CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

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Main Conference Sessions start on Tuesday 18th.

8.00AM PICK UP – FINISH GNEX 2021 GOLF TOURNAMENT
GNEX 2021 Golf Tournament - Blue Monster Following our incredible experience on the most expensive and most elusive golf course in the United States at GNEX 2020, our next tournament will be at the legendary Blue Monster Golf Course which has been home to prestigious PGA TOUR events for 55 consecutive years and the infamous 18th hole, ranked by GOLF Magazine as one of the Top 100 Holes in the World.

This be a separate ticketed event. Spaces are VERY limited and available to registered attendees only, on a first to purchase basis. For more details and to book CLICK HERE.

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8.00PM – UNOFFICIAL GATHERING @ HOTEL BAR
GNEX 2021 Conference 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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PRE-CONFERENCE NETWORKING
GNEX 2021 Conference As there will already be attendees on-site from the golf tournament and Monday arrivals, make the most of your time by holding early meetings ahead of the opening event below. The Eden Roc has comfortable seating throughout the Lobby area as well as restaurants.
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1.00PM – 2.00PM REGISTRATION
Head over to Eden Roc Ballroom 1 to pick up your delegate badge – you’ll need that for access to all conference areas –  and then meet other attendees over a tea or coffee in our Networking Lounge ahead of the start of the Conference at 2PM.
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2.00PM – 2.30PM CONFERENCE WELCOME
Jim Madrid, Advance Sports TechnologyJim Madrid
Founder, Advance Sports Technology
As we finally come together again after such an unprecedented disruption to our industry , our resident Emcee, Jim Madrid will provide his usual warm welcome and preview of the conference ahead.
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2.30PM – 3.30PM 60-SECOND PITCH
GNEX 2021 Conference Back by popular demand, this session gives one representative of each company the chance to take the microphone for just 60-seconds to provide a fast elevator pitch about who they are and what their company does, so that other members of the audience can make a quick note of who they want to meet during the conference.

Please Note: Participation is limited and provided on a first-to-register basis, so REGISTER NOW to secure your spot!

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3.30PM – 4.30PM 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 thrive in a very short amount of time.
Ericka Schwarm, Director, Business Development, Equiant
Ericka Schwarm
Director of Business Development
Equiant
Bryan Rand, President, Holiday Systems InternationalBryan Rand
President
Holiday Systems International
Paul Mattimoe, President & CEO, Perspective GroupPaul Mattimoe
President & CEO
INTUITION Brand Marketing
Steve Pentland, CEO, LightSteve Pentland
CEO
Light
Stephen Green, Director of Sales, SPI SoftwareStephen Green
Director of Sales
SPI
Joe Minor, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, Vacations 4 YouJoe Minor
Chief Sales and Marketing Officer
Vacations 4 You
Duane Lee, CEO, VacationSafeGuardDuane Lee
CEO
Vacation SafeGuard
Lino Maldonado, President, BeHome247Lino Maldonado
President
BeHome247
Kris Gunn-Hedstrom, President, Gunn Marketing GroupKris Gunn-Hedstrom
President
Gunn Marketing Group
 
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4.30PM – 7.00PM arrivia WELCOME PARTY (including Speed Networking)
GNEX Conference - Speed Networking
Sponsored by:
Celebrate coming back together again at the arrivia Welcome Party – a spacious outdoor networking party in the gardens of Eden Roc Hotel that will include a specially adapted version of our fan-favorite speed networking with a little more social distancing than usual, giving you a chance to meet new attendees one-on-one to get back to business quickly.

Plus there’s plenty of time to independently chat to old friends and new acquaintances while enjoying drinks from the premium open bar throughout the event.

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TBC MIAMI AFTER HOURS
GNEX 2021 Conference Just like the last time we held a conference in Miami, and subject to any COVID-19 restrictions, we will be arranging an “unofficial gathering” of those that wish to take in the Miami Nightlife, allowing for more relationship building and networking in a social environment. More details to follow…
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8.00AM – 10.00AM SPA GARDEN BREAKFAST
GNEX 2021 Conference
Sponsored by:
With a packed day of sessions and networking events ahead, we’ll be providing you with a full buffet breakfast in the Spa Garden. Take advantage of the beautiful early morning air and network while eating, and then wander indoors to the Networking Lounge to continue meetings ahead of the main sessions.
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8.00AM – 4.00PM NETWORKING LOUNGE OPEN
GNEX 2021 Conference - Networking Our Networking 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 – 11.30AM 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 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.
Jason Gamel, President & CEO, ARDAJason Gamel
President & CEO
ARDA
Jorge Herrera, Managing Director, Unlimited Vacation ClubJorge Herrera
Managing Director
Unlimited Vacation Club
Mike Nelson, CEO, arriviaMike Nelson
CEO
arrivia
Mark Waltrip, COO, Westgate ResortsMark Waltrip
COO
Westgate Resorts
Robert Webb, Partner, BakerHostetlerRobert Webb
Partner
BakerHostetler
Travis Bary, COO, Capital VacationsTravis Bary
COO
Capital Vacations
Alain J.A. Grangé, Principal, Grangé GroupAlain J.A. Grangé
Principal
Grangé Group
Paul Mattimoe, President & CEO, Perspective GroupPaul Mattimoe
President & CEO
Perspective Group
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11.30AM – 11.45AM X-TALK: HOW TO CREATE A COVID FREE ENVIRONMENT
Richard Orchard
Founder
VantageRX Testing Solutions
The pandemic has disrupted the travel industry like never before, and even as signs of recovery are beginning to show, the return to pre-COVID occupancy levels will be reliant upon many new factors, including the safety measures implemented by resorts to make vacationers feel comfortable.

Learn how you can turn this into an effective competitive advantage by harnessing the unique benefits of air purification and COVID testing at your resorts and sales centers.

Richard Orchard is founder of VantageRX Testing Solutions, a distributor of COVID-19 rapid fingerstick Antibody, nasal swab Antigen and saliva PCR Tests. The company also provides the Vollara Air & Surface Pro, an air purification device with patented ActivePure Technology which was developed to protect astronauts on the NASA International Space Station. It is one of only 75 technologies that have been inducted into the Space Technology Hall of Fame. Each unit fills up to a 3,000 sq. ft. area with safe oxidizing molecules that seek and destroy harmful pathogens and contaminants (including the SARS-CoV-2 virus) that are in the air—and on surfaces; and is being used in our GNEX Conference space!

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11.45AM – 12.00PM X-TALK: CLOSING THE SOCIAL DISTANCE THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA
Greg Minor, CEO, Vacations 4 YouGreg Minor
Chief Executive Officer
Vacations 4 You
Since the beginning of the pandemic everyone has looked for better ways to connect, engage, and network. With all the social distancing mandates throughout our country; families, businesses, teachers, and so many others were forced to find ways to feel connected with one another again. The most successful resource for those that have been prospering through the challenges of our “new normal” are those that embraced and empowered their creative side and closed the Social Distancing gap through finding connection through Facebook, Instagram, and many others! Greg is the founder and CEO of Vacations 4 You, which in just over 2 years has become one the premier Travel Membership companies in the industry. Based out of Nashville, Tennessee Greg is going to share how his organization shifted their way of operation through Social Media to allow them to thrive!
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12.00PM – 12.15PM X-TALK: THE POST PANDEMIC ECONOMY
Shawn Brydge, EVP, Wellington FinancialShawn Brydge
Executive Vice President
Wellington Financial
As the world begins to recover, how will the U.S. economy react to a booming real estate market, roaring stock market, and unprecedented government stimulus? We’ll look at where the economy was, where it is, and where it may be going; all with an eye toward how those changes will affect the hospitality and vacation ownership industries.

Shawn Brydge is Executive Vice President at Wellington Financial, which has consistently provided financing to the vacation ownership industry since 1981; and since 1995 has worked with Liberty Bank as their exclusive Resort Finance correspondent, specializing in receivables hypothecation, inventory and development loans and have funded over $8.0 Billion through their group of lenders.

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12.15PM – 12.30PM X-TALK: BE BRILLIANT AT THE BASICS
Jessica Pischel, Consultant, The Dijulius GroupJessica Pischel
Consultant
The Dijulius Group
It will not surprise you that, the most successful companies provide consistent service to their customers in every interaction in every location, no matter what time of day, or which manager is on duty. Think of Starbucks; your extra hot, venti, almond milk latte is the same in New York City as it is in San Francisco. YOUR Customers crave consistency. Regardless of the situation or stage in the customer journey, each interaction should be smooth and effortless. When you attend this session, you will learn how to transform even your mundane interactions into memorable experiences. You will be able to identify the inconsistencies in your business and others. At the end of the session, you will know how to create your non-negotiable service standards to become the brand that your customers can’t live without!

As a Customer Experience Consultant and Speaker with The DiJulius Group, Jessica Pischel helps clients generate ideas, turn them into systems, and then implement them enterprise-wide. Jess has a Master of Business Administration degree, and she has worked directly with world-class brands including LUSH Cosmetics, Celebrity Cruises, and Lexus.

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12.30PM – 2.30PM NETWORKING LUNCH
GNEX 2021 Lunch Enjoy a relaxed networking lunch in the Spa Garden before heading inside to the Networking Lounge to get to know our Exhibitors better and work the room to meet new contacts or hold your planned meetings in our dedicated and spacious Networking Lounge.
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2.30PM – 2.45PM X-TALK: PLAY TO WIN – CREATING A WINNING MINDSET IN BUSINESS AND IN LIFE
Shawn Harper, Former NFL PlayerShawn Harper
Former NFL Player / National Motivational Speaker
If you are ready to win in business, in family, and in life, it all starts with the end in mind. On the path to winning, you’ll encounter challenges with people and circumstances, but as Shawn always says, “Winners focus on what they are going to, not on what they’re going through!”

This session will inspire you to “PLAY TO WIN” by harnessing the vision, mindset, strategies, and teamwork needed to rise to your highest potential using some of the methods from Shawn Harper’s book, “The Winning Edge” which outlines his personal story of overcoming many obstacles to realize his purpose and manifest his dreams.

Shawn Harper is a former NFL offensive lineman who played a total of seven seasons with the Rams, the Oilers, the Colts, and NFL Europe. Since 2004 he has owned and operated American Services and Protection, a growing multi-million-dollar security services firm headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. He uses many of the powerful lessons he learned in the NFL and strategically applies them in running his company. He is also the author of The Winning Edge: 8 Laws and Principles That Will Bring Out the Winner in You”.

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2.45PM – 3.00PM X-TALK: THE NEXT CHAPTER FOR LEGACY RESORTS, THEIR OWNERS AND COMMUNITIES
R. Scott MacGregor, Senior Vice President, COO, Lemonjuice SolutionsR. Scott MacGregor
Senior Vice President, COO Lemonjuice Solutions
More than three-quarters of US timeshare resorts are in their fourth or fifth decade of operation, and many were older properties to begin with. With them, their owners have aged and the world around them has changed in ways that were inconceivable when the project themselves were conceived.  Covid-19 has added another dimension we are only beginning to comprehend.  What’s next for “legacy” resorts and first generation of timeshare owners, and what does it mean for the timeshare industry?
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3.00PM – 3.15PM X-TALK: AN INSIDER LOOK AT THE VACATION RENTAL MARKET
Amy Hinote, Founder and Editor-in-Chief, VRM IntelAmy Hinote
Founder and Editor-in-Chief
VRM Intel
The leisure-based vacation rental market outperformed anyone’s expectations in 2020, and 2021 is shaping up to be a record-breaking year in this sector. Hinote will share past and forward-looking ADR, RevPAR and occupancy data across key leisure markets and discuss current industry dynamics and trends, including the need for additional vacation rental supply.

Amy Hinote is the founder and editor-in-chief of VRM Intel Magazine, which provides news, information, and resources for the professionally managed vacation rental industry. With over 15 years in the vacation rental industry, Hinote has worked with property management companies, technology companies, intermediaries, and investors, and provides insider information about the growing vacation rental industry. She also founded and sold the data company, now known as Key Data Dashboard, which provides aggregated market intelligence and reporting for vacation rental managers.

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3.15PM – 3.30PM X-TALK: IS YOUR STORY LEANING YOU INTO SUCCESS?
David Stroeve, Owner ,ADS ConsultingDavid Stroeve
Owner
ADS Consulting
There will always be constant change in our world. In 2008, it was the financial crisis, now it shifted to Covid-19, and in the future, there will be a new shoe to drop. How do companies create resilience to market conditions, and how do they weather the storm to enjoy the sunshine yet to come? Innovation is not easy but is the driving force to remain relevant and thrive in the future. In this session, you will learn the fundamental mindset to examine your organization, your revenue generating process so that when the clouds cast darkness, you will have the tools and fortitude to remain the dominant company in your industry. You will be given the road map successful companies have adopted to navigate their company through change.

David Stroeve is the owner of ADS Consulting and helps companies enhance their sales process and system to achieve incremental lasting success. After leaving an industry success story, he now has become a Sales Process Expert helping companies go beyond their expectations. David is a 27 year industry veteran and helped take a company from a valuation of a couple of million to over 200 million in just over 19 years. Through many market changes from the dot com bubble and the financial crisis, he leveraged the marketing conditions to accelerate sales performance by changing the narrative of the story.

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3.30PM – 4.30PM WORKSHOP: SO WHAT IF THE WORLD STOPPED?
Jim Madrid, Advance Sports TechnologyJim Madrid
Founder
Advance Sports Technology
Throughout the conference there has been many references to the affect the pandemic has had on the travel industry, so to end the conference, this light-hearted and interactive session will take a leaf out of Jim Madrid’s book “GET OVER IT AND GET ON WITH IT” and rewind in history to before COVID-19 hit, to a time that the industry was booming, and ask a normally theoretical question of “What would your business do if overnight the world just stopped…?”Groups will discuss and compare thoughts on what they might have answered then, with what they would answer today now that it actually DID happen! Then share thoughts on what lessons have been learned that will help everyone to rebuild better, bigger, stronger, and what are the opportunities to do things different in the future?

Jim Madrid is an expert in Human Performance and Leadership. From Fortune 500 Companies like Boeing, Nordstrom, St. Regis Resorts and Hotels, Mercedes Benz, Lexus Banco Santander, Oakley to professional sports teams like Seattle Sounders FC, Seattle Seahawks, Washington Redskins, Utah Jazz, along with collegiate teams, Cal State Fullerton, Seattle U, UNLV, and now to youth sports clubs; Madrid and AST have helped organizations and individuals, achieve unprecedented, record-breaking results by their unique approach to “One Team, One Direction.”

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4.30PM – 6.30PM HSI FINALE PARTY
Perspective Magazine AwardsPerspective Magazine Awards
Sponsored by:
Enjoy delicious food and premium bar in the open air at Eden Roc / Nobu Hotel as we celebrate coming together again, as well as presenting the winners of the 2021 Perspective Magazine Awards.

The Finale Party, sponsored by Holiday Systems International with provide you with even more time to socialize with new friends and industry colleagues in an informal, fun setting.

Enter the Perspective Magazine Awards now at https://gnexconference.com/awards

8.00AM PICK UP – FINISH

GNEX 2021 GOLF TOURNAMENT

Following our incredible experience on the most expensive and most elusive golf course in the United States at GNEX 2020, our next tournament will be at the legendary Blue Monster Golf Course which has been home to prestigious PGA TOUR events for 55 consecutive years and the infamous 18th hole, ranked by GOLF Magazine as one of the Top 100 Holes in the World.

This be a separate ticketed event. Spaces are VERY limited and available to registered attendees only, on a first to purchase basis. For more details and to book CLICK HERE.


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.

PRE-CONFERENCE NETWORKING

As there will already be attendees on-site from the golf tournament and Monday arrivals, make the most of your time by holding early meetings ahead of the opening event below. The Eden Roc has comfortable seating throughout the Lobby area as well as restaurants.


1.00PM – 2.00PM

REGISTRATION

Head over to Eden Roc Ballroom 1 to pick up your delegate badge – you’ll need that for access to all conference areas –  and then meet other attendees over a tea or coffee in our Networking Lounge ahead of the start of the Conference at 2PM.


2.00PM – 2.30PM

CONFERENCE WELCOME

As we finally come together again after such an unprecedented disruption to our industry , our resident Emcee, Jim Madrid will provide his usual warm welcome and preview of the conference ahead.


2.30PM – 3.30PM

60-SECOND PITCH

Back by popular demand, this session gives one representative of each company the chance to take the microphone for just 60-seconds to provide a fast elevator pitch about who they are and what their company does, so that other members of the audience can make a quick note of who they want to meet during the conference.

Please Note: Participation is limited and provided on a first-to-register basis, so REGISTER NOW to secure your spot!


3.30PM – 4.30PM

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 thrive in a very short amount of time.


4.30PM – 7.00PM

arrivia WELCOME PARTY (including Speed Networking)

Celebrate coming back together again at the arrivia Welcome Party – a spacious outdoor networking party in the gardens of Eden Roc Hotel that will include a specially adapted version of our fan-favorite speed networking with a little more social distancing than usual, giving you a chance to meet new attendees one-on-one to get back to business quickly.

Plus there’s plenty of time to independently chat to old friends and new acquaintances while enjoying drinks from the premium open bar throughout the event.

Sponsored by: arrivia


TBC

MIAMI AFTER HOURS

Just like the last time we held a conference in Miami, and subject to any COVID-19 restrictions, we will be arranging an “unofficial gathering” of those that wish to take in the Miami Nightlife, allowing for more relationship building and networking in a social environment. More details to follow…

8.00AM – 10.00AM

SPA GARDEN BREAKFAST

With a packed day of sessions and networking events ahead, we’ll be providing you with a full buffet breakfast in the Spa Garden. Take advantage of the beautiful early morning air and network while eating, and then wander indoors to the Networking Lounge to continue meetings ahead of the main sessions.


8.00AM – 4.00PM

NETWORKING LOUNGE OPEN

Our Networking 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.


10.00AM – 11.30AM

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 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 include:
Jason Gamel, President & CEO, ARDA
Jorge Herrera, Managing Director, Unlimited Vacation Club
Mike Nelson, CEO, arrivia
Mark Waltrip, COO, Westgate Resorts
Robert Webb, Partner, BakerHostetler
Travis Bary, COO, Capital Vacations
Alain J.A. Grangé, Principal, Grangé Group


11.30AM – 11.45PM

X-TALK: HOW TO CREATE A COVID FREE ENVIRONMENT

Richard Orchard, Founder, VantageRX Testing Solutions

The pandemic has disrupted the travel industry like never before, and even as signs of recovery are beginning to show, the return to pre-COVID occupancy levels will be reliant upon many new factors, including the safety measures implemented by resorts to make vacationers feel comfortable. Learn how you can turn this into an effective competitive advantage by harnessing the unique benefits of air purification and COVID testing at your resorts and sales centers.


11.45AM – 12.00PM

X-TALK: CLOSING THE SOCIAL DISTANCE THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA

Greg Minor, Chief Executive Officer, Vacations 4 You

Since the beginning of the pandemic everyone has looked for better ways to connect, engage, and network. With all the social distancing mandates throughout our country; families, businesses, teachers, and so many others were forced to find ways to feel connected with one another again. The most successful resource for those that have been prospering through the challenges of our “new normal” are those that embraced and empowered their creative side and closed the Social Distancing gap through finding connection through Facebook, Instagram, and many others!


12.00PM – 12.15PM

X-TALK: THE POST PANDEMIC ECONOMY

Shawn Brydge, Executive Vice President, Wellington Financial

As the world begins to recover, how will the U.S. economy react to a booming real estate market, roaring stock market, and unprecedented government stimulus? We’ll look at where the economy was, where it is, and where it may be going; all with an eye toward how those changes will affect the hospitality and vacation ownership industries.


12.15PM – 12.30PM

X-TALK: BE BRILLIANT AT THE BASICS

Jessica Pischel, Consultant, The Dijulius Group

It will not surprise you that, the most successful companies provide consistent service to their customers in every interaction in every location, no matter what time of day, or which manager is on duty. Think of Starbucks; your extra hot, venti, almond milk latte is the same in New York City as it is in San Francisco. YOUR Customers crave consistency. Regardless of the situation or stage in the customer journey, each interaction should be smooth and effortless. When you attend this session, you will learn how to transform even your mundane interactions into memorable experiences. You will be able to identify the inconsistencies in your business and others. At the end of the session, you will know how to create your non-negotiable service standards to become the brand that your customers can’t live without!


12.30PM – 2.30PM

NETWORKING LUNCH

Enjoy a relaxed networking lunch in the Spa Garden before heading inside to the Networking Lounge to get to know our Exhibitors better and work the room to meet new contacts or hold your planned meetings in our dedicated and spacious Networking Lounge.


2.30PM – 2.45PM

X-TALK: PLAY TO WIN – CREATING A WINNING MINDSET IN BUSINESS AND IN LIFE

Shawn Harper, Former NFL Player / National Motivational Speaker

If you are ready to win in business, in family, and in life, it all starts with the end in mind. On the path to winning, you’ll encounter challenges with people and circumstances, but as Shawn always says, “Winners focus on what they are going to, not on what they’re going through!” This session will inspire you to “PLAY TO WIN” by harnessing the vision, mindset, strategies, and teamwork needed to rise to your highest potential using some of the methods from Shawn Harper’s book, “The Winning Edge” which outlines his personal story of overcoming many obstacles to realize his purpose and manifest his dreams.


2.45PM – 3.00PM

X-TALK: THE NEXT CHAPTER FOR LEGACY RESORTS, THEIR OWNERS AND COMMUNITIES

R. Scott MacGregor, Senior Vice President, COO, Lemonjuice Solutions

More than three-quarters of US timeshare resorts are in their fourth or fifth decade of operation, and many were older properties to begin with. With them, their owners have aged and the world around them has changed in ways that were inconceivable when the project themselves were conceived.  Covid-19 has added another dimension we are only beginning to comprehend.  What’s next for “legacy” resorts and first generation of timeshare owners, and what does it mean for the timeshare industry?


3.00PM – 3.15PM

X-TALK: AN INSIDER LOOK AT THE VACATION RENTAL MARKET

Amy Hinote, Founder and Editor-in-Chief, VRM Intel

The leisure-based vacation rental market outperformed anyone’s expectations in 2020, and 2021 is shaping up to be a record-breaking year in this sector. Hinote will share past and forward-looking ADR, RevPAR and occupancy data across key leisure markets and discuss current industry dynamics and trends, including the need for additional vacation rental supply.


3.15PM – 3.30PM

X-TALK: IS YOUR STORY LEANING YOU INTO SUCCESS?

David Stroeve, Owner, ADS Consulting

There will always be constant change in our world. In 2008, it was the financial crisis, now it shifted to Covid-19, and in the future, there will be a new shoe to drop. How do companies create resilience to market conditions, and how do they weather the storm to enjoy the sunshine yet to come? Innovation is not easy but is the driving force to remain relevant and thrive in the future. In this session, you will learn the fundamental mindset to examine your organization, your revenue generating process so that when the clouds cast darkness, you will have the tools and fortitude to remain the dominant company in your industry. You will be given the road map successful companies have adopted to navigate their company through change.


3.30PM – 4.30PM

WORKSHOP: SO WHAT IF THE WORLD STOPPED?

Jim Madrid, Founder, Advance Sports Technology

Throughout the conference there has been many references to the affect the pandemic has had on the travel industry, so to end the conference, this light-hearted and interactive session will take a leaf out of Jim Madrid’s book “GET OVER IT AND GET ON WITH IT” and rewind in history to before COVID-19 hit, to a time that the industry was booming, and ask a normally theoretical question of “What would your business do if overnight the world just stopped…?”Groups will discuss and compare thoughts on what they might have answered then, with what they would answer today now that it actually DID happen! Then share thoughts on what lessons have been learned that will help everyone to rebuild better, bigger, stronger, and what are the opportunities to do things different in the future?


4.30PM – 6.30PM

HSI FINALE PARTY

Enjoy delicious appetizers and premium bar in the open air at Eden Roc / Nobu Hotel as we celebrate coming together again, as well as presenting the winners of the 2021 Perspective Magazine Awards. The Finale Party, sponsored by Holiday Systems International with provide you with even more time to socialize with new friends and industry colleagues in an informal, fun setting.

Enter the Perspective Magazine Awards now at https://gnexconference.com/awards

Introducing Our 2021 Sponsors

Interested in sponsoring GNEX 2021 in Miami Beach? Download our Sponsorship Brochure.

GOLD SPONSORS
SILVER SPONSORS
BRONZE SPONSORS
SUPPORTING SPONSORS
Abzooba
Leisure Management Plus Europe S.L.
RCI
Timeshare Broker Associates
ASSOCIATION & INDUSTRY PARTNERS
Canadian Resort & Travel Association