ARDA World for the Timeshare and Vacation Ownership Industry

ARDA World Global Vacation Ownership Event
ARDA World Global Vacation Ownership Event

At the Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood, Florida, ARDA World 2013 gets underway today with  the Supplier Certification Seminar from 1:00 pm-4:00 PM. Each year, the timeshare and vacation ownership industry comes together for this conference, the largest gathering of those who work in or serve the shared ownership industry. From Sunday’s tee off golf tournament to Thursday morning’s breakfast and wrap up, this week offers a unique time of networking, learning, connecting, and sharing for all who are part of vacation ownership. 

Sunday’s agenda includes the RCI/AIF Open Golf Tournament along with the WIN Networking Reception-Wine and Dessert. For members of the timeshare industry who have attended many previous ARDA Conventions, it is important to remember that this year the order of events on the schedule are not the same as they have been in previous years. To ensure that you don’t miss any session or event that is important to you,  study the schedule in advance. You’ll find the preliminary schedule posted on the ARDA website at under meetings and awards.

Here are a few of the highlights of the week that you’ll want to be sure to attend, and remember, forums start bright and early Monday morning with the Timeshare Resale Forum which begins at 8:00 AM:


  • The VIP/Exhibitor Meet and Greet Reception will be Monday from 5:30 PM-7:00 PM. This closed reception is open to: ARDA Exhibitors, ARDA VIP Trustee and Chairman’s League Members, ARDA Board of Directors and Executive Committee Members, ARDA LEAPS participants and International attendees. ICE and RCI will host ‘The Opening Night,’ from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM Monday, held under the stars at the water’s edge at the Diplomat Landing; you can sip cocktails, enjoy hors d’oeuvres and dance into the night.


  • Tuesday’s schedule includes forums, the General Session with Keynote Speaker Don Tapscott; a 5:00-6:00 PM Reception in Exhibit Hall, co-sponsored by Fidelity National Timeshare, Global Connections, Inc., Inventory Smart Management, and Interval International’s Party with a Cause!, which is a separate ticketed event sponsored by Interval International.


  • Wednesday includes a busy day of Educational Sessions leading up to the Convention’s show time event, the Awards Gala Dinner and Entertainment.


  • Thursday morning, April 11, the Breakfast of Champions with  Keynote Speaker Jim Morris begins at 8:00 AM.

Remember, this is only an overview of the schedule, and some events may be subject to change.