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Canada Timeshare News: May 13, 2017


BRITISH COLUMBIA: The Vancouver-based Canadian Vacation Ownership Association (CVOA) has announced plans for VO-Con 2017, the association’s vacation ownership conference which will be held September 12-14, 2017 in Whistler, Canada at the Four Seasons Resort & Residences.

CVOA, which has recently changed its name from CRDA, has also rebranded its conference. Information about content, registration and sponsorship opportunities can be found on the event website www.VOCon.ca. The VO-Con mission “To Explore the Business of Vacations” will be structured to provide opportunities for networking, collaboration and open sharing of information.

Said Jon Zwickel, President and CEO of CVOA, “VO-Con 2017 will be like no other hospitality industry convention. Of course, we will offer educational content presented by industry leaders, and there will be exceptional experiential occasions for networking. What will be uniquely ‘VO-Con’ will be the activities and structure of the event.

“The focus of this year’s conference will be on –what my father used to call –schmoozing.”

That last part may have been an unfortunate phrase to use. One wisecracking industry insider had this to say:

I can’t stop laughing. The industry is under attack from all fronts and CVOA announces that the focus of their conference is schmoozing! The lunatics are running the asylum.

ANYhow, if you want to have a good time schmoozing up in beautiful Whistler, BC next September, be sure to put this conference on your calendar. 😉

“If you haven’t got anything nice to say about anybody, come sit next to me.” -Alice Roosevelt Longworth

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  1. Pho pa



  2. Jon Zwickel

    As President and CEO of CVOA, I’ll respond to this post via a letter to the editor. Regarding the comment about our conference website not being available in French … the vast majority of Canadian vacation ownership properties are located in English-speaking Canada. CVOA’s focus has been on supporting those members as well as industry stakeholders based in the US and Mexico. That said, I will endeavour to have a French site posted.


    1. gatekeeper

      See Mr. Zwickel’s letter to the editor at this link.


  3. faux pas

    I just went to this website and was astonished to find that you could change the language of the website. Not to French however! So the Canadian organization is ignoring the laws of Quebec but offering Spanish translation. Je ne comprends pas.



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