“We are honored that Paul and Sharon Mattimoe have again selected Christel House as the Charity of Choice for the 2012 GNEX conference. By supporting Christel House during the conference, in their publications and through their sponsorship of the Christel House Open, the Mattimoes set an extraordinary example for the timeshare industry of caring, sharing, and making the world a better place,” said Christel House Founder, Christel DeHaan.
Christel House builds and operates learning centers serving impoverished children with the goal of creating sustainable social and educational impact. Their holistic approach includes: quality education, nutritious meals, regular healthcare, life skills training, character development and work-study opportunities as well as empowerment programs for parents and community members. At Christel House, children are taught the importance of caring, sharing and making a difference. As a result, the positive lessons learned by Christel House children are carried home, to impact the families and communities they serve.
GNEX 2012 will be held on January 31st – February 2nd, 2012, as decision-makers from throughout the vacation ownership industry will gather for networking and business development opportunities at the Ritz Carlton Cancun in Cancun, Mexico. The Perspective Magazine Awards Gala dinner will take place at the Hacienda Tres Rios Resort in Riviera Maya the evening of February 2nd as industry professionals will vie for global recognition of excellence in over 40 categories.
The conference will include two fundraising opportunities for Christel House as industry leaders will have the opportunity to contribute to the growth and development of the organization. Perspective Magazine has arranged a Private Yacht Cruise, courtesy of Yachts E, for a limited number of attendees to explore parts of Cancun and Isla Mujeres ahead of the conference, with all proceeds from the excursion going directly to Christel House. In addition, a presentation from Ron Haylock of Christel House at the Perspective Magazine Awards Gala dinner will provide an opportunity for the delegates to offer financial support. Unlike many charities, 100% of individual contributions go directly to help the children of Christel House and are not used to support administrative overhead.
During GNEX 2012, industry leaders from five continents will participate in ground-breaking workshops and networking sessions designed to provide new ways to advance the shared ownership industry. The expo will also include informative presentations, interactive panel discussions, a tour of a selection of successful properties from the local area (limited spaces), nightly social events, open networking time and a networking lounge with areas for individual business meetings.
“We have supported Christel House for many years and are delighted that as we grow we can continue to find ways to integrate our passion for this charitable organization into more sectors of our business. GNEX 2011 raised just over $5,000 for the charity and we are hoping, through a larger attendance and a few other special items, to more than double that figure at GNEX 2012,” said Paul Mattimoe, president and CEO, Perspective Magazine.
For more information and to find out how you can attend GNEX 2012, please visit http://perspectivemagazine.com/
Sponsors and supporters of GNEX 2012 include:
Blue Strawberry Resorts, Holiday Systems International, Sunset World Resorts, Dial an Exchange, Resort Television, Travel To Go, Interval International, Lloydshare, RCI, BuyaTimeshare.com, First American Title Insurance Company, Merlin Software, Track Results Software, Travel Guard, Circle One BlueBay Resort, El Cid Vacation Club, Royal Resorts, Alternative Ownership Conference Asia Pacific (AOCAP), Australian Timeshare and Holiday Ownership Council (ATHOC), Cooperative Association of Resort Exchangers (CARE), Canadian Resort Development Association (CRDA), The Pacific Institute, Ragatz Associates Fractional Interest Conference, Resort Development Organisation (RDO), The Association for Timeshare Owners Committees (TATOC), Vacation Ownership Association of Southern Africa (VOASA), Women in the Industry (WIN) and Christel House International as Charity of Choice.
About Christel House
Founded by businesswoman and philanthropist Christel DeHaan in 1998, Christel House operates learning centers in Mexico, India, South Africa and the United States as well as providing support for an after-school tutoring program in Serbia and a work-study program for graduates who attended the organization’
Christel House is a 501(c) (3) public charity and each learning center is a registered not-for-profit entity in its country of operation. The organization follows strict business practices and is committed to complete accountability and transparency.
For more information, please visit http://christelhouse.org.
About Perspective Magazine
Perspective Magazine is the leading independent, multi-media information provider for the shared ownership industry. The company publishes regional brands covering North America, Europe & Middle East, South Africa, Asia Pacific and soon to be launched in Latin America. The magazines are, combined, the most read independent trade publications globally for the vacation ownership industry.
The company’s consumer magazine, Owners Perspective Magazine, is the only independent consumer publication that specializes in promoting the benefits of buying shared ownership products to the general public and is also available as a specially customized developer edition for lead generation, in-room marketing and third party sales collateral. Owners Perspective Magazine’s online version, http://ownersperspective.com, also features a new guaranteed lead generation program specifically designed for resorts and developers. The site will host the company’s latest endeavor, Vacation TV, a streaming 24/7 online video channel full of information about vacation ownership products and services.
Perspective Magazine also operates a recruitment advertising service through TimeshareStaff.com (http://timesharestaff.com ), fractional property listing services and a customized in-room Resort Television product that encourages on-site spending and vacation ownership sales.
GNEX is the company’s annual global networking expo which gathers the top industry professionals from around the world to network, create new strategic alliances and develop joint ventures that can benefit their businesses.
Perspective Magazine also publishes online through http://perspectivemagazine.com, hosts an online community of industry professionals through Perspective Forums, engages a social media audience of over 44,000 followers through its corporate social media accounts and is a media sponsor of 30 major industry events around the world.
For more information, please visit http://perspectivemagazine.com or email Steve Luba at steveluba(at)