Fractional Summit 2009 – an emphatic success for the fractional property industry
Fractional real estate professionals were brought together on Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th April in London to attend the second ‘Fractional Summit’ , Europe’s fractional ownership property conference. The event was sold out due to the overwhelming popularity of the hottest new trend in real estate – fractional ownership.
Held at the prestigious Hilton Metropole and organised by Fractional Life with headline sponsorship from Registry Collection and sponsors: FOC - Fractional Ownership Consultancy, Citadel Trustees Ltd, DCP International, Castello di Casole - Timbers Resorts, Preferred Residences, First American Title and Yoo Phuket the event attracted over 210 fractional property developers,brands and service operators together with leading property journalists.
The theme of this year’s conference ‘Fractional ownership: the rewards and opportunities’ ensured the room was packed with delegates from all around the world including Denmark, Italy, Spain, France, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, USA, Cyprus, Turkey, Mexico, Thailand, South Africa, Dubai, Russia, Australia, Cape Verde, Lebanon, India, Croatia and the United Kingdom.
The conference had a very upbeat atmosphere and much of the delegate and speaker list featured the current ‘movers and shakers’ within the fractional property market. New initiatives launched at this year's conference were the Fractional Life Awards and analysis of the results of the first ever research paper dedicated to the European fractional property marketplace undertaken by Northcourse
Piers Brown, Founder of Fractional Life, who chaired the event remarked that as other property conferences have floundered around the world, Fractional Summit has got stronger and with attendance up 80% on last year, “I would like to thank all sponsors and delegates that have contributed to making the event such a success in these challenging times. The appetite for fractional ownership in Europe is now well and truly here”
A more detailed review of Fractional Summit will be included in next week's Trade newsletter
If you or your company is interested in securing the limited sponsorship packages available at the next Fractional Summit contact Tracey Carter, Exhibitions and Conference Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone +44 (0)20 8340 7989
A selection of delegate quotes:
"You’ll have over 300 delegates at the next one – I hope you have the space!.” -Peter Matthews, Cave Creative
“I really enjoyed the fractional ownership conference, expected less, very impressed, will do a lot of business from it.” -Vincent Barbera, Destination Sicily.
“Great fractional property conference - it served its purpose and I enjoyed all the speakers. I'll definitely attend next year.” -Chris Bannister, GRM Solicitors.
“I think it's been one of the best conferences and feel very positive. I would have liked to have more representatives there, will bring more next year.” -Richard Thomas, Jet Republic.
“I enjoyed the conference very much, very positive feedback, panel discussions were great. I got to meet everyone I wanted to.” -Maurizio Bisicky, Marriott Vacation Club International
“In sharp contrast to the general economic news, there was an excited buzz as new projects and current fractional successes were discussed and planned.” -Eric Gummers, Howard Kennedy
"If you missed this, you missed something special within the fractional industry. The organisers created a proactive atmosphere within the room. I've already received the go-ahead for a project from a new Client whom I met at the event, well done - when's the next one?" -Alex Faiers, Addictivity
"It's the first event I've been to in a while that has exceeded my expectations. I noticed many new faces, both developers and suppliers coming into the industry. In a time when most markets are looking inwards, it was great to see people actually making plans to enter or expand their operations in the fractional market.” -Ioannis Verdelis, Select Ownership.
“As the first winner of what we hope will be many Fractional Life Awards, Les Maisons de Baumanière en Provence should certainly provide inspiration for others.” -Marc Koerts, Director, Avenio Prieuré
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