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TBTA March Monthly Meeting

March 14, 2019
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Houston Cityplace Marriott @ Springwood Village
1200 Lake Plaza Dr.
Houston, TX 77389
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Please join us on THURSDAY, March 14th for the Monthly TBTA meeting!

Hosted by
Houston Cityplace Marriott @ Springwood Village

1200 Lake Plaza Dr, Houston, TX 77389 
Learn more about our host Houston Cityplace Marriott @ Springwood Village

March 14, 2019 11am-1pm
Registration and networking begin at 11:00 am and Meeting officially starts at 11:30 am

Complimentary Self Park


Our guest speaker for this month will be, Detective Kevin Coffey, Retired LAPD.

Why attend? Watch Kevin's message to TBTA.

When it comes educating the travel and meeting community on travel and meeting risk avoidance and response techniques, Detective Kevin Coffey is one of the country’s leading experts in the field and is known to the media as the “Scholar of Thievery.”

Detective Coffey has been featured on numerous TV appearances, including Oprah, ABC’s 20/20, CNN, and the Travel Channel’s program “Travel Schemes and Rip Off’s Revealed, as well as being quoted in travel, meeting, and trade publications. Kevin retired from the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), as a highly decorated Detective Sergeant. He is also an internationally recognized expert and training consultant in travel and meeting crime avoidance tactics.

A pioneer in travel crime investigations, he co-founded the LAPD's Los Angeles International Airport's Crimes Investigations Detail and has been passionate about exposing others in avoiding and preparing for travel mishaps while traveling abroad. As a result of this unique experience, he developed thought-provoking crime awareness seminars for organizations and associations, domestically and internationally.

Over 40,000 travelers, most with Fortune 500 organizations and associations, have benefited from his street-smart travel presentations. A frequent speaker at GBTA, ACTE, MPI, PCMA, and SITE events around the globe, he specializes in training travel, meeting, and travel supplier organizations in risk reduction, preparation, and response techniques.

He is the author of two travel risk reductions books geared for the traveling public. He currently resides with his family in Calabasas, California, a suburb of Los Angeles.


Please take a minute to register now for the monthly meeting.

All registrations must be received by the end of business on Monday, March 11, 2019 (unless event sells out sooner).



TBTA Charitable Donations Request for our NEW 2019-2020 TBTA Community Outreach partner:
BEAR...BE A Resource for CPS - would like to request the following donations:

The following list of items applies to all genders. BEAR asks that any donated goods remain unopened and/or have never been used (or worn)

Hygiene Packs (which include 2-in-1 shampoo/conditioner, bars of soap, individual toothbrushes and toothpaste, and deodorant – should you want to assemble your own!)
Hair care products (lice shampoo, hair ties, and hair brush/comb)
Baby Hygiene Packs (which include baby wash, baby lotion, baby powder, and diaper rash ointment – should you want to assemble your own!)
Baby wipes
Formula (all types)
Diapers (NB – size 6)
Baby items (pacifier, bib, receiving blanket, and ‘sippy’ cup)
Feminine hygiene products (pads and tampons)
Clothing of all sizes (NB – juniors)
Pajamas of all sizes (NB – juniors)
Socks of all sizes (NB – juniors)
Shoes of all sizes
Underwear of all sizes (child – adult)
Stuffed animals
Duffle bags/overnight bags *Children sometimes have to use trash-bags to hold their items. Together, we can make sure they have more than just a plastic bag.
Household cleaning supplies (Lysol wipes, all-in-one cleaning solution, mops, broom & dustpan set, Fabuloso, laundry detergent, dish-soap, and paper towels)

BEAR Necessities operates nine BEAR rooms throughout Harris County that provide emergency supplies all year round for children who are in CPS care.
Each month, BEAR Rooms provide approximately 1,000 abused and neglected children with essential items.


 *Please be advised that photographs and video will be taken during the above event which may be posted on our website, social media or news outlets.
Your attendance is your implied consent to be photographed/recorded which is greatly appreciated.*

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