AREC Accelerate theme a winner

John McGrath believes that AREC2022 will have a meaningful impact on the industry, with Matthew McConaughey opening the conference as a keynote speaker.

The Announcement:

The Australasian Real Estate Conference (AREC), now in its 24th year, will draw upon 33 speakers from overseas and around Australia in an intensive program for residential sales and property management.

The two-day conference returns for the 10th year to the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre on Sunday, 29 May and Monday, 30 May.

The program also has a focus of speaker engagement from industry specialists with a deep understanding of the local real estate landscape.

AREC founder John McGrath, believes that AREC2022 will have a meaningful impact on the industry, as the largest training event in the southern hemisphere.

“The acceleration theme is a reflection of the increased pace of change we believe is now upon the industry. Consumers are expecting more, faster, better.

Agents operating under an old paradigm will be swamped by those who understand the challenges and the opportunities that are now upon us.

We believe there will be a significant shakeout over the next few years of agents who don’t understand what people want.

But at the same time, we see those who deliver above expectations will be able to build their business faster and larger than ever in history. So acceleration was an obvious theme for 2022.

“Each year we strive to present the Australasian audience a better lineup of speakers than the year before. Which of course 25 years later becomes a challenging task.

But I honestly believe we’ve done it again. With literally the best speakers in the world like Seth Godin, Mel Robbins and Matthew McConaughey heading up our star-studded lineup alongside agents who are doing things that have never been done before in their markets, we believe it’s unarguable that AREC2022 brings together the best talent in real estate history,” Mr McGrath concluded.

Nichola Byrne, General Manager of Total Real Estate Training (TRET), organiser of AREC2022 said:

“In a new world of global communication and the many restrictions caused by the pandemic, we have embraced technology to access speakers we would otherwise be unable to secure, to share valuable insights and learnings with our delegates.

The appetite for face-to-face learning has seen our registrations rocket and with the opening of our borders, so too are registrations from across the pond.

We expect attendance numbers to exceed 3500 delegates and currently Victoria is leading the way (32 per cent), followed by NSW (29 per cent) and Queensland (19 per cent).

“In addition, this is the first time in my 10 year tenure that we have experienced such strong demand from exhibitors wanting access to our industry, added Ms Byrne.

Opening the conference (via satellite) is Matthew McConaughey where the audience will experience a compelling conversation with the Academy Award winning actor and one of Hollywood’s most in-demand leading men.

The NY Times bestselling author of “Greenlights”, he shares his journey in what he calls a love letter to life, takes his readers on a journey of lessons he grappled with throughout his life.

Even though acting is his first love, he lives in Austin Texas with his family where he is a professor at the University of Texas.

He serves as Minister of Culture/M.O.C. for the University of Texas Athletic Department and The Austin FC Soccer Club, where he is part owner.

As the closing keynote speaker on Day 2, Dr Richard (“Harry”) Harris will inspire the audience and have them on the edge of their seats with his adventures beyond medicine.

In 2018 he received the Star of Courage, Australia’s second highest civilian award for bravery, and the medal of the Order of Australia for his role in the Thailand cave rescue.

Harry was the 2019 Australian of the Year for South Australia and the joint 2019 Australian of the Year with his dive partner Craig Challen.

Other keynote speakers include:

▪ Seth Godin – via Satellite (USA)
Seth Godin is the author of 20 books that have been bestsellers around the world and have been translated into more than 35 languages. His book, This Is Marketing, was an instant bestseller around the world. In addition to his writing and speaking, Seth has founded several companies, including Yoyodyne and Squidoo. His podcast is in the top 1 per cent of all podcasts worldwide. In 2018, he was inducted into the Marketing Hall of Fame.

His keynote will be particularly relevant: Modern Marketing: Dancing on the Edge of a Revolution.

▪ Mel Robbins – via Satellite (USA)
Mel Robbins is one of the leading voices in personal development and transformation and an international bestselling author.

Her work includes the global phenomenon The 5 Second Rule, which will be the focus of her AREC presentation.

She is author of four #1 bestselling audiobooks, the #1 podcast on Audible, as well as signature online courses that have changed the lives of more than half a million students worldwide. Her latest book, The High 5 Habit, was released around the world on September 28th, 2021.

▪ Vinh Giang (Australia)
With only 6 months to graduate, Vinh Giang left his degree in commerce and law to become an online magic teacher ultimately building a hugely successful online business, 52kards, which now serves over 800,000 students all around the world.

A recipient of the Top Young Entrepreneur in Australia Award, Vinh Giang’s has spent the last 15 years mastering the art of performance-enhanced communication. Amplifying the Best Parts of You will be his AREC topic.

Plus, there is a host of Australasian real estate industry identities including:

▪ Michael Kollosche (QLD – Kollosche, Gold Coast)
Kon Stathopoulos (NSW – McGrath Estate Agents, Parramatta)
▪ Diego Traglia (NZ – Harcourts, Auckland)
▪ Cathy Cattell (NSW – PRD, Hunter Valley)
▪ Carla Fetter (VIC – Jellis Craig, Stonnington)
▪ Sam Rigoloulos (VIC – Jellis Craig, Northcote)
▪ Mario Sanfrancesco (ACT – Blackshaw Real Estate, Canberra)
▪ Laura McKay (NSW – Highland Property Group, Cronulla)
▪ Helen Yan (VIC – Ray White, Balwyn)
▪ Jason Adcock (QLD – Adcock Prestige, Brisbane)
▪ Hanan Cawley (QLD – Harcourts, Gold Coast)

Property Management:
Fiona Blayney (NSW – Real +, Sydney)
▪ Jamie Lampard (VIC – Ballarat Real Estate ,Ballarat)
▪ Jessica Melling (QLD – LJ Hooker, Mudgeeraba)
▪ Charlie Zeidler –NSW – One Agency Zeidler Wallaer, Wollongong)
▪ Zac Snelling – New Zealand – Ray White, Auckland)

Industry Specialists:
▪ Seth Watts – CEO and Founder Neo and Campaign Agent
▪ Dirk Miller – Head of Real Estate Solutions, CoreLogic Australia
▪ Tom Panos – Coach & Founder, Real Estate Gym

Tom Panos, one of the most highly respected real estate industry speakers and coaches in Australia, will MC AREC 2022.

Source: McGrath Group

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