ARDA World 2012 and the Timeshare Industry United

What was day one of ARDA World 2012 like? Really fantastic …  a little hard on the feet … and worth every moment.

Old and new acquaintances from the timeshare industry, who had not arrived over the weekend, rolled in on Monday, ready to learn, exchange, and embrace new ideas and new business relationships.

It was great to spend time with our friends from GeoHoliday (Betty, we love the cookies); to attend many of the sessions; and to sit in on the Social Media Forum, where Jason Tremblay, our founder was part of the panel, along with Wendy Poe of Bluegreen, Lou Ann Burney of ARDA, Keith Strickland of Holiday Inn Club Vacations, and Moderator Phil Brojan, RCI.

Opening Speaker Fred Reichheld was outstanding as he showed how many major corporations have successfully pinned their growth on a business principle as simple as the Golden Rule.

And of course, the Grand Opening Reception in the Exhibit Hall was excellent as everyone finally got to see all the booths and displays.

Later in the day, among the many other events going on, Baker Hostetler hosted many of their clients for dinner. Baker Hostetler’s Hospitality Industry Team  serves  the timeshare industry with guidance and expertise  in transactions, from financing, to acquisitions, development of mixed use projects, land use planning and permitting, construction, licensing, domestic and international tax planning, loan restructuring and workouts, and project disposition.

And while this sounds like a very full day, it only touches on some of the many activities and experiences that were happening at ARDA World 2012 …

Wait until we share what’s happening on Tuesday!