The Onsite Property Management Association (OPMA), which is focused on and advocates on behalf of onsite rental property management and the growing condo hotel sector, today announced the official launch of it’s Fall Executive Summit scheduled for November 17 – 18, 2015 at the Innisbrook Golf and Spa Resort in Palm Harbor, Florida.
The Fall event follows the extremely successful inaugural OPMA Executive Summit held in May of this year, which brought key industry speakers and senior level executives from OPMA’s membership base together, providing an open dialogue and free flowing exchange of ideas and solutions between attendees.
According to OPMA President Paul Wohlford, “The combination of bringing industry executives together in a unique venue that stimulates thought-provoking ideas and solutions, represents the ideal formula for growth and success. Our Summit theme is “Welcome to the Future” and at OPMA we believe the future is now. We will be introducing ground breaking initiatives designed to position OPMA members, at a local grassroots level, to stay ahead of industry trends and to meet and exceed the expectations of their rental guests, owners, and their destination stakeholders of residents and the business community.”
The topics and speakers scheduled for the Executive Summit include:
“Panama City Beach’s Local Economic Impact of the Condo Hotel Lodging Sector…A Model Program for All OPMA Members”
— Dr. Steve Morse, Director and Economist, Hospitality and Tourism Program, College of Business, Western Carolina University
“What Can Local OPMA Members Do to Help Stop Illegal Vacation Rentals”
— James S. “Jim ” Olin , Chief Executive Officer, LevelField Technology, LLC
“Why Major Hospitality Companies are Joining the Vacation Rental Sector”
— Mary Lynn Clark, President, Wyndham Vacation Rentals North America
“A 3-D Approach to Increase Your Direct Bookings by Showing Your Guests How Much You Care”
— John Dalton, Chief Marketing Strategist, OPMA
OPMA was officially launched a year and a half ago and the national association currently represents one of the fastest growing organizations within the lodging industry. Rick Fisher, Executive Director for OPMA notes, “The real strength of OPMA emanates from the collective contributions our onsite manager members bestow on their respective destinations. Beyond servicing rental guests and unit owners, even greater success comes to those onsite managers who most effectively measure and are thus able to present to their communities the positive economic impact of their contributions, such as new jobs created and revenue generated that further grow their local economies. At our Executive Summit we will be sharing and discussing specific initiatives that are positioning OPMA members as industry leaders, not followers, in their respective markets.”
For more information about the OPMA Executive Summit go to http://theopma.org/opma-summit/ or contact Rick Fisher, Executive Director of OPMA at (877) 870-6510 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Founded in March 2014 as a 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization, the Onsite Property Management Association (OPMA) is spearheading an effort to support the advancement of on-site rental property management companies. By providing education and advocacy, OPMA will promote the value of the short-term rental experience through on-site property management companies. By leveraging the collective experience of industry veterans, this network of mutual support will elevate industry standards to ensure superior guest and owner experiences. The association is committed to providing a clear and cooperative message and to championing the growth and success of the industry. To learn more about the Onsite Property Management Association, visit www.theopma.org or call (877) 870-6510.
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Onsite Property Management Association, Inc.
Mary Jane Kolassa
AboveWater Public Relations and Marketing, LLC