Schedule

Time Room Session
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM BMO Centre Delegate arrival
9:00 AM - 9:25 AM Hall B

The emcee of the 2015 CREB® Forecast Conference and Tradeshow is local television personality Andrew Schultz.

Opening remarks & breakfast
9:25 AM - 10:00 AM Hall B

Attend CREB®'s much anticipated regional housing market forecast presented by 2015 CREB® president Corinne Lyall and chief economist Ann-Marie Lurie.

Get the top economic trends that will impact REALTORS® the most and insight to strategize for upcoming risks and opportunities on the horizon.

Forecast your future: Housing market forecast with 2015 CREB® president Corinne Lyall and chief economist Ann-Marie Lurie
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Hall C Coffee & treat break in the tradeshow
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Hall B

High-profile investor exraordinaire, Kevin O'Leary, will deliver his hard-hitting O'Leary Report for REALTORS®.

Find out what straight shooting advice O'Leary has for real estate agents to maximize opportunities and reach their full potential.

O'Leary is a sought after business expert, host and personality on a range of television shows, including Discovery's Project Earth, CBC's Dragon's Den, Lang & O'Leary Exchange and ABC's Shark Tank.

www.kevinoleary.com

Invest in your future: Keynote presentation by Kevin O'Leary
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Hall C Lunch break in the tradeshow
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM Hall C

Join the Matrix™ lunch and learn to find out why Matrix™ is a clear leader in multiple listings software, unrivaled in speed and cutting-edge functionality and delivering the performance modern real estate professionals demand.

This demonstration will showcase the impressive features members will experience in CREB®’s soon-to-be new Matrix™ MLS® System launching Feb. 10.

Matrix™ lunch and learn
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Palomino C

Join members of CREB®’s Professional Standards Standing Committee for insight on how practice standards are developed, how they impact you as a REALTOR® and what to do in the event of an investigation.

Know the rules to avoid infractions. Learn how rules are made, why they change and the disciplinary process that is in place to champion members’ interests and enhance professional conduct in the industry.

The panel will discuss the complaint, inquiry and hearing process at CREB® and explain the different enforcement mechanisms in organized real estate in Alberta .

Professional panel: Setting the standards
Palomino D

The industry expert panel is a chance for participants to ask the experts about any housing market, home inspection or real estate law questions.

Get exclusive insight into all sectors of the real estate industry and join in on the conversation as the panel weighs in on some of the key changes and upcoming trends for 2015. 

This year's industry expert panel features:

  • Ann-Marie Lurie, CREB® Chief Economist;
  • Guy Huntingford, CEO, Urban Development Institute; and
  • Matthew Foss, Chief Energy Economist at Department of Energy, Government of Alberta.


Industry expert panel
Palomino E

Everything is digital, everyone is connected. Now what?

Chris Smith, co-author of Peoplework and the co-founder of Curaytor, explains why "peoplework", putting people first in a digital-first world, is a better way to run a business.

The digital revolution is ending. The people revolution is beginning. Is your business prepared?

Smith will share the top 10 business principles that will help grow profits in the next decade and beyond.

The future of technology: Chris Smith
Palomino F

Don’t be fooled by predatory lending practices.

Jeremy Nicholls, Corporate Security Manager of AML Compliance at Servus Canada, provides crucial information to protect your business from mortgage and property fraud.

Nicholls will share tools to identify common types of mortgage fraud schemes, how they manifest, and red flags you need to look out for in the application process.

Protect your future: Jeremy Nicholls
Palomino G-H

The City of Calgary is growing at unprecedented rates. How Calgary accommodates growth is critical to the sustainability of the city’s future. This session will look at some of the initiatives underway to look at how the current landscape can help absorb growth in an efficient way.

Examples will include the “main streets” initiative and the potential of the many corridors in the city, allowing for six storey wood frame construction and the new downtown zoning land use approach.

Planning your city's future: Rollin Stanley
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM Hall C Coffee & treat break in the tradeshow
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Palomino D

Housing statistics are vital tools for REALTORS® to anticipate changes in the market to assist with providing informed professional real estate advice to clients.

CREB® chief economist Ann-Marie Lurie will showcase the exclusive statistics offerings available to CREB® members to navigate through the real estate market and elevate your business.

Lurie will also outline the statistics changes coming with the launch of Matrix™.

This interactive session is a great opportunity to let us know about information you’d like to see in CREB®’s statistics products.

Looking forward with housing statistics: Ann-Marie Lurie
Palomino E

Everything is digital, everyone is connected. Now what?

Chris Smith, co-author of Peoplework and the co-founder of Curaytor, explains why "peoplework", putting people first in a digital-first world, is a better way to run a business.

The digital revolution is ending. The people revolution is beginning. Is your business prepared?

Smith will share the top 10 business principles that will help grow profits in the next decade and beyond.

The future of technology: Chris Smith (repeat)
Palomino F

Canada's anti-spam legislation (CASL) came in to effect last year and is the strictest in the world.

Fines can be significant and you don't want to be made an example of.

Join David Greenspan, vice president of KiTS Keep-in-Touch Systems, as he reveals key points in Canada’s new anti-spam legislation and how real estate professionals can stay in the e-marketing safe zone. Review the rules, define the pieces and learn how your marketing can cut through the noise, while staying on the right side of the law.

The spam free future: David Greenspan
Palomino G-H

The City of Calgary is growing at unprecedented rates. How Calgary accommodates growth is critical to the sustainability of the city’s future. This session will look at some of the initiatives underway to look at how the current landscape can help absorb growth in an efficient way.

Examples will include the “main streets” initiative and the potential of the many corridors in the city, allowing for six storey wood frame construction and the new downtown zoning land use approach.

Planning your city's future: Rollin Stanley (repeat)
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM Hall C Tradeshow last chance
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Hall B Closing networking reception