GBC Events

The RASM Global Business Council organizes events throughout the year including the Global Conference, networking and education opportunities. GBC hosts programming

Monthly Meetings

We meet each month for specialized global programming, following by wine & cheese. Topics will typically cover FIRPTA, foreign buyers, Visas and more.

Global Conference

In a state where international buyers account for more than $24.2 billion in residential real estate, this one-day conference offers global Real Estate education and networking to help members better understand the global economy, transactions, and relationships. Visit the Global Conference page to learn more.
May 7, 2019 | RASM South Office

Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS)

Instantly align yourself with the best in international real estate by earning the CIPS designation. The designation requires completion of five full-day courses focusing on the critical aspects of international real estate transactions. CIPS designees are connected to an influential network of over 3,500 professionals who turn to each other first when looking for referral partners. GBC members get special pricing for the designation course taken at RASM.
March 5 – March 12, 2019 | RASM South Office

Resort & Second-Home Property Specialist (RSPS)

This certification is designed for REALTORS® who facilitate the buying, selling, or management of properties for investment, development, retirement, or second homes in a resort, recreational and/or vacation destination are involved in this market niche. GBC members get special pricing for the certification course taken at RASM.
October 8, 2019 | RASM South Office

Outbound Trade Missions

We’re going to Colombia! Fedelonjas is the Ambassador Association to RASM. As we grow this partnership, we’re their association to learn about their international business practices and how it relates to the Sarasota/Manatee region.
September 2019 | Colombia, South America

Inbound Trade Missions

In addition to traveling abroad, your GBC leaders are working on bringing representatives from other countries to RASM. Don’t miss the upcoming opportunities to connect with new global business in your backyard.

Socials and Lunch & Learns

You can also expect fun and engaging networking events, like our annual Holiday Party, as a member of the GBC. Lunch & Learns are new this year and will feature language classes to aid you with your clients and prepare you for an outbound trade mission. Learn Spanish at our weekly Lunch & Learns! Starting June 7, join the GBC every Friday at RASM South for in-person Spanish practice. By the end of the program, you’ll feel comfortable speaking conversational Spanish with your clients. The weekly course ends on August 30.



2019 International Conferences / Meetings & Events

Florida REALTORS Mid-Winter Meetings

RASM is proud to sponsor the Annual Florida REALTORS® Mid-Winter Meetings. We’re heading to Orlando for the Global Business Exchange and other global programs.
January 25, 2019 | Orlando, Florida


Celebrate the 30th edition of the world’s leading property market! RASM GBC is looking to attend this premier event in 2020.
March 12 – 15, 2019 | Cannes, France

National Association of REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo

Connect with international agents at featured global meetings at the Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo.
May 13 – 18, 2019 | Washington, D.C.

FIABCI World Real Estate Congress

FIABCI is a worldwide business networking organization for all professionals associated with the real estate industry. Connect with industry’s key decision-makers and gain insight into the latest property trends and opportunities during the association´s World Congress.
May 27 – 31, 2019 | Moscow, Russia

Toronto Real Estate Board’s REALTOR® Quest

GBC attends Canada’s largest real estate tradeshow & conference at REALTOR® Quest!
May 29 – 30, 2019 | Toronto, Canada

International Real Estate Conference

Take your international business to the next level at the International Real Estate Conference.
September 2 – 4, 2019 | Tokyo, Japan

National Association of REALTORS® Conference & Expo

The REALTORS® Conference & Expo is a great opportunity to expand your global learning and make new real estate contacts from all over the world.
November 8 – 11, 2019 | San Francisco, CA