Kettering, Northampton, UK (August 2, 2012) –– RCI, the global leader in vacation exchange, will be a Platinum Sponsor for the Resort Development Organisation (RDO) conference for the third year running. RDO3 2012: Going The Distance will be held at the Pestana Chelsea Bridge Hotel and Spa in Chelsea, London from September 23-26, 2012.
This annual gathering of professionals involved in the European timeshare and fractional industries will see top industry experts sharing their personal insights on what the European shared ownership industry must do now to cultivate a successful future. In addition to two days of highly-focused conference sessions, RDO3 will include plenty of networking opportunities and great social events.
RCI CEO Geoff Ballotti will be a keynote speaker at the event, and a number of RCI affiliates are among the sponsors and speakers. Club La Costa World Resorts & Hotels, Diamond Resorts International and Holiday Club Resorts are Platinum Sponsors together with RCI, and Dionísio Pestana of Pestana Hotels & Resorts and Stephen J Cloobeck of Diamond Resorts International will be speaking.
The focus of the conference, “Going The Distance,” is about staying on course and preparing the ground for long-term success. It will involve a series of conference presentations covering customer loyalty marketing, tourism trends, new customers and online media distribution. Special guests and motivational speakers will share their personal insights on what it takes to be a leader, achiever and a winner.
In addition to the planned programme, this year’s event will include two break-out sessions to tackle other pivotal issues impacting the shared holiday ownership industry, while delegates will be able to take advantage of a rare opportunity to network with associates from all over Europe.
Sean Lowe, managing director, RCI Europe, Middle East, Africa and India, said: “The RDO conference has our continued support as it is the principal event for shared holiday ownership resort developers in the region. It’s the place to meet and network with other professionals, and discuss innovation and best practice in our industry. Where else are you going to find so many of the best and the brightest in our business together in one place?”
Paul Gardner Bougaard, RDO chief executive, said: “RDO3 is an essential event for Europe’s shared holiday ownership professionals. But it would not be possible without the support of the industry and all our sponsors. We are delighted to have RCI as a Platinum Sponsor and appreciate their ongoing support.”
If you’re attending RDO3 2012: Going The Distance and would like to meet with an RCI representative to discuss any aspect of the shared holiday ownership business models and operations, please contact Amanda White by phone on: +44 1536 314651 or email at [email protected].
For more information or to book tickets to the conference visit: www.rdoconference.org
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