VANCOUVER, CANADA (July 23, 2018) –The Canadian Vacation Ownership Association(CVOA) has announced its exciting schedule for VO-Con 2018, the association’s annual vacation ownership conference which will be held September 25-27 at the Westin Trillium House Resort in Blue Mountain, Ontario, Canada.
The conference kicks off with CVOA’s Annual General Meeting (open to all CVOA members in good standing) on Tuesday, September 25. An evening reception follows featuring networking with old friends and new industry colleagues.
The theme for the first day is “Big Challenges Demand Bigger Solutions”. Panel discussions will include relevant topics like “Secondary Market Paradigms, “Getting the Deal Done,” “Taking a Stand: Advocacy and Government Relations” and “Managing Public Perception.”
The second day is devoted to “Exceeding Experiential Expectations.” There will be a panel focused on “How Resorts Deliver Exceptional Experiences”. The day will feature a lively keynote speech by experience economy specialist Dennis Moseley-Williams entitled “Creating Transformative Experiences.” VO-Con will end with an experiential farm-to-table catered by renowned Toronto restaurateurs Peter Oliver and Michael Bonacini.
In addition to the presentation of the coveted Cornerstone Award, VO-Con is also introducing the Customer Service Award. These awards will be presented during lunch on Wednesday, September 26.
The VO-Con mission “To Explore the Business of Vacations” is structured to provide opportunities for networking, collaboration and open sharing of information.
VO-Con attendees are decision makers; 65% of them come from the C-Level, including Directors and Partners. 35% are VPs and Managers. Based on surveys taken at the close of last year’s VO-Con, 100% of respondents considered event sponsorships an excellent value. And 76% of last year’s attendees reported that they closed business deals valued at more than $6 million.
About CVOACVOA is Canada’s only association dedicated to representing the interests of the vacation ownership and resort development industries. Since its founding 1980 (originally as CRDA), the organization has become Canada’s preeminent industry association representing all forms of vacation ownership. CVOA membership is a community of active industry leaders committed to promoting and maintaining a high standard of ethical conduct within the Canadian vacation ownership industry, creating B-2-B and networking opportunities between Members, and educating consumers as to the benefits of vacation ownership. For more information, please visit www.CanadianVOA.org