Orlando, Florida – July 31, 2015 – (INTUITION by Perspective Group) – The Canadian Resort Conference (CRC 2015) has unveiled its series of sessions for the upcoming annual event produced by Perspective Group on behalf of Canadian Resort Development Association (CRDA), a trade association dedicated to furthering the interests of the resort industry throughout Canada and worldwide.
CRC 2015 will see senior-level executives from the hotel and resort industry gather, Sept. 9-10, at the luxurious Pan Pacific Vancouver Hotel in British Columbia, Canada. Attendees include resort developers, management companies, hoteliers, financiers, investors, law firms, technology providers, exchange companies, rental and resale companies, construction and renovation companies, trade associations, travel agencies, marketing companies and consultancy firms.
“With a widening reach, CRC Conferences are a place to meet a unique mix of key industry professionals, learn from carefully planned sessions that are based on relevant topics to today’s marketplace, and network with people who are proactive in moving the vacation ownership and resort industry forward,” says Paul Mattimoe, president and CEO, Perspective Group.
This year’s panel discussions will focus on new and emerging trends, the latest technology, and challenges and growth opportunities in the Canadian and global markets. Here are the highlights of the CRC 2015 program:
An Industry Without Borders – This session will bring together four leading North American trade associations to discuss growing trends and opportunities for cross-border collaboration.
Resorts Without Borders – Following up on the previous session, resort developers and operators will highlight the merits and constraints of cross-border partnerships to increase traffic between destinations and deliver an expanding array of vacation experiences.
Preserving The Legacy – This panel will provide a detailed look at the operational side of HOAs as they continue to deal with increasing management fees, aging owners and resorts. Panelists will also address the impact of legacy resorts on sales of newer properties and product variations as well as the pros and cons of exit strategies, rental programs, restructuring and consolidation in order to take care of older properties and their owners.
Traditional and Alternative Financial Solutions – As alternative currencies and finance sources continue to gain popularity, our panel of experts will explore if there are ways to blend traditional financing with new funding sources like Bitcoin and crowd-sourcing.
Sharing Is Cool – Are We? – With companies like Uber and Airbnb thriving, this panel promises a lively debate on the past, present and future of the sharing economy and where vacation ownership – a sharing economy pioneer – fits into the picture for today’s travelers.
Engaging the Customer, Delivering The Experience – With customer expectations rising ever higher, experts will explore the latest tools and services to help resort developers and management companies continue to deliver on the promise of creating extraordinary vacation experiences.
CRC 2015 brings delegates to Vancouver, consistently recognized as one of the world’s most livable cities. Situated on the downtown waterfront at Canada Place, the conference venue – the iconic Pan Pacific Vancouver – offers incredible views overlooking the downtown skyline, Coastal Mountains and Vancouver Harbour. This luxurious hotel is only minutes from the cobbled streets of historic Gastown, Vancouver’s food, fashion and nightlife hub. At the Pan Pacific Vancouver, delegates will mingle over drinks at the Cascade Lounge, featuring premium cocktails and sweeping views of mountains and the bustling harbor. For a little TLC, they can visit the hotel’s Spa Utopia and cool off with a swim in the heated outdoor saltwater pool with spectacular mountain vistas.
To register and get additional information about CRC 2015, visit www.canadianresortconference.com.
For more information about the Canadian Resort Development Association, membership opportunities and events, visit www.crda.com.
CRDA is an industry-based association dedicated to furthering the vacation ownership resort and leisure industries. The association was founded more than 30 years ago in response to the public’s demand for reliable information about timeshare products. Focus has since broadened to all aspects of shared ownership and the resort industry. For more information on membership and events, visit www.crda.com.
About Canadian Resort Conference
Canadian Resort Conference (CRC) is an annual event produced and hosted by Perspective Group, the vacation ownership industry’s leading PR & Multimedia Company globally. CRC attracts senior-level executives from Canada, the United States, Mexico, the Caribbean and beyond. It provides a crucial networking platform for those interested in entering the Canadian resort marketplace, and those who want to find strategic partnerships with other international companies. For more details visit http://canadianresortconference.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 more information about Perspective Group visit http://perspectivemagazine.com/services.