Dozens of companies from around the globe are bringing their teams to Inman Connect: four-member, five-member, six-member and as many as 20-member groups will journey to San Francisco this summer, Aug. 4-7, 2015.
Take the Fundament All Media group from the Netherlands or the VivaReal group from Brazil, who send teams of 15 or more and use the experience for team-building, networking and performance incentives — like so many Connect teams do.
Closer to home, multiple listing services, high-performing offices, tech and executive teams, associations and broker groups flock to the one-of-a-kind, supersonic Connect event, known around the world for its innovation, trend-setting topics and diversity of networking opportunities.
“There are so many benefits to taking your team to Inman Connect — offering an incredible team-building experience that you will continue to benefit from long after the event has ended,” said Shelley Rossi, vice president of communications, Windermere Services Company.
Laura Monroe, Inman’s social media director, described Connect as “a big tent that is about challenging, learning and connecting with people who may not think, act or believe as you do. In the end, your life is enriched, and your business changes for the better.”
“It’s difficult to explain the vibe, let alone the breadth and depth of content that surfaces at Inman Connect,” said David Charron, president and CEO of MRIS. “The opportunity to experience the conference firsthand is invaluable to my senior staff and leadership.”
Broker Rainy Hake, executive vice president at Alain Pinel Realtors, said, “We attend the San Francisco Connect conference and always walk away feeling informed and inspired! This year we are sending a delegation from our marketing, technology and training departments, as well as managers and agents.”
The Boutique Real Estate Group’s operations manager, Aaron Woodman, describes Connect as “iron sharpening iron. It allows all of us to learn together about what is important and trending in the industry. It’s a great place for us to get away and master our craft and implement. It also allows us to strengthen our connections with other teams and share best practices.”
Woodman added, “Inman Connect is a great place to find new talent and technology. One of my top recruiting questions is: Do you read Inman? If they do not, they are not keeping up on what’s going on in the industry. Inman is the incubator of great things.”
Digital media guru Peter Brewer is bringing as many as 20 people from Australia this summer. “The Inman Connect conference provides our team a unique opportunity to learn, grow and socialize together as one group — a perfect forum to grow together,” he says.
“Attending Inman Connect gives our group the opportunity to bring home current industry trends and collaborate with other industry leaders,” said Matthew Consalvo, CEO of Arizona Regional Multiple Listing Service.
This story has been updated.