The day will begin with a Welcome Address from Juan Carlos Gonzalez Hernandez, Tourism Secretary for the State of Quintana Roo, Mexico. The program then proceeds with a presentation from Craig Morganson, CEO, Holiday Systems International who has been working tirelessly in efforts to lift the Travel Warning issued on Mexico by the U.S. and will give an account of what is being done to safeguard tourism in the country.
Gregg Anderson – Global Vice President, The Registry Collection and Marcos Agostini – Vice President, Latin America, Resort Sales & Service, Interval International will continue with presentations about current and future projects and why they feel that Latin America is a major hotspot for the shared ownership industry. Latin America continues to be one of the fastest growing regions of the world when it comes to vacation ownership, with over 900 properties in the region and another 80 projects started in 2010.
The program takes an extended Networking Break in the specially-created networking lounge designed for business meetings. Then, in “Reinventing The Wheel”, a variety of panelists will discuss new and innovative business models being created to engage with consumers in the "new normal" following the global economic downturn.
John Spence, Chairman, Karma Royal Group, will give the Keynote Address and provide insights from his distinguished career in resort development. Named Ernst & Young's 2010 Australian Entrepreneur of the Year, Mr. Spence's experience in creating Karma Royal Group in 1993, without institutional funding support, and growing it into one of Asia's leading developers of boutique resorts is an outstanding example to resort professionals looking for advice on how to succeed under the current market conditions.
The “Tools To Grow And Improve Your Business” panel features industry veterans who will provide attendees with insightful methods to increase sales, improve processes and deliver value to the consumer.
Following lunch, “The 800 Pound Gorilla In The Room” session is an open forum debate about the most controversial issues that involve owners, resorts and regulatory leaders around the world which could bring changes that, while painful, are necessary for the overall growth and sustained success of the industry.
The mood then lightens as attendees head to the beach for the Palapa Speed Networking session. With a unique, never done before twist, this networking event consists of a series of Palapas, or thatched- roof areas, lined up on the beach where delegates will move from one Palapa to another, giving and receiving quick introductions in a fun, social setting prior to the Networking Beach Party.
“Our Day One program is packed with information and numerous opportunities for delegates to engage and create business,” said Steve Luba, Chief Operating Officer, Perspective Magazine North America. “Between the presentations, interactive panel sessions, networking events and the expected fireworks from the 800 Pound Gorilla session, we’re in for an eventful day.”
GNEX 2012 will take place from January 31st – February 2nd, 2012 as top decision-makers gather to advance the vacation ownership industry in the first industry event of the year. Details regarding the Day Two agenda will be announced as they become available.
Space is limited as the event is only a few weeks away. To review all of the speakers and participants on the Day One agenda at 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, Customer Count, First American Title Insurance Company, Merlin Software, Sell My Timeshare NOW, Track Results Software, Travel Guard, Circle One BlueBay Resort, El Cid Vacation Club, Grand Velas, Mayakoba Residences, Royal Resorts, Unlimited Vacation Club, 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 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)