The New Brunswick Real Estate Association’s 2022 Annual Conference has come to an end. This virtual conference was a complete success and a whole new level of virtual service to our members with the help of many to bring everything together. We would like to start off with thanking our Sponsors (listed below), without whom, so many parts of this conference could not happen. They made it possible to provide interpretation services, send out delegate packages to the first 380 registrants and they provided some of the funds to provide the amazing event platform used.
Hard decisions are required to be made for an event of this caliber and that is where the NBREA Event planning committee, comprised of volunteers from around the province stepped in to do their part. Meeting on a monthly basis, they were the decision makers in the planning process. A special thank you to the planning committee Chair, Michelle Roy who led her team toward a successful conference. Thank you to Andre Malenfant, Ruth Ferguson-Shaw, Robert Stewart, Daniel Bourque, Chris Gallant, Susan Gormley, Karla Russell, Jenny Celly and Sharon Watts for putting in the time and effort to create a successful virtual conference.
The University of New Brunswick Conference Services, alongside Aurora Productions created a seamless technical experience behind the camera, making the two days as easy as could be on the staff of NBREA. A special thank you to Beth Wallace and Annette Wetmore who worked around the clock to prepare the event platform and many, many other moving parts.
So much goes on behind the scenes in the months leading up to and during the two days of a virtual conference of this size. With over 500 attendees (a new record for NBREA), it takes a village. The NBREA staff worked together seamlessly throughout the planning and implementation of the conference.
Thank you to Helene Leclerc, Office Coordinator and Jane Girard, Director of Finance and Trust Inspections, who kept the office running, handling many late registrations the morning of the conference to ensure ALL members who wanted to participate could. Also, a shout out to our Registrar, Mitch McLean who did a lot packaging and shipping assistance with our delegate packages.
Many of you saw Dwayne Hayes, Director of Education and IT Systems, on screen during the two day conference. What you may not know is how much work Dwayne put in behind the camera preparing for the education sessions AND running the technical side of the show during the Annual General Meeting. Dwayne also jumped in to get those delegate packages sorted and sent out! His laid back and calm demeanor was noted by so many who were working behind the scenes.
Our newest staff member, Kelsey MacNeil was always around to lend a hand. In the process of learning her new position, she offered whenever she could, right down to putting bird seed in bags and never questioned why!
Lastly, but certainly not least, a leader who holds everything together in a calm and collected manner creates an atmosphere of smooth productivity and success. NBREA’s CEO Jamie Ryan motivated and supported everyone throughout this conference which ensured an outstanding event.
Thank you to everyone who made NBREA’s 2022 Annual Conference a success. I couldn’t have done it without you.
Communications and Events Officer