That’s right…it’s time to think outside the box as we celebrate 23 years of history and take a tour of Tampa Bay & Company at our Annual Meeting & Luncheon on Wednesday, September 24.  All of the excitement takes place at the Tampa Convention Center.  We typically have hundreds of people from businesses across the Tampa Bay area, so this is something you won’t want to miss.

This year’s theme is “Thinking Outside the Box,” so be sure to come out and hear the play-by-play for what’s in store for 2009.  This is the one time each year we are able to highlight the accomplishments of the organization over the past year, as well as generate awareness of the value of the visitor industry to the Tampa Bay and emphasize the benefits of tourism to the local economy.  You’ll even get to meet the new board of directors for this season. 

Also, this is a great chance to network with some of Tampa Bay & Company’s best partners including Tampa Bay golf courses (who doesn't want more golf connections in Tampa Bay), hotels, sports and meetings venues, attractions and many more.  Also, come out and talk one-on-one with the staff at Tampa Bay & Company.  From the meetings and convention folks to the Tampa Bay sports and film commissions, we’ll all be out there to meet and greet throughout the entire event. 

To get tickets, or if you just want more information, contact Kelly Book at; or log on to

So, if you are looking for things to do in Tampa Bay, make sure you come on out to enjoy an afternoon with Tampa Bay & Company.  For those of you who have been out to our annual meetings before, you know they are a blast, if only for the entertainment. 

Make sure you hit us up after the event and let us know what you thought…or, if you’ve been to our events in the past, fill everyone in on what you thought!