'It's a day in real estate like no other; an afternoon of interactive panel discussions culminating in the only consumer driven awards in the industry.' Mark Armstrong, CEO & Founder of RateMyAgent RMAOpen 2018 Conference & Awards is a unique industry event that's bringing together some of Australia’s leading real estate thinkers to discuss how you can prepare yourself for the rapidly changing landscape. It starts with a half-day conference (1pm - 5pm) and culminates in the Agent of the Year Awards and cocktail event (7pm till late), UPDATE: The RateMyAgent 2018 Agent of the Year Award winners have been announced. Congratulations to all the winners and nominees! Tickets are on sale now, and only limited number remain - get yours here. The Conference Panel Discussion No.1 - Data & Technology Moderated by Chris Rolls, Managing Director of PIELAB, the panel features; 2017 Agent of the Year winner - Tim Heavyside, CEO of The Agency - Matt Lahood, CEO of Harcourts Victoria - Sadhana Smiles, Director at Cunninghams & President of REINSW - John Cunningham. More details of the topics here. Panel Discussion No.2 - Innovation & Disruption Moderated by Mark Armstrong the panel features the team from panel No.1 with Tim Heavyside subbed out for Mark Dwyer - a well renowned real estate sales trainer. More details of the topics here. RateMyAgent Roadmap + Q&A with Mark Armstrong 2018 is going to be a big year for RateMyAgent with the launch of Property Management, our continued launch into the US market and many new digital marketing products and features on the way. Hear from RateMyAgent's CEO, Mark Armstrong about the road map, plus you can ask him any question you like here - no question unanswered! Lawrence Mooney - comedy session about real estate Widely regarded by fans and peers as one of the funnest stand-up comedians, Lawrence Mooney will be bringing his brutal honesty and hilarious insights to the RMAOpen 2018. Not only will he be doing a stand-up comedy set at the end of the afternoon sessions, he'll also be the MC for the Awards Night! The Awards The event details A cocktail awards evening at Metropolis Events, Level 4, Southgate Shopping & Restaurant Precinct. 3, Southbank on 22 Feb 2018. The awards will run from 7pm till 9:30pm then the celebrations will start, with a live band taking us through to the end of the evening at 11:30pm. Purchase your tickets here. The host: Lawrence Mooney We've got the brutally honest and hilarious Lawrence Mooney as the MC for the awards evening. So get ready to strap yourselves in for the ride! NEW to the Agent of the Year Each year during the Awards evening and cocktail event, we announce and celebrate the State and National agent and agency of Year winners. This year, to recognise even more great agents and agencies, we’ll also announce winners in the following categories: Rising Star of the Year (Male) Rising Star of the Year (Female) Large Agency Network of the Year Large (more than 100 offices) Medium Agency Network of the Year (100 offices or less) Small Agency of the Year (20 offices or less) See all agent & agency nominees here (including state) This year we'll also be announcing suburb and city award winners on the night to RMAOpen attendees only (the public will be made aware the following morning).