Escape Harsh Weather and Grow Your Global Network

Weather forecasters are calling for 6-8 more inches of snow in Chicago this weekend─ the polar vortex won’t be leaving the Windy City anytime soon. Depending on where you live, you too may be dreaming of the glory days (aka summer) when you can leave your home without wearing two pairs of pants, 9 pairs of socks, and an over-sized coat that looks more like a sleeping bag than a jacket.

If you’re like me, and are looking to escape the harsh winter climate, (or for our friends in the Southern Hemisphere, suffering from sunburn and yearning for ski slopes), perhaps this is a good time to remind you about the Global Meetings & Events Calendar.

Global events are a great way to build your professional network and expand your knowledge of global business practices. While the real estate business may be about properties, practitioners know that their profession is really about the people. Now is a great time to start thinking about growing your global network throughout 2014! There are exciting real estate events happening all over the globe (in both warmer and colder climates).

NAR’s Global Meetings & Events Calendar provides a list of worldwide events hosted by our cooperating associations, or sponsored by other industry alliances. The calendar is updated regularly and event organizers will often offer REALTORS® discounts on registration. For specific information on any one of the events listed on the calendar, please contact the sponsoring organization for complete details. Additionally, if you have questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at

Click here for more information regarding international events and growing your global network.

Katie Stouffs Grimes

Katie Stouffs Grimes (CIPS, GREEN) is the Managing Director of Global Alliances, Communications, Marketing and Business Development for the National Association of REALTORS® Commercial & Global Services division. She can be reached at

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