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Back in Vegas for ARDA World 2018

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Back in Vegas for ARDA World 2018 

With nearly 1,800 attendees representing 35 different countries from all facets of the timeshare and vacation ownership industry, ARDA World 2018 provided industry professionals the opportunity to come together to learn and share in best practices, and discover new ideas. Five days of meetings, educational sessions, exhibitions and fun gave attendees the chance to strengthen partnerships, while also making new connections.

ARDA World hosted an impressive line-up of speakers and entertainers – including keynote speaker, Robert Stevenson who inspired attendees on how to be among a high-performance culture and stay relevant in today’s technologically-accelerated business economy.

ARDA World 2018 Keynote Speaker Robert Stevens
Keynote Speaker, Robert Stevenson. General Session sponsored by RCI.

The Meet the Leaders general session offered up valuable insights from some of today’s industry leaders on topical issues ranging from the impact of industry consolidation to the impending secondary market.

ARDA World 2018 Meet the Leaders Session
(L-R) Maurizio Bisicky, COO, Anantara Club; Jon Fredricks, President & CEO, Welk Resorts; Tom Nelson, President & CEO, Holiday Inn Club Vacations; Michael Flaskey, CEO, Diamond Resorts; Howard Nusbaum, President & CEO, ARDA. Session sponsored by Baker & Hostetler

New to ARDA World this year, the Sales and Marketing Leaders general session took a look at how marketing and sales paradigms within the timeshare industry is shifting as new technologies continue to arise, a new generation of owners come onto the scene and continued enhancements to the overall customer experience.

ARDA World 2018 Sales and Marketing Leaders Session
(L-R)Dennis DeLorenzo, EVP & Chief Sales Officer, Hilton Grand Vacations; Jeff Myers, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, Wyndham Vacation Ownership; Brian Miller, EVP & Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, Marriott Vacations Worldwide; Tony Walker, EVP of Global Sales & Marketing, Diamond Resorts; Howard Nusbaum, President & CEO, ARDA. Sales & Marketing Leaders session sponsored by Diamond Resorts

The Lion’s Den once again intrigued attendees as a group of bold start-ups presented their digital innovations and business plans to a panel of judges – the “Lions” of the timeshare industry. The Lion’s winner turned out to be Safely Stay, whereas Beyond Pricing was the People’s Choice winner.

ARDA World 2018 Lion's Den
Judges (L-R) Steve Weisz, Marriott Vacations Worldwide; Ken Potrock, Disney Vacation Club; Jared Saft, Westgate Resorts; Caroline Shin, Vacatia. The Lion’s Den sponsored by Vacatia

On the final night of convention, the ARDA Awards Gala celebrated the industry’s best and brightest in categories that recognized professional excellence, outstanding sales and marketing accomplishments, product design, advertising and staff. View the winners here. 

ARDA World 2018 Gala Comedian Tom Papa
Comedian Tom Papa shared his comedic talents throughout the night.

Click here to view the Facebook Album for ARDA World 2018. 

 AW 2019 at Hilton Orlando  Mark your calendars for ARDA World 2019 in Orlando!
ARDA World 2019
April 7-11, 2019
Hilton Orlando
Orlando, FL 

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