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Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

EREN Annual General Meeting in Lugano

José Ribes and Ueli Schnorff- EREN MeetingIn 2013 the Annual General Meeting of the European Real Estate Network (EREN) returned to Switzerland, hosted this time by Wetag. Since its foundation in 1973, this specialist company has become a leading reference for luxury real estate in Ticino. With its head office in Lugano and offices in Locarno and Ascona it covers this exclusive region that also formed the backdrop for the 2013 General Meeting.

Fellow members and colleagues from EREN-affiliated agencies came from Italy, Austria, Spain, France, Germany and other parts of Switzerland to participate in a twoday conference during which the latest trends, tendencies and technologies were discussed and participants had the opportunity to exchange information, knowledge and ideas within a trusted environment built on longstanding working relationships.

EREN partners in LuganoIn representing the pinnacle of the luxury property market in their respective regions, the assembled professionals and principals represented a formidable body of knowledge. “But this knowledge must continue to grow and develop,” says José Ribes Bas, CEO of Valencia and Jávea-based Inmobilaria Rimontgó, reminding us that it is never wise to rest on your laurels. “In changing times you have to learn fast and adapt well.

While experiences were compared in relation to the effectiveness of the selection, presentation and promotion of fine quality properties, as well as on regionalised market trends and buyer preferences, a lot of attention also went out to new technologies and how they have been changing consumer habits.  “To embrace change you need to understand it and its implications”, added Wetag CEO Ueli Schnorff.

Technology and consumer trends were therefore a central theme during the conference held on the shores of Lake Lugano from 13 to 14 September, but also on the agenda were topics such as the latest developments in terms of buyer requirements, Pre-dinner reception - EREN Annual General Meetingthe continued internationalisation of the market and the gradual return to recovery of the world economy.

The meetings and discussions also included time for a press conference and a property tour in an area that is drawing a top international clientele to its shores. Naturally time was also left to reflect on the joys of this beautiful location and exactly what makes it stand out so, culminating in a traditional Ticino meal during which members could let their hair down a little before returning to their home markets.

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This article was published in Villae International Magazine 9, the official magazine of EREN – The European Real Estate Network. You can also read the online version of the printed Villae International Magazine 9.

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