Real Estate Beyond 2021: Innovate and Elevate

Join us at the 2021 Global Symposium to reunite and reconnet with the LeadingRE community and focus on shared opportunities, innovation, growth and success.

We have selected a destination that shares this same spirit of opportunity: Dubai. Dubai is the site of Expo 2020 Dubai – which begins days before the start of our Symposium. Dubai's unique geographic location attracts tremendous wealth and talent to its real estate sector, allowing it to go from an outlier to a trendsetter in just a couple of decades.

Looking beyond Dubai, we will study other global markets as we explore success strategies for today – with an eye on the future and the opportunities we share through the LeadingRE community.
We invite you to join us.


is a top real estate destination, with rapid development, significant wealth, global standards for real estate, and a tech-forward approach that embraces Block chain, Artificial Intelligence and Data Science. Dubai is a top real estate destination, with rapid development, significant wealth, global standards for real estate, and a tech-forward approach that embraces Block chain, Artificial Intelligence and Data Science. As the site of Expo 2020, Dubai will welcome 190 participating countries and millions of visitors to experience a world of flavors, world-class architecture, outdoor performances, arts, culture and more.


The Global Symposium agenda balances impactful educational sessions with prime networking opportunities designed to strengthen relationships as we explore our dynamic host city of Dubai.

Sunday, 3 October
10:00 – 17:45
10:30 – 11:00
New Member Introduction
By invitation only. New members are invited to join us for a special session to meet one another and our staff.
13:30 – 16:00
Property Tour
16:30 – 18:00
Opening Session
We will kick-off the Global Symposium with an informative session that sets the stage for the meeting and highlights the ways LeadingRE supports your strength, success and independence.
19:00 – 21:00
Welcome Reception
Spend a casual evening reuniting with fellow LeadingRE members, enjoying cocktails and refreshments.
Monday, 4 October
8:30 – 9:30
Networking Breakfast
Enjoy a nourishing breakfast, as you network with fellow attendees.
9:30 – 13:00
General Session
This fast-paced, information-packed session includes an overview of Dubai's short but impressive history, including the tribes of the United Arab Emirates, the area's cultural influences, and the unique vision for its future.
13:00 – 14:15
Networking Luncheon
Recap the morning sessions and engage with other attendees as you sample local cuisine.
Meet in lobby to depart for Dubai Highlights Tour
14:30 – 18:00
Excursion: Dubai Highlights Tour
See some of Dubai's most noteworthy attractions, including its ground-breaking architecture, Dubai Creek, the Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood, and the famed artificial island of Palm Jumeirah before getting free time to explore the Dubai Mall.
20:00 – 23:00
Gala Reception & Dinner
Take part in our festive celebration of member achievements and excellence at our Gala Reception & Dinner.
Tuesday, 5 October
8:30 – 9:30
Networking Breakfast
Join your fellow attendees for a delicious networking breakfast.
9:30 – 12:30
General Session
Learn new strategies for growing your business, as we delve into trends in some of the top real estate markets, explore the latest technology solutions and discuss new business opportunities on the horizon.
12:00 – 13:30
Networking Luncheon
Enjoy good food and good conversation during our final luncheon.
Meet in lobby to depart for Dubai Desert Barbecue
16:00 – 21:00
Dubai Desert Barbecue
Join our off-road journey to a traditional campsite in the Arabian Desert, where we will enjoy activities like camel riding and sand boarding and indulge in an authentic barbecue under the stars.


Hear from dynamic speakers from within the industry and beyond, offering unique perspectives and insights you can use to strengthen your business.

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Paul Boomsma

President and CEO
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Chris Dietz

Executive Vice President, Global Operations
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Liv Baggen

Director, Global Luxury Market Expansion
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Parikshat Chawla

Director and Global Head, Development Marketing
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Jojo Romarx Salas

Director, Global Research and Business Development


    • $899 USD

    • Attendee

      • Includes Educational Sessions
      • Welcome Reception
      • Breakfast Monday and Tuesday
      • Lunch Monday and Tuesday
      • Dubai Highlights Tour
      • Gala Reception & Dinner
      • Dubai Desert Barbecue
    • Register
    • $350 USD

    • Guest*

      • Includes Welcome Reception
      • Breakfast Monday and Tuesday
      • Lunch Monday and Tuesday
      • Dubai Highlights Tour
      • Gala Reception & Dinner
      • Dubai Desert Barbecue
      • *For guests of registered attendees

Cancellation Policy

We remain committed to the health and safety of our members and their guests and understand that the current environment carries a certain level of uncertainty. To that end, we have relaxed our cancellation policy to allow you to register for the Global Symposium with full confidence.

Full refunds will be available on all cancellation requests emailed to at any time. In event the Symposium is cancelled by LeadingRE, registration fees will be refunded in full. LeadingRE does not assume responsibility for any other related expenses, including but not limited to airline tickets and transportation.

Hotel reservations must be cancelled directly through the Shangri-La Dubai 24 hours prior to your arrival to avoid a one night penalty.

Hotel and Travel

Shangri-La Hotel Dubai

Our base for the 2021 Global Symposium is the beautiful Shangri-La Dubai. This ideal starting point from which to discover the city’s dynamic energy, where modern architecture stands side-by-side with traditional souk markets. Strategically located minutes away from Dubai Mall and City Walk, the hotel offers spacious rooms with stunning views of the ever-evolving skyline or the Arabian Sea.




Deluxe Rooms

Deluxe Rooms offer stylish comfort with the luxury of space. The rooms feature an inviting earth-tone design that is based on warm sycamore veneers. In addition, these rooms are decorated with original local artwork and feature views of Downtown Dubai’s famous skyline or Arabian Gulf. Horizon Club and Suite upgrades are also available.

*Standard rooms are also available, but please note these are unrennovated.

Room Rates & Reservations

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    Deluxe Rooms

  • Single Occupancy - $211 USD* / $178 Euro* / 775 AED per night, taxes included
  • Double Occupancy - $238 USD* / $201 Euro* / 875.00 AED per night, taxes included

    Horizon Club Deluxe Rooms

  • Single Occupancy - $270 USD* / €229 Euro* / 993 AED per night, taxes included
  • Double Occupancy - $297 USD* / €252 Euro* / 1,093 AED per night, taxes included

  • Suites are also available.

*Approximate, based on current conversion rates

Reservation Cut-off: Friday, 10 September 2021.

Transportation Services

Dubai International Airport (DXB) is approximately 19 kilometers from the Shangri-La, and taxi service is approximately 11.00 USD (41 AED). Taxis are available outside the Terminal 1 Arrivals Hall.




Travel Documentation and COVID Measures

To ensure you meet entry visa requirements to visit the UAE, please visit For health requirements for tourists arriving in Dubai, please visit

Shangri-La Hotel Dubai remains committed to providing a safe environment for all through Shangri-La Cares, the Group’s global safety program. To learn more about their unrelenting efforts to ensure your well-being and their most recent cancellation policies, please click here.

LeadingRE shares this commitment and will continue to monitor and follow guidance from government and health authorities.

Expo 2020 Dubai

After being postponed last year, Expo 2020 Dubai begins just days before the start of our Symposium.

From We all have the power to build a better world and shape the future. Discover what makes Expo 2020 Dubai unique and how we’re ‘Connecting Minds and Creating the Future’ through sustainability, mobility and opportunity. From organisations to more than 190 participating nations, you’ll be engulfed in unique architecture, culture and inspiring innovations.

For the first time in World Expo history, every participating country will have its own pavilion. Enjoy immersive cultural experiences and discover what makes each country unique as you explore hundreds of pavilions.

Visit Dubai

From Once a small fishing village in the Arabian Gulf, Dubai is today one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world. One of the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates, Dubai is home to nearly 200 nationalities and offers a truly memorable experience to all visitors.

Whether it is by the banks of the Creek, or at the top of the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, Dubai lives and breathes a sense of possibility and innovation. And with an unparalleled coastline, beautiful desert and magnificent cityscapes, memories are just waiting to be made there.

Attire and Cultural Awareness

According to Dubai is a cosmopolitan city and a diverse melting pot where almost all attires and cultural expressions are accepted. Dressing conservatively is appreciated in Dubai's historic neighborhoods and places of worship. There are specific requirements for entering a mosque, like wearing clothing that covers shoulders, arms and legs – and headscarves for women. On our Dubai Desert Barbecue, conservative attire is required, including no exposed shoulders and knees. In addition, closed-toe athletic shoes should be worn, and a light wrap for the evening is recommended. Alcohol is served in licensed establishments to those over 21 years of age. However, drunk and disorderly conduct and drunk driving are not acceptable. Suggestions for greetings and useful etiquette tips can also be found on


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