ARDA Announces Schedule and Speakers for
2017 ARDA World Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana
Convention Headed to NOLA for the First Time
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WASHINGTON, March 6, 2017 – This year’s ARDA World Convention and Exposition will be in New
Orleans, Louisiana, for the first time in convention history. It is expected to attract 2,000 attendees
representing 35 different countries from all facets of the vacation ownership
industry. The annual convention will be held March 26-30, 2017, at The Hyatt
Regency New Orleans.
This international event will provide an opportunity for leading
professionals to come together to learn and share best practices and ideas. Five
days of meetings, educational sessions, exhibitions and fun will give attendees
the chance strengthen partnerships with current customers, while also seeking
out new opportunities to expand business and increase a company’s visibility in
the global marketplace.
This year’s Convention features an impressive line-up of speakers
and entertainers—including keynote speaker, Josh Linkner (sponsored by RCI), an internationally
recognized thought leader and top rated keynote speaker on innovation, creativity,
reinvention and hyper-growth leadership, as well as a two-time New York Times bestselling author.
“We are especially excited about this year’s convention as we are headed
to NOLA for the first time in our convention history,” said Howard Nusbaum,
ARDA President and CEO. “This vibrant city is the perfect location for our
event – and since we are in a new city we have some new, exciting events
planned, as well as bringing back some of our fan favorites.”
New to the
2017 ARDA World Convention is the Marketplace which features meeting rooms,
traditional trade show booths and new interactive kiosks—offering unprecedented
networking and business development opportunities in the ARDA World
will be bringing back one of its most popular events from last year, The Lion’s
Den (sponsored by Vacatia). Based on the
concept of Shark Tank, this general session will have seven of the hottest new
digital travel companies pitch their products to our ‘Lions’, receive feedback
and see who comes out the winner. The
success from last year’s Lion’s Den makes this year’s session a can’t miss.
Additional highlights of this year’s ARDA
World include the Meet the Leaders panel (sponsored by Baker & Hostetler
LLP), the annual Awards Gala (sponsored by American Express) recognizing outstanding work in our industry, the Breakfast
of Champions (sponsored by Hilton Grand Vacations) featuring keynote speaker Major Dan Rooney, a fighter pilot with three combat tours in
Iraq, a PGA Golf Professional and the founder of the Folds Of Honor – he is an
exceptional motivational speaker who has served as the motivational speaker for
two U.S. Ryder Cup Teams. And of course Interval International’s Party with a Cause, which will be bringing a little extra party
to the city of New Orleans.
third year, ARDA World will feature a “Digital Zone” where attendees can engage
in social media discussions, ask questions of the speakers and network with each
other. ARDA World fans can follow @ARDAorg on Twitter and join the
convention conversation using the hashtag #ARDAWorld.
Registration for ARDA World is still
open, and limited sponsorships are still available. For more information about
the 2017 ARDA World Convention, visit the ARDA World website.