LONG BEACH, Calif., Sept. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- CALIFORNIA REALTOR® EXPO 2016, the state's largest real estate trade show, opens next week at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, Calif. Running Sept. 27-29, CALIFORNIA REALTOR® EXPO 2016 offers three full days of valuable and insightful seminars, and networking opportunities for California REALTORS®.
Highlights of CALIFORNIA REALTOR® EXPO 2016 include:
Tuesday, Sept. 27
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Back in Southern California for the first time in six years, Tech Tuesday offers attendees a full day of the latest and greatest in real estate technology tips, tools, and best practices. Sessions range from using virtual reality in property listings and how drones are changing the real estate industry to how technology is impacting real estate today and in the future. (Ticketed event)
12 noon – 1:30 p.m.
Tuesday Lunch: "Disruptive Tech: The Unrecognizable New World of Tech and Culture"
David Pogue, Yahoo Tech founder, author, and former New York Times personal technology columnist, will discuss the effects of technology on society and culture and the ramifications of trading privacy for services, especially by young people. He'll bring attendees up to date and help them consider the pros and cons of technology. (Ticketed event)
1:45 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
"Communication Across All Borders"
California is the second most popular state for foreign buyers to purchase property, but foreign buyers have different customs, and knowing how to communicate with them can make the difference between landing or losing the listing. Attendees will learn how to work with these buyers by understanding their customs and break any barriers to effectively communicate with them. (Repeats Wednesday, Sept. 28, 3:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.)
Exhibit Hall Opening
The exhibit hall for CALIFORNIA REALTOR® EXPO 2016 opens at 2 p.m., Sept. 27, providing attendees with an opportunity to meet with vendors and discover the hottest new trends and products for the real estate industry.
Wednesday, Sept. 28
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
"Urbanism for the Rest of Us"
C.A.R. CEO Joel Singer and author Joel Kotkin discuss his latest book, "The Human City: Urbanism for the Rest of Us." Kotkin, an internationally recognized authority on global, economic, political, and social trends, argues that most urban development is not meeting the needs and desires of the vast majority of people. Singer and Kotkin will discuss how people – families in particular – want to live, such as lower-density, suburban development. Kotkin will offer his insights on how housing, residential neighborhoods, and cities with purpose should define urbanism and provide diverse options to meet the changing needs of people in the different stages of their lives.
1:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
"California 2016 Econ Panel: What is the Next Housing Story in California?"
C.A.R.'s Research and Economics team will have an engaging discussion with four top economists on the challenges and the future outlook of the housing market, the economy, and the lending environment. They'll discuss such issues as demographics, migration patterns, global impact, housing finance, and the state of the economy. Presented by Richard Green, director and chair of the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate; Selma Hepp, chief economist and VP, Business Intelligence, Pacific Union International; Ralph McLaughlin, chief economist of Trulia; and Frank Nothaft, senior vice president and chief economist of CoreLogic. Moderated by C.A.R. Vice President and Chief Economist, Leslie Appleton-Young.
12 noon – 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday Lunch: "Endeavour to Succeed"
Capt. Mark Kelly, commander of Space Shuttle Endeavour's final mission and Space and Aviation contributor for NBC News/MSNBC, has combined teamwork, leadership, communication and family in an unwavering commitment to succeed. Kelly shows audiences how to accomplish their mission while maintaining the love and devotion to family that is the foundation of true success. (Ticketed event)
Thursday, Sept. 29
10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Building Your Brand to Last with Egypt Sherrod
Egypt Sherrod, host of HGTV's "Flipping Virgins" and "Property Virgins," will help attendees understand the importance of building a brand to last. They'll learn how to identify their value proposition, develop and transcend their personal brand, and build their brand.
12 noon – 1:30 p.m.
Thursday Lunch: "2017 Housing Market Forecast with Leslie Appleton-Young"
C.A.R. Chief Economist Leslie Appleton-Young will share valuable information and insight about next year's California housing market, including projected home sales, median prices, housing affordability, inventory supply, and mortgage rates and availability. (Ticketed event)
Leading the way ...® in real estate news and information for more than 110 years, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (www.car.org) is one of the largest state trade organizations in the United States, with more than 185,000 members dedicated to the advancement of professionalism in real estate. C.A.R. is headquartered in Los Angeles.
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