DAE Brings Magic Of Mardi Gras To GNEX 2016 Timeshare Conference
Let the good times roll! DAE announced today it will host an evening to remember – the DAE Masquerade Wrap Party – as part of its Platinum Sponsorship of the GNEX 2016 Timeshare Leaders Conference, taking place, Feb. 2 – 5, in New Orleans.
The worldwide vacation exchange provider is known for delivering stellar experiences in spectacular settings, and the DAE Masquerade Wrap Party will be no exception. The celebration will take place at Grand Oaks Mansion, the crown jewel of the Mardi Gras World Events Complex. Situated on the banks of the Mississippi River, Mardi Gras World is the place where the magnificent floats that define Mardi Gras have been built since 1947.
Now, DAE invites GNEX attendees to join the parade for an evening of networking and fun New Orleans-style, with top-shelf spirits, food, music and entertainment. The DAE Masquerade Wrap Party will take place just a few minutes from the GNEX 2016 venue, the Ritz Carlton New Orleans. Guests will dress casually and receive Mardi Gras masks and beads upon arrival to get into the spirit of this full-on celebration at a Southern plantation renowned for its extravagant gardens. Delegates will be wowed by the jazz band, Louisiana Creole cuisine, premium bar, live entertainment and great company.
“DAE enjoys hosting GNEX delegates every year, and we always look to make our functions memorable,” said Francis Taylor, DAE CEO, “New Orleans has an amazing atmosphere, and we plan to put on a party that really captures this energy.”
As part of the festivities, the DAE Masquerade Wrap Party will feature the Perspective Magazine Awards Ceremony honoring the industry’s best and brightest.
At last year’s Awards Ceremony, DAE took home top honors as the global timeshare industry’s Best Overall Company with less than 250 employees. This was the second time DAE received this honor. The company also scooped up 2015 Perspective Magazine Awards for Best Customer Service, its fifth consecutive title in this category, and Best Consumer Product for the second year running.
“DAE has supported the GNEX Conference platform since its inception in 2011,” said Paul Mattimoe, president and CEO of Perspective Group. “We’re delighted to welcome them back as a GNEX 2016 Platinum Sponsor. With the support of industry leaders like DAE, GNEX has grown every year to become one of the industry’s most anticipated events. Having personally visited Grand Oaks Mansion and Mardi Gras World, we are confident the DAE Masquerade Wrap Party will be a real highlight of GNEX 2016.”
Each year, GNEX is held in a different premier destination. Previous venues and locations include Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas; Ritz Carlton Cancun, Mexico; Beverly Wilshire Hotel Beverly Hills, Calif.; Ritz Carlton Sarasota, Florida; and Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego, Calif.
GNEX 2016 moves the conference to one of America’s most exciting cities – the Big Easy – at the Ritz Carlton New Orleans, a luxury hotel housed in the 1908 Beaux Arts Maison Blanche building at the edge of the French Quarter.
In addition to social events that far exceed guests’ expectations, GNEX is known for lively presentations and open-forum panel discussions on vital industry topics led by some of its most forward-thinking professionals. Since its debut in 2011, GNEX has enjoyed year-on-year growth. Last year’s conference drew 200 senior-level executives from 120 companies across six continents. GNEX 2016 promises to set new records, with 100 registered delegates just weeks after tickets became available.
For more information about GNEX 2016, visit http://www.gnexconference.com.
About DAE (Dial An Exchange)
DAE has grown significantly since it first opened its doors in 1997. A strong focus on quality customer service has led to their continued growth as over 50% of their new memberships have been the result of personal referrals. Today, the company services over 1.5 million timeshare owners (including 550,000 direct members) at resorts and clubs through 10 offices worldwide, and is a truly viable option for all timeshare, points and fractional owners to exchange their weeks and points or credits products. DAE’s robust set of membership benefits makes it easy for owners to truly enjoy their vacation ownership experience. Their simple, flexible and innovative direct to consumer approach has evolved into a range of business development and support tools for their business partners such as resorts, management companies and Home Owners Associations who are looking for a competitive edge to support their rapid growth.
DAE offers a value added Gold Advantage benefits program along with low exchange fees, a 3-year credit for every banked week, 24/7 live access to exchange weeks, personalized customer service, worldwide vacation availability, discounted rental weeks in prime locations and informative monthly e-newsletters providing travel tips, destination ideas and money saving promotions and offers. At DAE, the timeshare owners’ needs come first and foremost and quality of service is never compromised. For more information, please visit www.daelive.com.
About Perspective Group
Perspective Group provides the vacation ownership industry’s most comprehensive, independent multi-media marketing and publishing services globally. Products and services range from intensive PR & Multimedia services such as INTUITION – a brand visibility service that includes custom content creation and distribution, social media monitoring, online marketing and brand reputation management – to the Perspective Magazine brand, which publishes the leading independent trade publication globally as well as custom membership magazines for clients.
Perspective Group is a media sponsor of more than 30 industry events per year and serves on a number of trade association committees. The group also hosts its own annual industry leader event, the Global Networking Expo (GNEX Conference), and Canadian Resort Conference (CRC) on behalf of the Canadian Resort Development Association (CRDA). For more information, visit http://perspectivemagazine.com.
About GNEX Conference
Hosted by Perspective Group, a leading global PR & Multimedia Company for the timeshare industry, the Global Networking Expo (GNEX) has created a truly unique conference format that focuses heavily on networking. Each year, the conference is shaped by the senior-level industry executives who attend. The conference, now in its fifth year, has not only become a major event on the vacation ownership industry’s calendar, but also is hailed by many of its attendees as the one conference they must attend. For more information visit http://www.gnexconference.com