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Westgate Resorts COO Mark Waltrip To Speak At Timeshare And Fractional Expo GNEX 2013
The Chief Operating Officer for the largest privately-held timeshare company in the world will address participants during Perspective Magazine’s shared ownership industry event.
“We are honored to support the GNEX conference,”
Founded in 1982, Westgate Resorts operates as a subsidiary of Central Florida Investments, Inc. (CFI), which employs 6,500 people and has evolved into the largest privately held corporation in the Central Florida area. Starting with its original 16-unit resort at Westgate Vacation Villas, Westgate Resorts now encompasses more than 10,000 guestrooms at 28 full-service resorts in premiere travel destinations throughout the United States such as Orlando, Florida; Las Vegas, Nevada; Gatlinburg, Tennessee; Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; Park City, Utah; Williamsburg, Virginia; Miami, Florida; Branson, Missouri; Mesa, Arizona; Tunica, Mississippi and more. Westgate Resorts has established a level of expertise in resort sales, marketing and operations unmatched throughout the hospitality industry.
GNEX 2013 and the Perspective Magazine Awards will be held at the luxurious Beverly Wilshire – a Four Seasons Hotel during February 3-6, 2013 in the playground of the stars, Beverly Hills, California.
The world’s leading industry executives will convene from six continents in an exclusive gathering to discuss the crucial issues facing the vacation ownership industry. With the vast majority of expected attendees holding the titles of President, Vice President, CEO, Managing Director or similar executive-level distinction, a room full of industry experts will engage with panelists in an open debate format where new ideas will be developed and knowledge exchanged for the benefit of every attendee.
Imagine a conference where delegates actually can meet everyone and have the opportunity for building business relationships and creating partnerships which can boost the bottom line. Fantastic networking sessions combined with terrific nightly social events worthy of a Hollywood script will engage attendees unlike any other meeting on the industry calendar in a fun, energetic atmosphere that is sure to result in business deals.
The conference will conclude with a red carpet Gala Dinner where the presentation of the Perspective Magazine Awards, sponsored by Holiday Systems International, will be announced across more than 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, Travel To Go, Blue Strawberry Resorts, Resort Television, Leisure Logistics, Lloydshare Limited, Emirates Vacation Club, Stewart Vacation Ownership, Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific, Alliances That Work, Dream Vacation Network, Merlin Software, SFX Preferred Resorts, TrackResults Software and Christel House International as Charity of Choice.
About Mark Waltrip
As Chief Operating Officer, Mark is responsible for the acquisition, design, development, operations and marketing of all CFI corporate and Westgate Resorts properties. In addition, he oversees the sales and marketing of Westgate's exclusive whole-ownership properties. Mark has had a very diverse range of experiences, including corporate leadership, sales, marketing, real estate development, project acquisitions, construction, resort operations, asset management, procurement services, information technology and human resources. Mark also leads the development and operation of all non-resort projects, including commercial office space, apartment complexes, and land development. In addition to their resort properties, Mark leads the development and operations of a variety of restaurant concepts, retail shops and destination health spas under the brand, "Serenity Spa by Westgate."
Mark is also responsible for the continued evolution of the Westgate brand into an experience-based, destination resort company. He is recognized as an industry leader in the development and operation of themed destination resorts. As part of this effort, Mark is responsible for the customer experience measurement system that provides the analysis, process improvement, and training necessary for the continuous process improvement of every aspect of Westgate's guest experience.
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/