The 19th Annual Benchmarking Visit!

October 6-8, 2019

Charlotte, North Carolina

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For over 15 years, the Chamber has taken an annual Benchmarking Visit to investigate new programs and initiatives in a city similar to our community. It gives us a chance to study one of America’s other great cities and adapt its best practices to meet the growing needs of Tampa Bay. Past visits include Baltimore, San Diego, Memphis, Seattle, Boston, Denver, Charlotte, Phoenix, Philadelphia, Nashville, Pittsburgh, Minneapolis/Saint Paul and Austin.


Please contact Meaghan Gelinski, Senior Director of Events.

Registration Pricing

Chamber Member $2,750
Chamber Member Spouse/Significant Other $2,150
Emerging Leaders of Tampa Bay* $2,250

*Attendees must be active members of Emerging Leaders of Tampa Bay at the time of registration to receive the discounted rate.

Registration Includes

  • 2 nights hotel accommodation at the Kimpton Tryon Park (Oct. 6 and 7)
  • Ground transportation during the event, including airport transfers for those who arrive and depart on the recommended flights
  • All scheduled activities
  • All meals except for small group dinners on Monday evening. We will coordinate dinner arrangements, but the expense of the meal is paid by the individual
  • Access to the Benchmarking mobile app, which includes attendee profiles and communication tool, agenda items, networking opportunities, and trip information


Attendees are responsible for booking their own flights to and from Charlotte.

We have identified flights ideal for participation in the full agenda. We will provide airport pick-up and drop-off for those guests traveling to and from Charlotte (airport code CLT) on these flights only.


Sun., Oct. 6, 2019
American Airlines Flight #2046
Depart 11:52 a.m.
Arrive 1:41 p.m.


Tuesday, October 8, 2019
American Airlines Flight #1811
Depart 4:40 p.m.
Arrive 6:28 p.m.


Kimpton Tryon Park
303 S Church St
Charlotte, NC 28202

If you would like to extend your reservation, the Kimpton Tryon Park has provided a discounted nightly rate of $300, inclusive of all fees and taxes for 3 days pre and post event, based on availability.

Reservation extensions can be requested at the time of registration and are non-refundable.

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorships are still available. For more information, please contact Meaghan Gelinski, Senior Director of Events.