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Sir Richard Branson Set to Kick Off the 2013 NAA Education Conference & Exposition in San Diego

More Than 6,200 Attendees Will Gather June 19-22 To Hear Virgin Group Founder and Global Entrepreneur. 

Contact: Paul Bergeron, Director of Communications, 703/797-0606 or [email protected]

ARLINGTON, Va. Nov. 28, 2012—The National Apartment Association is pleased to announce that Sir Richard Branson, international business magnate and founder of the Virgin Group, one of the world’s most recognized and respected brands, will deliver the keynote speech during the opening general session of the 2013 NAA Education Conference & Exposition, June 19-22, in San Diego.

“Our Education Conference & Exposition revolves around themes of inspiration, innovation and connection, and Sir Richard Branson is the perfect personification of these ideals,” said NAA President and CEO Doug Culkin, CAE. “His entrepreneurial spirit, unrivaled network and transformational leadership style will no doubt resonate with attendees, and our organization couldn’t be more excited at the prospect of hearing from him first-hand.”

Founded in 1970, the Virgin Group consists of more than 400 companies worldwide employing approximately 50,000, with its hallmark brands focused on travel, entertainment and lifestyle and generating revenues in excess of US$21 billion in 2011.

Attendees of the 2013 NAA Education Conference & Exposition will receive practical, take-home tactics from general and breakout sessions, as well as the opportunity to explore cutting-edge products and services from multifamily supplier partners during the trade show.

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The National Apartment Association (NAA) is America's leading advocate for quality rental housing. NAA's mission is to serve the interests of multifamily housing owners, managers, developers and suppliers and maintain a high level of professionalism in the multifamily housing industry to better serve the rental housing needs of the public. NAA is a federation of 170 state and local affiliates, comprised of more than 60,000 multifamily housing companies representing more than 6.6 million apartment homes throughout the United States and Canada. Members in good standing of any affiliated association are automatically considered members of NAA and entitled to NAA benefits.