Please join Stephanie Anton of Luxury Portfolio International® for this special, pre-event meeting to take a deep-dive into the latest trends in the luxury market, review what is happening with the global affluent, hear about the latest program resources and tools, and learn from your peers about how to best leverage the tools of Luxury Portfolio International® in your local market. There is no additional charge for this session. Open for current Luxury Portfolio members only.
It is our Global Symposium tradition to start each event reconnecting with LeadingRE friends and meeting new colleagues that may be attending for the first time. We’ll enjoy an evening on the Grande Bretagne Terrace with views of the Acropolis, Lycabettus Hill and the Parliament as we enjoy cocktails and heavy hors d'oeuvres during the 2019 Symposium Welcome Reception and Dinner.
The tour begins at the Hotel and at the beginning, you will visit the Monument to the Unknown Soldier and optionally watch the changing of the guards. The tour continues towards the National Garden and the Temple of Zeus and also the Adrian’s Arch. You continue with a walk through the Amalias Avenue on to the spectacular New Acropolis museum.
Itinerary14:00 - Departure from Hotel Grande Bretagne to the Acropolis Museum (approximately 30 minute walk)
Spend a few hours viewing exceptional residences in Athens.
Enjoy cocktails on the final night of the Symposium before heading to dinner on your own.
Hamish Taylor is a seasoned business executive with a reputation for studying consumer trends, processes and practices from a variety of industries, to create and inspire groundbreaking innovations. His career began climbing the ranks of Procter & Gamble and contributing at the executive level for Price Waterhouse and British Airways. He went on to serve as CEO of Eurostar and Sainsbury’s Bank. Taylor is the founder of the Skills Exchange Network which provides clients with consultation and practical ideas for transforming business practices while keeping the customer at the center of everything.
Matthew Ferrara’s philosophy is simple: brokers and agents need to forget about the past, learn what works in the present marketplace and meet the needs of today’s consumer for success. A popular speaker who also serves as Dean of Innovation for LeadingRE Institute, Matthew offers leadership training, management coaching, and instruction on modern sales and technology skills.
Marci Rossell, Ph.D., as the chief economist for Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® provides global economic updates, strategic insights and the history of economic markets from an international perspective. The former Chief Economist for CNBC and a groundbreaking financial journalist, Rossell also served as corporate economist and investment spokesperson for OppenheimerFunds, one of the nation's largest mutual fund companies. She began her career as an economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. She is a frequent conference speaker exploring the nexus of economics, politics, culture and the media with a creative and dynamic approach to discussing the economy.
President/CEO, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®
With over 20 years of experience in real estate, Paul Boomsma serves as president and CEO of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE), a global real estate community of 565 real estate firms spanning six continents. He created the highly successful Luxury Portfolio International® division for LeadingRE, previously serving as its president. He also headed operations and strategic marketing for LeadingRE as COO. Paul began his career marketing luxury office towers and later joined a top residential firm, before becoming national marketing director for a major franchise. Today, he is a frequent industry speaker on topics that include: consumer trends, global business practices, and working with affluent buyers and sellers. Among his many distinctions, he was named to the 2018 Swanepoel Power 200, ranked on Inman’s Most Influential and received the Unique Homes’ Award for Excellence in Luxury Home Marketing.
President, Luxury Portfolio International®
Stephanie Anton is the President, Luxury Portfolio International®. She has been with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® since 2005 and today oversees the strategic direction and day-to-day operations of Luxury Portfolio International, the companies high-end marketing division. She frequently speaks to audiences around the world about the luxury industry at large, real estate marketing, and research and insights into the affluent consumer. She has been named to the Inman 101 list of innovative leaders driving industry change, the Swanepoel Power 200 list of most influential real estate professionals and Luxury Daily's prestigious ranking of Luxury Women to Watch 2017, a select list of 25 accomplished executives set to make a difference in luxury.
Executive Vice President Global Operations, LeadingRE–International, Ltd.
Dietz, executive vice president Global Operations, a German national, executes the LeadingRE’s expansion plans by growing and managing its international footprint, including marketing efforts and brand awareness initiatives. Dietz has 20 years of executive-level relocation management experience and possesses a deep insight into the European real estate industry and the diverse business practices. Before joining LeadingRE, Dietz managed the Europe/Middle East/Africa and Asia Pacific regions for a U.S.-based company, and prior to that, he was responsible for European relocation business development for a large US real estate franchise company.
Our base for the 2019 Global Symposium is the beautiful Hotel Grande Bretagne, a Luxury Collection Hotel. With breathtaking views of the fabled Acropolis, regal Syntagma Square and the Parliament, lush Lycabettus Hill or the original Olympic Stadium, the multi-awarded 5 star Hotel Grande Bretagne offers an unrivaled perspective of Athens' mythical history. Located right in the heart of the city since 1874, the multi-awarded landmark hotel is within walking distance of exclusive shopping areas, museums and the business district.
1 Vasileos Georgiou A' str., Syntagma Square
Athens, 105 64 Greece
Tel: +30 21 0333 0000
*Please note that our hotel block is now closed. You may call the hotel directly for pricing and availability.
We can also suggest the following hotels as alternative hotels that are close to the Hotel Grand Bretagne:
Reservation Cut-off: Block now closed, please contact the hotel directly for pricing and availability.
Classic Room €260.00 EUR single per night plus taxes
€280.00 EUR double per night plus taxes
Classic Rooms are appointed with the finest furnishings including a choice of king, queen, or twin-size signature Luxury Collection beds topped off with multiple pillows and cloud-soft duvets. The indulgent wall-to-wall marble bathroom features a vanity counter, separate bathtub, and shower. Thoughtfully designed with fog-resistant and lighted magnifying mirrors, every bathroom offers pure cotton bathrobes and slippers, along with pampering premium bath amenities.
Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos (ATH) is approximately 35 kilometers from the Hotel Grande Bretagne and taxi service is approximately €40.00 EUR. Taxis are available at the designated taxi waiting area located at Exit 3 of Arrivals Level.
|Standard (Beginning Saturday, 27 July)|
|Attendee Registration||$1025.00 USD|
|Optional Acropolis Museum Tour||$34.99 USD|
|Guest Registration*||$400.00 USD|
|Guest - Acropolis Museum Tour||$34.99 USD|
*Guest registration includes Welcome Reception Tuesday evening, Global Gala Reception and Dinner Wednesday evening, and Closing Cocktail Reception Thursday evening. Please note that Guests are not permitted to attend educational sessions.
Register early, as space is limited. Online registration closes on Tuesday, 10 September. In the event the Symposium is not sold out, onsite registration will begin at 13:00 on Tuesday, 17 September.
Please note that cost of meals for this event is estimated to be $600.00 USD; consult your tax adviser.
Payment for the 2019 Global Symposium should be made by credit card online or via wire transfer. Please contact Events@leadingre.com to receive complete wire transfer information. To receive early bird rate, your registration and payment must be received by Friday, 26 July, 2019.
Confirmations will be emailed once your registration is processed and payment is received; please save a copy for your records.
If you do not receive an email confirmation within 48 hours of registration, contact LeadingRE Events at +1 312-424-0400 or Events@leadingre.com.
A full refund of your registration is available through Friday, 26 July 2019. Cancellations made between Saturday, 27 July 2019 and Monday, 26 August 2019 will be charged a $250.00 USD administrative fee. No refunds for registration fees will be given beginning Tuesday, 27 August 2019.
Registered attendees may modify or cancel their registration online. Attendees will need their confirmation number and email address for this process.
Changes/cancellations will not be accepted over the phone.
You may substitute an attendee registration with no additional fee through Friday, 26 July 2019. A $50.00 USD fee will apply to any registration name substitutions made beginning Saturday, 27 July 2019. All requests for name substitutions must be received in writing to Events@leadingre.com.
Situated on a peninsula that stretches into the Aegean Sea, the rich topography and landscape of hills provide breathtaking panoramic vistas. Athens is dominated by ancient landmarks, including the Acropolis, a hilltop citadel topped with the Parthenon and other ancient buildings. Take the time to explore the landmarks and archeological museums, enjoy the famed cuisine, and take in the views as you connect with the undeniable charms of the Mediterranean lifestyle.
Being a gate to the glorious world of ancient Athens, it hosts priceless artifacts found on the Acropolis and spanning a period from the Mycenaean times up to the Roman and Early Christian eras.Museum of the Ancient Agora
The exhibition in the Museum gallery holds archaeological finds coming from the systematic excavations of the American School of Classical Studies in the area and dated from the Neolithic to the Post-byzantine and Ottoman periods.Museum of Cycladic Art
The Museum of Cycladic Art is a private living cultural institution in the heart of Athens. More than 3.000 objects of Cycladic, Ancient Greek and Cypriot art (dating from the 5th millennium BC to the 6th century AD) are displayed in the galleries of the four floors of the Museum of Cycladic Art.
Athens has shopping spots for all tastes, offering unique bargains. Amongst the great high streets of the city pedestrianized Ermou is one with an abundance of shops belonging to well-known clothes franchises, as well as historic Greek businesses. The bottom end of Ermou is Monastiraki. Don’t miss out on a walk in its flee market. There you will find clothes, shoes, accessories, leather goods and the world-famous Greek leather sandals.
The Parthenon, dedicated by the Athenians to Athena Parthenos, the patron of their city, is the most magnificent creation of Athenian democracy at the height of its power. It is also the finest monument on the Acropolis in terms of both conception and execution.Temple of Olympian Zeus
Known as the largest temple in Greece, The Temple of Olympian Zeus, also known as Olympeion, was built in the 6th century BC.This half-ruined temple is dedicated to Zeus, the chief of the Olympian Gods, and that is how it took its name, the temple of the Olympian Zeus.
Attica Zoological Park is home to more than 2000 animals from 400 different species.Athens Segway Tours
Discover the city of Athens with the easy, fun and safe way of a segway tour. From the Acropolis Rock to the first Olympic Stadium, from the flea market of Monastiraki to Pnyka-the birthplace of Democracy and from the Ancient Agora to the National Gardens.Diomidous botanical Garden
The gardens’ gates open on another world. An area of 460 acres is filled with water-lily-covered ponds and shaded paths, and is home to 2,500 species of plants.
Please contact us at our global headquarters in Chicago if we can be of assistance in helping you plan for the 2019 Global Symposium:
Phone: (800) 621-6510 or +1 312-424-0400