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John Spence Named as Keynote Speaker for Timeshare and Fractional Networking Expo GNEX 2012

The Chairman of Karma Royal Group will address delegates during Perspective Magazine’s shared ownership industry networking event.

Orlando, FL, July 21, 2011 --( Timeshare and fractional industry independent information leader Perspective Magazine announces that John Spence, Chairman, Karma Royal Group, will provide insights from his distinguished career in resort development as a Keynote Speaker during the Global Networking Expo, GNEX 2012.

“I am very honored to be invited to speak at such an auspicious event. I have watched the growth of Perspective Magazine and my company is an active supporter of the publication. I think the GNEX Conference serves a very important industry need and I am happy to play an active part,” said Mr. Spence.

Recently named Ernst & Young’s 2010 Australian Entrepreneur of the Year, Mr. Spence’s experience in creating Karma Royal Group in 1993, without institutional funding support, and growing it into one of Asia’s leading developers of boutique resorts will be an outstanding example to resort professionals looking for advice on how to succeed under the current market conditions.

Now headquartered in Australia, Karma owns and manages numerous properties in areas including Koh Samui, Phuket and Chiang Mai in Thailand, Goa in Southern India, Palwan in the Philippines, Bali and Lombok in Indonesia and Margaret River, Australia. Karma also has an interest in the Americas through its Karma Bahamas resort at Little Harbour Island, Bahamas as well as Greece and Germany and projects in development in the Seychelles, Dubai and Fiji.

The luxurious Ritz Carlton Cancun in Cancun, Mexico will be the venue for GNEX 2012 and the Perspective Magazine Awards Gala, to be held January 31st – February 2nd, 2012.

Vacation ownership professionals from around the world will again gather to create strategic business partnerships and benefit from outstanding networking opportunities. Valuable panel discussions and unique networking sessions will be a hallmark of GNEX 2012, which also includes an exhibitor hall, areas for one-on-one business meetings, a welcome reception, social events and open networking time.

“We are delighted that John Spence can join us for GNEX 2012, he is a truly inspirational industry leader whom I know our delegates will gain great value from meeting and hearing his philosophies on achieving success in the shared ownership industry,” said Paul Mattimoe, president and CEO, Perspective Magazine.

The 2nd Annual Perspective Magazine Awards Gala dinner will conclude the event as industry nominees will vie for recognition of excellence in over 30 categories.

For more information and to find out how your company can participate in GNEX 2012, please visit

About John Spence
John Spence, Chairman of the Karma Royal Group, has over twenty years’ experience at the forefront of the hospitality industry. Following a successful role as Vice President for European-based Global Group, John experienced great success in the early 1990s as one of the first foreign capital investors into Indian resorts, with particular prominence in the Goan market. Since then, John has expanded his reach across Asia. In 2004, John was awarded ‘Philanthropist of the Year’ by the American Resort Development Association (ARDA) and in 2010 was named Ernst & Young’s Australian Entrepreneur of the Year. Reflecting John’s great passion for rugby, the Karma Group is currently the official resort sponsor of the Western Force rugby union team in Australia and Official Resort Partner for the England Rugby Sevens team. John is also a Commissioner for West Australian Tourism.

About Perspective Magazine
Perspective Magazine is the leading independent, multi-media information provider for the shared ownership industry. Publisher of four regional brands: industry publications Perspective Magazine North America, Perspective Magazine Europe & Middle East, Perspective Magazine South Africa and Perspective Magazine Asia Pacific, the magazines are, combined, the most read independent trade publications globally for the industry. Perspective Magazine also publishes online through, hosts an online community of industry professionals through Perspective Forums, engages a social media audience of over 44,000 followers through its corporate social media accounts and is a media sponsor of 30 major industry events around the world. The company’s annual global networking expo, GNEX, gathers the top industry professionals from around the world to network, create new strategic alliances and develop joint ventures that can benefit their businesses.

The company’s consumer magazine, Owners Perspective Magazine, is the only independent consumer publication that specializes in promoting the benefits of buying shared ownership products to the general public. Distribution is via a variety of high-profile channels including, but not limited to, more than 150 first class airport lounges around the world. Owners Perspective Magazine’s online version,, features consumer news and lifestyle articles and will also host the company’s latest endeavor, Vacation TV, a streaming 24/7 online video channel full of information about vacation ownership products and services.

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