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CENTURY 21 Global Conference: It’s Our Time

By Molly on March 13th, 2013

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Today the CENTURY 21 brand welcomed System members from across the globe to the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas for this year’s Global Conference. Below you will find the highlights from today’s events.

The afternoon kicked off with the first General Session, held at Planet Hollywood Live.

The theme of this year’s conference is, “It’s Our Time.” The General Session MC got the crowd warmed up and ready to begin a great week.

First to take the stage was President and CEO Rick Davidson. Rick shared the tremendous progress the brand has made toward the goal of being the global leader in real estate transactions. In 2012 CENTURY 21 added 9,800 new System members and productivity was up 18 percent. In total, the CENTURY 21 System closed 390,391 transactions. Additionally, CENTURY 21 commercial sales were up 33 percent, year over year.

Rick also emphasized the importance of the brand’s global presence. He asked the audience, “Have you ever thought about the fact that the sun never sets on CENTURY 21? Around the world, every hour of the day, a CENTURY 21 agent is a helping a client.” What an amazing way to think about it!

Continuing the global conversation, Chief Operating Officer, Greg Sexton, took the stage to recognize the brand’s international award winners. System members for around the world proudly sported gold jackets, country flags and local flair as they took the stage to accept their recognition.

The main stage later welcomed the President of Easter Seals, Jim Williams. Rick Davidson and the Climb for Kids team presented him with a check for the funds they raised during the climb.

Next, System member John Kersten presented Easter Seals with a check on behalf of the entire CENTURY 21 System totaling over $2 million dollars. Great work, team!

At the close of the General Session, those here in Las Vegas continued on to the Welcome Reception. Attendees were able to take their photo at the CENTURY 21 step and repeat.

The photo booth had a very special visitor.

The ladies of CENTURY 21 Hawaii came to the celebration wearing traditional Hawaiian flowers. It’s always fun to see how each office shows their team spirit.

The first evening also included a reception celebrating the brand’s partnership with Easter Seals. During that gathering, guests heard from Easter Seals National Adult Representative Richard Mariello. Remember, if you visit www.easterseals.com/century21, any gift you make will be matched by CENTURY 21, up to $10,000 dollars. Every gift helps support the great work of the Easter Seals team.

Additionally, CENTURY 21′s Carmen Mercado and Carla Murillo hosted a networking event for Hispanic System members in which Juan Martinez, incoming NAHREP President and new CENTURY 21 System member, shared his goals for the coming year.

Quite a first day at here at Global Conference! If you aren’t able to join us here at Planet Hollywood, you can follow all of the action on Facebook and Twitter on the hashtag #C21GC.

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Molly is a member of the @C21 social media team. When she's not live blogging from conferences or interviewing System members, you can find her reading about interior design, writing restaurant reviews, and imagining what the kitchen will look like in her Parisian dream home.
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