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OPMA Executive Summit Schedule

November 14-16, 2018

“The Future is Now”

*Note: Schedule subject to change. 

Wednesday, November 14

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Summit Registration
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Welcome Cocktail Reception – Sponsored by Shutts & Bowen

Thursday, November 15

7:00 AM – 8:30 AM Registration
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM Breakfast – Sponsored by Streamline
8:40 AM – 9:00 AM Opening Remarks
Brent Howie, Chairman, OPMA
9:00 AM – 9:45 AM OPMA Program and Initiatives Update…Are You Participating Yet?
Welcome Talley Management Group
Membership Update
Board Nominations Process
Travel Circle Program
9:50 AM – 11:10 AM Having Problems Finding Qualified Employees? That Alone is Difficult…Retaining Them is Even a Greater Challenge
Robert Laltoo, President, Global Housekeeping Services
11:10 AM – 11:30 AM Coffee Break – Sponsored by Maxxton                   
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM An OPMA “All Hands-on Deck” Workshop…Creating the Framework for the OPMA Condo Hotel Academy
Donald Farr, Director, Dedman School of Hospitality, Florida State University
Randall Hanna, Dean, FSU – Panama City Campus
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Lunch Sponsored by Fuel Travel
1:30 PM – 2:45 PM Owner Success Stories….Innovative Management Approaches Producing Winning Owners’ Reviews
Panel Moderator – Robin Graf, VP Operations, Castle Resorts and Hotels
Matthew Brittain, CEO, Brittain Resorts
Rick Hughes, Executive Director Facilities and Rental Management, Sandestin Resort
Pat Noia, Director – Rental Management, Spectrum Resorts
Burk Seymore, Director of Vacation Rentals, Reunion Resort
2:45 PM – 3:00 PM Coffee Break – Sponsored by Maxxton
3:00 PM – 4:15 PM Buckle Up for a Wild Technology Ride into the Future…So, You Think that You Have Seen It All?
Panel Moderator – John Dalton, Tourism Industry Consultant
Susan Blizzard, President, Blizzard Internet Marketing
Stuart Butler, COO, Fuel Travel
Peter Scott, President, Bluetent
Ed St. Onge, President,
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM Reception – Cash Bar
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM Dinner – Sponsored by Resorts & Lodges and TRACK

Friday, November 16

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM Breakfast – Sponsored by NAVIS
8:40 AM- 9:40 AM Expedia Group and OPMA: An Overview of our Partnership
Melissa Navarro, Area Manager Mid-Atlantic Central, Expedia

Jeff Rosser, Market Manager, Expedia

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM The Vacation Rental Legal Open Forum… GDPR, Trademark Infringement, Your Current issues, and More!
Daniel Benavides, Partner, Shutts & Bowen
Daniel Barsky, Partner, Shutts & Bowen
10:45 AM – 11:00 AM Summit Wrap Up – Future Courses of Action