During the next three months, 70 mortgage and banking events and conferences are on the calendar, and more than half are happening next month. Listed on the schedule are a hard-money conference, a mortgage litigation forum and a pair of technology conventions. Las Vegas will play host city to two shin digs as will the nation's capitol. Several annual gatherings for state and regional groups are complemented by a smattering of regulatory agency workshops and educational summits.
Conventions and other events on the Mortgage Daily conference calendar for March total three dozen so far, much busier than the 21 events scheduled for this month. Another 17 events are scheduled each for April and May.
Compliance and credit risk workshops hosted by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency are offered several times this year. The first event of many, a workshop for directors of nationally chartered community banks and federal savings associations with assets of less than $1 billion, is being held on Feb. 15 and Feb. 16. The workshop is being hosted at the Marriott Sanibel Harbor Hotel in Fort Myers, Fla. Cost of the workshops range from $65 to $120, and registration is limited.
This year's 23rd National Conference on Hard Money will be held at the Monte Carlo Hotel in Las Vegas on March 3. The Pitbull Mortgage School is offering a two-for-one registration with general admission beginning at $595. Attendees will receive a CD with all the conference event information, according to the announcement, and lenders and investors will be in attendance.
The American Bankruptcy Institute's 19th Annual Bankruptcy Battleground West conference is scheduled for March 4 at the Hyatt Regency in Los Angeles. The conference will include a special debate between Cynthia M. Cohen and Richard M. Pachulski, as they discuss the latest insolvency wave and bankruptcy issues in front of a panel of four bankruptcy judges.
The American Conference Institute is holding the 6th National Forum on Residential Mortgage Litigation & Regulatory Enforcement at the Washington Marriott in Washington, D.C., on April 7 and April 8. Topics to be covered at the forum include defense against residential mortgage-related claims, emerging regulations from state and federal agencies, the impact of Dodd-Frank and navigating the foreclosure process.
Speakers for the ACI event include legal and general counsel from Freddie Mac, PNC, Capital One, SunTrust Banks, Nationstar Mortgage, Ally Financial, First Corporation, USB Investment Bank, and Sirote & Permutt. Conference admission starts at $2,295.
The 2011 TowerGroup Financial Service & Technology Annual Conference & Exhibition is being held April 13 to April 15 at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel. Keynote presenters include Dean Athanasia, head of GWIM Banking and Merrill Edge, Bank of America; and Anuj Dhanda, chief information officer, PNC Financial Services Group. The event offers 30 sessions presented by industry expert analysts from TowerGroup and includes topics such as banking, wholesale banking and cross-industry topics, along with the top 10 technology initiatives for 2011.
The Mortgage Bankers Association will be holding twice this year its Multifamily Property Inspection Workshop, on March 8 through March 10 at its office in Washington, D.C., and from July 12 to July 14 at the Wojcik Conference Center at Harper College, Palatine, Ill. Member price is $675, while non-members pay $878.
The Global Technology Summit will be hosted by Mortgage Daily advertiser GlobalDMS from May 15 to May 17 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The event promises a more regimented schedule that enables attendees to maximize every minute of their time.
"Partners are assigned networking tables for client meetings at all lunches, and social events are held at a renowned venue," promotional material for the summit states. "In addition, partners are entitled to host a 45-minute information sessions to connect with their target audience."
Mortgage Daily recently reported the disruption of an MBA conference in which a group of about 200 protesters crashed the event. The MBA conference was, according to MBA chief executive John Courson, designed to help real estate finance professionals understand and improve a broken mortgage system.
The 10-minute peaceful union protest was reportedly directed at homebuilder PulteGroup and how it used a $900 million government tax break that was aimed at halting layoffs and help job growth. Protesters chanted "where are the jobs?" and held up signs that read "PULTE: WHERE IS THE $900 MILLION?"
Wells Fargo executive and head of Wealth, Brokerage and Retirement David Carroll was chosen to present at the Credit Suisse 12th Annual Financial Services Forum on Feb. 9.
Next year's Real Estate Connect conference will be held at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square, a press release said -- though a conference date was not yet available.