Real estate professionals representing many of the strongest brands in the industry gathered this week for the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® 2012 Conference Week March 22 to 26 at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek and Waldorf-Astoria in Orlando, Fla., the company announced.
Attendees convened for a series of conferences hosted by LeadingRE, including the network’s Annual Conference, the Luxury Portfolio SUMMIT for top sales associates, the MarTech Event for marketing and technology professionals, the Sales Manager Leadership Symposium and the RELO Direct® Corporate Forum for employee mobility professionals. The event also included the RESPRO® Annual Conference, hosted by the Real Estate Services Providers Council, Inc.
According to the company, Conference Week has attracted a global audience of nearly 1,000 top professionals from over a dozen countries who heard from industry experts and noteworthy speakers from the worlds of media, science and technology. Keynote presentations included widely-recognized scientific figure Dr. Michio Kaku with a perspective on “How Technology Will Revolutionize the Next 20 Years and Beyond,” and award-winning journalist, television legal analyst and trial attorney Lisa Bloom on “Understanding Today’s Consumers and the Culture Surrounding Them.”
Also featured were Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) President/CEO and former FHA Commissioner David Stevens, who commented on the unprecedented challenges the mortgage industry will face in 2012, and social media expert Spike Jones, who offered guidance on “Engaging Your Associates with the Latest in Social Business.”
Industry authorities Mike Staver, The Staver Group; Matthew Ferrara, Matthew Ferrara & Company; Steve Harney, Keeping Current Matters; Marc Davison, 1000Watt Consulting; Victor Lund and Marilyn Wilson, WAV Group Consulting; Ian Morris, Market Leader; Steve Murray, REAL Trends, Jose Perez, PCMS Consulting; Tom Lane, The Center for Intentional Leadership; Robert Frank, The Wall Street Journal and Jim Taylor, the Harrison Group, are among others that addressed the conference.
Breakout sessions focused on timely topics, ranging from listing syndication and emerging technologies to global real estate trends, and the introduction of a number of new LeadingRE initiatives.
“Our annual conference encourages industry experts and enthusiasts to engage in meaningful discourse on the topics impacting the real estate industry,” notes Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® President/CEO Pam O’Connor. “It is truly inspiring to see so many influential real estate leaders come together in this collaborative environment.”
For more information, visit www.LeadingRE.com.