Orlando, FL (May 121, 2015) — Worldwide vacation exchange provider DAE has confirmed its Gold-level Sponsorship of the 2015 Canadian Resort Conference (CRC) taking place, Sept. 9 – 10, at the Pan Pacific Vancouver hotel in British Columbia, Canada. The event is produced by Perspective Group on behalf of Canada’s official timeshare industry trade body, the Canadian Resort Development Association (CRDA).
“It’s really important that Canada has its own ‘industry’ event in the form of the CRC to bring focus and greater awareness to the vacation ownership resort and leisure industries in this country,” says Francis Taylor, CEO of DAE. “We see DAE as having some responsibility to get behind and support CRDA in their efforts to promote the concepts behind vacation ownership to a wider audience and, in particular, to those hospitality entrepreneurs and brands who are considering coming into our industry.
“CRDA works with legislators to help protect consumers, resorts and developers along with providing a central point of contact for general information about various topics that involve this industry,” Taylor continues. “DAE can’t do all that on its own, but we can get behind the country’s industry body to offer moral and financial support.”
With an increased commitment following last year’s successful conference, DAE will sponsor the Speed Networking event on the opening day of the 2015 conference. This popular networking session provides an opportunity for delegates to get one-on-one time with up to 30 other attendees in a rapid succession of two-minute meetings. Business cards are swapped, and formal meetings with key decision-makers are scheduled to take place throughout the conference.
“Speed networking plays a crucial role in the success of this conference,” says Paul Mattimoe, president and CEO of Perspective Group. “Industry professionals attend to find new business opportunities, and this event facilitates that perfectly. We appreciate DAE’s support of this key element of CRC 2015.”
The Speed Networking session is followed immediately by the Welcome Cocktail Party, which enables participants to continue the conversation over drinks and appetizers.
Last year at CRC, DAE received the Cornerstone Award, CRDA’s highest honor. The company was cited for “dynamically impacting the vacation ownership industry during an era of rapid change and delivering solutions that are integral to the evolution of the industry.”
CRDA is a trade association dedicated to furthering the interests of the resort industry throughout Canada and the rest of the world, and its annual conference draws senior-level decision-makers from Canada, the United States, Mexico, the Caribbean and beyond. With interactive sessions and extended networking, CRC provides numerous opportunities for attendees to meet with international and domestic professionals, make new business contacts and form strategic partnerships.
This year’s conference will focus on the future growth of the Canadian resort marketplace as well as on global vacation ownership industry challenges, trends and new product variants, incorporating the wider resort and travel industry.
To register and get additional information, visit www.canadianresortconference.com.
For more information about the Canadian Resort Development Association, membership opportunities and events, visit www.crda.com.
About DAE (Dial An Exchange)
DAE has grown significantly since it first opened its doors in 1997. A strong focus on quality customer service has led to their continued growth, as over 50% of their new memberships have been the result of personal referrals. Today, the company services over 1.5 million timeshare owners (including 500,000 direct members) at resorts and clubs through 10 offices worldwide, and is a truly viable option for all timeshare, points and fractional owners to exchange their weeks and points or credits products. DAE’s robust set of membership benefits makes it easy for owners to truly enjoy their vacation ownership experience. Their simple, flexible and innovative direct to consumer approach has evolved into a range of business development and support tools for their business partners, such as resorts, management companies and Home Owners Associations who are looking for a competitive edge to support their rapid growth.
DAE offers a value added Gold Advantage benefits program along with low exchange fees, a 3-year credit for every banked week, 24/7 live access to exchange weeks, personalized customer service, worldwide vacation availability, discounted rental weeks in prime locations and informative monthly e-newsletters providing travel tips, destination ideas and money saving promotions and offers. At DAE, the timeshare owners’ needs come first and foremost and quality of service is never compromised. For more information, please visit www.daelive.com.
CRDA is an industry-based association dedicated to furthering the vacation ownership resort and leisure industries. The association was founded over 30 years ago in response to the public’s demand for reliable information about timeshare products. Focus has since broadened to all aspects of shared ownership and the resort industry. For more information on membership and events, visit www.crda.com.
About Canadian Resort Conference
Canadian Resort Conference (CRC) is an annual event produced and hosted by Perspective Group, the vacation ownership industry’s leading PR & Multimedia Company globally. CRC attracts senior-level executives from Canada, the United States, Mexico, the Caribbean and beyond. It provides a crucial networking platform for those interested in entering the Canadian resort marketplace, and those who want to find strategic partnerships with other international companies. For more details visit www.canadianresortconference.com.
For more information about Perspective Group visit http://perspectivemagazine.com.
PRESS RELEASE SOURCE: DAE
Media Contact: Keisha Hayden
Senior Brand Management Analyst, Perspective Group
Tel: (407) 730-3565