ARDA Northeast Regional Meeting
June 23-24, 2016
The Westin Portland Harborview Hotel
Registration | Hotel | Schedule | Sponsors
Discounted early bird rate ends June 8th, register now!
Register online here or download the appropriate form below and email it to ARDA or fax it to (202) 289-8544.
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
|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
Sponsored by First American Title Insurance
Friday, June 24
|8:00 am-9:00 am
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-10:30 am
||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.
|10:30 am-10:45 am
|10:45 am-11:30 am
||Resort Technology - What's Hot and What's Not
Learn about the latest resort technology available to bring your resort into the 21st century. Technology updates include mobile reservation, on-property marketing, mobile check-in, push text messaging for activity invitations, restaurant deals, wristband technology, and the latest in in-room guest experience technology.
|11:30 am-12:15 pm
||Design Plans for the Future of your Resort
One great way to keep owners committed to their timeshare is to improve the quality of their product. In order to exceed the expectations an Association must have a plan, the support of professional resources, ample accumulated reserves and a coordination of efforts. Come and learn about the latest trends in resort design and about the products of tomorrow that will help to meet the needs of your future generation of owners.
|12:15 pm-1:15 pm
sponsored by Interval International
Last updated 4/22/16.