Real estate gurus set to flock to the Coast
There’s a buzz in the air as the real estate industry counts down to Australasian Real Estate Conference (AREC), to be held on the Gold Coast on May 27 and 28. The conference, in its 21st year, is set to set to focus on strategies for the future and featu
THE cream of Australia’s real estate industry will descend on the Gold Coast next weekend for the Australasian Real Estate Conference.
In its milestone 21st year, the line-up of more than 30 speakers at AREC 18 has proven to be a major drawcard with 3450 registrations from as far away as the UK, South Africa and Hawaii.
The two-day conference, set to focus on strategies for the future, returns for the seventh year to the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre.
NSW and Victoria are leading registrations with 38 per cent and 31 pre cent respectively.
Queensland follows with 12 per cent while New Zealand has 10 per cent of delegates currently registered. There are also four registrations from UK, four from South Africa and one delegate from Hawaii.
“Last year we achieved our largest attendance in AREC’s history and the momentum from that has carried over into this year’s event,” Nichola Byrne, general manager of Total Real Estate Training, said.
“We believe we have our best line up of speakers in our 21 years, as we are seeing and feeling the excitement and anticipation from our delegates, and we are on track to break last year’s record attendance.
This year’s keynote speakers include Australian business whiz Chris Helder (smaller picture), Canada’s inspirational speaker and New York Times best-selling author Amanda Lindhout.
Attending every single AREC since its inception, James Tostevin (main picture) will give a keynote presentation at AREC18.
In the past four years Mr Tostevin has ranked as one of the top two performers in Australia. “From my presentation I plan to give delegates an understanding of the importance of articulating their points of difference in a listing presentation, both their own and that of their company,” he said.
Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate said the Coast economy was forging ahead following the 2018 Commonwealth Games with a range of commentators speaking positively about the real estate, tourism, health and knowledge and tertiary education sectors.
“Securing signature conferences such as AREC allows our city to take centre stage with some of the most influential minds in the real estate business,” Mayor Tate said. “It is a coming of age for the Gold Coast — bring it on.”