PRELIMINARY CONFERENCE SCHEDULE*

Check out this schedule regularly as it is put together for the most exciting GNEX Conference so far!

The conference doesn’t officially start until Tuesday 27th, but as many attendees arrive early, below are some optional planned events that you can participate in pre-conference.

12.00 PM – 6.00PM (TBC) GNEX EXPERIENCE EVENT (TBC)
This event is yet to be confirmed, and will be an optional and separate ticketed event. Participants will enjoy doing something very cool in or around Miami, while having the added benefit of networking with other attendees during the activity. The “experience” events that we have arranged in the past have often been considered one of the major highlights of the conference by past attendees. More details to follow.
6.00PM (TBC) FREE NIGHT
Make your own arrangements to enjoy Miami by night, or join one of the “unofficial” groups for a night on the town. More details will be provided closer to the time.

Please Note: The SeaFair will not leave the dock on this day, so you are free to move between the hotel and the yacht at your leisure throughout the day.

9.00 AM BOARD SEAFAIR MIAMI
Access to our luxurious $40 million mega-yacht is available from 9am. We will NOT be sailing on this day.
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9.15 AM – 9.30AM CONFERENCE WELCOME
Jim Madrid, Advance Sports Technology
Jim Madrid
Founder, Advance Sports Technology
A warm welcome to GNEX 2018 from our resident Emcee, Jim Madrid, who will give a brief overview of our new format and “not to be missed” sessions and events.
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9.30AM – 10.30AM A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE
Senior representatives from the major vacation ownership industry associations from around the world will give an update on industry statistics and trends in each of their regions.
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10.30AM – 11.00AM X-TALKS
Introducing our new and exciting, high impact “10 minute” solo presentations on various topics. Details of each session will be added when confirmed.
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11.00AM – 12.30PM SPEED NETWORKING BREAK
Grab some refreshments in our Networking Lounge on Deck 1, then jump into one of our attendee’s favorites – a speed networking round where you’ll meet one-on-one with around 30 other attendees, swap business cards and plan extended meetings with those that are most relevant to you.
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12.30PM – 1.00PM THE ART OF RESILIENCY – SETBACKS, OBSTACLES & TRAGEDY
 
Will Blackmon
NFL Free Safety, Washington Redskins
Sharing his rollercoaster story, Will Blackmon candidly describes the importance of resilience, through every peak and trough, no matter what the obstacles.

Will Blackmon is an American football free safety and return specialist for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the Boston College Eagles, and was drafted in the fourth round of the 2006 NFL Draft by the Green Bay Packers. He won a Super Bowl ring when playing for the New York Giants after defeating the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI, and has also played for Arizona Rattlers, Seattle Seahawks, and Jacksonville Jaguars.

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1.00PM – 2.00PM LUNCH
Enjoy a beautiful lunch on Deck 3.
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2.00PM – 3.00PM  X-TALKS
More of our new and exciting, high impact “10 minute” solo presentations on various topics. Details of each session will be added when confirmed.
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3.00PM – 4.30PM SEND ME ON VACATION’S “COCKTAILS & DREAMS”
Since 2012, the generosity of GNEX Attendees has had such a positive impact on SMOV’s Breast Cancer Surviviors. This session will begin with a celebration of this amazing charity’s efforts, and then a fun, charity auction on the top deck of the SeaFair accompanied with speciality “pink” cocktails and more.
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6.30PM – 9.30PM MAIN PARTY (TBC)


Join us at an exclusive Miami location for a stylish social event, including ample food, open bar and entertainment. Transportation Provided.

Please Note: The SeaFair will set sail at 3pm and will return at approximately 6.30pm.
Please ensure you are onboard no later than 2.30pm to participate in the Finale Party and iconic Miami Skyline Sunset Cruise.

11.00 AM – 12.00PM GENERAL SESSION
TBC. Attend another of our great sessions in the main conference room on Deck 2.
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12.00PM – 12.30PM BREAKOUT 1 BREAKOUT 2
TBC. Choose one of two breakout sessions to attend. TBC. Choose one of two breakout sessions to attend.
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12.40PM – 1.10PM BREAKOUT 3 BREAKOUT 4
TBC. Choose one of two breakout sessions to attend. TBC. Choose one of two breakout sessions to attend.
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1.10PM – 2.00PM LUNCH
Enjoy a beautiful lunch on Deck 3.
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2.00PM – 3.00PM GENERAL SESSION
TBC. Attend another of our great sessions in the main conference room on Deck 2.
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3.00PM – 3.30PM SETTING SAIL
Join us on the Sky Deck to watch the SeaFair as it disembarks.
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3.30PM – 4.30PM NETWORKING SESSION
TBC. Participate in our final planned Networking Session.
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4.30PM – 6.30PM SKYLINE PARTY & PERSPECTIVE MAGAZINE AWARDS


Join us atop of the SeaFair Grand Luxe as it cruises Biscayne Bay, includes open bar, live entertainment, appetizers, the presentation of the Perspective Magazine Awards. and views of the iconic Miami skyline at sunset.

* Please Note: This schedule is provided as a guide only, and is subject to change at any time without prior notice in the interests of producing the best possible event. A final schedule will be posted closer to the event date.

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