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Canadian Vacation Ownership Association (CVOA) Unveils Plans for VO-Con 2017

May 10, 2017

Focus is on “Schmoozing” 

VANCOUVER, CANADA (May 10, 2017) –The Canadian Vacation Ownership Association (CVOA) has announced plans for VO-Con 2017, the association’s vacation ownership conference which will be held September 12-14, 2017 in Whistler, Canada at the Four Seasons Resort &Residences.

According to Jon Zwickel, President and CEO of CVOA, “VO-Con 2017 will be like no other hospitality industry convention.  Of course, we will offer educational content presented by industry leaders, and there will be exceptional experiential occasions for networking. What will be uniquely ‘VO-Con’ will be the activities and structure of the event. 

“The focus of this year’s conference will be on –what my father used to call –schmoozing,” Zwickel added.

CVOA, which has recently changed its name from CRDA, has also rebranded its conference. Information about content, registration and sponsorship opportunities can be found on the event website  The VO-Con mission “To Explore the Business of Vacations” will be structured to provide opportunities for networking, collaboration and open sharing of information.

 “We are uniquely Canadian, says Zwickel.  “Our registration fee is affordable and sponsorship pricing and benefits packages offer unusual value.  We plan on offering an excellent environment to make new contacts and grow business opportunities.” CVOA 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

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