non-Member - $225

Late Table Registration November 2-13:
Member - $250
Non-Member - $275

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Sponsor Opportunities

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Silent Auction Donations

Each year we host a silent auction, while acknowledging and appreciating the importance of each member and organization.  We are raising funds for scholarships so that our members can continue their ongoing education to further their career. In addition, we are donating a percentage of our proceeds to Canine Companions for Independence, a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistant dogs and ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships for adults, children, veterans, and professionals. (See Charity below)

We are asking for your support, and sharing this opportunity for you to showcase your organization, by being part of our Tradeshow or as a Sponsor or in donating for the silent auction.

Click here to download the AZBTA Silent Auction Letter and Donation Form



The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch

7700 E. McCormick Ranch Parkway
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
(480) 991-9000

The GBTA Arizona Chapter Rate is $169/night (plus tax, waived resort fee) available November 12-16, 2019.  Chapter Rate is by Rooming List.  To reserve your room, please send your request to [email protected]  Please provide your contact information, arrival & departure date for confirmation email.  Reservations need to be made no later than 10/21/19.  Rooms booked after October 21st will be at the Standard Rate of listed plus tax, plus resort fee, subject to availability.


Charity Supported

As this year comes to a close, we are excited to bring exciting opportunities and provide a great day of education; and provide a forum for the exchange of ideas as we promote members’ growth and development through education and involvement. In addition, we are holding a silent auction, raising funds and giving back to our local community Canine Companions for Independence. Canine Companions for Independence is a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships for adults, children, veterans and professionals.