The evolution of the shared ownership product and digital marketing will be among the central themes at the 20th annual International Shared Ownership Investment Conference hosted by Interval International at the Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort and Casino from September 25-27. A comprehensive schedule of educational sessions and networking events will provide an in-depth understanding of this compelling hospitality segment and facilitate business opportunities for attendees.
“In addition to offering a top-down overview of what new entrants will need to know as they consider this exciting industry, the program will showcase the different profit centers of a shared ownership project, as well as current industry trends,” said Marcos Agostini, Interval’s executive vice president of global sales and business development. “Attendees will also hear from leading authorities about shifts in consumer behavior and how to identify target audiences.”
The conference kicks off with the State of the Industry 2018, which will offer insights from the American Resort Development Association’s (ARDA) latest research, followed by a look at travel trends in the U.S., Caribbean, and Latin America. The much-anticipated “Marketing in the Digital Age” session will cover the latest techniques savvy marketers use to stand out in an oversaturated landscape.
Other program highlights include “The Lowdown on Latin America” panel, where attendees will learn about the opportunities and realities of shared ownership development from prominent developers and marketers. During the “Deal-Makers Direct” session, industry veterans will discuss today’s economic climate and what’s ahead for the business.
In addition to the educational and networking sessions, participants will have an opportunity to visit two of Aruba’s successful timeshare properties and meet with on-site representatives. They will also receive complimentary research reports created specifically for the shared ownership industry, including three studies from the ARDA International Foundation: State of the Vacation Timeshare Industry: United States Study, 2018 Edition; Financial Performance: A Survey of Timeshare & Vacation Ownership Companies, 2018 Edition; and Economic Impact of the Timeshare Industry on the US Economy, 2018 Edition, as well as the Ragatz Associates’ Shared Ownership Resort Real Estate Industry in North America: 2018 and the Interval International 2018 Membership Profile, U.S. Edition.
Joining Interval as patron sponsors are Equiant, Fidelity National Timeshare, Harbor Linen, and Preferred Residences. Supporting sponsors include the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association, the Caribbean Tourism Organization, First American Title Insurance Company, and Ragatz Associates. The conference registration rate is $749 per delegate. For more information about the event or to register, please visit www.sharedownershipinvestment.com.
About the International Shared Ownership Investment Conference
Produced and sponsored by Interval International, the International Shared Ownership Investment Conference and seminars provide a forum to educate attendees about trends and opportunities and explore the various shared ownership business models. Since 1998, these events have been providing attendees in Africa, the Caribbean, Europe, Middle East, North and South America, and Asia with valuable industry knowledge on topics from financing, marketing and development to conversions, mixed-use resorts, and government regulations.
About Interval International
Interval International operates membership programs for vacationers and provides value-added services to its developer clients worldwide. Based in Miami, Florida, the company has been a pioneer and innovator in serving the vacation ownership market since 1976. Today, Interval’s exchange network comprises nearly 3,200 resorts in over 80 nations. Through offices in 15 countries, Interval offers high-quality products and benefits to resort clients and approximately 2 million families who are enrolled in various membership programs. Interval is an operating business of ILG (Nasdaq: ILG), a leading global provider of professionally delivered vacation experiences.