Illinois REALTORS® take part in international real estate conference

Illinois REALTORS® is taking part in the MIPIM Conference in Cannes, France this week. Pictured from left to right are: Illinois REALTORS® CEO Gary Clayton, Treasurer Dan Wagner, President Doug Carpenter, Intersect Illinois CEO Jim Schultz, association Immediate Past President Mike Drews and President-elect Matt Difanis. Photo provided by Matt Difanis.

For the third year Illinois REALTORS® is taking part in the annual MIPIM Conference in Cannes, France.

Members of the association’s leadership and others who play a role in marketing the state as a place to buy property arrived Monday. They will spend the next four days meeting investors from throughout the world at the Palais des Festivales.

The mission is two-fold.

The Illinois REALTOR® delegation is providing information on the state and its many investment opportunities. Assisting with that is Intersect Illinois’ CEO Jim Schultz, who heads the public/private economic development arm of the state.

Association members attending the event also have a mission of making sure international investors know the power of the REALTOR® brand when they look to invest in Illinois.

The trade show brings people from throughout the world, and is touted as the largest real estate conference in the world.

Illinois REALTORS®’ booth will be in the National Association of REALTORS® Pavilion, which showcases a number of REALTOR® organizations.

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About Jon Broadbooks

Jon Broadbooks is Vice President/Communications for Illinois REALTORS®. He serves as editor of online and print content for the association's communications including the Illinois REALTOR® magazine and e-newsletters. He conducts spokesperson training seminars and oversees website development for the Association.

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