Fractional Life Newsletter December 2010
Welcome to the Fractional Life December newsletter. There's a lot to report this month after a busy few weeks here at Fractional Life.
Shared Ownership Fractional Summit MENA
Delegates have recently returned from our first b2b event in the MENA region, the Shared Ownership Fractional Summit Middle East 2010 which was a great success and an amazing experience. Held at the stunning Yas Hotel in Abu Dhabi – you may have seen it in the background while watching the recent Grand Prix – the event attracted an international cast of delegates, and marked our first conference foray into fractional arenas other than real estate.
We were honoured to welcome Sheikh Mubarak Al Suwaiket as a speaker – Sheikh Mubarak is ranked at 16 in the Arabian Business Rich List and is an enthusiastic advocate of fractional yacht ownership. As is our keynote speaker at the event, Mike Balfour OBE, who gave a frank, funny and informative talk on his career, which includes founding and building the Fitness First chain, and his current venture, the Hideaways Club luxury property fund.
Some Delegate Comments:
“A great opportunity to learn about the various aspects of the industry and meet the key players in the region – all within a day”
Brijesh Bakhda, Managing Director, 2B Capital
“Worth every cent”
Steve Hunt, Director, Tamimi
“A great mix of education and business opportunities”
Pritesh Kotecha, Partner, VH Dubai
You can watch a video review of the event here- and you can even hear the Formula Renault racing cars in the background! We will be back next year with a bigger and better event.
Fractional Summit Europe 2011
Having returned from Abu Dhabi, our thoughts are now firmly focused on delivering the best Fractional Summit Europe to date. The 2011 event is being held at the Marriott London in Grosvenor Square on February 17 and 18, and this year includes a new exhibition format. Companies with products and services to offer in the fractional marketplace may wish to take advantage of the cost effective sponsorship opportunities and / or take an exhibition stand at the event which includes 2 delegate tickets.
For more information log onto www.fractionalsummit.com or contact:
t: +44 (0)20 8340 7989
Delegates can visit the exhibition at no extra cost, and those on the cusp of the fractional industry may wish to visit the exhibition only, for just £99+VAT. Read more here.
We are delighted to confirm Virgin Atlantic as official travel partner for the London Summit. Delegates travelling to London for the event can get an exclusive five per cent discount on flights from eight US cities, across Economy, Premium Economy and Upper Class tickets. The discount is applicable between February 13 and 21 on flights to and from Boston, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Miami, New York, Orlando, San Francisco and Washington DC.
Fractional Life founder Piers Brown said: “We're delighted to team up with Virgin Atlantic for this great offer. Europe is a really flourishing market for fractional real estate right now, and we'd love to welcome as many of the US fractional industry as possible here in London in February to share best practice and make new business contacts.”
To take advantage of this offer click here.
Platinum Sponsor Offers Free Consultations To Delegates
Another new innovation for the 2011 London event is the offer of free consultations for those looking to enter the industry from The Fractional Ownership Consultancy. Jerry Cobb, chief executive of The Fractional Ownership Consultancy, said: "We are delighted to be Platinum Sponsors of the conference. The opportunity to bring all our knowledge and experience to the table to help new entrants to the fractional sector will be invaluable." Read more here.
Fractional Life Awards 2011
We are expanding the Fractional Life Awards for 2011 to include five new categories – we've added Best Fractional Development categories for the EMEA; US, Canada, Mexico & Caribbean; and Asia regions, as well as awards for the Best Private Residence Club and Best Destination Club.
Launched in 2009, the Fractional Life Awards are a great way to achieve a marketing boost for your development or company. You can use the award winners' logo on all your marketing collateral to show prospective buyers and employees that you are the best in the business, and have been endorsed by the world's leading fractional ownership brand.
A Fractional Life Award is a sought-after seal of approval for fractional developers and clubs, and the prestige of winning – or being a finalist – will benefit you and your company in numerous ways.
The Awards will be presented at the 2011 London Summit. To find out more and to enter- click here.
Fractional Summit USA 2011
We've also recently announced the dates for our second Fractional Summit USA. We will be returning to the InterContinental in Miami on August 30 and 31. Read more here or click here to see a video review of the hugely successful inaugural 2010 event.
Fractional Life Teams Up With The Corporate Jet & Helicopter Finance Conference
Fractional Life is delighted to announce that it is a Media Partner for Corporate Jet Investor's Corporate Jet & Helicopter Finance Conference, which is being held in London on the 16th and 17th of February 2011. Alasdair Whyte, editor of Corporate Jet Investor, said: “Fractional Life is a great fit as a Media Partner for our conference – the fractional ownership and jet card market is one of the industry's most innovative sectors, and we look forward to promoting our event to the Fractional Life audience.” To find out more visit www.corporatejetinvestor.com
Fractional Life on Facebook
If you're a social media fan and user of Facebook, come and check out our new page, where we'll be posting all the latest developments from Fractional Life, and news about fractional ownership worldwide. If you like what you see, click the like button!
Latest industry headlines
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Alliances are the way forward for Ritz-Carlton Destination Club
Arcos Gardens offers 1/16th shares in frontline golf villas
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