creb® Tradeshow Wrap-Up Image

creb® Tradeshow Wrap-Up


As much as the Real Estate Council of Alberta is a tremendous supporter of social media and new technology—there is nothing RECA enjoys more than meeting industry professionals IRL (in real life, for those who don’t know Twitter-speak).

Two days ago, RECA staff—and a number of Council members—attended the creb® forecast and tradeshow. The creb® tradeshow is always a great opportunity to meet and talk to industry professionals face-to-face. The tradeshow as a whole was well-attended by individual industry professionals, representatives from many of the industry associations and related stakeholders, and the forecast breakfast drew 1,100 Calgary-area creb® members. RECA staff figure they chatted with a couple hundred Calgary-area real estate industry professionals during the span of the five-hour trade show.

These shows are also a great demonstration of the strong desire for collaboration that exists within our industry. Just as an example, one of the afternoon sessions, a Leadership Panel, brought together representatives from the Canadian Real Estate Association, the Alberta Real Estate Association, creb®, RECA and the Real Estate Insurance Exchange. And though that hour-long panel was only a brief chance to bring a number of important issues to the forefront, it serves as an excellent means of highlighting the willingness within the industry to sit down and have these conversations.

For those of you in the mortgage sector, keep your eyes open for information about the CAAMP Regional Symposium and trade show, which will be held in Calgary on April 5, 2012. For the first time ever, this year, RECA will be an exhibitor at that trade show and looks forward to chatting with Alberta mortgage industry professionals.

Did you make it to the creb® show? Why do you personally attend trade shows?