“I am looking forward to participating in this dynamic conference,”
International Cruise & Excursions, Inc. (ICE) is a worldwide travel and leisure organization with a global network of successful travel alliances including top corporations, resorts, cruise lines, and leisure travel providers. ICE provides innovative cruise and travel programs, unique membership reward and loyalty programs, as well as cruise and vacation fulfillment services to major corporate brands serving more than 55 million consumers worldwide. Enjoying 15 years of tremendous growth and a legacy of successful industry innovation, ICE continues to raise the bar in creative marketing solutions, client services and passionate performance within the travel industry.
Set aside February 3-6, 2013 for GNEX 2013 and the Perspective Magazine Awards, to be held in glamorous Beverly Hills, California, at the world famous Beverly Wilshire – a Four Seasons Hotel.
GNEX 2013 is vastly different from any other industry conference in that every attendee can have their input through an interactive program designed to create solutions to the challenges facing the vacation ownership industry. Rather than one-way communication, this approach allows an entire room of experts to share their insights with panelists and foster new ideas which can help attendees build their businesses.
The top industry leaders from six continents will gather to network and build new business relationships in an exclusive atmosphere which combines strategic panel sessions with breaks in the program for business meetings in the uniquely designed networking lounge. The vast majority of attendees have held the most senior titles of President, CEO, Managing Director or Vice President, with the remaining delegates at the Director of Business Development level or similar designation – meaning that key decision-makers will be in abundance and looking for that new strategic partnership.
The conference will culminate with the Perspective Magazine Awards, sponsored by Holiday Systems International, as delegates gather for a Black-Tie Gala dinner where industry nominees vie for recognition of excellence in over 30 categories.
For more information and to find out how you can attend GNEX 2013, please visit http://perspectivemagazine.com/
Sponsors and supporters of GNEX 2013 to date include:
Dial an Exchange, Holiday Systems International, Interval International, RCI, Oombaga, Travel To Go, Blue Strawberry Resorts, Generator, Resort Television, Leisure Logistics, Lloydshare Limited, CustomerCount, Emirates Vacation Club, Merlin Software, Stewart Vacation Ownership, VacationOwnership.com, Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific, Alliances That Work, Brand Tango, Dream Vacation Network, Equiant Financial Services, SFX Preferred Resorts, TrackResults Software, Timeshare Training Today and Christel House International as Charity of Choice.
About Marcia Rowley
Marcia Rowley co-founded International Cruise & Excursions (ICE), Inc. in 1997. As Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, she plays an integral role in ICE’s worldwide operations. Marcia is noted for successfully negotiating a key partnership with Carnival Cruise Lines, the largest cruise line in the world in ICE’s early years that helped propel ICE into one of the largest cruise booking agencies in the world today. Marcia oversees all B2B and B2C Marketing initiatives including brand management, customer engagement and retention. She also plays an active role in product design, business development and client relations.
ICE has dramatically broadened its client offerings and services through the development of leading-edge digital-based marketing solutions, leisure benefit programs and supporting software technologies. With its award winning new Lifestyles Collection, ICE now offers members exclusive rewards-based programs that include valuable benefits for golf, spa, cruise, resort, hotel, shopping and wine packages.
ICE is globally recognized as a leader in the travel and leisure industry, receiving four prestigious Circle of Excellence Awards from the American Resort Development Association (ARDA) in recent years and has been the only company to ever receive two ACE Innovation Awards. ICE has been honored for sales and technology accomplishments by every major cruise line. ICE was recently recognized by Inc. Magazine with their Hire Power Award for job creation and has been recognized nationally as one of the fastest growing privately owned companies. ICE has received numerous Arizona Corporate Excellence (ACE) Awards and Phoenix Business Journal has named ICE one of the Best Places to Work for three years in a row. AZ Business Magazine recognized ICE as one of Arizona’s Most Admired Companies and Arizona State University W.P. Carey School of Business has awarded ICE with their Spirit of Enterprise Award for Innovation. Marcia Rowley was recently selected by AZ Business Magazine as one of Arizona’s 50 Most Influential Women.
About Perspective Group
The Perspective Group provides the vacation ownership industry’s most comprehensive independent multi-media marketing and publishing services globally. The Group includes five regional trade magazines under the Perspective Magazine brand, consumer publication Owners Perspective Magazine, plus member magazines and customized magazines specifically created for clients. A full suite of the latest online and interactive marketing services, including advanced tracking and analytics, are offered through Perspective Interactive, and the Global Networking Expo – GNEX 2013: The Global Meeting of Minds – will bring together industry leaders from six continents. Also coming under the Perspective Group are PerspectivePR public relations services and recruitment advertising service TimeshareStaff.com.
Much more than a magazine publisher and media sponsor of over 30 industry events, the rapidly growing Perspective Group offers a strategic range of sales and marketing products and services to assist developers and marketers with sales, lead generation, recruitment, customer retention, upgrades, referrals and much more. For further information just visit http://perspectivemagazine.com/