The largest, most comprehensive real estate conference in British Columbia is back for 2020 and packed to the brim with opportunities to develop your business, network, and learn.

Between February 5 – 7 at the Coast Hotel and Convention Centre in Langley, the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board’s Conference and Trade Show 2020 features six exciting speakers including Canadian icon Rick Hansen.

There will be over 40 exhibitors on the conference floor to meet and connect you with their products. Technology Workshops and Exhibitor Info Sessions will be running every hour to help you get your real estate game where it needs to be. Plus earn 6 self-directed hours for attending. On top of that, there are over 50 door prizes to be won!

Register now and join hundreds of REALTORS®, Brokers, and other associated professionals taking their business to the next level. See you there!

Leadership: Becoming a Difference Maker

Difference Makers are leaders by example. Rick Hansen is one and knows you can be, too. He’s a Paralympian, activist and philanthropist. Best known as the “Man in Motion” for his epic, two-year wheelchair tour around the globe. The Canadian icon asks, “What can you do to make others around you better?”

The Strength to Help Others – and Yourself

It was a monumental feat. In 2016, Fire Chief Darby Allen spearheaded the remarkable evacuation of Fort McMurray. But afterwards, Chief Allen wasn’t celebrating. He was struggling with trauma recovery and realized that this wasn’t unique to him. Workers in all walks of life battle to achieve mental wellness every day, and as a society, we have the power to change it.

Thailand Cave Rescue: How 9000 Came Together

Team-building takeaways! In 2018, we all watched as a team of over 9,000 people from all over the world learned to collaborate fast or 12 children and their teacher would have died in a Thailand cave. BC’s Erik Brown was the only North American diver involved in the heroic rescue. Hear how this team came together against all odds.

Transformation: Navigating the Challenges of Reinvention and Dealing with Change

REALTORS® work in a highly competitive industry. You need strategies to stay resilient in the face of constant change. Olympic medalist, Jeremiah Brown is one of few Olympians ever to go from his parents’ couch to the Olympic podium in less than four years. He’ll show you how to adapt to forces outside your control, and perform at your best when the pressure is on.

Economorphics: The Economic Trends Changing Today into Tomorrow

Think the real estate industry won’t be much different five years from now? Linda Nazareth will challenge that. Linda is an economist, author and futurist specializing in trends around work, technology and demographics. Linda forecasts big challenges, yet also opportunities ahead for our global economy, labour and financial markets, and major industries.

Palmer on Politics & Current Events

Politics are always at play in BC real estate. And, no one knows that better than Vaughn Palmer. Vaughn is one of the most respected journalists in BC. He’s covered provincial politics – the issues, scandals and personalities – for over 30 years. Vaughn will give us the inside scoop on where he sees our province is headed.


Wednesday, February 5 | Day 1

All workshops held every hour, on the hour:
12 noon | 1 pm | 2 pm | 3 pm

Cyber Security for the Real Estate Professional
– Dimpu Thandi

Bedford Room

Online security is an important part of our very connected lives. As a Realtor®, you must protect your personal and business-related data from being compromised. This workshop will give you a deeper understanding of social engineering and will help you discover ways to keep your digital information secure. This course includes technical and non-technical techniques to safeguard your online accounts, computer, mobile devices, and cloud storage.

Learn how to develop a plan to protect every facet of your business. Focus will be on identifying methods to protect your information, accounts and devices, implementing encryption, updating/patching and setting up security techniques to protect your information.

Video Marketing to Enhance Your Business
David Smith

Innes Room

In this online market, video marketing strategies are crucial for reaching today’s house hunters. Consumers increasingly are going online to learn about neighborhoods, properties and which REALTOR® to work with. To connect with consumers in a fast-paced digital world, you must set yourself apart and grab their attention almost instantly. Video marketing is a highly effective tool to help you achieve these goals. Delivering your message as video content can make it more memorable and engaging, which makes it a smart choice for marketing you and your business. And there are plenty of low-cost, high-impact options to choose from. This workshop offers real-world scenarios and examples that illustrate how agents can plan and implement successful video marketing projects.

Social Media Integration and Planning
– Sadaf Baig

Mackie Room

Social media can enhance your business, but without a plan, you may end up wasting your time navigating the social media maze! Get the most out of social media with this workshop by developing a strategy to set goals, target your interactions, maintain consistent engagement, and assess the impact of your efforts. Drive your social media by planning it right and getting it done in the shortest and most efficient way possible, while maximizing the social media exposure!

This session will cover Creating Social Media Brand; Planning Social Media Content; Tips & Tricks on Social Media Platforms; Integration tools for time efficient postings; Third party tools for integration; and, Generating Leads with Integration.


Wednesday, February 5 | Day 1

One held every hour, on the hour:
12 noon | 1 pm | 2 pm | 3 pm

Forward Thinking
– British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA)

12 Noon | Michaud Room

From advocacy promoting affordability to professional development, from in-depth economic analysis to standardized legal forms, BCREA shares expertise so that REALTORS® are trusted, respected and proud of their profession.

Our core services are ever-evolving, and we are excited to share some of our new, strategic initiatives that are aligned with today’s changing real estate climate. Join us and learn about how BCREA is working for you and your 2020 Vision.

Consumer Behavior and Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Real Estate
– Zillow

1 PM | Michaud Room

What do Canadian consumers look for in their home buying experience? How are they using technology in their home search and what do they expect from their real estate agent?

Join Joel Shears, Zillow’s Director of Industry Relations, as he discusses these valuable insights from the company’s most recent national consumer survey. Shears will also share how Zillow’s technology solutions, including artificial intelligence, benefit both real estate professionals and consumers alike.

Marketing to Millennials for Real Estate Agents & How to Beat the Stress Test
Dominion Lending Centres Valley Financial Specialists

2 PM | Michaud Room

Learn from a top producing millennial how to market to other millennials as a real estate agent in British Columbia. Join us for an informational session on best practices and methods to get your message across to our country’s next largest population and next wave of homebuyers. Come also to learn about a unique opportunity to beat the stress test on all residential purchases in the Fraser Valley with 20%+ down payment. Update from CREA
– Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA)

3 PM | Michaud Room

Please join CREA for an informative session and learn about some of the exciting new innovations our technology team has made available. We will also touch base on all the new projects we have in the pipeline for 2020 with respect to family of products and WEBForms®.

3 Day Conference Admission

6 PDP Credits (Self-Directed)

Trade Show & Keynote Sessions

Wine & Cheese Mixer (one complimentary beverage)

Door Prize Draw

No cancellations after Jan. 17, 2020

Cost: $139 plus GST



3 Day Conference Admission

6 PDP Credits (Self-Directed)

Priority seating for Keynote Speakers

VIP Lounge (February 5)

Wine & Cheese Mixer (one complimentary beverage)

Door Prize Draw

Autographed copy of the book “Rick Hansen’s Man In Motion World Tour: 30 Years Later-a Celebration Of Courage, Strength and Power of Community”

No cancellations after Jan. 17, 2020

Cost: $160 plus GST

Limited quantity



Not a member of the FVREB?

Contact the Education Department at 604-930-7644 to buy your tickets.

Need to book a hotel room?

Coast Langley City Hotel & Convention Centre is offering a special rate of $135 per night for a standard King room or Double Queen room. Call the front office at 604-530-1500 to reserve your room today. The group code is GF 7993.

FVREB does not endorse or recommend any particular exhibitors participating in the trade show. We provide the venue for exchange of information between the business and trade show attendees. We recommend that attendees conduct their own research on any product or service they may be interested in.

Dominion Lending Centres
Odor Cleanse Systems Ltd

AUTOPROP Software Ltd.

Avenue HQ

Canadian Home Inspector


Cutco Closing Gifts

Downtown Surrey BIA

EDS Pumps & Water Treatment Ltd.

Fraser Valley Virtual

FVREB Commercial Division

G&F Financial

Homelife Peninsula Property Management

Irina Bartnik Notary Corporation

Jimmy Le-Tang, Chartered Professional Accountant

Measure Masters Surrey

Mr Home Inspector

NATGRAPH (National Graphics)

Northwood Home Inspections


REW Real Estate Wire

Royal Bank of Canada

SentriLock, LLC

Southwest Business Products


Touchbase Real Estate

RealServe Commission Advance

wine and cheese sponsor
Dominion Lending Centres

The Fraser Valley Real Estate Board represents over 3,600 Realtors who live and work in the communities of Surrey, White Rock, North Delta, Langley, Abbotsford and Mission, in British Columbia.