2021 Global Congress


The Austin and Central Texas region is being recognized worldwide as a marketplace for real estate investment. The Global Congress is an Austin Board of REALTORS® Global Business Alliance cornerstone program that brings together key thought leaders from around the globe and ideas that make an impact in your global business. Join us every morning at 9:00 a.m. CST from Monday, October 18 to Friday, October 22 for a closer look into global markets! Register for each day's programming below!

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Expat Life: Agents Living the Dream

Monday, October 18
9:00 a.m. CST

Have the Expat Life Dream? Paul Daemen, Managing Broker and Co-Owner of Nicaragua Real Estate Team, Joanna Jennings, Broker and Owner of Upside Realty, and Tiffani Marroquin, Global Real Estate Advisor with BajaSmart Real Estate, have made the move internationally (full or part-time) and are guiding their clients to make the big move to their dream country!

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Canadian Road Show in Austin

Tuesday, October 19
9:00 a.m. CST

Hear from Krystal Lee Moore, Broker at Royal LePage Triland Realty, and Sharon von Schoenburg, Manager and Strategy Relations at the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), as they deep dive into the Canadian marketplace and getting access to CREA's resources including their CREA Global website and global directory.

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Global Irish

Wednesday, October 20
9:00 a.m. CST

CEO of the Institute of Professional Auctioneers and Valuers (IPAV) Patrick Davitt shares his insights on how Ireland's real estate market has weathered the pandemic, how the digital economy has supported its agents, and how Ireland builds global connections through ties of citizenship, heritage, and what is known as Global Irish.   

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Investing South of the Border

Thursday, October 21
9:00 a.m. CST

Ileana Bogaert, NAR Global Coordinator for South America, Alejandro Escudero Rodríguez, NAR® Director of Global Strategy, and Gabriela Hernandez Chargoy, International Director at Asociación Mexicana de Profesionales Immobiliarios (AMPI) will teach you about tapping into global markets to create a global business.

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Local Data for Global Success

Friday, October 22
9:00 a.m. CST

NAR® Research Economist Brandon Hardin will present data from the 2021 Central Texas International Homebuyers report. Plus Michael CobbChairman, and CEO of ECI Development will discuss how to grow your global business.