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2017 VRM Xtravaganza
Wed, May 3, 2017, 7:00 AM – Thu, May 4, 2017, 12:00 PM EDT
View our event site here: www.vrmxtravaganza.com
Wednesday, May 3rd
7:55 AM - 8:10 AM - Join Us For Breakfast & Networking! Conference kickoff, opening remarks, sponsor introductions.
8:15 AM - 9:00 AM - Keynote Speaker: Soar 2 Success, with US Army Black Hawk Pilot, Elizabeth McCormick! All attendees will receive her new book for FREE, "The P.I.L.O.T. Method". Join us for her speaking session, then stay for a book signing and photo opportunities sponsored by Xplorie. Make the guest experience work for you. Drive bookings, enhance guest loyalty and increase your bottom line with Xplorie. Xplorie creates the best guest experiences by offering free local activities every day they stay with you! Differentiate yourself from the competition with customized activity programs at no additional cost.
9:00 AM the exhibit hall opens with over 70 industry vendors.
9:05 AM - 9:25 AM - Theatre Presentation by NAVIS "7 Steps to Improve your Reservation Sales Team"
9:30 AM - 9:50 AM - Theater Presentation by BAREFOOT "Knocking it out of the Park - Organic Growth for Vacation Rental Management"
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM - The Online Booking Panel: Online Travel Agents and channel partners join us for a riveting discussion about top trends, the future of online bookings and what that change means for owners and managers. Meet our TOP OTA's on this panel.
11:05 AM - 11:25 AM - Theater Presentation by CIIRUS "Emerging Technology in the Vacation Rental Industry"
11:30 AM - 11:50 AM - Theater Presentation by ASCENT PROCESSING
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM - Join us for Lunch & A Live Industry Twitter Feed with our industry partners (#FVRMA17): Join us as we set Twitter on fire directly from the Xtravaganza with our partners from around the globe. This is the first vacation rental industry Twitter event of its kind. Tweet along with us!
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM - The Top Legal Do's and Don'ts for Vacation Rental Managers, plus simple things you can do by yourself, today! Walk away with new action items for your business. Plus a chance to win $1,000 in legal work! This legal workshop is presented by Keith Brady Law.
2:30 PM - 2:55 PM - Theater Presentation by STREAMLINE
3:00 PM - 3:25 PM - Theater Presentation by ICND
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM - General Session - Hubspot Partner & Presenter, George Tsafonias: Google Ranking Factors That You Must Know To Win Online & Increase Direct Bookings.
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM - Join Us For The Island Reception: This is an on-site Polynesian luau themed event with entertainment from Netane Polynesian Productions. Food, open bar, dancers, and of course... FIRE!
Thursday, May 4th
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM - Join Us for breakfast & networking!
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM - The Realities for Florida's Destination Marketing Efforts? Join Us For A Situational Assessment About Tourism Trends and New Realties for Florida's Destination Tourism & Vacation Rental Industry Connectivity.
Federal, State and local politics are adding to an already disruptive destination travel marketplace both in Florida and abroad. This ongoing turmoil is leaving a void in the overall travel marketplace and in its wake big questions about what's next and what the future holds for our industry and tourism marketing in general.
This presentation includes a situational assessment of our current market, new trends and discussion with our local and statewide Destination marketing partners. DT Minich, CEO from Experience Kissimmee joins our panel discussion along with other DMO leaders.
Ralf Garrison, the founder of DestiMetrics will spearhead this General Session discussion topic at the Xtravaganza May 4th at 8 AM. Established in 2004, DestiMetrics specializes in leisure travel destinations' non-hotel lodging, including condominiums, time shares, vacation rentals, and rent by owner markets, and currently provides research based market intelligence to dozens of destinations and resorts, hundreds of lodging properties and several thousand subscribers.
This is a general session opportunity that you will not want to miss at this years VRM Xtravaganza. Vacation Rentals throughout Florida continue to be a growing hospitality market and we need to stay part of the overall tourism/hospitality marketing discussion.
9:00 AM - Exhibit Hall Opens
9:05 AM - 9:25 AM - Theater Presentation with Lockstate "Scaling Access Management For Properties
9:30 AM - 9:55 AM - Special Guest Speaker: Deborah S. Nelson, publisher - writer with over 16 books in circulation related to the vacation rental industry and travel. Deborah will cover "The Vacation Rental Guest DNA", What makes them book, what keeps them coming back and "Do you have a niche"?
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM - Meet the Marketing Pro's: This group of marketing professionals delivers top trends and marketing techniques to get you noticed and drive traffic to your business. This is a must for all VRM's. Panelists include Bluetent, VS Media, Blizzard Internet Marketing and ICND as they talk about marketing techniques, the use of social media, and more.
11:10 AM - 11:45 AM - Meet the Revenue Management Pro's: Top industry professionals from various industry segments relay the tips and tricks that work to deliver a higher yield for managers and owners. Increase your bottom line with these targeted revenue building techniques. Join NAVIS, Great Ocean Condos, and Beyond Pricing for this panel discussion.
12:00 PM - Closing Remarks/Show Closes