OTTAWA, June 13, 2016 /CNW/ - The Appraisal Institute of Canada (AIC) and its American counterpart, the Appraisal Institute (AI), are proud to announce a joint conference that will be held in Ottawa, Ontario and host hundreds of AIC and AI members as well as valuation partners. The 2017 International Valuation Conference will be one of the largest networking and professional development opportunities within the valuation industry.
The three-and-a-half-day event, June 8-11, 2017 will feature noteworthy speakers, exceptional educational sessions, exhibits of cutting-edge valuation products and services, an awards reception, a gala dinner, networking with international peers and opportunities for exploring Canada's capital city.
"We are very proud to be bringing our members and members of the Appraisal Institute together to Ottawa during Canada's 150th anniversary," said 2016-17 Appraisal Institute of Canada President Dan Brewer, AACI, P.App.
"As the real estate industry continues to expand into global markets, so too must the valuation industry. As North America's valuation leaders, AIC and AI believe that this event will enhance our members' understanding of international markets as well build on our mutual understanding of valuation issues domestically. The 2017 International Valuation Conference will be a tremendous opportunity to network and learn from leading experts in the real estate industry."
"It's exciting to partner with our colleagues in Canada on such an important event," said 2016 Appraisal Institute President Scott Robinson, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS. "We're thrilled to be part of what we're sure will be a terrific gathering that will greatly benefit attendees."
The Appraisal Institute of Canada has hosted its Annual Conference for more than four decades. Previous events have been held in Calgary, Halifax and Kelowna, among others, attracting nearly 400 attendees annually and featuring keynote speakers such as current host of Canada's Amazing Race, Jon Montgomery, former Canadian Football League Commissioner Mark Cohon and David Chilton from CBC's Dragon's Den. The 2016 event was recently held in Winnipeg, Manitoba, June 8-11.
The Appraisal Institute has hosted the AI Annual Conference in its current form since 2011. It has held the event in Las Vegas; San Diego; Indianapolis; Austin, Texas; and Dallas, attracting nearly 500 attendees per conference and featuring renowned keynote speakers such as former astronaut Gene Cernan, the last man to walk on the moon, and Vietnam-era prisoner of war Charles Plumb. The 2016 conference will be held in Charlotte, North Carolina, July 25-27.
View the 2017 International Valuation Conference video and learn more about the AIC Annual Conference at www.aicanada.ca/aic-ai-2017/ and the AI Annual Conference at www.appraisalinstitute.org/annualconference/.
The Appraisal Institute of Canada (AIC) is a leading real property valuation association with over 5,000 members across Canada. Established in 1938, the AIC works collaboratively with its 10 provincial affiliated associations to grant the distinguished Accredited Appraiser Canadian Institute (AACI™) and Canadian Residential Appraiser (CRA™) designations. AIC Designated Members are highly qualified, respected professionals who undertake comprehensive curriculum, experience and examination requirements. Our members provide unbiased appraisal, appraisal review, consulting and reserve fund study services on all types of properties within their areas of competence. For more information, go to www.AICanada.ca and follow AIC on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and the AIC Exchange.
The Appraisal Institute is a global professional association of real estate appraisers, with nearly 21,000 professionals in almost 60 countries throughout the world. Its mission is to advance professionalism and ethics, global standards, methodologies, and practices through the professional development of property economics worldwide. Organized in 1932, the Appraisal Institute advocates equal opportunity and nondiscrimination in the appraisal profession and conducts its activities in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Individuals of the Appraisal Institute benefit from an array of professional education and advocacy programs, and may hold the prestigious MAI, SRPA, SRA, AI-GRS and AI-RRS designations. Learn more at www.appraisalinstitute.org. Stay connected with the latest news from the Appraisal Institute by following us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and our blog, Opinions of Value.
SOURCE Appraisal Institute of Canada
For further information: Sheila Roy, Appraisal Institute of Canada, O 613-234-6533 x224; M 613-863-0127, [email protected]; Ken Chitester, Appraisal Institute, O 312-335-4290; M 312-351-2818, [email protected]