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Anantara Vacation Club CEO Harold Derrah to Speak at Timeshare and Fractional Conference GNEX 2013

The leading executive for one of Asia’s top vacation ownership companies will provide his insight during Perspective Magazine’s third annual timeshare and fractional industry event.

Orlando, FL, October 18, 2012 --( Perspective Magazine announces that Harold Derrah, CEO of Bangkok, Thailand-based Anantara Vacation Club, will give his viewpoints regarding the Asian timeshare industry during the Third Annual Global Networking Expo, GNEX 2013 – The Global Meeting of Minds in Beverly Hills, California.

Anantara is an award-winning Asian hospitality company with years of experience in luxury lifestyle hotels, resorts & spas. In late 2010, Anantara Vacation Club was launched, which marked an important stage in Anantara’s evolution, enhancing a brand renowned for delivering experiences steeped in indigenous luxury and refined Asian hospitality. AVC Owners have the choice of Anantara properties in Phuket, Koh Samui, the Golden Triangle, Bangkok and more throughout Thailand. Owners can also select Vietnam, Asia, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and the Middle East for vacation destinations. Whether traveling as a hotel guest, VIP Club Owner, or taking advantage of a ‘Special Offer’ to learn more about becoming an Owner—living up to the brand’s reputation is key to the continued success of AVC.

“I am honoured to have been invited to participate on the panel at the forthcoming GNEX 2013. The event represents a gathering of key representatives from across our industry and is such a fantastic opportunity for all who attend to network and share their expertise,” commented Mr. Derrah.

Industry executives from six continents will gather at the luxurious Beverly Wilshire – a Four Seasons Hotel for GNEX 2013 and the Perspective Magazine Awards during February 3-6, 2013 in the mecca of the stars, Beverly Hills.

The unique aspect of GNEX 2013 is that this all-star collection of professionals from the vacation ownership industry will engage in an informative, interactive environment where the panelists will participate directly with the audience to create solutions for the issues facing the industry. Every attendee is an expert in their own field, so each delegate can share their knowledge if they choose, for the benefit of everyone.

Networking is the foundation of the event, with the most unique speed networking session in the industry gathering every attendee to build strategic relationships that can be explored in the specially designed networking lounge – created specifically for those individual meetings that foster business deals.

Hollywood-styled nightly social events will be a hallmark of the conference, beginning with a Super Bowl party to “kick off” the festivities right through to the Black-Tie Gala dinner for the presentation of the Perspective Magazine Awards, sponsored by Holiday Systems International, where winners will be announced in over 30 categories.

For more information and to find out how you can attend GNEX 2013, please visit

Sponsors and supporters of GNEX 2013 to date include:

Dial an Exchange, Holiday Systems International, Interval International, RCI, Travel To Go, Triton Software, Blue Strawberry Resorts, Resort Television, Leisure Logistics, Lloydshare Limited, CustomerCount, Emirates Vacation Club, Stewart Vacation Ownership, Wyndham Vacation Resorts Asia Pacific, Alliances That Work, Dream Vacation Network, Merlin Software, SFX Preferred Resorts, TrackResults Software, Timeshare Training Today and Christel House International as Charity of Choice.

About Harold Derrah
Harold Derrah led the business and strategic planning for the development of a new points-based, multi-jurisdictional vacation club for the luxury Anantara brand, which was launched in December 2010 as Anantara Vacation Club. Harold currently serves as CEO for Anantara Vacation Club, based in Bangkok, Thailand.

Previously Harold held the position of Regional Managing Director, Asia Pacific, for Marriott Vacation Club International (MVCI), where he was based in Singapore until 2008. During his time in this position, he oversaw the successful turnaround of the Marriott Phuket Beach Club operation and the regional development and implementation of the Asia Pacific Business Plan incorporating operations in Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand and Japan.

Prior to his time in Asia, Harold was the founding Chairman of Trendwest Resorts and held the position of President & CEO of Trendwest South Pacific, which involved the business planning and startup of operations in Australia, New Zealand and Fiji.

Harold is a native of the USA, having grown up in Klamath Falls, Oregon.

About Perspective Group
The Perspective Group provides the vacation ownership industry’s most comprehensive independent multi-media marketing and publishing services globally. The Group includes five regional trade magazines under the Perspective Magazine brand, consumer publication Owners Perspective Magazine, plus member magazines and customized magazines specifically created for clients. A full suite of the latest online and interactive marketing services, including advanced tracking and analytics, are offered through Perspective Interactive, and the Global Networking Expo – GNEX 2013: The Global Meeting of Minds – will bring together industry leaders from six continents. Also coming under the Perspective Group are PerspectivePR public relations services and recruitment advertising service
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