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Hong Kong hosting the 2012 Alternative Ownership Conference Asia Pacific

Hotel and resort executives and real estate professionals from Asia and beyond are heading to Hong Kong to attend Asia's leading shared ownership conference, the Alternative Ownership Conference Hotels and Resorts – Asia Pacific (AOCAP) 2012, held 8th and 9th October at the Marco Polo Hotel in Hong Kong. Under the theme 'Alternative Ownership: Understanding the Industry DNA', big-hitters in the hospitality and shared ownership industries from around the world will be sharing their knowledge and hands-on experience in this rapidly growing segment of the hospitality industry. Held over two days, the AOCAP 2012 Conference, now in its fourth successful year, includes a series of presentations and panel sessions with the opening Keynote by Howard Nusbaum, President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Resort Development Association. Presentations from industry leaders include Adrian Lee, Managing Director RCI Asia-Pacific; Bryan Klum, Executive Vice President, Asia/Pacific Region, Hilton Grand Vacations; Chris Flynn, Director, Pacific-Asia Travel Association (PATA); Bryan Lunt, Chairman & CEO, Absolute World Group; Harold Derrah, CEO, Anantara Vacation Club; Joseph Hickman, Executive Director Asia Pacific, Interval International & Preferred Residences; and John Burlingame, Global Head-Residential Development, Hyatt Hotels Corporation, amongst others. Paul Dean, AOCAP Advisory Board revealed, “Delegates will receive a greater understanding of this exciting and highly innovative industry, and gain insight into why the major global hospitality brands are participating very successfully. How operating synergies can be enhanced, incremental revenues built and predictable occupancies can be achieved. AOCAP 2102 is an unmissable event for those who develop, own, operate, market or sell purpose-built mixed use resorts, incorporating shared ownership, as well as those contemplating the potential conversion or renovation of an existing development.”   AOCAP 2012 provides a unique networking opportunity with top executives from global companies attending the Conference – Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia-Pacific, Jones Lang Lasalle China, RCI Asia-Pacific, Hyatt Residences, Anantara Vacation Club, Interval International, Absolute World Group and more. AOCAP 2012 will look at why so many of the world’s leading upscale Hospitality Brands from Accor, Anantara, Disney, Fairmont, Hilton, Hyatt, Marriott, Sheraton, Westin and Wyndham are significant participants in the shared ownership industry. Examining their rationale for entering the industry, as well as the outcomes and looking at why they have been so successful. Identifying operating synergies, which enable them to deliver enhanced earnings, whilst at the same time, creating customer loyalty in a manner not found in any other segment of the hospitality industry. The conference will also examine the economic impacts, which the industry has generated within a mature, regulated marketplace, based on highly detailed and robust research. Sessions will focus upon the alternative ownership industry’s international growth and development using data from the recently completed study of the Global Industry undertaken by the American Resort Development Association International Foundation. Specific sessions will examine the Industry’s various business models, the range of income streams and the industry’s detailed financial performance, based upon authoritative research carried out in other markets. A number of sessions will examine the travel trends across the region for the next decade, highlighting major areas of growth, capacity expansion, constraints and the impacts of the burgeoning Low Cost Carrier model. Further sessions will examine why access to capital will be key to market growth, with experts from the financial sector sharing their thoughts on challenges and issues, as well as identifying potential opportunities within the Asia-Pacific region. For more information, visit www.aocap.org or follow AOCAP across the following social media networks: Linkedin Group: Additional Revenue Streams for Resorts in Asia Pacific Blog: www.aocap.org/news Twitter: twitter.com/aocap