Welcome to the Fractional Life October newsletter
Welcome to October's Fractional Life newsletter. We're calling this edition the Video Issue, as we've been using video to document all the latest (and preview the future) activity here at Fractional Life and wanted to share it with you. As those of you who attended either the recent Fractional Summit USA in Miami or the London events will be aware, online video is an increasingly potent tool, and we are making the most of it to raise awareness of our events and grow the fractional ownership marketplace.
So let's start with a look back at Fractional Summit USA. Click here to get a flavour of our first US event, which was a great success for delegates and sponsors alike. A comprehensive seminar programme and some innovative networking sessions prompted lots of positive feedback, including the following:
“I've been to all of the Fractional Summits in London and, based on the success we've had there, we decided to do the first USA Summit. To be sure, we weren't really expecting much given that the fact that it was the first. We were amazed at how incredibly good it was for our business. It exceeded our expectations by a mile. If you weren't there, you missed something special."
Peter Kempf, CEO of Peter Kempf International
“An excellent symposium – this meeting was an ‘oasis in the desert’ for me. I was delighted to hear from the world’s premier fractional experts”
Matt Condon, Signature Yacht Shares
“A great learning experience for the fractional novice”
Steve Hare, VP, Secret Places
Another successful recent event was the Fractional Life Expo, held in the heart of the City of London. The Expo is Europe's biggest consumer fractional ownership event, and its location ensures exposure to a highly desirable affluent City audience. A range of exhibitors from across the fractional spectrum, including real estate, fashion, jets and more, exhibited their products for three days in September. Click here to see more.
The winners of the Fractional Life Expo competitions were:
A driving day in a Ferrari 458 Italia (1 of only 10 currently in the country!) courtesy of ecurie25
1 week’s accommodation at Carrick House, Loch Lomond courtesy of De Vere
1 week’s accommodation in a 3 Bedroom 5 star holiday apartment in Carlyon Bay, Near St Austell Cornwall for up to 6 people courtesy of Diamond Club
3 night stay for 2 people at the Zil Pasyon Resort, Seychelles which is due to open in May 2011
2 night accommodation for 2 people + 2 green fees at the stunning Arcos Gardens Resort, Spain
2 night stay in a One Bedroom Premium Residence at 47 Park Street. Breakfast for two will be included as well as a bottle of Champagne upon arrival
12 months free membership and a free first bag hire courtesy of Designer Handbag Hire
1 Free dress rental from Girl Meets Dress
A gorgeous truffle tree donated by Truffle Tree
A weekend break for two at Kingfisher Lakes & Apartments in Norfolk
A 2-night stay for up to 6 people on a 5-star houseboat in Venice, courtesy of Venice on the Water
A luxurious two night stay at Firstlight The K Club for 4 people to include breakfast each morning and a four ball on the Smurfit or Palmer Golf Course
A big thank you to all those who entered and congratulations to the winners.
Shared Ownership Fractional Summit Middle East + North Africa, Nov 23 - 24
And we are busy preparing for our next “fractional first” – the Shared Ownership Fractional Summit Middle East. The award-winning Yas Hotel is the venue for this groundbreaking event, which will feature sessions on fractional yachts, jets and supercar clubs, as well as real estate. There will also be tailored regional content, including seminars on how to market to the Muslim audience and Shariah-compliant financing. We will be announcing some very special speakers shortly. The conference is a must attend for those looking to network and find out more about the market for shared ownership products within the region. Don’t miss out, early bird tickets now on sale! Shared Ownership Fractional Summit Middle East.
Piers Brown, Fractional Life Founder says: “I’m excited about the forthcoming Summit - the UAE region is of growing importance on the world stage as both a leisure destination and a business hub. Any serious global operator needs to be locating operations there.”
Veranne Wilkinson, Managing Director of event sponsor Citadel Trustees said: “The Abu Dhabi conference is a unique opportunity and an ideal platform for Citadel to further explore the potential of the shared leisure market in the Middle East & North Africa. We are proud to attend as Ruby Sponsors and are confident that this event will provide numerous business prospects for its participants and will also be the perfect arena for new players in the region to learn about the many advantages that shared leisure products can offer them”.
Click here for a video preview of Shared Ownership Fractional Summit Middle East.
You can see more by visiting the the video page on our b2b site for fractional real estate professionals, Fractional Trade. Why not take a look and join the site? All you have to do is take a few minutes to register and upload your profile, and you'll get access to a unique news and networking service.
You can also see videos, including our advertisers on the Fractional Life Youtube channel.
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.
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