The inaugural 100+ Conference was a huge success, with rave reviews from delegates about the excellent speakers, exceptional content and informative Interaction Hub.
The 100+ Conference went off with a bang on 8-9 September 2014, with key players from across the industry sharing their successful tools, information and award-winning advice.
REINSW President Malcolm Gunning said the attendees clearly demonstrated a commitment and enthusiasm to learn and grow both personally and professionally.
“The program that was developed for the conference provided the delegates with practical, ready-to-use tools,” Mr Gunning said.
“We also created an environment where delegates could socialise, network and explore emerging trends in our industry. We recognised that while technology plays an important role, the heart of the industry is about trust, commitment and building relationships.
“The conference really went back to basics. Ultimately, we’re in the people business and operating on a personal level is what is really important,”
Taking the delegates back to basics was brand and marketing guru expert Simon Hammond. He kicked off the conference with a dynamic session on innovation, growth and engagement. Joined by a live musician and using powerful images to evoke emotion, Simon talked about the important role businesses can play in society if they define what they stand for and articulate their position well. Wowing delegates with his presentation, Simon set the bar high for what was an amazing two-day event.
And there was definitely something for everyone at the 100+ Conference.
The multi-stream program gave delegates the opportunity to design their own conference by choosing the sessions they wanted to attend. Delegates were spoilt for choice, with sessions to suit residential sales agents, property managers, buyers’ agents, commercial specialists, strata managers, valuers, holiday letting agents, young agents and more.
Delegates were the first to hear about what’s new in the 2014 edition of the Contract for Sale and Purchase from legal eagle Tony Cahill. RP Data’s Tim Lawless analysed the latest market data, leaving many in the room hungry for more data to take back to their clients. Digital specialist Lee Stephens shared a practical overview of the strategies agents can use to deliver better outcomes and more listing from digital media. Dr Jennifer Arnold-Levy explained the importance of understanding yourself in order to be able to succeed at time management. And that’s just a snapshot!
There were also a range of panel sessions, giving delegates the opportunity to hear from and ask questions to some of the best and brightest in the business.
The Interaction Hub was the place to be during breaks. Delegates had the chance to network with each other and talk to sponsors and exhibitors.
The highly-anticipated closing session was presented by businessman and entrepreneur Mark Bouris, who emphasised the importance of backing yourself. Mr Bouris regaled delegates with stories of his meetings with the infamous Kerry Packer and his colourful language had the delegates on the edge of their seats.
According to Mr Bouris, real estate is the business of shelter, of dealing with people’s hope and dreams. “A proprietor thinks the way a consumer wants him to think. Working hard is not something you think about. It’s a privilege, an honour and an ethic.”
Head over to the REINSW Facebook page to view some of the photos from the event.
Keep an eye on www.100plus.com.au for details of the 2015 100+ Conference.