OTTAWA, June 09, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Appraisal Institute of Canada (AIC) and the Appraisal Institute (AI) are proud to kick off the 2017 International Valuation Conference today in Ottawa, Ontario. More than 600 appraisers from around the globe assembled today in the capital city of Canada for one of the world’s largest networking and professional development opportunities within the real estate valuation profession.

The 2017 International Valuation Conference is the first of its kind in 13 years. It features domestic and international speakers focusing on valuation topics that are top-of-mind for the profession within a dynamic real estate market that is continually evolving due to technology, regulations, economic conditions and geo-political forces.

“We are pleased to host valuation professionals from around the world to discuss issues and trends within the real estate valuation profession that have a significant impact on the domestic and global economy,” said 2016-17 Appraisal Institute of Canada President Dan Brewer, AACI, P.App.

“As the real estate industry continues to be an important issue for consumers, investors, lenders and governments, valuation professionals must discuss and respond to the evolving needs of an increasingly dynamic and volatile real estate market. As North America’s valuation leaders, AIC and AI continue to focus on enhancing our members’ understanding of international markets and build on our mutual understanding of valuation issues domestically.”

“It’s great to be in Ottawa with appraisers from around the world for this exciting event,” said 2017 Appraisal Institute President Jim Amorin, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS. “We continue to be on the leading edge of delivering quality education and guidance to our members to ensure that we are responding to market needs.”

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The Appraisal Institute of Canada (AIC) is a leading real property valuation association with over 5,400 members across Canada. Established in 1938, the AIC works collaboratively with its 10 provincial affiliated associations to grant the distinguished Accredited Appraiser Canadian Institute (AACI™) and Canadian Residential Appraiser (CRA™) designations. AIC Designated Members are highly qualified, respected professionals who undertake comprehensive curriculum, experience and examination requirements. Our members provide unbiased appraisal, appraisal review, consulting and reserve fund study services on all types of properties within their areas of competence. For more information, go to and follow AIC on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and the AIC Exchange.

The Appraisal Institute is a global professional association of real estate appraisers, with nearly 19,000 professionals in almost 60 countries throughout the world. Its mission is to advance professionalism and ethics, global standards, methodologies, and practices through the professional development of property economics worldwide. Organized in 1932, the Appraisal Institute advocates equal opportunity and nondiscrimination in the appraisal profession and conducts its activities in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Individuals of the Appraisal Institute benefit from an array of professional education and advocacy programs, and may hold the prestigious MAI, SRPA, SRA, AI-GRS and AI-RRS designations. Learn more at Stay connected with the latest news from the Appraisal Institute by following us on FacebookTwitterLinkedInYouTube and our blog, Opinions of Value.

CONTACT: For more information:
Sheila Roy, Appraisal Institute of Canada
O 613-234-6533 x224; M 613-863-0127  
Ken Chitester, Appraisal Institute
O 312-335-4290; M 312-351-2818