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Timeshare and Fractional Expo GNEX 2012 Confirms Support from the Vacation Ownership Association of Southern Africa

The shared ownership industry trade association for southern Africa is the latest corporate participant in Perspective Magazine’s second annual networking and awards event.

Orlando, FL, October 07, 2011 --( Perspective Magazine, the timeshare and fractional ownership industry’s premier independent information provider, announces the Vacation Ownership Association of Southern Africa (VOASA) will again be included as a GNEX 2012 Supporter during the Second Annual Global Networking Expo, GNEX 2012 – A Global Meeting of Minds.

“VOASA is proud to be supporting GNEX 2012, which has truly become a global event, and we will assist in motivating our members to attend and represent the Southern African region,” said Alex Bosch, Executive Director, VOASA.

VOASA was established to improve representation for reputable companies within the shared vacation ownership industry and promote fair trading, quality and growth of the vacation leisure industry. VOASA members lead the industry in their commitment to strong ethical standards and to create a professional environment for vacation leisure experts.

GNEX 2012 and the Perspective Magazine Awards Gala will be held January 31st – February 2nd, 2012, at the fabulous Ritz Carlton Cancun in Cancun, Mexico.

Attendees from 15 countries across five continents will gather to network and conduct business essential to the vacation ownership industry. Innovative panel discussions will create healthy debate and help to shape policy outcomes, while speaker presentations will provide the crucial details needed to make informative business decisions.

Delegates can participate in unique networking events, an exhibit hall, open networking time and a business development area where one-on-one meetings can be conducted. Other highlights include multiple social events, and entry to the Perspective Magazine Awards Gala dinner which includes a sumptuous dinner, drinks, extensive entertainment program and the awards ceremony where presentations will be made to winners from over 30 categories.

“We are privileged to have an official trade association such as VOASA support our conference. When you think of South Africa in geographical relation to where our current conference is being held (Mexico) you think it is a long way away – and yet that is the very nature of GNEX Conferences which bring industry leaders from all over the world together in an environment that inspires new business opportunities on a global level,” said Paul Mattimoe, president and CEO, Perspective Magazine.

In addition to supporting GNEX 2012, VOASA will be holding its next annual conference in South Africa in May, 2012. When available, information can be accessed at

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

Sponsors and supporters of GNEX 2012 include:

Blue Strawberry Resorts, Holiday Systems International, Sunset World Resorts, Dial an Exchange, Resort Television, Interval International, Lloydshare, Track Results Software, Travel Guard, Circle One BlueBay Resort, El Cid Vacation Club, Royal Resorts, La Asociación Mexicana de Desarrolladores Turísticos (AMDETUR), Alternative Ownership Conference Asia Pacific (AOCAP), Cooperative Association of Resort Exchangers (CARE), Canadian Resort Development Association (CRDA), Ragatz Associates Fractional Interest Conference, The Association for Timeshare Owners Committees (TATOC), Vacation Ownership Association of Southern Africa (VOASA), Women in the Industry (WIN) and Christel House International as Charity of Choice.

VOASA, previously known as the Timeshare Institute of Southern Africa, was established in 1990 as an organization representing the interests of the respective stakeholders with its primary objective being to create, maintain and develop an environment within which the long-term viability and growth of vacation ownership, through shared vacation ownership, can be optimally ensured. Fundamental to the existence of VOASA is its ability to self-regulate and control the industry in such a manner that the national authorities, via the Department of Trade and Industry, are confident of its ongoing ability to manage and deliver a mature industry that instills confidence within all stakeholders and is positively perceived by the consumer at large. A key contributor to VOASA’s existence is the protection of consumer rights and the stimulation of the ongoing growth within the industry in a positive and organized manner. VOASA introduced its Code of Conduct, through negotiations with the Department of Trade and Industry (Business Practices Committee), in which it outlines the intention to govern business practices within the shared vacation ownership industry by protecting the interests of both consumers and the industry and promoting an equitable, negotiated balance between these interests.

About Perspective Magazine
Perspective Magazine is the leading independent, multi-media information provider for the shared ownership industry. The company publishes five regional brands: industry publications Perspective Magazine North America, Perspective Magazine Europe & Middle East, Perspective Magazine South Africa, Perspective Magazine Asia Pacific and the soon to be launched Perspective Magazine Latin America. The magazines are, combined, the most read independent trade publications globally for the vacation ownership industry.

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