This time last week we were a bunch of excited conference rookies ready to debut our innovative new products to the vacation rental industry at the VRMA National Conference in Phoenix, AZ. One week later we still feel excited, but this time because of a great experience at VRMA 2016 and lots of business success.
Our booth, featuring a putting green and game that we called “Putting with Pablow”, perfectly reflected our company personality. It was exciting, fun, a little different than most other booths, competitive and led to easy conversations. Looking back on the environment we were able to create with a simple golf game, both Steve and Dylan concluded that it was a huge success and something worth repeating at future conferences.
Outside of meeting with people at our exhibition booth, Dylan’s favorite part was networking with VRMA members including those who managed properties and those who were vendors. Specifically he enjoyed talking and dancing with people on the dance floor during Saturday evening’s event. Steve also enjoyed networking, but the biggest benefit of the conference in his perspective was being able to talk with system providers in the vacation rental industry to determine how we might solve important insurance challenges.
Looking back at some of our funniest moments. Dylan was mistaken for a 16 year old. Dylan put a video on Facebook Live during the exhibition times and talked with the same person later that evening for 15 minutes before realizing it was the same person. Steve’s accent was mistaken for everything but Australian, even by other Australians. I’m sure there are many more good stories given how many times we laughed, but these are the ones that stuck. I’m sure we will have plenty of more stories from future VRMA conferences, as we are extremely excited to be going back!
Interested in learning more about Pablow? Reach out to Dylan DeClerck at firstname.lastname@example.org!