Friday, May 10, 2013
The next ARDA Timeshare Northeast Regional Meeting will be here before you know it. Scheduled for June 3-4, 2013, at the Sheraton Portsmouth Haborside Hotel in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, TODAY is the last day to early register and save. (See ARDA registeration online for more information.) For the vacation ownership industry ARDA timeshare regional meetings are extremely important. They keep our industry connected between annual conference events. ARDA timeshare regional meetings allow us to connect as an industry in smaller groups and more intimate settings. But perhaps most importantly, these meetings serve as an opportunity to unify vacation ownership and timeshares across a diverse industry represented by developers, timeshare management, timeshare resales companies, vendors, and so many others.
Monday, June 3, the schedule begins with the ARDA New England Executive Committee Meeting, after which Registration officially begins. Monday evening’s speaker will be Lori Harnois, Director of New Hampshire Division of Travel and Tourism Development. Lori will be looking at the topic of “Travel and Tourism in the New England Region.”
Monday evening’s activities will include the Opening Reception with Product Showcase,co-sponsored by First American Title and GCG Law.
Tuesday, June 4, includes continued Registration, breakfast and AIF Research Updates, sponsored by RCI and the first session: “Attracting the Next Generation Part 1: As Industry Professionals,” with speaker Paul Carney, Regional VP, Wyndham Vacation Ownership, Inc.
The second session, which begins at 9:15 AM will be, “Attracting the Next Generation Part 2: As an Owner, ” with speaker, Julia Geffner, Senior Director of Marketing, RCI.
10:15 AM, “Communicating with Your Owner: An Interactive Workshop,” with speakers Sandra Florentin, Director of CRM and Online Marketing, Interval International and Simon Jaworski, Sr. Vice President, The Research Intelligence Group.
Leading into lunchtime on Tuesday, the next topic is, “Resorts at a Crossroads,” with speakers John Funk, Attorney, Gallagher, Callahan & Gartrell and Rich Muller, Senior VP Resort Operations, Vacation Resorts International.
Lunch break (12:15 PM-1:30 PM) includes Northeast Region Legislative and ARDA-ROC Updates with speaker, Keith Stephenson, Director State Government Affairs, ARDA, sponsored by Interval International.
Thanks to all of the event sponsors who make this meeting possible, including: ARDA ROC; First American Title; Gallagher, Callahan & Gartrell; Interval International; RCI; Blackwell Recovery; Colebrook Financial Company, LLC; Continental Central Credit, Inc.; Dial An Exchange L.L.C.; GScf; Lodging Kit Company; MasterCorp Inc.; Meridian Financial Services; and the Timeshare Advisor.