Connecting Globally, Leading Locally



Join us in Cascais, Portugal September 29 – October 1, and experience why the Global Symposium is one of our most popular events. Its intimate format provides the ideal environment for connecting globally with members from around the world and gaining new perspectives on leading locally. Together, the future is "Limitless!"

The coastal resort town of Cascais serves as the backdrop for the Global Symposium, offering an inspirational setting of sandy beaches, a busy marina, captivating history and culture — all just 30 minutes from central Lisbon.

The event will attract an elite group of brokers, managers, and sales associates — creating a diverse and engaging mix for insightful conversations and meaningful connections. We invite you to join us.

Cascais, Portugal

Bounded by the sea and by the Sintra Mountains, Cascais is one of the most popular Portuguese destinations, located 30 minutes from the center of Lisbon. In addition to its natural wealth and opulent cultural and historical heritage, which takes you on a journey to an era of kings, Cascais is a cosmopolitan city with plenty to offer in cuisine and entertainment. Discover the flavor of the sea through a selection of fish and shellfish, relax in a street café or have fun at a seaside disco. Regarded by many as the Portuguese Riviera, be sure to visit this village full of charm and charisma.


The program will include a range of timely topics impacting your business in 2022 and beyond. In order to ensure the most timely content, the agenda is subject to change.

Thursday, September 29
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Luxury Portfolio Pre-Symposium Workshop
LPI members are invited to participate in a special Luxury Portfolio International Pre-Symposium Workshop to take a deep dive into the Luxury Portfolio International Advantage. Hear about the Allure of Luxury; the Global State of Luxury Real Estate; What's New, What's Next with LPI; What’s Working, What’s Not Working and Managing Seller Expectations in a Changing Landscape; 7 Trends Defining the Luxury Home of Today; and more. Registration required.

See the LPI Workshop agenda here.
4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Opening General Session
The LeadingRE Global Symposium is a one-of-a-kind event, bringing together the world’s best real estate professionals from top markets across the globe to forge new relationships and strengthen business. The opening general session will introduce you to our beautiful host nation by exploring the influences, trends, and conditions that affect the Portuguese real estate market.
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Welcome Reception
Enjoy an evening of conversation, camaraderie, and cocktails while watching the sunset over the Atlantic on the picturesque Loggia Terrace at our host property.
Friday, September 30
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Networking Breakfast
9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Morning General Session
An expansive world only shrinks as understanding grows. Your morning session will focus on exploring the world landscape that affects our industry – and what you can do to prepare your business for success into the future. Hear an inspiring keynote address from LeadingRE CEO Paul Boomsma, focusing on the importance of relationships in a global world. The exploration continues with LeadingRE Chief Economist Marci Rossell, who will deliver a unique perspective on the most important economic factors that are impacting our industry and a look ahead at what’s to come. Industry experts will discuss the latest updates in the developer and commercial spaces. You will also hear about the latest updates and what’s ahead for LeadingRE’s programs and global tools designed to support your success and elevate your business to the next level.
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Networking Lunch
1:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Afternoon General Session
Your afternoon general session begins with a lesson in leadership from LeadingRE Chairman of the Board and President & CEO of The Keyes Family of Companies, Mike Pappas. Industry experts will discuss the latest industry trends, opportunities, and challenges. Through the always popular World of Real Estate segment, you will hear best practices from colleagues representing markets from around the world. Your session culminates with a special keynote address from renowned speaker and resilience trainer George Anderson, who will deliver actionable strategies for cultivating a foundation of resilience to achieve top performance even in the face of inevitable adversity, failure, and setbacks.
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Gala Reception, Dinner & Awards Presentation
Celebrate the dedication and excellence of our LeadingRE members as we enjoy a networking cocktail reception, dinner, and awards recognition program.
Saturday, October 1
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Networking Breakfast
9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Closing General Session
Your final day begins with a look ahead, as experts forecast what the future will hold for the business of real estate. Your program begins with an exploration of technological innovations that are transforming the way we do business – including PropTech, crypto, blockchain, and the metaverse. Closing out the program, you will get a chance to guide the discussion through our “Interact to Impact” segment, designed to identify and address the topics affecting real estate now and into the future.
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Networking Lunch
1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Luxury Property Tour
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Closing Reception


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

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George Anderson

Keynote Speaker
Wellbeing, Mindset & Performance Expert
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Mike Pappas

President & CEO
The Keyes Company
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Marci Rossell

Chief Economist
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Chris Dietz

Executive Vice President,
Global Operations

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Paul Boomsma

President & CEO

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Jessica Edgerton

Executive Vice President, Operations | Corporate Counsel

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Kate Reisinger

Executive Vice President, Member Services

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Taco Heidinga

Director, Global Business Development


    • $899 USD*

    • Attendee

      • Includes:
      • Educational Sessions
      • Welcome Reception on Thursday
      • Breakfast on Friday
      • Lunch on Friday and Saturday
      • Gala Reception & Dinner on Friday
      • Off-Site Excursion on Saturday

      • *Price increases to $999 USD beginning August 12, 2022.

      • Luxury Portfolio Pre-Symposium Workshop
        Optional add-on session held Thursday for Luxury Portfolio International members (registration required)

    • $350 USD

    • Guest*

      • Includes:
      • Welcome Reception on Thursday
      • Lunch on Saturday
      • Gala Reception & Dinner on Friday
      • Off-Site Excursion on Saturday

      • *For guests of registered attendees only. Does not include admission to any education sessions.

Cancellation Policy

Full refunds will be available for cancellations received by Thursday, August 11, 2022. Cancellations received beginning Friday, August 12, 2022 through Thursday, September 1, 2022 will receive a full refund less a $250 cancellation fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations made beginning Friday, September 2, 2022. Cancellations must be received in writing by emailing

Payment Options

Payment for the 2022 Global Symposium should be made by credit card online or via wire transfer. Please contact to receive complete wire transfer information.

Please note that cost of meals for this event is estimated to be $600.00 USD; consult your tax adviser.

Confirmation of Registrations

Confirmations will be emailed once your registration is processed and payment is received; please save a copy for your records.

If you do not receive an email confirmation within 48 hours of registration, contact LeadingRE Events at +1 312-424-0400 or

Hotel and Travel

Grande Real Villa Itália Hotel & Spa

Our base for the 2022 Global Symposium is the Grande Real Villa Itália Hotel & Spa, a 5-star hotel in Cascais. It results from the recovery of the former houses of the last King of Italy – Humberto II. It is the perfect escape for a stay that will make travel in time. Have you ever thought about what it will be like to sleep at the King’s house? This hotel is one of The Leading Hotels of the World, which recognizes the excellence of the service, high standards for quality, and distinctiveness.




Deluxe Rooms

Decorated by one of the foremost Portuguese interior decorators, Graça Viterbo, all guest rooms have the advantage of splendid sea or garden views, guaranteeing you a memorable stay. The tone of the bluish Cascais marble, employed in all rooms, recalls the peaceful and extensive sands of the region. Rooms are equipped with air conditioning, free wi-fi access, LCD television screens with satellite television, individual safe with electric connection, Castelbel amenities and 24-hour room service.

Room Rates & Reservations

Deluxe Single Occupancy, Run of House: € 270.00
Deluxe Double Occupancy, Run of House: € 290.00
Seaview Single Occupancy: € 360.00
Seaview Double Occupancy: € 380.00
Suite (Land View): € 400.00

Prices per night, including breakfast and VAT tax.

When you register, your registration confirmation will include a link to make your hotel reservation. The hotel reservation cut-off is August 26. Space is limited; please register for the event and book your hotel early.


Caiscais is only a 35-minute drive from Lisbon Airport, also known as Humberto Delgado Airport (IATA: LIS, ICAO: LPPT). You can travel from the airport by taxi or train. The most convenient and fast method is by Lisbon airport taxi, which costs approximately 40€ and takes around 35 minutes. The train is a less expensive but slower alternative.

Hotel address:
Rua Frei Nicolau de Oliveira, 100
2750-319 Cascais - Portugal
(+351) 210 966 000

Sponsorship Opportunities

For information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact Jeff Kennedy, Vice President, Sales/Partnerships:


Please contact us if you have any questions about the LeadingRE Global Symposium:

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