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Four Compelling Reasons to Attend VO-Con 2017

June 1, 2017

Canadian Vacation Ownership Association Conference Explores the Business of Vacations

VANCOUVER, CANADA (June 1, 2017) –According to The Canadian Vacation Ownership Association (CVOA)’s CEO Jon Zwickel, there are four top reasons to attend  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.

Zwickel says “This fall, Vacation Ownership industry decision-makers from across North America will be joining together in Whistler, to gain new perspectives while building connections and learning about innovative trends, products and services.  We’ve narrowed it down to four primary reasons to attend this year’s event:”

1.     Compelling Speakers

2.     Engaging Activities

3.     Fun Networking Events

4.     Opportunity to Conduct Business in a Resort Environment

Compelling Speakers

In a unique twist on featured speakers, VO-Con’s Keynote Speaker will be Celebrity Chef Vikram Vij, an Indian-born Canadian Chef, restaurateur, cookbook author and television personality.  Vikram, who has been featured on numerous TV shows and was a season-long judge on Dragon’s Den, will also collaborate in creating a customized menu for the conference attendees.  The closing keynote speech will be made by Wayne Lee, Canada’s “crown prince” of hypnotism who will show attendees how to handle stress and achieve dreams by accessing inner strength through relaxation and mind-focusing techniques.  These two inspirational speakers will book end the two-day conference agenda which will also include featured speakers from the vacation ownership industry.

Engaging Activities

Attendees will have a wealth of choices, structured or open-ended to explore and enjoy while in Whistler. Whether it’s a nature walk, bicycle tour, a visit to the Audain Art Museum or a tour of the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre attendees will have plenty of time to explore the area.  Golf, hiking, shopping and other outdoor activities are also available for VO-Con attendees.

Fun Networking Events

In addition to the numerous coffee breaks, and open leisure time, the conference includes a spectacular mountain gondola experience aboard the longest and highest lift in the world.  At the top of the ride is Christine’s Restaurant the Blackcomb Mountain Summit where lunch with Vikram Vij will be held.

Opportunity to Conduct Business in a Resort Environment

Grand in scale, intimate by nature, the Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler epitomizes the mountain spirit. The VO-Con rate is nearly a 50% discount if made before August 9. The hotel features 291 luxury lodge guest rooms, including 95 hotel suites and 20 private residences with open-sky spaciousness and European-styled refinement. An expansive timber, glass and stone lobby harmonizes your transition between the great outdoors and the cozy wood hotel interiors of your private space in Whistler.

About the Canadian Vacation Ownership Association

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   VO-Con information about content, registration and sponsorship opportunities can be found on the event website  

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