ARDA timeshare convention heads to Las Vegas
The American Resort Development Association (ARDA) is to host its annual international timeshare conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The ARDA World 2018 global timeshare event is expected to attract nearly 2,000 attendees representing 35 different countries from all facets of the vacation ownership industry. The convention will be held from 6-10 May at Caesars Palace.
This event will provide an opportunity for industry-leading professionals from around the world to come together to learn, share in best practices and discover new ideas. Five days of meetings, educational sessions, exhibitions and fun will give attendees the chance to strengthen partnerships, while also making new connections.
Howard Nusbaum, ARDA’s president and CEO, said: “We are excited about this year’s convention as we once again head back to what is arguably the entertainment capital of the world – Las Vegas.
“With seven years of consecutive growth, the increasing demand for shared vacation experiences and the expansion of the global economy, the timeshare industry is poised for its next adventure and we are excited to bring the entire industry together at ARDA World to plan for the journey ahead.”
This year’s convention features an impressive line-up of speakers and entertainers—including keynote speaker, Robert Stevenson (sponsored by RCI), a global speaker, best-selling author, and an expert at building a high-performance corporate culture, while improving efficiency and accelerating growth.
ARDA World will also bring back one of its most popular events, The Lion’s Den, which is based on the concept of the popular US television show Shark Tank and the UK’s Dragon’s Den. The session will see several new digital travel companies pitch their products to industry ‘Lions’, receive feedback and see who comes out the winner.
Additional highlights of this year’s ARDA World include a Meet the Leaders panel, the new Sales & Marketing Leaders Panel, annual Awards Gala – recognising outstanding work in the industry – and the Breakfast of Champions.
In addition, Interval International’s Party with a Cause will bring a little extra party to the week with alternative rock band Collective Soul performing at the House of Blues Music Hall. All event proceeds will support the ARDA International Foundation (AIF) and its efforts to further research, education and enhanced awareness of the timeshare industry.
This year’s ARDA World will again feature the Marketplace, which includes private meeting rooms, traditional trade show booths and interactive kiosks offering unprecedented networking and business development opportunities.
For the third year, ARDA World will feature a ‘Digital Zone’ where attendees can engage in social media discussions, ask questions of the speakers and network with each other. ARDA World fans can follow @ARDAorg on Twitter and join the convention conversation using the hashtag #ARDAWorld.
Registration for ARDA World is open, and limited sponsorships are still available. For more information about the 2018 ARDA World Convention, click here.