Relocation & Referral Forum

August 2-3, 2018

Forum Overview

The Relocation & Referral Forum in Nashville, TN will be held August 2-3. With a focus on referral networking, sharing best practices and other content dedicated to relocation directors and coordinators. As a single, stand-alone meeting, our relocation directors and coordinators will have the best opportunity to network with other members in one centralized meeting.

The Relocation & Referral Forum, Thursday-Friday August 2-3, is designed for relocation directors and coordinators, as well as those responsible for business development and relocation.


Laura Vanderkam
Paul Boomsma

Paul Boomsma

President/CEO, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®

With over 20 years of experience in real estate, Paul Boomsma serves as president and CEO of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE), a global real estate community of 565 real estate firms spanning six continents. He created the highly successful Luxury Portfolio International® division for LeadingRE, previously serving as its president. He also headed operations and strategic marketing for LeadingRE as COO. Paul began his career marketing luxury office towers and later joined a top residential firm, before becoming national marketing director for a major franchise. Today, he is a frequent industry speaker on topics that include: consumer trends, global business practices, and working with affluent buyers and sellers. Among his many distinctions, he was named to the 2018 Swanepoel Power 200, ranked on Inman’s Most Influential and received the Unique Homes’ Award for Excellence in Luxury Home Marketing.

Liz Nunan

Liz Nunan

Executive Vice President, Member Services, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®

Liz Nunan joined LeadingRE with nearly 30 years of industry experience, serving the last 20 years in a leadership role with member broker, Houlihan Lawrence. She brings a unique perspective that combines knowledge and experience in brokerage management and operations, with corporate relocation and the luxury real estate market. Liz is a licensed real estate broker and served on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Realtors from 2006-2017 and the Board of Directors of the Hudson Gateway MLS from 2014-2017. In addition, as a member, she was the recipient of the prestigious LeadingRE Hall of Fame Award for her service to the network and its members in 2011.


In an effort to deliver the timeliest information, all session descriptions, titles and presenters are subject to change. Please consult the final agenda posted as of Monday, July 9, 2018.

11:30 AM
Optional Property Tour Sold Out

If you would like to be added to waitlist please email

2:00 PM
Speed Networking

Become a Top Gun when it comes to networking! The clock is ticking and you’re clicking with other relocation professionals during our always-popular speed networking session. Get ready to make some new connections in record time. Make sure to bring a stack of business cards with you.

5:15 PM
General Session

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Member Services Update
Connect More. Convince Less.
What’s costing your team members the sale? The win? In most cases, they are missing relevant CONNECTION. They haven’t yet learned how to weave the communication threads necessary to build the relationships that help to form customers for life. The kind of relationships that not only buy – but refer. Sound familiar? That’s where Ryan Avery brings out the game-changers. He challenges sales audiences to stop “convincing” and start CONNECTING with the clients, customers, and prospects that will grow your company to new levels of success. Learn what it takes to develop followers who will remain loyal, even in today’s competitive market.
Keynote: Ryan Avery, Emmy-award winning journalist and best-selling author
Relocation Coordinators: At the Center of It All
At the center of every successful relocation department, you’ll find a dedicated coordinator who knows how to organize, prioritize and scrub those referrals until they’re squeaky clean. The coordinator places, tracks and monitors referrals while skillfully managing feedback, communicating effectively with everyone involved. Learn from the best of the best about how they make this juggling act look easy.

6:45 PM
Cocktail Reception
8:30 PM
Networking Dinner
8:15 AM
Networking Breakfast

8:30 AM
1:00 PM
Opening Remarks

Best and Brightest Referral Generators Presentations
Prior to the forum, member relocation teams were asked to share their best promotional ideas with measured outcomes. We’ll hear about traditional contests, leveraging social media, and agent education utilized to grow referral production. During the session, selected members will share their best ideas, and each idea will be made available to all members in Access.
Maintaining Referral Law & Order
This interactive session contains “ripped-from-the-headlines” referral stories that will leave you breathless. Help to restore law and order by solving a string of referral-related crimes. Work with a team of detectives to find out what went wrong and what could have been done to prevent these offenses.
Relocation Roundtables
It’s show and tell time! Hone your skills by learning and sharing with the best in the business. Featuring timely topics, each attendee will have a chance to participate in three 20-minute round table sessions. At the end, each table facilitator will present their most important takeaways.
Partnering with RELO Direct to Grow Your Corporate Business
In this interactive Q&A session you will learn how to empower your company and agents with the tools and information needed to expand your local business development efforts through RELO Direct’s Direct Connection program.
Closing Comments


Early Bird registration ends Thursday, July 5, 2018 | Standard Rate registration begins Friday, July 6, 2018

Relocation & Referral Forum

Early Bird: $299.00 - Registration Ends: Thursday, July 5, 2018

Standard: $349.00 - Registration Begins: Friday, July 6, 2018

Relocation & Referral Forum Dinner Guest


Property Tour (optional)

$25.00 fee and advance registration required

Sold Out

If you would like to be added to waitlist please email

Online registration closes 11:59 pm CST on Friday, July 27, 2018. Register by Monday, July 16 to be included on the attendee list.

Please note the cost of meals for this event is estimated to be $225.00. Please consult your tax advisor.

Cancellation Policy

A full refund of your registration is available until Thursday, July 5, 2018. Refunds for cancellations made between Friday, July 6, 2018 - Thursday, July 19, 2018 will be charged a $100.00 service fee. No refunds will be given beginning Friday, July 20, 2018. Registered attendees may modify or cancel their registration online, using their confirmation number and email address.

Registered attendees may modify or cancel their registration online, using their confirmation number and email address.

Substitution Policy

A $50.00 fee will apply to any registration name substitutions made after Thursday, July 5, 2018. All requests for substitutions must be received in writing to



Airport Transportation

The Hilton Nashville Downtown Hotel is located approximately 7 miles Nashville International Airport. Taxi fares are estimated at $25 each way.

Driving Directions from Nashville International Airport

From Nashville International Airport take I-40W for 6.5 miles, exit #209B Broadway - continue .7 miles, right on 4th Avenue, Hotel 1 block on right.