Luxury Real Estate (LRE), one of the world’s leading international networks of real estate professionals, will be holding its LRE International Symposium in Valencia this year from Tuesday 29 to Thursday 31 January.
Acting as host will be Inmobiliaria Rimontgó, one of the organisation’s longstanding members. As a Valencia-based company, they will be welcoming a large contingent of prominent real estate firms from across North America, Europe and also the Far East – as well as an impressive list of speakers and delegates from across a wide range of business sectors, educational institutions and levels of local government.
When Rimontgó was invited to hold the symposium, their only condition was that rather than focusing exclusively on real estate, this year’s seminar would bring property sector specialists together with academics, business entrepreneurs and public organisations in an exchange of views about the current recession in the developed world, the challenges and opportunities ahead, and most importantly the steps to growth. Much of the news outside of Spain does not reflect the reality of many Spanish companies which are an example of dedication and constant work, becoming more competitive each year. The positive current account balance for the first time in decades, is a direct result of this.
Building blocks for growth
The main discussion will focus exactly on this, with speakers ranging from leading economist Ramón Tamames, TV journalist Fernando Jauregui and the CEOs of companies such as Porcelanosa, La Rioja Alta and the Ford plant in Valencia offering insights into how countries such as Spain can expand their international markets and use exports as a path back to growth.
Morning sessions at the Hotel Westin Valencia will be followed by networking cocktails and lunches, with the afternoon sessions focused on the real estate sector. Simultaneous translation will facilitate the English-Spanish bilingual nature of the event, while during the evenings visiting delegates from overseas will be given a chance to see and experience Valencia – not to mention sample its cuisine.
The final day, Thursday 31 January, will be dedicated to inspections of some of the finest properties in the city, as well as visits to the new Cessna technical centre and the Moto GP racing circuit, concluded in style with a traditional paella meal in the mesmerising wetland lagoons (“La Albufera”) south of Valencia. After that is a guided tour of the Lladró world factory in Valencia, the city where Lladró was born.