ARDA Announces Schedule and Speakers for 2017 ARDA World in New Orleans


ARDA World Convention and Exposition will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana this year for the first time in the convention’s history. They expect to have more than 2,500 attendees from 35 different countries, coming from all areas of the vacation ownership industry. ARDA World will take place March 26-30th at The Hyatt Regency New Orleans.

This event offers a great opportunity for leading professionals to join together, network, and share various practices and ideas. ARDA World features five days of educational sessions, exhibitions, and fun events that allow everyone to strengthen partnerships with their current customers while also showcasing new chances to expand business and increase visibility worldwide.

The convention features a variety of impressive speakers and entertainers, including keynote speaker, Josh Linker. Linker is a two-time New York Times bestselling author as well as a leader and top-rated keynote speaker on topics that include innovation, creativity, reinvention, and leadership.

“We are especially excited about this year’s convention as we are headed to NOLA for the first time in our convention history,” said Howard Nusbaum, ARDA President and CEO. “This vibrant city is the perfect location for our event—and since we are in a new city we have some new, exciting events planned, as well as bringing back some of our fan favorites.”

A new addition to the convention this year includes the Marketplace. This will offer meeting rooms, trade show booths, and interactive kiosks for great networking and business development opportunities.

Back by popular demand is the Lion’s Den event. This is based off the concept of Shark Tank, where some of the hottest new digital travel companies will pitch products to the conventions “Lions,” that will give constructive feedback and declare a winner for best product.

Some other ARDA World highlights include Meet the Leader panel, Awards Gala, keynote speaker Major Dan Rooney, Interval International’s Party with a Cause, and RCI’s All Attendee Welcome Party. They will also feature a “Digital Zone” where attendees have the chance to engage in discussions via social media platforms.

There is still time to register for ARDA World and some sponsorships are still available. For full details, visit their website.