Miami, FL, August 27, 2014 - Interval International, a prominent worldwide provider of vacation services and an operating business of Interval Leisure Group (Nasdaq: IILG), has confirmed its roster of industry experts for the 16 Annual Shared Ownership Industry Conference in Miami Beach, FL. On October 13-14 at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach, thought leaders from Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation, Hyatt Residential Group, Diamond Resorts International and Intrawest Resort Club Group, among other distinguished attendees, will converge to discuss the latest trends and opportunities in vacation ownership."We are thrilled to present such a dynamic agenda of panels and presentations," said Bryan Ten Broek, Interval’s senior vice president of resort sales and business development for the U.S., Canada, and Caribbean. "This year’s conference will provide participants with a unique opportunity to share best practices and uncover new ways to approach industry challenges. It promises to deliver key insights from the best in the business."Panelists will explore topics, such as: "The Convergence of Shared Ownership and Hospitality," "Hospitality Investment Trends," "The Caribbean and Latin America," "The Reality of Rentals" and "Social Media: Real People, Real Results." Headlining this year’s conference is Kelly McDonald, a nationally recognized marketing expert and author of "How to Market to People Not Like You." She has appeared in BusinessWeek, on CNBC, Money.com and Sirius/XM Radio, and her company, McDonald Marketing, has twice been named one of the top advertising agencies in the U.S. by Advertising Age. She will discuss multi-cultural marketing and how businesses can effectively differentiate themselves.This year’s patron sponsors include: Aqua Hospitality; Aston Hotels & Resorts; BakerHostetler; Crelogix; Equiant; Fidelity National Timeshare; Foley & Lardner LLP; Holland & Knight; HVS Shared Ownership Services; Interval International; JMBM Global Hospitality Group; Meridian Financial Services; Preferred Residences; Trading Places and Vacation Resorts International.
Featured PanelistsNikhil Bhalla, Vice President, Lodging Equity Research, FBR & Co.Vail Brown, Vice President of Global Business Development & Marketing, STR, Inc.Trevor Bruno, President, Intrawest Resort Club GroupJohn Burlingame, Global Head – Residential Development, Hyatt Hotels CorporationJames Casey, Senior Vice President, Managing Director, Vacation Ownership, Capital OneElizabeth Churchill, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Aqua Hospitality and Aston Hotels & ResortsMichael Flaskey, Executive Vice President, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, Diamond Resorts International®Jonathan Fredricks, President, Welk ResortsRonald Goldberg, President, Wellington FinancialMike Hampton, Ed.D., Dean, Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management, Florida International UniversityHoward Nusbaum, President & Chief Executive Officer, American Resort Development AssociationTimothy Peterson, Principal, SunBridge Capital Management, LLCDave Pierzchala, Senior Vice President, Travel Research, IpsosJared Saft, Vice President, Westgate ResortsLarry Shulman, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Hyatt Residential GroupSam Thompson, Commercial Director, Americas, TripAdvisorAriel Treves, Director, Wells Fargo SecuritiesStephen Weisz, President & Chief Executive Officer, Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation
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About Shared Ownership Investment ConferenceProduced and sponsored by Interval International, The Shared Ownership Investment conferences and seminars provide a forum to educate attendees about trends and opportunities, and explore the various shared ownership business models. Since 1998, these events have been providing attendees in Africa, the Caribbean, Europe, Middle East, South America and Asia with valuable industry knowledge on topics from financing, marketing and development to conversions, mixed use resorts, and government regulations. For more information, visit www.sharedownershipinvestment.com.
About Interval InternationalInterval International operates membership programs 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 nearly 2,900 resorts in more than 80 nations. Through offices in 16 countries, Interval offers high-quality products and benefits to resort clients and about 2 million families who are enrolled in various membership programs. 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.
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