RDO2 returns to Marbella this month, 26-28 September

Still time for last minute registrations to attend Europe’s must-not-miss shared ownership event, RDO2

After an outstanding conference last year, the Resort Development Organisation’s 2011 event, “RDO2 – Mapping The Journey” will be back in Marbella on 26-28 September.

The “Mapping The Journey” theme this year will explore the best strategies for companies – anyone involved in the timeshare and fractional industries – to survive and thrive in the challenging economy.

“Join us again this year in Marbella, venue of last year’s widely acclaimed main industry event of the year ” – Richard McIntosh, Chairman, RDO

Following last year’s stand out success, guest speakers, panellists and experts will identify the opportunities ripe for development, show how to build a business strategy that provides the foundation for long term stability and growth, and will offer their exclusive insights into what the future holds.

Global exchange leaders RCI and Interval International are the main sponsors, and Generator Systems and special media sponsors Perspective Magazine are also supporting the event.

Special Keynote Speaker: Jim Lawless, top motivational coach and author of the best-seller “Taming Tigers – Do Things You Never Thought You Could Do”

RDO is delighted to announce that one of Europe’s most sought-after inspirational presenters, Jim Lawless, will be the keynote speaker. One of the business world’s most engaging presenters, he was challenged to prove that his own Ten Rules For Taming Tigers actually do work in reality, when an audience member bet Jim Lawless £1 that he could not become a jockey and ride in a televised race within 12 months. At 36, he had never sat in a saddle and was three stone too heavy to be a jockey – find out what happened at www.jimlawless.com.

Lawless is the author of the best-seller “Taming Tigers – Do Things You Never Thought You Could Do”. He is regularly booked by major blue chip clients: Apple, Barclays, the BBC, Deloitte, Marks & Spencer and Vodafone are just some of the giants he has presented to.
As former CEO of Change Consultants, Optimise and in-house counsel at Fujitsu, Jim Lawless is uncannily insightful, sharp and always entertaining. “Challenging, inspiring and hilarious”, he is a motivational powerhouse and not to be missed.

“RCI are delighted to once again support the RDO Conference as Platinum Sponsor. Mapping the journey will provide the medium for positive and productive debates on how we continue to develop and grow our industry going forward” – Dimitris Manikis, VP Business Development, RCI Europe, Middle East & Africa

Guest Speakers

This year’s line up of guest speakers includes some of the world’s top authorities on the timeshare and tourism industries.

  • Howard Nusbaum, President and CEO of ARDA, the American Resort Development Association
  • Jim Madrid, author and leading consultant who founded the California-based human performance specialist company Entelechy Training & Development
  • Professor Alan Fyall Deputy Dean, Research & Entreprise, at the School of Tourism at Bournemouth University
  • Professor Dimitrios Buhalis Deputy Director of the Internataional Centre for Tourism and Hospitality Research (ICTHR), School of Tourism, Bournemouth University.

“After the success of the RDO Conference last year, Interval had no hesitation in being a Platinum Sponsor again for RDO2. We look forward to joining our industry colleagues in “Mapping The Journey” -Darren Ettridge, Vice President, Resort Sales & Service, EMEA for Interval International


Once again, famous names and familiar faces will be moderating during the event, including:

  • Robin Mills – Chairman, Communications Council, Resort Development Organisation
  • Pete Jones – Partner, Generator Systems
  • Paul Mattimoe – CEO, Perspective Magazine International, Ltd
  • Dimitris Manikis – VP Business Development, RCI Europe, Middle East & Africa
  • Michael Myers – Group Director of Marketing and Travel, Interval International
  • Mark Cushway – Chief Executive Officer, Silverpoint Leisure

Registration for RDO2 “Mapping The Future” 2011 is still open for last minute registrations

To register, visit http://www.rdoconference.org/register-online

Registration includes three nights’ accommodation including breakfast at the 5-star beachfront Don Carlos Resort & Spa, as well as welcome cocktails, lunches, the Gala Dinner and Wrap Party.

The Venue: Marbella’s Luxury Beachfront Don Carlos Resort & Spa

The Don Carlos Resort & Spa is one of Marbella’s most exclusive and luxurious resorts. The hotel is a stone’s throw from Antonio Banderas’ beachside villa and less than ten minutes’ drive to Marbella’s charming historic town. Set amongst acres of exotic, sub-tropical gardens, a short stroll through the gardens leads to a private stretch of golden beach where you’ll find two of the coast’s best clubs: the resort’s own Don Carlos Beach Club and the world-famous champagne beach bar, Nikki Beach.

Fully refurbished by internationally recognised interior designers, each of the hotel’s rooms & suites offers five star luxury and comfort. The fourteen-storey hotel offers spectacular views of the mountains and Mediterranean.

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For full details of the RDO2 “Mapping the Journey” Conference 2011 visit www.RDOConference.org


The Resort Development Organisation (www.RDO.org) has been established to improve representation for reputable companies in the vacation ownership industry, whatever usage concept they are employing, be it timeshare, fractional interests, private residence clubs, condo hotels or destination clubs etc. all aimed at providing holiday makers with quality holiday accommodation through various concepts of use. RDO members lead the industry in their commitment to strong ethical standards with the aim of raising the standards of the industry as a whole, ensuring fair trading and satisfaction of owners.

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