Vacation Ownership Industry Goes to the Beach with ARDA World 2013

Vacation Ownership Industry Goes to the Westin Diplomat in Hollywood, FL
Vacation Ownership Industry Goes to the Westin Diplomat in Hollywood, FL

This year, the timeshare and vacation ownership industry’s oldest and largest convention and exposition event returns to Florida, but rather than Orlando, as has been the site in recent years, the conference will be held beach side in Hollywood, Florida. With the headline, “ARDA World Annual Convention is going Hollywood,” the event will be held at the Westin Diplomat Resort and Spa. Scheduled for April 7-11,  ARDA expects more than 3,000 attendees from around the globe.

But more than the location is changing for the annual event. “Along with our terrific new location, we have also shifted the schedule to better accommodate the attendees,” says Howard Nusbaum, president and CEO of ARDA. “Monday is Key Constituent Day for our most involved members, and we are featuring several new receptions and networking events.”

On Monday, expect committee meetings and forums, as well as four targeted fundamentals sessions for new industry entrants. Also on schedule for Monday is a VIP Exhibitor Networking Reception.

The ARDA Wold 2013 keynote speaker is Don Tapscott. Tapscott is a best-selling author and speaker, who will share his insights on the strategic value and impact of information technology on the timeshare industry. Look for more updates on Tapscott and his motivational insights here on The Timeshare Authority blog, as industry-wide, representatives of timeshare, vacation ownership, shared ownership and fractionals prepare to make the most of this always-anticipated annual event.