Chicago BTA to become GBTA Chapter

The Board of Directors of the Chicago Business Travel Association would like to take this opportunity to offer more information about the upcoming change in our relationship with GBTA.

The Chicago Business Travel Association is currently an Affiliate of the Global Business Travel Association.  We announced at the third-quarter meeting that the CBTA, after much consideration, have made the decision to become a Chapter of GBTA effective December 31, 2018.

What this means for you:

  • Membership Fees
    • Annual Membership fees will increase from $110 to $175.
      • Special one-time offer: From now until January 31, 2019 you will have an opportunity to renew your membership at the $110 rate. This includes memberships that will expire post January 31, 2019. Please take advantage of the price and go to to begin the renewal process at the $110 rate.


  • Additional Member Benefits
    • All Access Membership - $50 discount if you sign up for both chapter and GBTA membership
    • Chapter Member Benefits - Access to Complimentary GBTA Webinars, GBTA Career Center and the Daily News Brief from GBTA

Please take note of when your current CBTA Membership will expire.  Please click here to renew your membership today! Login and look for "Member Dues Renewal" on the left of your screen.

We will be conducting Additional Information Sessions with a CBTA Board member every Wednesday in October (and two in December) for anyone that would like to discuss the changes; we will also offer assistance with the ROI discussion with your employer.


CALL:  605-468-8030   Access Code: 878567#

Wednesday, October 3

11:00 AM – 12:00 N Central

Wednesday, October 10

11:00 AM – 12:00 N Central

Wednesday, October 17

11:00 AM – 12:00 N Central

Wednesday, October 24

11:00 AM – 12:00 N Central

Wednesday, December 5

11:00 AM – 12:00 N Central

Wednesday, December 19

11:00 AM – 12:00 N Central


We are confident this will be a smooth transition for everyone.

Warm regards,

Your Chicago Business Travel Association Board of Directors

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