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									      AMERICAN RESORT
                                   MARCH 28-APRIL 2, 2009



                                              History of ARDA:

         The American Resort Development Association (ARDA) is the professional trade association
representing the vacation ownership and resort development industries. Established in 1969, ARDA today
has members ranging from privately held firms to publicly traded companies and international corporations
with expertise in shared ownership interests in leisure real estate. The membership also includes timeshare
owner associations (HOAs), resort management companies and owners through the ARDA Resort Owners
Coalition (ARDA-ROC).
         ARDA is committed to the prosperity and global expansion of the vacation industry, with a primary
focus on education, research, legislative representation, and public and consumer advocacy.
         The website asks if you would like to submit your timeshare memory, funny story, or anecdote. To
share what you think has changed over the past 40 years or to help us reach out to original owners. The
website also asks that if any old attendees have pictures from early ARDA Conventions or parties to please
send them and there’s a link on there to send them through the website.

For general information or research publications on the vacation ownership industry, please contact:
       American Resort Development Association: 1201 15th Street, NW Suite 400, Washington, DC
       20005 phone, 202.371.6700, fax202.289.8544,

                                             Hotel Information:

        For sleeping rooms, please contact The Orlando World Center Marriott directly at 800-228-9290.
To obtain the discount room rate of $259 per night, please mention that you are attending the ARDA
Annual Convention. Rooms will be available at the discount rate until March 6, 2009, or until the block sells
out, whichever comes first. Once the ARDA room block is sold out, rooms may be reserved on a space and
rate available basis only. Please don’t delay in making your hotel room reservations, rooms sell out quickly
for ARDA meetings.

Please only book your hotel reservation directly through the Orlando World Center Marriott. ARDA cannot
guarantee rooms booked through a third party reservation company, nor does ARDA endorse any such
company to contract for sleeping rooms for the ARDA convention. If you are contacted by a third party
vendor suggesting they have sleeping rooms for the convention, please send that company’s information to

The Orlando World Center Marriott is currently sold out of hospitality suites. If you’d like to be placed on the
waiting list, please contact Please note that suites are available based on hotel
rate and space availability for ARDA Trustee Members, ARDA Board Members, Convention Sponsors and
Convention Exhibitors. All others will be subject to a suite surcharge fee of $2400.

                                             Special Assistance:

On most of the ARDA website’s pages on the right hand side there is a link of Special Assistance. Once
clicked it gives a phone number, fax address, or a link to an email for any special assistance requests.

                                              Local Attractions:

                                          Things to Do in Orlando

Magic Kingdom®
Follow your Disney dreams to a place where storybook fantasy comes to life and discover the fun where
imagination reigns. The Magic begins at Orlando World Center when you take advantage of the Walt
Disney World Vacation Package.

Celebrate the fascinating cultures and numerous wonders of the world around you. Plus interactive
experiences and amazing attractions, including Mission: SPACE!

Disney’s Animal Kingdom®
Disney storytelling comes to life in a kingdom alive with fun, wonder and fascinating animals!

Disney's Hollywood Studios™
Salute the world of showbiz – from the Hollywood classics of yesteryear to the best in popular

SeaWorld Orlando
The world’s premier marine adventure park with 200 acres of world-class shows, thrilling rides and
unforgettable animal encounters. Experience it all with a great SeaWorld Orlando Package at the Orlando
World Center.

Discovery Cove
Swimming with dolphins is the main attraction of a day-long adventure at Discovery Cove, located adjacent
to SeaWorld. Take advantage of the Discovery Cove Package.

A whimsical, one-of-a-kind water park that’s only in Orlando and could only come from SeaWorld. Dive into
savings with the Aquatica Vacation Package offered.

Universal Orlando
Get ready to plunge into the action of your favorite blockbuster entertainment! ―Ride the Movies‖ at
Universal Orlando and save with the Universal Studios Orlando Vacation Package offered at the Orlando
World Center

Islands of Adventure
You’ll defy gravity, escape the jaws of a T-Rex, face the world’s first inverted dueling roller coasters, and
more at ―America’s hottest new theme park.‖

Downtown Disney®
Explore Downtown Disney® Marketplace and the West Side, with top-notch restaurants, theaters, and

Cirque du Soleil® La Nouba
Prepare to be amazed by LaNouba, a mesmerizing production of daring artistry and acrobatics. A Walt
Disney World® exclusive!

Enjoy one of Orlando’s most exciting restaurant collections, including Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville, Hard
Rock Café, NASCAR Café, Emeril’s Orlando, plus many more.

Busch Gardens
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is the ultimate family adventure park offering an array of fascinating attractions
based on exotic encounters with the African continent.

Orlando Science Center
A day of experiments and exploration await you. Dynamic hands-on exhibits on four floors of fun and

Richard Petty Driving Experience
Imagine your foot on the accelerator, with 600 horsepower at your command. Ahead of you is the mile-
long, tri-oval Walt Disney World® Speedway.

Daytona Beach
Well-known for its 23 miles of sparkling, white-sandy beaches spanning from Ormond-by-the-Sea to the
quaint village of Ponce Inlet.

Kennedy Space Center
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex provides an exhilarating and educational experience. Gain a new
perspective on the incredible feats accomplished by the space program.

Wet ‘N Wild
The world’s premier water park, features a day-full of fun for the entire family. One of the nation’s best-
attended water parks.

A 110-acre theme park and wildlife preserve, combining ―Old Florida‖ charm with exciting new exhibits and

The Holy Land Experience
The Holy Land Experience compares favorably with some of the finest museums found anywhere in

Mall at Millenia
Central Florida’s newest upscale mall with Neiman Marcus, Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s and 150 additional
retailers. Seven sit-down restaurants and valet parking.

The Florida Mall
Central Florida’s largest shopping destination featuring Macy’s, Dillards, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, in
addition to over 270 specialty shops and seven restaurants.

Orlando Premium Outlets
An exciting collection of 110 outlet stores from the world’s finest designers and name brands, all offering
savings of 25% to 65% every day.

                                              Meeting Spaces:

Looking for a private room to meet with clients and do business during the ARDA Convention?
ARDA is building a limited number of small meeting rooms. The meeting rooms will be in a central, easy to
find location adjacent to the exhibit hall, VIP lounge and networking areas. Each room is 10x10 and
includes a table and four chairs (spaces may be able to be made larger for an additional cost). All other
services such as power, audio visual, catering, etc, will incur additional charges and are the responsibility
of the company renting the room.
        $300 an hour
        $500 for a ½ day (8:00am – 12:00pm, or 1:00pm – 5:00pm)
        $1,000 daily (8:00am – 5:00pm)

For more information or to secure your space please contact 202-367-1137 or
Priority will be given to ARDA Exhibitors, Sponsors and VIP Members.

                                           Exhibitor Information:

Why You Have To Be at This Expo!
• ARDA’s Exposition represents the largest concentration of industry purchasing-power ever assembled in
one place.
• ARDA attracts the key decision makers in vacation ownership to its Convention.
• ARDA’s Exposition allows leaders to hear first-hand from experts on everything from sales and marketing
to technology, finance and resort management.
• Attendees come to learn more about the products and services that help them to build, design, furnish
and equip
their resorts.
• Networking opportunities at various social events.
• Access worldwide markets with delegates from over 40 countries.
• Convention attendance is restricted to industry professionals.
• Each exhibitor receives two full-convention badges with each 100 square-feet exhibit space reserved.
• Many unique sponsorships are available to showcase your brand or company name.
• Your competitors will be there.

Exhibit Booth Fees:
                ARDA Corporate Member                   Non-ARDA Member
Standard        $24 per sq ft                           $41.50 per sq ft
Corner          $26 per sq ft                           $43.50 per sq ft
Preferred       $28 per sq ft                           $45.50 per sq ft

        Other Fees:
Carpet Display          name and booth # in a high traffic aisle                 $750
Locator                 name and booth# highlighted on locator boards            $250
Online Description      on ARDA website floor plan                               $150

New Green Pavilion Options:
      --Do you have a product/service that is environmentally friendly?
    Assign our booth within the new green pavilion ($24 per sq ft for ARDA members/$41.50 per sq ft
      for non-members)
    Assign us an additional booth with the green pavilion. Indicate sq ft needed:___ ($15 per sq ft only
      when space on main floor is also purchased)
    Assign us tabletop space in green pavilion ($1000 per tabletop booth only when space on main
      floor is also purchased)
    Reserve magazine rack space for display of your brochure display) indicate # of brochure types:

    ARDA Booth Space Application (PDF)

        Floor Plan (PDF) powerpoint!
        Price Category (PDF)
        Live Online Floor Plan
        Valued Added Packages (PDF)

        For more information, please contact:
        Awards Program: Catherine Lacey at (202) 371-6700 x118
        Educational Programming and Speaking Opportunities: Amy Pepin at (202) 371-6700 x135
        Exhibit Hall: ARDA Exhibit Management Office at (202) 367-1137
        ARDA Sponsorship. For more information contact Bob Craycraft at (202) 207-1152
        Registration: ARDA Operations at (202) 371-6700 x131

                                  Convention Registration Information:

Fees per person if registration is received—                 on or before    on or before   after
                                                             Feb 6           Feb 20         Feb 20

Board, Trustee or Chairman’s League member                   $0              $0             $0
Individual registrant from company                           $750            $950           $1250
Discounted for 20 or more paid registrants
             submitted as a group                            $585            $735           $1250
Spouse registration                                          $450            $550           $550
Daily registration (check appropriate date)
             Mon Tues Wed                                    $450            $550           $550

Individual registration                                      $1000           $1300          $1600
Spouse registration                                          $549            $549           $549
Daily registration (check appropriate date)
             Mon Tues Wed                                    $600            $700           $700

Moderator/Speaker                                            $750            $750           $750
Press                                                        $0              $0             $0

                                              Convention Agenda:
                                               Saturday, March 28

                                              1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
                                       ARDA Supplier Certification Seminar

                                                Sunday, March 29

                                              10:00 am -6:00 pm
                                      Group RCI/AIF Open Golf Tournament
                                              2:00 am - 6:00 pm
                                              6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
                                          Group RCI/AIF Kick-Off Party

                                                Monday, March 30

                                                      7:30 am-6:00 pm
                                                      7:30 am-3:30 pm
                                                   Committee Meetings
                                                     9:00 am-12:00 pm
                                Fractional & Private Residence Club Forum CANCELLED
                                                     12:00 pm-3:30 pm
                                                    Industry Think Tank
                                          Sponsored by Greenberg Traurig, LLP
                                                      1:00 pm-3:00 pm
                                                  Principles of Timeshare
                                                      1:00 pm-3:00 pm
                                              Personal Enrichment Session:
           Thrive In '09: Tools To Achieve Unprecedented, Record Breaking Performance in '09 and Beyond
                                                      1:00 pm-3:00 pm
                                              Personal Enrichment Session:
                                     Successfully Combat Layoff Survivor Syndrome
                                                      1:00 pm-3:30 pm
                                        Sales and Marketing Forum CANCELLED
                                                      4:00 pm-5:00 pm
                                   Opening Keynote Speaker Dr. Jeffrey Rosensweig
                                                 Sponsored by Group RCI
                                                      5:00 pm-8:00 pm
                                            Welcome Reception in Exhibit Hall
   Sponsored by Disney Vacation Club, Holiday Inn Club Vacations, Hyatt Vacation Ownership, Marriott Vacation Club
                                      International & Starwood Vacation Ownership
                                                      6:30 pm-8:00 pm
                                            Trustee Reception (invitation only)
                                            Sponsored by Wells Fargo Foothill
                                                           8:30 pm
                                                     ICE Breaker Party
                               Sponsored by International Cruise & Excursions, Inc. (ICE)

                                                 Tuesday, March 31

                                                     7:30 am-5:00 pm
                                                     7:30 am-9:45 am
                                           ARDA Board of Directors Meeting
                             Breakfast sponsored by Scottish Development International
                                                    8:00 am-11:00 am
                                             Private Meetings in Exhibit Hall
                                      Want to meet before the Exhibit Hall opens?
We want you to make the most of your time at ARDA. Exhibitors may hold meetings with clients starting at 8:00am on show
                   days. To have a pre-meeting in the hall please contact
                                                     8:30 am-9:45 am
                                              Educational Session Wave 1
                                                   10:00 am-12:00 pm
                                                     Opening Session
                                                    12:00 pm-6:00 pm
                                                     Exhibit Hall Open
                                                    12:00 pm-1:30 pm
                                                  Lunch in Exhibit Hall

                                                         1:30 pm-3:00 pm
                                                  Educational Session Wave 2
                                                         3:30 pm-5:00 pm
                                                  Educational Session Wave 3
                                                         5:00 pm-6:00 pm
                                                   Cocktails in the Exhibit Hall
                                                         6:00 pm-7:00 pm
                                                  ARDA- Caribbean Reception*
    ARDA’s Caribbean Committee is hosting a welcoming reception to honor members of the Caribbean Society of Hotel
Association Executives (CSHAE), the leadership team of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), and members
                    of the Global Alliance for Timeshare Excellence (GATE). This event is invitation only.
Sponsored by Baker & Hostetler LLP, Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP, First American Title Insurance Company, Foley
                                              & Lardner LLP & Greenberg Traurig
                                                              8:30 pm
                                            Interval International Party with a Cause

                                                  Wednesday, April 1

                                                      8:00 am-4:30 pm
                                                      7:30 am-9:00 am
                                                State Regulators Breakfast
                                         Sponsored by Greenspoon Marder, P.A.
                                                      7:30 am-9:00 am
                                                     Student Breakfast
                     Co-Sponsored by Hilton Grand Vacations & Marriott Vacation Club International
                                                     8:00 am-11:00 am
                                              Private Meetings in Exhibit Hall
                                       Want to meet before the Exhibit Hall opens?
 We want you to make the most of your time at ARDA. Exhibitors may hold meetings with clients starting at 8:00am on show
                    days. To have a pre-meeting in the hall please contact
                                                     9:00 am-10:15 am
                                               Educational Session Wave 4
                                                    10:45 am-12:00 pm
                                               Educational Session Wave 5
                                                    12:00 pm-5:00 pm
                                                      Exhibit Hall Open
                                                     12:00 pm-1:30 pm
                                                    Lunch in Exhibit Hall
                                                      1:00 pm-3:00 pm
                                                    NEW! CAM Course
                                                      1:30 pm-2:45 pm
                                               Educational Session Wave 6
                                                      2:00 pm-4:00 pm
                                                        Resale Forum
                                                      3:15 pm-4:30 pm
                                               Educational Session Wave 7
                                                      6:00 pm-7:00 pm
                                         Awards Gala Celebration of Excellence
                                          Sponsored by Whirlpool Corporation
                                                     7:00 pm-10:00 pm
                                         Awards Gala Dinner and Entertainment
                                                  Presenting Sponsor HSI

                                           Thursday, April 29, 2009
                                              8:00 am-11:00 am
                                              8:30 am-10:00 am
                              Breakfast of Champions with Speaker Janet Evans
                                    Sponsored by Hilton Grand Vacations
                                             10:15 am-12:15 pm
                                            Special Programming:
    Not Just the Boys Club Anymore: Welcome to the Girls Club How the Face of the Workplace Has Changed
                                             10:30 am-11:30 am
                                    Awards Committee Post Gala Meeting
                                               (Closed Meeting)
                                              12:30 am-2:30 pm
                                Meetings Committee Post Convention Meeting
                                               (Closed Meeting)

                                Resort Industry Facts and Figures:

   If you want to showcase your product or service to representatives of a rapidly growing industry,
    you need to attend the ARDA Convention and Expo. Consider this:
            • $10 billion: the U.S. timeshare sales volume in one year (2006)
            • 6.7 million: the number of people worldwide who own the rights to about 10.7 million
            timeshare weeks
            • 4.4 million: the number of households who own timeshares in the United States
            • 325,000: the number of timeshare units located worldwide
            • 5,425: the number of timeshare resorts identified worldwide
            • 1,604: the number of timeshare resorts in the United States


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