Orlando, Florida – June 11, 2015 – (INTUITION by Perspective Group) – The National Timeshare Owners Association (NTOA) has confirmed its sponsorship of the Sixth Annual Global Networking Expo known as the GNEX Conference. The event takes place, Feb. 2 – 5, 2016, in one of America’s most celebrated cities – the Big Easy – at the historic Ritz Carlton New Orleans.

NTOA is the premier association giving a united voice to the nearly 8 million timeshare owners in the United States and Canada. With strong owner advocacy and education programs, the organization has encouraged countless owners to explore all the uses and benefits of timesharing for nearly 20 years.

“GNEX brings together global leaders to discuss the industry’s emerging trends and most pressing challenges,” says Gregory Crist, president and CEO, NTOA. “We forged outstanding alliances at last year’s conference and look forward to seeing old friends and getting to know exciting new entrants into the market at GNEX 2016.”

This is the second year NTOA has sponsored GNEX. As a featured speaker at last year’s conference, Crist presented initial findings from the “Timeshare Owners Study.” This first-of-its-kind study is based on more than 500,000 online mentions from publicly available sources over the course of the last twelve months, collected and analyzed by INTUITION Brand Marketing. Crist’s presentation provided insights on current attitudes, including what is being said about timeshare and where these conversations are taking place online.

[dt_quote type=”pullquote” layout=”right” font_size=”big” animation=”none” size=”1″]“GNEX attendees got an exclusive look at this seminal study documenting the powerful influence of social media,” says Paul Mattimoe, president and CEO, Perspective Group. “We are delighted to welcome NTOA back for GNEX 2016. As an invaluable resource for owners and industry professionals for nearly two decades, NTOA is a testament to high-caliber organizations GNEX attracts.”[/dt_quote]

Celebrated City, Record Growth

Each year, GNEX showcases a different premier destination. On the eve of Mardi Gras 2016, the conference takes delegates to New Orleans’ oldest neighborhood, the French Quarter. This melting pot of Louisiana culture puts French, Spanish, Creole and Cajun influences on full display. Delegates will be able to walk to renowned restaurants and bars. Along the way, they will take in the strains of jazz, blues, rock and electronic dance beats that flow on a typical night from the French Quarter’s lively nightspots.

Last year’s GNEX Conference drew 200 senior-level executives from 120 companies across six continents. GNEX 2016 promises to set new records, with 100 registered delegates just weeks after tickets became available. With its focus on networking, GNEX – The Global Meeting of Minds provides unrivaled access to prospective new clients and strategic partners in a casual setting that redefines the typical conference format. Highlights include: open-forum discussions on key issues with some of the biggest names in timeshare and engaging networking and social events that have fostered countless new business relationships and strategic partnerships.

For more information about GNEX 2016 Timeshare Leaders Conference visit http://gnexconference.com/.

About NTOA

For nearly 20 years, the National Timeshare Owners Association has worked to foster a better understanding of the benefits and usage of timeshare ownership through information and educational programs. The organization is dedicated to working with consumers and the timeshare community to ensure a better timeshare experience for everyone. For more information visit http://nationaltimeshareownersassoc.com/or find us on twitter @NTOAssoc.

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 serves on a number of trade association committees. The group also hosts its 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, visit https://perspectivemagazine.com

About GNEX Conference

Hosted by Perspective Group, the 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 sixth 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 http://www.gnexconference.com