“See you in Marbella!” is the message from Richard McIntosh, Chairman of the Resort Development Organisation (RDO), as the final countdown begins for this year’s RDO1 Conference, taking place 4-6 October.
“We are very excited about the forthcoming conference,” McIntosh says. “It will be great to get the industry together once again to share ideas and work out the best and most profitable way forward. We have some fantastic speakers lined up and a full programme of engaging business sessions covering topics which are most relevant to the industry. And of course there will also be time to party!”
Guest speakers will include former head of the British Hospitality Association, Bob Cotton; Professor Leo Jago, Acting Director of the Christel DeHaan Tourism and Travel Research Institute; Stuart Lamont, Executive Chairman of Club Leisure Group in South Africa; Ryan Williams, TimeShareWare Business Development Manger; and Bryan Lunt, Chairman and CEO of the Absolute Group of Companies.
Panel sessions will cover topics such as social media, marketing, timeshare sales transparency, global tourism trends, technology or different fractional structures, amongst others.
Delegates will have plenty of opportunities to network and exchange ideas between sessions and at special social events such as the RDO1 Golf Competition on 4 October, the Sunset Party on 5 October, hosted by Interval International and RCI, or the Legendary Generator Party on 6 October.
Main sponsors of RDO1 include Club La Costa Resorts & Hotels, Interval International and RCI as Platinum Sponsors, Generator Systems as Gold Sponsor, Worldwide Timeshare Hypermarket as Silver Sponsor and Perspective International as Media Sponsor.
McIntosh adds: “We’ve had an excellent response from the industry, with registrations from a wide section of companies, and look forward to a constructive debate in Marbella.”
More information on the RDO1 Conference can be found online at www.rdoconference.org.