Luxury Portfolio International® To Host 2017 Affluence Forum at Chicago’s Merchandise Mart

Luxury Portfolio International® To Host 2017 Affluence Forum at Chicago's Merchandise Mart

CHICAGO/ Aug. 7, 2017 (StlRealEstate.News) — Luxury Portfolio International®, the luxury face of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® is pleased to announce the speaker list for the 2017 Affluence Forum to be held August 22 and 23 at The Merchandise Mart in Chicago. The two-day event is open to staff members at Luxury Portfolio member-companies as well as selected invited guests.

“Having The Merchandise Mart so near our Chicago office is a real opportunity to do something special,” said Paul Boomsma, president of Luxury Portfolio International®. “We are excited to be joined by many luxury brands and speakers that work with the high-net-worth, who will offer education on a myriad of trends in the home/shelter industry and more.”

Michela O’Connor Abrams, former CEO of Dwell Media and noted lifestyle expert, will speak on the growing trend of experience marketing and how brands can use it as a differentiator for their customers.

“Luxury Portfolio is committed to providing actionable research and information for their members,” said O’Connor Abrams. “I’ve attended their annual conference and been impressed by the variety of speakers they bring together, creating a comprehensive view of the way real estate touches all aspects of our lives.”

The agenda will also include the latest research on the affluent consumer from YouGov and Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Chief Economist Dr. Marci Rossell, who will share her analysis of the global economic landscape. The forum will also bring together representatives to speak about the latest trends in home technology, customization, restoration and wealth management from companies such as Barrett’s Technology Solutions, The Lord Companies, Fraser Builders and UBS Wealth Management.

Attendees will have enrichment opportunities including an architecture cruise which will showcase some of Chicago’s innovative local buildings and visits to some of The Merchandise Mart’s showrooms to view the latest in home renovation.

“We are always challenging ourselves to do something different,” added Boomsma. “This forum will deliver real value for attendees who need to be conversant with the latest trends in luxury.”

About Luxury Portfolio International®
Luxury Portfolio International® ( is the luxury face of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, the largest global network of premier locally branded companies dominated by many of the world’s most powerful independent luxury brokerages. Luxury Portfolio International attracts a global audience of visitors from over 200 countries/territories every month and marketed over 50,000 luxury homes to over three million high-net-worth visitors last year.

SOURCE: Luxury Portfolio International

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