Orlando, FL, (January 17, 2012)– Details have emerged regarding the speaker presentations for timeshare and fractional expo GNEX 2012 – The Global Meeting Of Minds as Perspective Magazine (http://perspectivemagazine.com) puts the finishing touches on a special blend of presentations, debate panels and networking opportunities for its up-coming vacation ownership expo.
GNEX 2012 will be held at the fabulous Ritz Carlton Cancun in Cancun, Mexico from January 31st – February 2nd, 2012. Presentations from some of the top industry executives will include:
Craig Morganson, CEO, Holiday Systems International will discuss the Travel Warning issued for Mexico by the U.S. government and give an account of what is being done to safeguard tourism in Mexico as he works to lift the Travel Warning and put the issues in perspective.
Gregg Anderson, Global Vice President, The Registry Collection and Marcos Agostini, Vice President, Latin America, Resort Sales & Service, Interval International will discuss current and future projects and why they feel that Latin America is a major hotspot for the shared ownership industry. Latin America continues to be one of the fastest growing regions of the world when it comes to vacation ownership, with over 900 properties in the region and another 80 projects started in 2010.
John Spence, Chairman, Karma Royal Group will give the Keynote Address and provide insights from his distinguished career in resort development. Named Ernst & Young’s 2010 Australian Entrepreneur of the Year, Mr. Spence’s experience in creating Karma Royal Group in 1993, without institutional funding support, and growing it into one of Asia’s leading developers of boutique resorts is an outstanding example to resort professionals looking for advice on how to succeed under the current market conditions.
David C. Gilbert, Executive Vice President, Resort Sales and Marketing, Americas, Interval International. Dave will provide “An Insight Into The U.S. Consumer” and include highlights from Interval’s 2011 member study and future purchaser study, along with key data from the YPartnership Leisure Traveler study. The presentation will give understanding into the current U.S. resident timeshare owner, future product purchasers and leisure travelers.
Steve Tassler, Principal, Xeputu. In “How To Analyze Your Online Marketing Data”, Steve will give advice on interactive marketing – specifically in applying new media and emerging technology to measurably increase brand awareness, engage buyers and drive sales for resort real estate and hospitality businesses.
Shari Levitin, President and CEO, Levitin Group and ePercipio.com. In “Connecting Through A Thousand Voices”, Shari discusses the new conversation that is happening on sales tables as customers today are Googling everything sales teams are telling them during their sales presentations, and before they even get there. Shari adds that the old tactics need to be replaced with new methods, new approaches and new truths and, in a humorous and enlightening presentation, she will reveal how salespeople must adapt to ensure their survival.
“This information is crucial for vacation ownership businesses to understand the changing dynamics of our industry,” said Steve Luba, Chief Operating Officer, Perspective Magazine North America. “These speakers are global leaders in their fields and we are very excited that they have chosen to participate in GNEX 2012.”
The event is less than three weeks away and space is limited. For more information, please visit http://perspectivemagazine.com/gnex.
Sponsors and supporters of GNEX 2012 include:
Blue Strawberry Resorts, Holiday Systems International, Sunset World Resorts, Dial an Exchange, Resort Television, Travel To Go, Interval International, Lloydshare, RCI, BuyaTimeshare.com, Customer Count, First American Title Insurance Company, Merlin Software, Sell My Timeshare NOW, Track Results Software, Travel Guard, Circle One BlueBay Resort, El Cid Vacation Club, Grand Velas, Mayakoba Residences, Royal Resorts, Unlimited Vacation Club, Alternative Ownership Conference Asia Pacific (AOCAP), Australian Timeshare and Holiday Ownership Council (ATHOC), Cooperative Association of Resort Exchangers (CARE), Canadian Resort Development Association (CRDA), The Pacific Institute, Ragatz Associates Fractional Interest Conference, Resort Development Organisation (RDO), The Association for Timeshare Owners Committees (TATOC), Vacation Ownership Association of Southern Africa (VOASA), Women in the Industry (WIN) and Christel House International as Charity of Choice.
About Perspective Magazine
Perspective Magazine is the leading independent, multi-media information provider for the shared ownership industry. The company publishes regional brands covering North America, Europe & Middle East, South Africa, Asia Pacific and soon to be launched in Latin America. The magazines are, combined, the most read independent trade publications globally for the vacation ownership industry.
The company’s consumer magazine, Owners Perspective Magazine, is the only independent consumer publication that specializes in promoting the benefits of buying shared ownership products to the general public and is also available as a specially customized developer edition for lead generation, in-room marketing and third party sales collateral. Owners Perspective Magazine’s online version, http://ownersperspective.com, also features a new guaranteed lead generation program specifically designed for resorts and developers.
SOURCE: Perspective Magazine