2018 Sponsors


Topper Worldwide

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND TRANSPORTATION SPONSOR. Topper Worldwide, with headquarters in Atlanta, GA, has grown to become one of the world's premier chauffeured transportation providers. Founded in 1996, Topper remains a family owned and operated business. We pride ourselves on providing a level of service that is unrivaled in the transportation industry. Large enough to accommodate groups for any type of private or corporate events, but small enough to provide the boutique feeling that Topper has become synonymous with.



GeorgiaBTA Support. United is focused on being the airline customers want to fly, the airline employees want to work for, and the airline shareholders want to invest in. United is proud to have the world's most comprehensive route network, including U.S. mainland hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Newark/New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. United Airlines and United Express operate approximately 4,600 flights a day to 354 airports across five continents with a fleet of almost 1300 aircraft. In 2017, United and United Express operated more than 1.6 million flights and carried more than 148 million customers. The airline is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to 191 countries via 28 member airlines.  


BCD Travel

EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT. BCD Travel helps companies make the most of what they spend on travel. For travelers, this means keeping them safe and productive, and equipping them to make good choices on the road. For travel and procurement managers, it means advising them on how to grow the value of their travel program. For executives, we ensure that the travel program supports company objectives. In short, we help our clients travel smart and achieve more. We make this happen in 97 countries with 11,000 creative, committed and experienced people. And it's how we maintain an industry-leading client-retention rate of more than 95%, with 2012 sales of US$21.2 billion.



CORNERSTONE SPONSOR. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 328 destinations in 64 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs nearly 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 700 aircraft.


Enterprise Holdings

COMMUNITY SERVICE SPONSOR. Enterprise Holdings, Inc. provide the most comprehensive transportation solution in the marketplace that includes car rental, vanpooling, car-sharing, fleet management and commercial truck rental. Benefits include discounted corporate rates, award-winning customer service and loyalty program and an unparalleled network of airport and neighborhood locations within 15 miles of 90% of the U.S. population.



ACADEMIC SUPPORT SPONSOR. HelmsBriscoe offers an easy alternative to the complexity and expense of planning your next event.  Since 1992 we have helped our clients do more with less. Regardless of how big or small your next event may be, HelmsBriscoe Associates will help you streamline the process and deliver a successful event anywhere in the world.

HelmsBriscoe will research, evaluate, and present the ideal venue for your event based on your specific needs. We send the Request for Proposals, track down the answers, follow-up with the hotels, and manage the entire process on your behalf. At HelmsBriscoe, we elevate the performance and mitigate the risk of your meetings.  Not only will you save valuable time, you will benefit from our purchasing power and industry relationships which often times translates into better availability and pricing.


Jekyll Island Authority

Platinum Sponsor.  Recognizing that Jekyll Island’s natural beauty and vibrant history set it apart from any other coastal retreat, the Governor and the Georgia State Legislature established the island as a state park and entrusted its care to the Jekyll Island Authority (JIA). The Jekyll Island Authority is a self-supporting state agency responsible for the overall management and stewardship of Jekyll Island.

Our mission: As stewards of Jekyll Island’s past, present and future, we’re dedicated to maintaining the delicate balance between nature and humankind.

JIA has set up parameters to protect the island’s ecosystem, while ensuring it remains an inviting destination for guests. We oversee the conservation, development and management of Jekyll Island, and rely on operating revenues from leases, fees, and island amenity operations. Jekyll Island does not receive any tax revenues for its operation.

Whether you’re visiting for the week or a resident, we invite you to join us on the path to celebrating the magnificence of Jekyll Island.


CTS Systems, Inc.

PLATINUM SPONSOR. A longtime expert in hotel booking, reconciliation & resolution services, CTS has been in business for more than 20 years.

More than 150 clients trust CTS to manage their hotel commissions. We work with many of the top 50 TMCs, as well as smaller firms. Through the years, we have:

  • Recovered more than $70 million in hotel commissions.

  • Developed relationships with 5,000 hotels globally.

  • Managed and collected other commissionable data for our clients, including car, cruise and tour.

Our success is based on the client trust we have built through successful policy compliance, cost reduction, strategic vendor alignment and tailored service platforms in both on-line and off-line environments. 



PLATINUM SPONSOR. Emirates has operated on the basis of open competition for 30 years. Based on that foundation, the airline has grown from two aircraft when it launched in October 1985 to a fleet of over 230 aircraft which operate to more than 140 destinations on six continents.



PLATINUM SPONSOR. At IHG, we’re committed to delivering True Hospitality for everyone. We believe in making you feel welcome and valued, wherever you are in the world. That’s because we truly care about people and the communities we serve, and because we pride ourselves on providing the highest quality of service.

Each of our hotel brands caters to guests in their own distinct way. And our reach spans the globe. So, whether you’re travelling for business, fun with friends and family, or pure luxury, we have a hotel for you.

We look forward to seeing you soon.


Gold Sponsors








Duluth Travel

Duluth Travel