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Miami, FL, September 25, 2014 - More than 500 attendees are anticipated at the 16th Annual Shared Ownership Industry Conference on October 13-14 at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach to share key insights on global vacation trends and best practices. Organized by Interval International, a prominent worldwide provider of vacation services and an operating business of Interval Leisure Group, the conference presents a robust program with panels featuring the industry’s most seasoned executives.​

According to 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 is attracting a great number of senior-level participants. “This is what makes it so exciting. As well as offering attendees the basics they need to enter the shared ownership market, the event has attracted many industry veterans, who will be facilitating in-depth discussions. New entrants will have the opportunity to learn from the foremost authorities in the field.”

Special morning sessions are being offered for industry newcomers interested in gaining a foundational understanding of timeshare. The main sessions will explore trending 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.”

In addition to keynote speaker Kelly McDonald, a nationally recognized marketing expert and author, panelists will include leaders from Diamond Resorts International, Hyatt Residential Group, Intrawest Resort Club Group, Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation, Plaza Hotéis, Welk Resorts, and Westgate Resorts. Participants will receive complimentary copies of research studies, including ARDA’s State of the Vacation Timeshare Industry: U.S. Study, 2014 Edition; ARDA’s Financial Performance 2014: A Survey of Timeshare and Vacation Ownership CompaniesInterval International 2013 Latin America Membership Profile; and The Shared Ownership Resort Real Estate Industry in North America: 2014.

This year’s patron sponsors are: Aqua Hospitality; Aston Hotels & Resorts; Baker & Hostetler, LLP; 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. To register for the conference, click here, call 877.700.1153 (toll free) or 305.668.3495, or

About Shared Ownership Investment Conference
Produced 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

About Interval International
Interval 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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Contact: Yvette Batalla
305.925.6519, ext. 7032

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Interval International, 6262 Sunset Drive, Miami, FL 33143