LONDON, 15 May 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. Interval created the conferences in 1998 to educate prospective entrants, lenders, and government officials about resort development opportunities around the globe. Investment conferences were held previously in South Africa in 2010.
“We are proud that past events have drawn thousands of attendees interested in shared ownership. Our investment conferences are now regarded among the most prestigious in the business,” said Darren Ettridge, Interval’s senior vice president of resort sales and business development for Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia. “We are looking forward to providing attendees at the forthcoming events a fresh look at shared ownership opportunities in this thriving destination.”
The conferences will be co-sponsored by ENS, Africa’s largest law firm, and held in its offices. “I found it a really valuable and informative experience participating in the last series of workshops,” said Shelley Mackay-Davidson, director of the corporate commercial department of ENS. “I am really looking forward to being involved again in these events and to discussing the various challenges and innovations in this exciting industry. We are delighted to be platinum sponsors and we look forward to hosting the conferences.”
Delegates will hear industry leaders share their experiences and participate in networking opportunities and interactive Q&A sessions. Deon Viljoen, director of operations for Southern Sun Resorts commented, "Sharing ideas and the energy at conferences has been a highlight of my career and helps get innovation going. I know these events will be just that for all participants and I'm delighted to be involved.”
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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