8 AM Welcome & Program Start: Opening remarks with Denis Hanks and Chapter Chairman.
8:10am Meet airbnb and staff during a discussion about connecting with your local reprentatives and mobilizing in the communities. With over 10,000 vacation rentals, the Miami, Ft Lauderdale & Palm Beach region is an economic engine for the tourism industry.
9 AM Vacation Rentals and management techniques
10 AM Lindsey Norris of Visit Florida on connecting with your guests: "Florida Tourism Update and Resources Available Through VISIT FLORIDA"
11 AM Doug Kennedy, KTN President: "Are You Renting Units Or Selling Vacation Experiences? - How to make sure your vacation rental homes do not become a commodity."
12 PM Online Travel Booking panel moderated by Vinny Dicarlo of Ciirus. "OTA’s and the Booking Connection" with participation from Red Awning, VR Guest and TripAdvisor.
1:00 PM Natalie Kato of Lewis Longman and Walker PA: "The Legislative Landscape - How Do We Protect Our Industry Statewide?" Get involved in the local grassroots efforts and statewide political activity. Natalie addresses our past activity as well as what we need to be aware of in the months to come.
2:00 PM Social Media & Email Marketing For Your Business
3 :00 PM "The Importance of Legal Contracts for VRM's" with Q&A
4 PM Wrap up & closing. Vendors break down.