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20,000 Realtors Convene in New Orleans for the NAR 2010 Conference & Expo

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 4, 2010

20,000 Realtors Convene in New Orleans for the
National Association of REALTORS® 2010 Conference & Expo November 5-8
TV Celebrities David Hasselhoff and Regis Philbin Join Former New Orleans Saints Quarterback, Archie Manning as Keynote Speakers and Expo Guests

WHAT: NAR 2010 REALTORS® Conference & Expo

WHERE: New Orleans Morial Convention Center (NOMCC), Halls A-D

WHEN: November 5-8, 2010

DETAILS: Following a busy Halloween weekend, packed full with Voodoo Fest and the annual Krewe of Halloween parade, 20,000 Realtors descend upon the city for NARdi Gras 2010, November 5-8, continuing the momentum of a booming tourism/meeting business this fall. NAR’s 2010 REALTORS® Conference & Expo, NARdiGras 2010 will host more than 1,000 international attendees from 40 countries, 125 education sessions and 400 exhibitors, which will showcase the latest products and innovations across various fields, including financial programs and services, technology and data communications.

Public policymakers and industry leaders such as Federal Housing Administration Commissioner David Steven; president of the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank Dr. Thomas Hoeing; and Gulf Coast Claims Facility Administrator Kenneth R. Feinberg will address pressing real estate issues, including the effects of the BP oil spill on the real estate economy, the future of mortgage financing, and impact of improper foreclosure procedures on the housing market.

NAR, “The Voice of Real Estate,” is America’s largest trade association, representing 1.1 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.

NAR’s last annual meeting in New Orleans was in 2006, one of the first citywide meetings to return to the city. NARdi Gras 2010 will be the 17th meeting NAR has held in New Orleans, and this year’s meeting is set to generate more than $23 million in economic impact.

WEBSITE: www.realtor.org/convention.nsf/

MAJOR EVENTS (All events held at NOMCC):

  • Fri, Nov. 5, 8:30-10:30 a.m.: Economic Issues & Residential Real Estate Business Trends Forum featuring NAR Chief Economist, Lawrence Yun and President of the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank, Dr. Thomas Hoenig, La Nouvelle Ballroom C
  • Fri, Nov. 5, 10-10:45 a.m.: Media Briefing - NAR’s 2011 President Ron Phipps looks ahead, Room 213
  • Fri, Nov. 5, 11 a.m.-Noon: Leadership notes from former New Orleans Saints Quarterback, Archie Manning’s Playbook, La Nouvelle Ballroom B
  • Sat, Nov. 6, 9-10:30 a.m.: Real Estate Services Forum: State of the Real Estate Industry featuring a panel of high-level executives from large diversified real estate firms will discuss their predictions for 2011 and different ways to handle both the current and future industry environment. Hall D, Room 243
  • Sat, Nov. 6, 1-4 p.m.: Meet and greet David Hasselhoff, TV icon and “TV’s Most Watched Star in the World” according to the Guinness Book of World Records, Expo Hall, NAR’s Booth #1119
  • Sat, Nov. 6, 4-6 p.m.: Motivating Keynote presentation from Regis Philbin, cultural icon and energetic host of “Live with Regis and Kelly,” holder of the Guinness Book of World Records “Most Hours on Camera” and recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences at the 2008 Daytime Emmy Awards, Hall A
  • Sun, Nov. 7, 1:30-2:30 p.m.: BP Oil Spill Compensation for Gulf Coast Realtors featuring Kenneth R. Feinberg, administrator of Gulf Coast Claims Facility, R03 – above Hall A

EXHIBIT HALL: Halls A-D
HOURS:
Fri, Nov. 5: 4-7 p.m.
Sat, Nov. 6: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sun, Nov. 7: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Mon, Nov. 8: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

PRESS REGISTRATION: Hall A, Room 214
HOURS:
Wed, Nov. 3-Sun, Nov. 7: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Mon, Nov. 8: 8 a.m.-Noon

MEDIA CONTACTS:
NAR: To schedule onsite media interviews, contact Stephanie Singer, 202-383-1050, ssinger@realtors.org
New Orleans CVB: Tara Letort, 504-566-5019, tletort@neworleanscvb.com; Jennifer Day, 773-909-2514, jday@neworleanscvb.com; Kelly Schulz, 504-421-0962, kschulz@neworleanscvb.com
NOMCC: Rosalie Mortillaro, 504-582-3027, rmortillaro@mccno.com

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