Orlando, Florida – March 16, 2015 – (INTUITION by Perspective Group) – It was a whirlwind of handshakes, card swaps and all-around-smiles at the Speed Networking event, sponsored by MetaMarketplace on Feb. 16, 2015, Day One, of the Fifth Annual GNEX Leaders Conference.
This event, which has become synonymous with GNEX, gave each delegate the opportunity to meet 30-plus other attendees in quick succession and make arrangements for more in-depth discussions later during the conference. One of GNEX’s most highly anticipated gatherings, the 90-minute Speed Networking event took place early during the conference, so attendees could quickly engage and develop new business.
“The intimacy of GNEX is what drew us to be a sponsor,” said Jake McGuire, vice president, Sales & Business Development, MetaMarketplace. “This conference has the right people and the right atmosphere, giving senior executives a chance to talk face-to-face in a setting that’s easygoing and fun. It’s clear that GNEX is much more than just a conference for Sharon and Paul,” McGuire said about GNEX hosts, Sharon and Paul Mattimoe, Perspective Group. “They really care about the event and the people here and go out of their way to ensure delegates make the right connections.”
As a sponsor, MetaMarketplace also gave each attendee a personalized luggage tag complete with name and photo. The company is a fast-growing platform provider that enables timeshare companies and destination clubs to offer their members more than 4,000 professionally managed villas, luxury rentals, city apartments, mountain lodges— and even private islands – in more than 400 destinations without investing in additional real estate. Properties appear on the vacation provider’s site under their brand with the provider’s pricing and currency or points. Members remain on the site for the entire process, and the provider’s member agents handle all of the communications with their members.
Speed Dating With Business Twist
“It’s my favorite part of GNEX,” said Jeanette Bunn, president and CEO, Travel To Go. “The Speed Networking event is a great way to connect with a lot of people in a short period of time.”
The Fifth Annual Global Networking Expo (GNEX) set a new record, bringing together 197 senior-level executives from 119 companies around the world. The Speed Networking event drew consistently high praise from participants.
“It was great networking,” said Lindsey Alexander, president, Inventory Smart. “You have a quick, focused conversation with key decision makers. Everyone is extremely friendly. Some people have an immediate interest in your product, while others offer to put you in touch with someone else who they think would be a great prospect, or they give you a terrific idea and useful feedback on your product.”
With a refreshing focus on forging new business relationships, GNEX provides unrivaled access to prospective clients and strategic partners. Dubbed “The Global Meeting of Minds,” GNEX has earned a reputation for delivering open dialogue among industry leaders and carefully planned networking events in a collaborative setting that redefines the traditional conference format.
In keeping with its focus on networking, GNEX also features one-of-a-kind social events, a long lunch and hour-long coffee breaks to give delegates plenty of time to make new friends and maximize business opportunities.
Vacation ownership industry leaders use the MetaMarketplace platform to increase member satisfaction and retention and capture a larger share of travel spend with a curated portfolio of professionally-managed villas, luxury rentals, city apartments, mountain lodges—even private islands—in more than 400 destinations. MetaMarketplace is based in Waterloo, Ontario, with offices in London and Vienna. For more information, visit www.metamarketplace.com.
About Perspective Group
Perspective Group provides the vacation ownership industry’s most comprehensive, independent multi-media marketing and publishing services globally. Products and services range from intensive PR & Multimedia services such as INTUTION, a brand visibility service that includes custom content creation and distribution, social media monitoring, online marketing and brand reputation management, to the Perspective Magazine brand, which publishes the leading independent trade publication globally, as well as custom membership magazines for clients.
Perspective Group is a media sponsor of more than 30 industry events per year and participates on a number of trade association committees. They also host their own annual industry leader event, the Global Networking Expo (GNEX Conference), and Canadian Resort Conference (CRC) on behalf of the Canadian Resort Development Association (CRDA). For further information please visit http://perspectivemagazine.com
About GNEX Conference
Hosted by Perspective Group, leading global PR & Multimedia Company for the timeshare industry, the Global Networking Expo (GNEX) has created a truly unique conference format that focuses heavily on networking. Each year, the conference is shaped by the senior-level industry executives who attend. The conference, now in its fifth year, has not only become a major event on the vacation ownership industry’s calendar, but also is hailed by many of its attendees as the one conference they must attend. For more information visit www.gnexconference.com