LONDON, 6 June 2012 - Interval International, a prominent worldwide provider of vacation services and an operating business of Interval Leisure Group (Nasdaq: IILG), will host Shared Ownership Investment Conferences on 26 June in Cape Town and 28 June in Sandton. The conferences will be co-sponsored by ENS, Africa’s largest law firm, and held in its offices.
“We look forward to providing an opportunity for delegates to network with industry experts and hear about regional trends and key issues that could impact future resort development,” said Darren Ettridge, Interval’s senior vice president of resort sales and business development for Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Asia. “We also hope to encourage further dialogue about the positive effect shared ownership can have on the hospitality and tourism sectors.”
The programme will feature leaders in shared ownership, such as Ettridge and keynote speaker Deon Viljoen, director of operations for Southern Sun Resorts. Viljoen will review the status of the South African industry and present valuable insight into its relevance to today’s consumers, as well as its future.
Additional highlights will include sessions on the fundamentals of shared ownership, a detailed legal and tax review, and marketing and lead generation strategies. Experts will lead a case study on the “Real Deal” during which speakers will analyse what it takes to bring a project from conception to market.
Other speakers include Shelley Mackay-Davidson, director of corporate commercial department, ENS; Brian Stocks, chairman of Sun International Vacation Club; Peter Pienaar, general manager of Southern Sun Resorts; and Jon Kilroe-Smith, general manager of Club Mykonos Resort.
Shared Ownership Investment Conferences are designed for senior executives in the hospitality, real estate, finance, leisure, and government sectors. Space at both events is limited and registration information is available by contacting Interval International by phone on +27 (0)21 554 9727 or by email to SouthAfrica@intervalintl.com.
About Interval International
Interval International operates membership programmes for vacationers and provides value-added services to its developer clients worldwide. Based in Miami, Florida, the company has been a pioneer and innovator in serving the vacation ownership market since 1976. Today, Interval has an exchange network of approximately 2,700 resorts in more than 75 nations. Through offices in 15 countries, Interval offers high-quality products and benefits to resort clients and about 2 million families who are enrolled in various membership programmes. Interval is an operating business of Interval Leisure Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: IILG), a leading global provider of membership and leisure services to the vacation industry.
ENS (Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs) is Africa’s largest law firm with over 450 practitioners and advises clients across all areas of business relating to law, tax, forensics and IP, including specialized niche areas and throughout Africa. The firm benchmarks itself according to international standards whilst retaining a uniquely African focus, making it well-equipped to advise clients wherever they may choose to do business. ENS has offices in Johannesburg, Alexandra, Cape Town, Mitchells Plain, Stellenbosch and Durban. ENS was established over 100 years ago, making it one of the oldest and most experienced full service law firms in Africa. ENS is proud to be a level 3 BBBEE contributor.
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