Portland ME

ARDA Northeast Regional Meeting  

June 23-24, 2016
The Westin Portland Harborview Hotel
Portland, ME


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Hotel Information

The host hotel for the 2016 ARDA North East Regional Meeting is the Westin Portland Harborview Hotel. To make your room reservations, please contact the hotel directly at 1-855-811-0043 or click here. To obtain the group room rate of $189 Double Room or $199 King Room per night, mention that you are attending the ARDA North East Regional Meeting. Rooms will be available at the group rate until June 1, or until the block is sold out, whichever comes first.

Don't delay in making your hotel reservations, rooms sell out quickly for ARDA meetings.



Schedule is subject to change. Check back for more schedule details. Last updated 5/16/16. 


Thursday, June 23 


2:00 pm-6:00 pm 

Registration and Welcome Refreshments 
sponsored by Vacation Resorts International 
3:00 pm-5:00 pm  

Resort Management Forum
This interactive session will consist of round-table topical discussions led by industry professionals who have a specialized focus/expertise in that topic. Topics that may be discussed as they relate to Resort Management are Alternate Revenue Generators, Board of Directors Education, Disaster Preparedness, Relief Companies - How to Combat, and Reputation Management. Attendees will have the opportunity to sit at three different tables for an in-depth discussion. The session will end with each expert reporting out on their discussions so that attendees have the opportunity to be exposed to all topics.

5:00 pm-6:00 pm 

Welcome Reception  

sponsored by First American Title Insurance 


Friday, June 24

8:00 am-9:00 am  Continental Breakfast 

sponsored by RCI 
8:30 am-9:00 am  

Welcome and ARDA Updates 

9:00 am-9:30 am  State of the Shared Vacation Ownership Industry
Research is one of the strongest tools our industry has at its disposal. Whether planning a new resort, developing new marking programs, communicating with the media, training new employees, reaching out to Wall Street or the financial and investment communities, educating legislators or communicating with timeshare owners and potential owners - information gleaned from research can make it easier to achieve your company business goals. Be among the first to learn key results from the most current industry and related research.
9:30 am-10:15 am  Community Connect

An interactive workshop to get to know the industry community of the Northeast Region. Familiar with speed dating? This will be fun way to engage with fellow attendees.
10:15 am-10:30 am 

Networking Break 

sponsored by Vacation Resorts International 

10:30 am-11:15 am  This is Not Your Parent's Timeshare
With the growing volume of inherited timeshare ownership and little or no knowledge of what to do with it, a new generation of Millennials is obtaining ownerships and they are a ripe target for education and getting started in timesharing. These Millennials are more diverse than older generations and not only accept but also identify with that diversity. This makes it difficult to appeal to them using traditional persona-based techniques. Marketing to the ‘new majority’ demands new rules you must follow to reach to reach this segment not only because of its cumulative buying power but to also ensure that you are receiving leads from these groups. What old paradigms need to shift? Thriving successful companies do not market to Millennials, they market with Millennials. Learn how to tailor your message and your product to the shifting behavior of the American household and the new majority.
11:15 am-12:15 pm  Legacy Resorts - Who is Succeeding and How
Classified as "Legacy Resorts", aging timeshare resorts that are sold out and/or no longer affiliated with a developer face a unique set of issues. Hear from expert legacy resort operators how their legacy resort has found success among the threats. The panels will discuss common challenges and popular solutions.
12:15 pm-1:15 pm  Networking Lunch 

sponsored by Interval International 


Presenting Sponsors

 WINAdv Logo   ARDA-ROC Logo    First American 
   Interval International2012     RCI LOGO       VRI Logo2014 

Regional Sponsors

Colebrook Financial Company
Continental Central Credit, Inc. 
Gallagher, Callahan & Gartrell, P.C.
GScf Funishings Ltd. 
MasterCorp, Inc. 

Sponsors click here for more information

Last updated 6/1/16. 

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