A Round-up of Industry Events Coming Soon

Don’t-miss dates for the diary, from now until June

TATOC Conference
11-13 March
Park Royal Hotel, Stretton, nr Warrington, England
www.tatoc.co.uk

Following last year’s successful conference, this year’s theme at the organisation run by timeshare owners is Sharing Success.

The Ragatz Conference
14-16 March
Fairmont, San Francisco, CA
www.ragatzassociates.com

Shared ownership veteran Dr. Richard Ragatz is at the forefront of the industry and this year’s networking event will be a chance to get the low down on what’s happening – and how the industry looks going forward – from expert speakers.

2011 ARDA Convention and Exposition

27-31 March, Orlando World Centre Marriott, Florida

Canadian Resort Development Association (CRDS)
27-29 April
Four Seasons Hotel, Vancouver, Canada
www.crdaconference.com

CRDA is dedicated to the advancement of the ownership-based resort and leisure industry not just in Canada but abroad. Vancouver, home to the 2010 Winter Olympics and a beautiful place to be any time of the year, is the setting for this informative event.

GNEX 2011 – The First Annual Global Networking Expo & Perspective Magazine Awards Gala
11-12 May
Atlantis Resort, Bahamas
www.perspectivemagazine.com/gnex

A very global industry gathering at the very glamorous Atlantis Resort – great networking opportunities, the chance to form strategic alliances, joint products and learn from those at the top of the industry about new innovations, products, trends and the hottest topics affecting the industry and consumers in the coming years. The Perspective Magazine Awards Gala will be part of this brand new conference.

CARE – Cooperative Association of Resort Exchangers, Florida
14-17 May
Embassy Suites, Deerfield Beach Resort & Spa, Deerfield Beach, Florida
www.care-online.org

CARE member companies offer 2,500 holiday properties, servicing around one million vacation owners and members. Membership extends throughout the US, Canada, Mexico, Europe and Australia.

The Luxury Markets Symposium
17-18 May
St. Regis Hotel, Mexico City
www.luxurymarketsymposium.com

Recognised as the leading event in the leisure real estate in Latin America, this conference is led by global experts who will be giving a privileged overview of the state of the industry, and be identifying opportunities in the luxury sector, building solutions to capitalize on them.

The Registry Collection Fractional Roadshow
Fractional Ownership Awareness Days

Four opportunities in key fractional markets – Spain, Cyprus, Italy and Portugal – to get to grips with the ins and outs of the fractional industry make this a must attend event for anyone involved, including developers, agents and operators. Each location will focus on the opportunities within the local market. Dates are:

24 May – Marbella, Spain
1 June – Paphos, Cyprus
28 June – Florence, Italy
13 September – Lisbon, Portugal

Info and tickets at: www.rciventures.com/2011/02/registry-collection-roadshows/

VOASA – Vacation Ownership Association of South Africa

29-31 May
Southern Sun Elangeni Hotel, Durban, South Africa

The premier shared ownership event in the country will present delegates and speakers with a chance to discuss industry related issues, and learn new ways of aligning themselves to international best practice. It’s an important year this year with new legislation such as the Consumer Protection Act and Companies Act coming into force.

www.voasaconference.co.za/

RCI Christel House Golf Open

Not a conference, more a fun day out on the fairways! Even better, it’s all for a very good cause. The annual shared ownership industry highlight for golfers is the Christel House charity match which tees off at various locations around the world (full list to follow), starting 13 June. Golfers compete in five contents, with around 1,800 players expected to participate to raise funds for children in need. The best thing about it, golf aside, is that 100% of proceeds will go directly to the children at Christel House.
www.christelhouse.org
www.chopen.org

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