The organizers of a technology conference hope to help revitalize a Real Estate market by establishing Miami as an international technology hub for the surrounding Latin America region. Early signs suggest this movement is already gaining momentum and the implications for the commercial and residential Real Estate industry could be enormous.
Envision a Silicon Valley in South Beach, with better weather and nicer beaches. That's what eMerge Americas Techweek hopes to help others see.
What: EMerge Americas Techweek is designed to bring together visionaries and doers of the technology world to brainstorm potential catalysts for developing a hub in Miami. Latin America's political and financial importance is expanding and the opportunity to capitalize on this expansion is ripe for the picking. Corporate and tech titans alike are intrigued by the opportunity to benefit from this expansion; it's a chance to get in on the ground floor of the next Silicon Valley.
Where: Miami, the natural burgeoning hub of international commerce with Latin America.
When: It is running from May 1 to May 7. Numerous topics, from healthcare to Real Estate, will be discussed.
Why you should care: The impact of establishing a technology hub in Miami would have widespread implications for the region's commercial and residential market. Even if the event doesn't directly impact your business, the idea is a potential possibility for other communities with unique opportunities. The meteoric rise of Silicon Valley Real Estate is an example of how a transformation can grow a market in a relatively short period of time. Other cities around the country, such as Boulder, Colo. and Austin, Tex., are attempting similar transformations.
Keeping an eye on positive developments around the country (and world for that matter) is important to our industry. These catalysts will continue to drive the rebound and help spur overall economic recovery.