More sponsors announced for Shared Ownership Fractional Summit Middle East

Marriott Vacation Club and HVS announced as sponsors for inaugural Abu Dhabi shared and fractional ownership conference, Yas Hotel, November 23 and 24 2010

Leading luxury fractional ownership brand and fractional conference and exhibition organiser Fractional Life is delighted to confirm Marriott Vacation Club, one of the world's most prestigious vacation ownership programmes, and leading shared ownership and hospitality consultants HVS as Sapphire and Ruby Sponsors respectively for the inaugural Shared Ownership Fractional Summit Middle East conference, to be held at the spectacular new YAS Hotel, Abu Dhabi 23- 24 November 2010.

Fractional Life founder Piers Brown said: “We are extremely pleased to welcome two such prestigious brands, who are both recognized leaders in their fields, as sponsors to our first Middle East event. The Shared Ownership and Fractional Summit will allow sponsors and delegates to network effectively and to discover the huge potential for shared ownership the region offers across all sectors.”

Maurizio Bisicky, Regional Vice President Sales & Marketing Europe and Middle East, Marriott Vacation Club International said: “The Middle East and North Africa are among the most exciting potential markets for shared ownership. We launched here in the late 1990s and have seen numerous changes and advancements in the market since then. We are delighted to sponsor this conference as it brings industry professionals from a range of sectors together to share best practice, exchange ideas and make new contacts.”

Philip Bacon, Managing Director of HVS Shared Ownership Services EMEA & Asia, said: “Having seen the successful growth of the European Fractional Summit, we are very happy to sponsor the first Middle East event, and to advance both developer and consumer awareness of the flexibility and variety that shared ownership in its various guises can offer.”

The B2B Shared Ownership Fractional Summit conference has been devised to attract the brightest and most dynamic minds in the shared and fractional ownership industry to help define the ‘new rules’ and future opportunities within an ever changing market landscape.

Shared Ownership and Fractionals encompass:

  • fractional real estate
  • co-owned assets such as fractional jets, cars and yachts
  • co ownership of hotel rooms
  • timeshare/vacation ownership
  • religious timeshare
  • private residence clubs

The conference will provide a cutting edge insight into the practical application and development of these exciting concepts into the Middle Eastern context. The conference will focus on all aspects of, and best practice in shared ownership including timeshare, fractional ownership, destination and private residence clubs together with other emerging fractional ownership sectors such as fractional yachts, aviation and supercars.

There will also be a spotlight on shariah compliant structures.

Expert presentations and panel sessions will highlight executable solutions that fully utilise current market conditions including resort financing, development, branding, marketing, selling and management of vacation ownership properties. Delegates will also benefit from exceptional networking opportunities and ‘meet the expert’ sessions.

“There has never been a more appropriate time to look at, assess and react to the shared and fractional ownership challenges the ‘new global economy’ presents. Our conference promises to highlight the undoubted opportunities the Middle Eastern and North African market will present over the next few years” said Piers Brown.

Philip Bacon
Office: +34 917 816 664


About Fractional Life
From a fractional jet to fractional real estate, Fractional Life is the number one consumer lifestyle brand dedicated to growing the fractional ownership marketplace. The company has three divisions: interactive, fractional B2B conferences and B2C exhibitions.

Shared Ownership Fractional Summit Middle East, 23 – 24 November 2010, The Yas Hotel, Abu Dhabi
Fractional Summit Europe, 17 - 18 February 2011, London Marriott, Grosvenor Square, London, United Kingdom.
Fractional Summit USA, 30-31 August 2011, InterContinental, Miami, USA

About Marriott Vacation Club
Marriott Vacation Club is a recognized leader in the vacation ownership industry with more than 400,000 families around the globe who own their vacations “the Marriott way” through a program that is well regarded for its quality management and unique flexibility. Spacious one-, two- and three-bedroom villa accommodations offer all the conveniences of home.

About HVS
HVS is the world’s leading consulting and services organization focused on the hotel, restaurant, shared ownership, gaming, and leisure industries. Established in 1980, the company performs more than 2,000 assignments per year for virtually every major industry participant. HVS principals are regarded as the leading professionals in their respective regions of the globe. We are client driven, entrepreneurial, and dedicated to providing the best advice and services in a timely and cost-efficient manner. Through a worldwide network of 30 offices staffed by 400 seasoned industry professionals, HVS provides an unparalleled range of complementary services for the hospitality industry. For further information regarding our expertise and specifics about our services, please visit