OPMA Executive Summit 2018

Who Attends? 

The event is designed for OPMA member executive level representatives and their senior management teams dedicated to the onsite property management sector, OPMA preferred suppliers, and speakers, representing diverse entities servicing the travel industry, presenting their insights into the future of the overall lodging sector.

Why Should You Attend? 

The OPMA Executive Summit represents an industry first. Meet and exchange ideas with other leaders and decision makers of OPMA members and their providers. The Executive Summit brings together the speakers of the well-known brands in their particular field, the best minds in the condo hotel lodging sector and their preferred suppliers. The event focus will be on the future and how OPMA and its members can effectively position themselves to realize continued growth and success. Attending the Executive Summit will enable OPMA Summit attendees to return to their respective marketplaces focused on shaping the future together with common objectives and goals.

Speakers representing diverse, critically important entities that all play a significant role in shaping events and trends pertaining to the future of the lodging industry will present their varied outlooks. The OPMA approach is a departure from the traditional speakers “fielding” two or three questions at the end of their presentations with no plan of action ever surfacing. Each OPMA general session program, dependent on the topic, is allocated between an hour and an hour and twenty minutes. Guest speaker presentations, limited to a half hour to forty-five minutes, are followed by a half hour of open dialogue and interaction between the presenters and the conference attendees. The intimate program format encourages stimulating discussions, the exchanging of ideas and arriving at potential solutions to our industry’s most pressing and challenging issues.  This inclusive meeting environment results in the establishment of common objectives and an agreed upon action plan strategy that contributes to the continued growth and profitability of each OPMA manager and supplier member company.

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OPMA Summit Schedule of Events

*All times subject to change.
Visit www.OPMA.org to learn more and register.

Wednesday, November 14

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

Thursday, November 15

  • 7:00am to 8:30pm – Registration
  • 7:30am to 8:30am – Breakfast – Sponsored by Streamline

8:40am to 9:00am - Opening Remarks

Brent Howie, Chairman, OPMA

9:00am to 9:45am - OPMA Program and Initiatives Update…Are You Participating Yet?

  • Welcome Talley Management Group
  • Membership Update
  • Board Nominations Process
  • Travel Circle Program

9:50am to 11:10pm - Having Problems Finding Qualified Employees? That Alone is Difficult…Retaining Them is Even a Greater Challenge

Robert Laltoo, President, Global Housekeeping Services

11:10pm to 11:30pm - Coffee Break - Sponsored by Maxxton

11:30pm to 12:30pm - 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

12:30pm to 1:30pm - Lunch - Sponsored by Fuel Travel

1:30pm to 2:45pm - 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, Exec Dir. Facilities and Rental Mgmt., Sandestin Resort
  • Pat Noia, Director – Rental Management, Spectrum Resorts
  • Burk Seymore, Director of Vacation Rentals, Reunion Resort

2:45pm to 3:00pm - Coffee Break – Sponsored by Maxxton

3:00pm - 4:15pm -Buckle Up for a Wild Technology Ride into the Future…So, You Think that You Have Seen It All?

  • Panel Moderator – John Dalton, Chief Marketing Strategist, OPMA
  • Susan Blizzard, President, Blizzard Internet Marketing
  • Stuart Butler, COO, Fuel Travel
  • Peter Scott, President, Bluetent
  • Ed St. Onge, President, Flip.to

6:30pm - 7:30pm - Reception - Cash Bar

7:30pm - 9:00pm - Dinner – Sponsored by Resorts & Lodges and TRACK

Friday, November 16

  • 7:30am to 8:30am – Breakfast – Sponsored by NAVIS

8:40am to 9:40am - News from Expedia

Melissa Navarro, Area Manager Mid-Atlantic Central, Expedia

9:45am to 10:45am - The Vacation Rental Legal Open Forum… GDPR, Trademark Infringement, Your Current issues, and More!

  • Daniel Benavides, Partner, Shutts & Bowen
  • Daniel Barsky, Partner, Shutts & Bowen

10:45am to 11:00am - Summit Wrap Up – Future Courses of Action