lstar presents esmart - the economic and smart technology summit

The London and St Thomas Association of REALTORS® (LSTAR) is thrilled to host ESMART: The Economic and Smart Technology Summit, showcasing economic trends, smart technology issues and disruptors impacting businesses, consumers and real estate markets.

The event features executive thought leaders such as Stephen Bolton, President and CEO, Head Coach of Libro Credit Union and Peter Gilbert, Chief Infrastructure Officer of Fanshawe College, as well as Stefan Swanepoel, Chairman and CEO, T3 Sixty and International Real Estate Expert.

"We've got an incredibly powerful lineup of keynote speakers and panels to address the changes that are happening in the global marketplace, and the impact to the economy here locally and beyond," said John Geha, LSTAR. "We are very excited about engaging with the entire community – business leaders, entrepreneurs, non-profit organizations, elected officials – to create an open dialogue on how we can all collectively manage this rapid change."


  • What: ESMART: The Economic and Smart Technology Summit
  • When: Monday, April 23, 2018 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
  • Where: London Convention Centre, 300 York Street, London, Ontario


Expert panels and presenters include London Hydro, EllisDon Construction, Lennar International, Dancor Construction, Doug Tarry Homes, St. Thomas Economic Development Corporation, Canadian Real Estate Association, National Association of REALTORS®, Western University, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, SixFive, Western HealthSciences, Harrison Pensa and blueRover.

London, St. Thomas and surrounding communities in southwestern Ontario are geographically located in an evolving and changing regional economic engine, and ESMART focuses on factors that are impacting the economy, including Highway 401 and Highway 402 which connects Canada and the U.S., potential high speed rail projects, and the uncertainty of the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Smart technology is also making a huge impact, raising discussion on cybersecurity, legal jurisdiction and privacy concerns. More and more, smart technology is starting to impact the business community by providing solutions to needs related to mental health management and housing, transportation and autonomous vehicles, and consolidation and interconnectivity of smart home products, such as audio systems, lighting and kitchen appliances. This landscape will be discussed during ESMART.

Individual tickets and tables of eight are available for purchase. Those interested in attending are encouraged to visit Eventbrite and register for ESMART.

Approximately 600 people are expected to attend this all-day conference, including LSTAR Member REALTORS®, business, government and community leaders and influencers, as well as residential, commercial and industrial developers and builders.

ESMART is made possible through LSTAR's sponsorship partners, who include Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), CBRE Limited, Colliers International, Dancor Construction, EllisDon Corporation, and Libro Credit Union.>

The London and St. Thomas Association of REALTORS® (LSTAR) exists to provide our REALTOR® Members with the support and tools they need to succeed in their profession. LSTAR is one of Canada’s 15 largest real estate associations, representing over 1,700 REALTORS® working in Middlesex and Elgin Counties, a trading area of 500,000 residents. LSTAR adheres to a Quality of Life philosophy, supporting growth that fosters economic vitality, provides housing opportunities, respects the environment and builds good communities and safe neighbourhoods and is a proud participant in the REALTORS Care Foundation’s Every REALTOR™ Campaign.