2023 VRMA Spring Forum
March 6-7, 2023 | Kansas City, MO

The 2023 Spring Forum – taking place March 6-7 in Kansas City, Missouri – is designed to be the most interactive, engaging spring conference in the vacation rental industry.

Now Open: Call for Contributors

NEW THIS YEAR! VRMA's "call for contributors" for the 2023 Spring Forum is now open. Rather than submitting a typical session proposal (with full session details), we simply ask that you select the topics you would be comfortable speaking on. The VRMA Education Committee will review all submissions to ensure diversity of perspectives, inviting contributors to participate based on interest areas and qualifications. The committee will work with presenters to develop the session content.

This call for contributors will be open from September 12 – October 31.

CONTRIBUTE YOUR EXPERTISE 


The committee will review your information and contact you later this winter about opportunities to participate as a contributor for 2023 Spring Forum. Again, thank you for your continued support, dedication, and willingness to participate. Please let us know if you have any questions as you complete your submission at: education@vrma.org

Advocacy
The advocacy track focuses on protecting vacation homes and the vacation rental industry. 

  • New Regulations around Guest Communication
  • VRMA Case Studies
  • Litigation Experience

Business Strategy
The business strategy track focuses on equipping participants with the decision making skills, proven strategies, and knowledge of industry trends needed to help them develop achieve their vacation rental business's short and long-term objectives.

  • Preparing Your Company for Sale
  • Owner Acquisition
  • Profitability Strategies

Data and Revenue Management
Sessions in this track help participants diversify and strategize their revenue building efforts, and use data to better appease guests, increase bookings, and finding additional revenue areas.

  • Managing Multiple OTAs
  • General Pricing Tool Understanding
  • Tech Tools - What Do PMs Need Right Now

Financial and Legal Operations
Sessions in this track help participants learn best practices to manage their organization's financial and legal responsibilities. They will help participants to stay current on important terms and regulations that are specific to the vacation rental industry.

  • Accounting and Budgeting 101
  • Key Performance Indicators (KPI) 101

Guest Relations
Guest relations sessions provide participations with recommendations and new ideas for how to streamline guest management processes and provide excellent customer service to vacation rental guests.

  • Improving Guest Relations - Guest Testimonials/Guest Reviews
  • Communications with Guests
  • Loyalty Programs

Human Resources
Sessions in this track help participants learn how to successfully hire, manage, train, and engage employees or potential employees to fit their businesses needs and culture.

  • Employee Engagement/Retention
  • Building Company Culture - Showing Value to Owners
  • New Labor Laws Around Remote Work
  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) Around Company Culture

Marketing/Sales
The marketing/sales track dives deep into various channels, new tools and innovative strategies being used to market vacation rental properties to guests and owners as well.

  • Maximizing Your Exposure with OTAs
  • Website Evolution - Creating User Friendly Sites
  • How To Attract and Receive Direct Bookings

Owner Relations
The owner relations track provide participations with recommendations and new ideas for how to manage owner expectations and provide excellent service to property owners.

  • Owner Retention
  • Dealing with New Investors/LLC Organizations
  • Competition with National Brands

Property Services/VRHP
The property services track provides a detailed look at standard housekeeping management, training and safety practices needed to maintain an effective housekeeping program that provides a safe and secure environment for both employees and rental guests.

  • General Operations
  • Diversification Within Your Business
  • New Tech Tools to Manage Operations

Technology
Technology track sessions provide participants insights on the newest digital solutions in the industry to help gain a competitive edge.

  • Tech Stack - Understanding Needs/Prioritizing Tech
  • Software Improvements
  • Complementing Your PMS


QUESTIONS? 
Please reach out to education@vrma.org.

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