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Canadian Vacation Ownership Association (CVOA) Unveils Preliminary Speakers List for VO-Con 2018

August 22, 2018

VANCOUVER, CANADA (August 22, 2018) –The Canadian Vacation Ownership Association (CVOA) has announced its speaker roster 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.

Panel topics Include Getting the Deal Done, Advocacy and Government Relations, Managing Public Perception, Staging Exceptional Resort Experiences, and Changing Secondary Market Paradigms. The panels are set up as conversations, not presentations. The speakers for these timely topics include:

·       ARDA: Peter Roth

·       Association of Vacation Owners: Greg Crist

·       C.A.R.E.: Linda Mayhugh

·       Cornerstone Vacation Ownership: Cory Stegemann

·       DAE: Francis Taylor

·       Diamond Resorts: Robert Reyes

·       DWM Strategic Consulting: Dennis Moseley-Williams

·       Fairmont Hotels & Resorts: Barry Landsberg

·       Fiesta Americana Vacation Club: Gerardo Rioseco

·       GBG & Associates: Georgi Bohrod

·       Hotel Association of Canada: Alana Baker

·       LaTour Hotels & Resorts: Jeremy Moser

·       Legal Aspirin: David Waller

·       Perspective Magazine: Paul Mattimoe

·       Redweek: Jeff Weir

·       Unlimited Vacation Clubs by AM Resorts: Don Eastvold

·       Vacation SafeGuard: Duane Lee

 The VO-Con mission “To Explore the Business of Vacations” is structured to provide opportunities for networking, collaboration and open sharing of information.  A long time CVOA member company and sponsor of the event is DAE.  Its President and CEO, as well as CVOA Board Chairman, Francis Taylor said:

"DAE is delighted to once again sponsor VO-Con, Canada's annual timeshare industry conference. We have always believed our industry is best served by having a strong industry advocate that is supported by a wide array of segments who work together to move the association forward. By including participants across the various sectors of timeshare, from HOA's to Developers and suppliers, everyone has a voice to raise issues and celebrate achievements. VO-Con presents the stage for this to occur along with offering up expertise and industry stalwarts to help educate new entrants who are interested in knowing more about the timeshare industry."

 To learn about innovative products, services and trends, register to attend at  VO-Con now. For sponsorship opportunities contact Bonnie Kosco.

 About CVOA: 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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