CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Please Note: This schedule is a “work in progress” and 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.

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10.00AM – FINISH GNEX GOLF TOURNAMENT
  Following our incredible experience on the most expensive and most elusive golf course in the United States at GNEX 2020, we will be selecting one of the great courses that South Florida has to offer to deliver yet another unforgettable round of golf to share with industry colleagues ahead of the main conference. More details to follow…

This will be a separate ticketed event.

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8.00PM – UNOFFICIAL GATHERING @ HOTEL BAR
The drinks aren’t on us just yet, but for those of you that are coming in early and want to find some attendees to hang out with, head over to the lobby bar at the hotel.
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5.00PM – 8.00PM (TBC) MIAMI EXPERIENCE
  We are planning an exciting start to GNEX 2021 which will once again combine an experience with an opening party to welcome everyone to Miami Beach! More details to follow.
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8.00PM – LATE MIAMI AFTER HOURS
Just like the last time we held a conference in Miami, we will be arranging an “unofficial gathering” of those that wish to stay out after the Miami Experience, allowing for more relationship building and networking in a social environment. More details to follow…
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8.30AM – 4.30PM NETWORKING LOUNGE OPEN
Hold early morning meetings over coffee and breakfast pastries in our networking lounge ahead of the main sessions.

Our lounge is accessible throughout the conference and offers ample seating to hold meetings, with all-day Coffee & Tea available to provide you with an inviting networking experience. While in the lounge, also visit our Exhibitors so you can learn more about what those companies offer.

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9.15 AM – 9.30AM CONFERENCE WELCOME
Jim Madrid, Advance Sports TechnologyJim Madrid
Founder, Advance Sports Technology
A warm welcome to GNEX 2021 from our resident Emcee, Jim Madrid, who will give a brief overview of the “not to be missed” sessions and events.
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9.30AM – 11.00AM THE BOARDROOM: ROAD TO RECOVERY
Unique to GNEX, this compelling session returns as the “ultimate” meeting of minds. This year, the audience once again gets a fly-on-the-wall experience as our 8+ C-Suite industry experts conduct a round-table discussion on trending topics, including the unprecedented impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic on the travel sector, what they did to adapt, what worked and what didn’t and what the future holds now. Participants will appear below in due course.
 
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11.00AM – 12.30PM SPEED NETWORKING
GNEX Conference - Speed Networking Meet face-to-face with 30+ attendees for two-minute speed meetings, complete with Bloody Mary’s, Mimosa’s and snacks. Use this time-saving session to quickly identify business opportunities you want to pursue further during the event.
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12.30PM – 1.20PM EXPO LIVE!
Check out fast-paced 5-minute pitches from a selection of our sponsors and exhibitors and see which products and services could help your business in a very short amount of time. Vote for those that impressed you at the end of the session, with the winner receiving the annual Expo LIVE! Best Product Award. Then visit those that caught your attention in the Networking Lounge for more information.
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1.20PM – 2.30PM LUNCH
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2.30PM – 2.45PM X-TALK: TBC
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2.45PM – 3.00PM X-TALK: TBC
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3.00PM – 3.15PM X-TALK: TBC
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3.15PM – 3.30PM X-TALK: TBC
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3.30PM – 3.45PM X-TALK:  TBC
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3.45PM – 4.00PM X-TALK:  TBC
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6.30PM – 9.30PM GNEX MAIN EVENT

Join us for a night of entertainment, food and open bar! More details to follow.

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8.30AM – 4.30PM NETWORKING LOUNGE OPEN
Hold early morning meetings over coffee and breakfast pastries in our networking lounge ahead of the main sessions.

Our lounge is accessible throughout the conference and offers ample seating to hold meetings, with all-day Coffee & Tea available to provide you with an inviting networking experience. While in the lounge, also visit our Exhibitors so you can learn more about what those companies offer.

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10.00AM – 10.15AM X-TALK:  TBC
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10.15AM – 10.30AM X-TALK:  TBC
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10.30AM – 10.45AM X-TALK: TBC
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10.45AM – 11.00AM X-TALK: TBC
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11.00AM – 12.00PM NETWORKING BREAK
Grab some refreshments, get to know our Exhibitors and hold meetings in our Networking Lounge.
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12.00PM – 1.30PM INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP 
We’ll be facilitating another thought-provoking interactive workshop with Jim Madrid that will see attendees combine their wealth of experience into a fast-paced think-tank that will attempt to find solutions to a common industry issue.
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1.30PM – 2.00PM FINAL THOUGHTS
Jim Madrid, Advance Sports TechnologyJim Madrid
Founder, Advance Sports Technology
A wrap up of the conference sessions, biggest takeaways and final questions from the audience.
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2.00PM – 5.00PM PERSPECTIVE MAGAZINE AWARDS LUNCH & FINALE PARTY
Get ready to party as we celebrate the winners of the 2021 Perspective Magazine Awards and go out with a bang. Includes lunch, open bar and entertainment.
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TBC – LATE UNOFFICIAL GNEX AFTER PARTY

As we close out on our 11th year, the open bar might close, but Miami certainly doesn’t, and so we’ll be arranging something to keep a group of us together a little while longer – we will let you know more soon!

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GNEX GOLF TOURNAMENT

10.00AM – FINISH


UNOFFICIAL GATHERING @ LILY BAR & LOUNGE

8.00PM –

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City Lights Experience

5.00PM – 8.00PM

5.00PM TRANSPORTATION: Exit the Bellagio Lobby, turn right and head down the escalator to the Tour Lobby / Uber / Lyft and look for the coaches.


GNEX Poker Tournament

9.00PM – LATE

LOCATION: 9PM Bellagio Poker Room on the Casino Floor.

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Network Lounge open

8.30AM – 4.30PM


Conference Welcome

9.15AM – 9.30AM


The Boardroom: What Now?

9.30AM – 11.00AM


Speed Networking

11.00AM – 12.30PM


Expo Live!

12.30PM – 1.20PM


Lunch Presented by Walltopia

1.20PM – 2.30PM


X-Talk: The Eight Second Sale | David Stroeve

2.30PM – 2.45PM


X-Talk: Wyndham Vacations Clubs | Barry Robinson

2.45PM – 3.00PM


X-Talk: Future-Focused Strategy: Leveraging Disruption For Engagement & Business Growth | Leena Patel

3.00PM – 3.15PM


X-Talk: Lead Like an Olympian | Paige Lawrence

3.15PM – 3.30PM


X-Talk: Smarter Renovations with Procurement Services | Peter Rona

3.30PM – 3.45PM


X-Talk: How to Effectively Communicate with Today’s Buyers | David Fitzgerald

3.45PM – 4.00PM


GNEX PRESENTS…ABSINTHE!

6.30PM – 9.30PM

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Network Lounge open

8.30AM – 4.30PM


X-Talk: Understanding the Impact of Closed User Groups & Cheap Hotel Rooms on your Timeshare Strategy | Brad Conner

10.00AM – 10.15AM


X-Talk: Debrief to Win: Foundations of Accountable Leadership | Robert “Cujo” Teschner

10.15AM – 10.30AM


X-Talk: On the Eighth Day… Travel Clubs | Patrick Hartough

10.30AM – 10.45AM


X-Talk: TBA

10.45AM – 11.00AM


Networking Break

11.00AM – 12.00PM


Interactive Workshop – Predicting the Future

12.00PM – 1.30PM


Final Thoughts | Jim Madrid

1.30PM – 2.00PM


Perspective Magazine Awards Lunch & Finale Party

2.00PM – 5.00PM

Thank You To Our 2020 Sponsors

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