MIAMI Realtors Hosts First YPN Global Congress in Dubai

MIAMI Realtors Hosts First YPN Global Congress in Dubai

MIAMI — The MIAMI Association of Realtors (MIAMI) recently brought together the world’s top young real estate professionals for its first YPN Global Congress at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The Feb. 14 global summit, held in partnership with the International Property Show (IPS), featured presentations from industry leaders, global networking, YPN awards and new business for Miami and the Middle East.


“As a whole we need to always look at the future, its growth and potential,” said MIAMI YPN President Katherine Arteta, who served as the event’s MC. “We see our young professionals as the future and we are excited for this partnership with IPS and the continued success of both our organizations and the opportunities we can create together.”


YPN Global Congress attendees had free entrance to the International Property Show (IPS), the largest property sales platform in the Middle East, that preceded the YPN Global Congress at the same venue. More than 40 countries, 578 global investors, 96 exhibitors and 9,750 participants participated at IPS on Feb. 12-14, 2023.


“On behalf of the organizing committee of the International Property Show (IPS), I would like to sincerely thank (MIAMI) for your active participation in the recently concluded IPS 2023 in Dubai,” said IPS President Dawood Al Shezawi, who received the 2023 MIAMI Global Partner of the Year award. “In addition to formalizing our partnership during the signing of the memorandum of understanding, I greatly believe that the meetings and negotiations held during the event will promote stronger cooperation between your association and the IPS.”


IPS 2024 will be held Feb. 27-29, 2024 in Dubai. The second YPN Global Congress will be held in that timeframe. Access more info:


“Today we make history,” MIAMI CEO Teresa King Kinney said in the YPN Global Congress opening program. “You can always say you were here at the very first YPN Global Congress in Dubai.”

MIAMI Realtors Hosts First YPN Global Congress in Dubai

MIAMI Realtors Hosts First YPN Global Congress in DubaiMIAMI Realtors Hosts First YPN Global Congress in DubaiMIAMI Realtors Hosts First YPN Global Congress in DubaiMIAMI Realtors Hosts First YPN Global Congress in DubaiMIAMI Realtors Hosts First YPN Global Congress in DubaiMIAMI Realtors Hosts First YPN Global Congress in DubaiMIAMI Realtors Hosts First YPN Global Congress in DubaiMIAMI Realtors Hosts First YPN Global Congress in DubaiMIAMI Realtors Hosts First YPN Global Congress in Dubai

Enhancing South Florida’s Global Exposure at IPS in Dubai

MIAMI exhibited with two booths — one for MIAMI and one for its award-winning Young Professionals Network (YPN)— at IPS 2023.


MIAMI Realtors promoted Miami’s position as a premier global city, worked to attract more commercial and residential investment for South Florida and emphasized the advantages of doing business with MIAMI members. These events also allow us to connect with many of our 245 partner associations and to create new partnerships and opportunities for our members. Access our global partners:


40 International Speakers Presented at IPS, YPN Global Congress

In addition to a large contingent of MIAMI, MIAMI YPN and MIAMI partner association leaders, there were representatives from many international markets that exhibited and presented. The MIAMI leaders and their honored guests spoke as speakers and panelists as part of the YPN Global Congress program in front of a full Congress ballroom.


The sessions ranged from YPN Fire Chat Speech: Creating the Right Mindset for Business and Luxury Sales Success by Michael LaFido to Master Your Brand & Multiply Your Business by Selling the Hamptons Star Bianca D’Alessio. Panels ranged from developers and developments; commercial investment opportunities; powerful women in real estate, why invest in Latin America and more.


Florida Realtors was an honored co-sponsor and participant in the IPS Conference and YPN Global Congress and they co-hosted a popular Luxury Property Tour led by FR’s Maria Grulich immediately following the IPS and YPN Global programs.  Florida Realtors CEO Margy Grant and President Mike McGraw participated on panels. President McGraw spoke in the opening program along with King Kinney and Al Shezawi and participated in the award presentations.


In addition to the aforementioned King Kinney and Arteta, the following MIAMI Realtors executives and leaders participated: MIAMI VP of Business Development & Global Liz Juffin, MIAMI YPN Executive Kevin Puricelli, MIAMI YPN board member Ruben Sanchez, MIAMI Commercial President Jennifer M. Forbes, MIAMI Commercial President-Elect Lorenzo Perez Jr., MIAMI Residential President Eddie Blanco, 2021 MIAMI YPN President Bethany Martinez, MIAMI YPN board member Darnell Aponte, MIAMI YPN Global Chair Simo Labriti, BROWARD-MIAMI President Alfredo Pujol, MIAMI Residential President-Elect Justine Jimenez-Garcia, 2024 MIAMI YPN President Dania Diaz, MIAMI YPN board member Karen Gomez and past MIAMI YPN board member Megan Probst.


Florida Realtors Alexandre Worthington, Gainesville YPN and AREAA Greater Miami President Peter Leon also participated on YPN Global Congress panels along with industry leaders from other U. S. and international countries including Spain and India.


MIAMI global partner, CILA Jóvenes, also exhibited and presented during the Congress. CILA Jóvenes is the YPN group of CILA, which represents real estate associations in 18 countries in Latin America. CILA Jóvenes’ Gennaro Casareto (Peru), Camilo Villa (Colombia) and Lindsey Cantillo (Costa Rica) served as panelists with Puricelli as moderator.


MIAMI YPN Signs Two New Partnerships & Launches YPN Global Commercial

MIAMI YPN signed international reciprocal agreements with Property Network Partnership (PNP) and FIABCI-Emirates. These alliances provide resources, visibility, and connections for MIAMI’s valued international partners, while also creating business opportunities for MIAMI members, enhancing Miami’s global position and more


MIAMI YPN Global Commercial was launched during the Congress for commercial real estate practitioners. MIAMI YPN Global Commercial signed its first partnership with Property Network Partnership (PNP).


About the MIAMI Association of Realtors®

The MIAMI Association of Realtors (MIAMI) was chartered by the National Association of Realtors in 1920 and is celebrating 103 years of service to Realtors, the buying and selling public, and the communities in South Florida. Comprised of six organizations: MIAMI RESIDENTIAL, MIAMI COMMERCIAL; BROWARD-MIAMI, a division of MIAMI Realtors; JTHS-MIAMI, a division of MIAMI Realtors in the Jupiter-Tequesta-Hobe Sound area; MIAMI YPN, our Young Professionals Network Council; and the award-winning MIAMI Global Council. MIAMI REALTORS represents nearly 60,000 total real estate professionals in all aspects of real estate sales, marketing, and brokerage. It is the largest local Realtor association in the U.S. and has official partnerships with 245 international organizations worldwide. MIAMI has been selected to host the prestigious FIABCI World Congress on June 5-9, 2023. MIAMI’s official website is



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