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ASSOCIATION OF ZOOS & AQUARIUMS

2025 Annual Conference

September 2025

Recipient: Roger Germann, CEO – The Florida Aquarium

2500 Attendees

EEI: $3,141,068

 


NATIONAL MINORITY COMMUNITY REINVESTMENT COOPERATIVE

2023 National Black & Latino Economic Summit

August 2023

Recipient: James Ransom, VTB Multicultural Committee

500 Attendees

EEI: $395,898

 


INTERNATIONAL PROPELLER CLUB

2024 Annual Convention & Conference

Fall 2024

Recipient: Darren Richards, President, The Propeller Club – Port of Tampa

Guest: Dana Mininson, Club Administrator, The Propeller Club – Port of Tampa

500 Attendees

EEI: $363,229

 


(KL) PASSENGER VESSEL ASSOCIATION

Local Contact: Troy Manthey

Organization: Yacht Starship, Pirate Water Taxi

Event Name: Annual Convention at MariTrends 2020

Event Dates: February 2 – 5, 2020

EEI:  $622,829

Room Nights: 1,380

Definite Date: 1/29/19

Brief Summary of Support: Troy was instrumental through the bid process, having the association site Tampa and assisted in negotiations and feedback from the association.  We would not have this meeting in Tampa without Troy’s membership evolvement with PVA, he is truly a hometown hero.

 


(HCL) INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF VENUE MANAGERS

Local Contact: Eric Hart

Organization: Tampa Sports Authority

Event Name: Venue Management School

Event Dates: June 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023

EEI: $ 3,703,538 (combined)

Room Nights: 10,900 (combined)

Definite Date: 10/29/2018

Brief Summary of Support:  Eric was a true hometown hero in ensuring Tampa received the opportunity to bid on the IAVM Venue Management School.  His membership with the organization is one main factor that gave us the initial opportunity.  While he stayed impartial on the final decision, we were able to win the five year meeting, as he helped us fulfill the client’s full spectrum of convention criteria. 

ASSOCIATION OF ZOOS & AQUARIUMS

2025 Annual Conference

September 2025

Recipient: Roger Germann, CEO – The Florida Aquarium

2500 Attendees

EEI: $3,141,068

 


NATIONAL MINORITY COMMUNITY REINVESTMENT COOPERATIVE

2023 National Black & Latino Economic Summit

August 2023

Recipient: James Ransom, VTB Multicultural Committee

500 Attendees

EEI: $395,898

 


INTERNATIONAL PROPELLER CLUB

2024 Annual Convention & Conference

Fall 2024

Recipient: Darren Richards, President, The Propeller Club – Port of Tampa

Guest: Dana Mininson, Club Administrator, The Propeller Club – Port of Tampa

500 Attendees

EEI: $363,229

 


(KL) PASSENGER VESSEL ASSOCIATION

Local Contact: Troy Manthey

Organization: Yacht Starship, Pirate Water Taxi

Event Name: Annual Convention at MariTrends 2020

Event Dates: February 2 – 5, 2020

EEI:  $622,829

Room Nights: 1,380

Definite Date: 1/29/19

Brief Summary of Support: Troy was instrumental through the bid process, having the association site Tampa and assisted in negotiations and feedback from the association.  We would not have this meeting in Tampa without Troy’s membership evolvement with PVA, he is truly a hometown hero.

 


(HCL) INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF VENUE MANAGERS

Local Contact: Eric Hart

Organization: Tampa Sports Authority

Event Name: Venue Management School

Event Dates: June 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023

EEI: $ 3,703,538 (combined)

Room Nights: 10,900 (combined)

Definite Date: 10/29/2018

Brief Summary of Support:  Eric was a true hometown hero in ensuring Tampa received the opportunity to bid on the IAVM Venue Management School.  His membership with the organization is one main factor that gave us the initial opportunity.  While he stayed impartial on the final decision, we were able to win the five year meeting, as he helped us fulfill the client’s full spectrum of convention criteria. 

 

 


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