CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Please Note: Due to COVID-19, this schedule is provided as a “work in progress” guide only, and is likely to change without prior notice in the interests of producing the best possible event.

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Main Conference Sessions start on Tuesday 18th.

10.00AM – 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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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.
 
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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 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
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11.30AM – 12.30PM GENERAL SESSIONS: TBC
Expo LIVE! - GNEX Conference We’ll be adding our confirmed sessions over time as we get closer to the event.
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12.30PM – 2.00PM NETWORKING BREAK
Grab some refreshments, get to know our Exhibitors, work the room to meet new contacts and hold your meetings in our dedicated and spacious Networking Lounge.
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2.00PM – 4.00PM GENERAL SESSIONS: TBC
Expo LIVE! - GNEX Conference We’ll be adding our confirmed sessions over time as we get closer to the event.
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4.00PM – 6.00PM AWARDS PARTY
GNEX 2021 - Miami Beach Enjoy a delicious food and premium bar in the open air as we celebrate the winners of the 2021 Perspective Magazine Awards and socialize with new friends and industry colleagues.

10.00AM – 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.

TBC

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.


1.45PM – 2.00PM

CONFERENCE WELCOME

A warm welcome to GNEX 2021 from our resident Emcee, Jim Madrid, who will give a brief overview of the day ahead.


2.00PM – 3.00PM

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!


3.00PM – 5.30PM (TBC)

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…

7.30AM – 8.30AM

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 where you can hold early morning meetings ahead of the main sessions.


8.00AM – 4.30PM

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 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.

Participants will appear here in due course: Jason Gamel, Jorge Herrera, Mike Nelson…


11.30AM – 12.30PM

NETWORKING BREAK

Grab some refreshments, get to know our Exhibitors, work the room to meet new contacts and hold your meetings in our dedicated and spacious Networking Lounge.


12.30PM – 1.30PM

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.


1.30PM – 2.30PM

LUNCH

Enjoy a delicious lunch in the open air ahead of the afternoon sessions.


2.30PM – 4.30PM

GENERAL SESSIONS: TBC

We’ll be adding our confirmed sessions over time as we get closer to the event.


TBC

GNEX MIAMI SOCIAL EVENT

Due to COVID-19, we have not confirmed our typical large social event, and have reflected this in our discounted registration fees.

We do hope that we are able to arrange something closer to the time, which would then be a separate ticketed event. Watch this space!

Introducing Our 2021 Sponsors

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

GOLD SPONSORS
SILVER SPONSORS
BRONZE SPONSORS
SUPPORTING SPONSORS
RCI
ASSOCIATION & INDUSTRY PARTNERS