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TBMA Providence 2017 Conference Agenda

AGENDA
TBMA PROVIDENCE 2017 CONFERENCE
PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND
May 21-23, 2017
ACHIEVING POSITIVE OUTCOMES - AVOIDING CHAOS
Agenda Subject to Change

 

Sunday 5/21/17

 
Noon - 4:00 pm
Registration/Networking
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2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Breakout Session One
Meet & Greet - Board Members
Hosted by Phil Hixson - Stoneridge Resort
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2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Breakout Session Two
Meet & Greet - Resort Managers & Staff
Hosted by Mark McCarthy - Village of Winnipesaukee
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3:30 pm - 4:45 pm
Welcome & Sponsor Hosted Reception
Wine, Cheese, Fruit, & Crackers
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4:45 pm - 5:00 pm
Opening Remarks
Shep Altshuler - TBMA
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5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Session 1 – Positive Outcomes Vs Chaos - Case Studies
Session Moderator - Jeff Weir - TBMA/TimeSharing Today
Positive Outcome: Repurposing The Waves, Ocean City, MD
Alex Krakovsky - Lemonjuice Capital Partners
Positive Outcome: Benefitting from Seasonal Shutdowns
Scott Dravis - VRI
Failed Timeshare Regimes - Harbor Hill - Provincetown, MA,
Apple Valley Resort - Howard, OH, and Mariner’s Pointe - Crossville, TN
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6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Session 2 – The Path to Changing Your Resort’s Plan
Obstacles & Costs to Clear Title
Understanding Trust Conversions
Jeff Ingram - American Resort Collection 
Leon Basye - Vacation Partner Services
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7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dinner, Networking & Social Time
Cash Bar
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Monday 5/22/17

 

8:00 am - 8:30 am
Continental Breakfast
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8:30 am - 9:00 am
Session 3 - Combatting Fraud in the Changing Timeshare Environment
Marty Kandel - Timeshare Advisory & Resolution Services
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9:00 am - 9:30 am
Session 4 – How Will Financial Trends Impact Your Resort?
Lena Combs - withum
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9:30 am - 10:30 am
Session 5 - Reserves and Funding Action Steps
Stacy Dyer, Josh Ormiston - Alliance Association Bank
Gary Porter - Facilities Advisors International
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10:30 am - 10:45 am
Break
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10:45 am - 11:30 am
Session 6 - Critical (often overlooked) Insurance Coverages
Tom Cook, Chad Dorsey - Brown & Brown
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11:30 am – 12:00 noon
Session 7 - Ownership Debt and the Economics of Your Resort
Debbie Ely - Vacation Club Loans
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12:00 noon - 1:30 pm
Session 8 - Coaching & Empowering Your Resort Board & Staff
Working Lunch/Presentation
Jim Della Volpe - Growing Tree Partners
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1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Session 9 - Working Smart with Exchange Companies -
Best Practice Case Studies
Michelle Caron - DAE
Soraya Gonzales - Interval International
Erica Gause - RCI
Corina Violette - RTX
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2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Session 10 – ADA/FHA - What You Need to Know for 2017 and Beyond
Kathy Gips - New England ADA Center
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3:15 pm - 3:30 pm
Break
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3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Session 11 - Achieving Long Term Solutions to ADA Requirements
Redesign Case Study - Costa del Sol
Mary Daust - Hospitality Resources & Design
Leigh Colyer - CommStruct
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Session 12 - Getting Collections & Bankruptcy Under Control
Buzz Waloch - Aspen National Collections 
Tara C. Early - Gasdick Stanton Early, P.A.
Lisa Weiler - Source RM
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5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Session 13 - A Practical Approach to Active Sales Programs & Online Travel
Agencies as Revenue Generators for Legacy Resorts
Dennis DiTinno - Liberte' Management Group
Lori Entwistle – Scottsdale Camelback Resort
Kelley Ellert - Defender Resorts
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6:15 pm - 8:30 pm
Dinner, Networking & Social Time
Cash Bar
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Tuesday 5/23/17

 

8:00 am – 9:00 am
Continental Breakfast
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9:00 am – 9:45 am
Session 14 - Analyzing Your Options: Vacation and Travel Club Partners
Dana Myers - GetAways Resort Management/Sapphire Resorts
Melanie Gring- Global Connections
Kris Jamtaas - Welk Resorts
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9:45 am - 10:15 am
Session 15 - Step by Step - Owner and Board
Communications in a Changing Industry
Tom Saver - SPM Resorts
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10:15 am - 10:30 am
Break
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10:30 am – 11:30 am
Session 16 – Cybersecurity
Anurag Sharma - withum
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11:30 am – 12:00 noon
Session 17 – Legislative Initiatives to Benefit Legacy Resorts
Chris Stewart - ARDA – ROC
Ken McKelvey – Defender Resorts
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12:00 noon – 1:45 pm
Session 18 - Interactive Lunch
Strategic Action Items
Prize Drawings/Positive Outcomes Wrap-Up
Shep Altshuler - TBMA
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1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
Post Meeting: Informal Networking/Reconnect with Contacts
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