A prominent roster of South Florida real estate professionals will highlight VIP panels and educational breakout sessions for buyers and investors attending the second annual Miami New Construction Show in October.
“Building on the success of the panel discussions at last year’s inaugural show, we’ve expanded our program for the 2015 show to include VIP panel presentations and educational sessions covering a wide variety of subjects vital to buyers, investors and the real estate community at large,” said Anita Funtek, founder and CEO of the Miami New Construction Show.
“This year’s agenda of VIP panels and breakout sessions will be dedicated to investor education, buyer education and realtor education, allowing visitors a more intimate setting to interact with developers, industry service providers and other professionals exploring emerging marketplace trends in South Florida,” she added.
More than 80 educational sessions and VIP panels are scheduled for the event, including “Major Economic and Infrastructure Improvements in South Florida,” “Developer’s Vision About South Florida’s Future,” “Designing a City That Works for the Next Generation,” “Navigating South Florida’s Construction Environment: Politics, Economics and Challenges,” and “Building in South Florida: Trends in Construction.”
Scheduled to take place between October 22 and 25 at the Miami Beach Convention Center, the Miami New Construction Show is designed to give buyers and investors a one-stop venue of the latest in new and emerging luxury condominium projects in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Last year’s three-day exhibition attracted nearly 15,000 visitors. This year’s expanded four-day event is expected to draw up to 25,000 visitors from around Florida, the U.S. and a variety of foreign countries in Latin America, Europe and Asia.
Between visits to the exhibition areas, the public will also be afforded the opportunity to get access to the buyer and investor panels and educational breakout sessions on the second floor of the main auditorium with a ticket upgrade.
The Miami New Construction Show will conduct VIP panel discussions and breakout sessions each day. A market review on Thursday, Oct. 22 and educational sessions on Friday, Oct. 23 will be conducted in both English and Spanish.
Confirmed speakers for the VIP panels and sessions thus far include:
-- Roger Terrone CPA</strong>, Director, Treasurer, Friends of the Underline -- David Martin, Founder & President, Terra Group -- Edgardo Defortuna, Developer, Fortune International -- Alan Ojeda, CEO, Rilea Group -- Dan Kodsi, Developer, Paramount -- Brian Bandell, South Florida Business Journal -- Alastair Gordon, Architecture Critic, Miami Herald -- Peter Zalewski, Principal, Cranespotters and Condo Vultures LLC -- Ron Shuffield, President, EWM Realty International -- Orlando Montiel, President, The Montiel Organization -- Jean Francois Roy, Founder and President, Ocean Land Investments, Fort Lauderdale -- Robert Stok, Founder, Stok Folk & Kon -- Jerry Libbin, President, Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce. -- Bill Johnson, Florida Secretary of Commerce/ President & CEO, Enterprise Florida. -- Kerri Barsh, Partner, Greenberg Traurig. -- Tomas Regalado, Mayor, City of Miami -- Carlos A. Carrillo, Regional Vice President Miami-Dade County, Associated Builders and Contractors Florida East Coast Chapter, Inc. -- Chad Oppenheim, Principal/ Lead Designer, Oppenheim Architecture + Design, LLP
A snapshot of daily VIP panels and breakout sessions during the four-day program include:
October 22 (Thursday) at 3:30 p.m.
-- "Market Review From the Experts."
October 23 (Friday) at 9 a.m.
-- "Miami Neighborhoods: A Discussion About Their Construction Condition and Character."
October 23 (Friday) at 3 p.m.
-- "Disciplinary Process for Architects and Interior Designers."
October 24 (Saturday) at 3 p.m.
-- "The Rising Tide of Chinese Buyers: The Cultural Insights."
October 24 (Saturday) at 4:30 p.m.
-- "Property Manager: Maintenance Fees, Vacancy Rates, Rental Options and Restrictions."
October 25 (Sunday) at 9:30 a.m.
“Breakout Session for Argentinean Buyers.”
For more information on the VIP agenda, including additional panels and sessions, please visit http://miaminewconstructionshow.com/program/.
Media representatives are invited to attend all of the presentations.
Updated information about additional VIP panelists or possible changes in the VIP panels and educational sessions program will be available at the Miami New Construction Show website, miaminewconstructionshow.com, or by calling 305-209-9880.
For more information about the Miami New Construction Show, or to schedule an interview with Anita Funtek, contact John Fakler by phone at 305.970.9709 or email at email@example.com