Monday, April 08, 2013

ARDA World 2013 Annual Convention and Exposition April 7-11, 2013

This year, the annual American Resort Development Association (ARDA) Convention moves from its bi-annual location in Orlando to the beachside resort destination of Hollywood, Florida. The Westin Diplomat Resort and Spa will host the convention from April 7-11.

This premier gathering for the vacation ownership industry attracts more than 3,000 participants from over 20 countries and offers attendees a myriad of educational, networking and social opportunities. This is the largest show specifically geared toward the resort development industry.

ARDA World Convention is the premier opportunity for industry leaders to network, share insights, and discuss issues on a global basis with attendees from varying backgrounds and markets. The convention also provides prominent exposure for sponsors, exhibitors, and attendees among a diverse collection of over 3,000 industry players.

"Along with our terrific new location, we have also shifted the schedule to better accommodate the attendees," said Howard Nusbaum, president and CEO of ARDA.

"Monday is Key Constituent Day for our most involved members, and we are featuring several new receptions and networking events," Nusbaum said.

This year's convention has a full schedule including meetings, exhibitions, and outings. On Monday, Key Constituent Day, ARDA's most engaged and involved members can attend committee meetings and forums, as well as four targeted fundamentals sessions for new industry entrants.

Also on Monday is a VIP Exhibitor Networking Reception. This year's keynote speaker is Don Tapscott, a best-selling author and speaker. He will share his insights on the strategic value and impact of information technology on the timeshare industry.

Popular convention sessions throughout the week will include educational discussions on innovations in the industry, such as the new fee-for-service model, hot industry topics such as aging resorts, and best practice sessions on subjects from marketing to technology.


The ARDA-Resort Owner’s Coalition (ARDA-ROC) is the first line of defense against legislation that may negatively impact timeshare owners and their well-being. Through ARDA-ROC owners can be part of an effective grassroots lobbying coalition of timeshare unit owners dedicated to preserving, protecting nd enhancing vacation ownership.


The American Resort Development Association (ARDA) is an industry leader in advocating members' interests, providing advanced professional education opportunities, educating the teleservices industry, and acting as the industry's information clearinghouse.


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