On March 14th we left Panama and flew to Florida where we were meeting up with 201 eager, inquisitive real estate investors to attend the 17th annual Real Estate Guys Investor Summit at Sea.
This was David Sewell’s 5th year (as faculty) and my 4th year attending this event.
After one day on land we boarded the Celebrity Silhouette and set sail for 9 nights.
The destinations were the Cayman Islands, Aruba, Curacao and Bonaire.
The ship is like a floating city with amazing restaurants, pools, bars, rooftop gardens, theaters and much more. But none of this mattered. Because as our host Robert Helms warns us on opening day..we would not be seeing any of it!
We were not like the other 3,000+ passengers who were over indulging at the 24-hour buffet and open bar.
Instead we spent our days in a conference room getting educated on the global economy, the real estate market, the future of the US Dollar, the true value of Gold, why you should own agricultural real estate, understanding blockchain technology and not IF but WHEN the next economic correction was coming.
If it has not actually started already.
We had an amazing faculty which included the #1 best-selling financial author in the world, Robert Kiyosaki (Rich Dad – Poor Dad) and the #1 sales trainer in the world, Tom Hopkins.
Joining them was Peter Schiff, author of Crash Proof and The Real Crash and one of the few people who predicted in writing the 2008 financial crisis.
Other faculty members included G. Edward Griffin, author of The Creature from Jekyll Island. The first book that explains who the Federal Reserve really is and what they do with your money.
We also had the pleasure of spending the entire cruise with Chris Martenson and Adam Taggart who wrote Peak Prosperity, Brien Lundin who owns the New Orleans Investment Conference and Damion Lupo who explained everything about eQRP and how to free up your retirement accounts.
We were there first and foremost to learn about the direction the global economy is going so that we can navigate a safe course for ourselves, our company and our investors.
We were also invited there to speak about our offshore specialty agriculture opportunities and how they offer one viable way to protect your assets against the coming collapse.
One of the key take-aways from the event was that if you have everything you own in one asset class, in one economy or one country, you are at risk.
However, if you place a percentage of your portfolio in physical metals like Gold and Silver you can preserve your wealth and your purchasing power.
And if you balance your portfolio by moving some of your FIAT currency or paper assets out of your home country and into an offshore hard asset like fertile farmland you add further defensive stability for you and your family.
Then, if this farmland is turnkey managed and produces proven, in-demand products like specialty coffee and fine flavor cacao (chocolate), then you also have an offensive play that can produce cash flow as well as provide asset protection.
We were asked to give one main presentation and we also hosted 3 separate round table discussions and the reaction was very encouraging.
Those in attendance were very interested in our unique business model and the 3 Pillars of Sustainability we operate by.
Economic, Environmental and Social Sustainability
One bright young 22-year-old who was there for his 2nd Summit, after selling his car to attend last year’s event, made such an impression on us that he will be moving to Panama in a few weeks to join the AgroNosotros Team.
As we said, this is way more than a real estate investment cruise. This is also way more than an educational event about the global economy.
You will learn from the front of stage presentations, but the real value is in the time spent at breakfast, lunch and dinner with the faculty and the other attendees.
If you have not yet attended this event..you owe it to yourself and your family to do so.
The biggest and best investment you can make is in yourself. And as we learned from Chris Martenson, the best form of capital you can have is Social Capital.
Both of these will be provided in spades at the Real Estate Guys Investment Summit at Sea next year. Check it out.