Interval International will host the 14th annual Shared Ownership Investment Conference from September 18 – 20 at The Peabody Orlando. The forum is a well-known resource for developers, hoteliers, government and tourism officials, and lenders interested in learning about the viability of various shared ownership business models.
On the conference agenda are sessions that include the state of the global industry, shared ownership fundamentals, resort conversions, and accessing capital, among other subjects.
Featured speaker Michael Gelb, best-selling author and leader in the human potential movement, will explain how to turn creative ideas into profitable reality, which is the topic of his book, Innovate Like Edison: The Five-Step System for Breakthrough Business Success. Attendees will also hear from Peter C. Yesawich, Ph.D., vice chairman of MMGY Global, a recognized authority on travel, lifestyle, and leisure trends. He will present findings from his agency’s 2012 Portrait of American TravelersTM.
Among the hundreds registered for next week’s gathering are representatives of financial institutions that are involved in shared ownership, as well as lenders evaluating the industry. Students from the Rosen College of Hospitality Management at the University of Central Florida will participate as volunteers and learn more about career options by attending workshops and panel discussions.
Interval has also hosted investment conferences in Barbados, China, Hungary, India, Italy, South Africa, and the United Arab Emirates. Events were held in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Cape Town and Johannesburg earlier this year.
Joining Interval as patron sponsors are Aston Hotels & Resorts, Baker Hostetler LLP, Capital One Bank, Equiant, Foley & Lardner LLP, HVS Shared Ownership Services, Meridian Financial Services, Preferred Residences, and Ragatz Associates.