More than 60 mortgage-related conferences are scheduled during the first half of 2011. Several events address regulatory, fraud and legislative issues at the national and regional levels.
The Mortgage Daily conference calendar indicates that 11 events are scheduled for January, 14 in February and 17 events for March. It tapers off in the spring with five conferences during April, eight in May and seven scheduled so far for June.
The American Bankers Association has invited nearly 30 speakers for its Insurance Risk Management Annual forum being held Jan. 30 to Feb. 2 at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix. The forum is designed to offer exclusive insight into the new financial regulations, and ideas on how to limit exposure to new, evolving areas of risk. The cost for ABA members is $1190, team or group rate is $1090, and nonmembers pay $1,685.
In addition, the ABA's Real Estate Lending Conference will be held April 10 to April12 in Baltimore. The conference will cover topics such as the re-structured residential and commercial lending markets, compensation, underwriting, risk retention, and capital requirements for secondary market transactions. Early registration and team member cost is $990, regular member price is $1,190, nonmembers $1,585.
The ABA Regulatory Compliance Conference is set for June 12 to June 15 in Washington, D.C. New this year, a special 2-hour session has been added, focusing on how the new mortgage regulatory requirements fit into a traditional mortgage transaction. Early registration and team member cost is $1,090, nonmembers $1,685.
The Mortgage Bankers Association's National Secondary Market Conference & Expo 2011 will take place from May 1 to May 4 in New York. The conference offers attendees the chance to network and meet leading industry experts and front-line government representatives, the association said. Topics covered will include the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, compliance issues and revitalization of the RMBS market. Cost for the event begins at $995 for members and $1895 for nonmembers.
MBA's Loan Production Conference 2011 can help mortgage professionals get ahead in the current economic and regulatory environment, the organization said. The conference is set for May 1-4 at the New York Marriott Marquis in New York, N.Y. Subjects covered at the event include: qualified residential mortgages, loan officer compensation, jumbo loans, warehouse lending, private label developments, risk retention, rating agencies, loan limits, GSE reform and government lending. Early registration cost begins at $995 for members and $1,895 for nonmembers.
MBA's fraud and technology conferences will be held concurrently in Florida.
The trade group's National Technology in Mortgage Banking Conference & Expo will be held at The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa, in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., March 27-30. MBA said the conference focuses on legal and regulatory updates, eMortgages, investor reporting changes and technology advances such as mobile computing. Featured speaker for the event is Dave Barry, a Pulitzer prize-winning columnist and best-selling author and satirist. Cost for the technology event begins at $995 for members and $1,645 for nonmembers.
MBA's National Fraud Issues Conference, held also at the Westin Diplomat from March 27 to March 30, is designed to help protect financial institutions from being victimized. Industry experts will discuss the latest developments in law enforcement issues, fraud prevention, identity theft, foreclosure and loan modification scams, laws related to fraud reduction and government interaction. Cost for the event begins at $895 for members and $1,195 for nonmembers.
John Ikard, Firstbank Holding Company CEO will give the keynote address at the 16th Annual Best Practices in Retail Financial Services Symposium being held in Miami Beach, Fla., beginning on March 13 and ending on March 15. Senior banking professionals are among those expected to attend the conference -- which will cover topics such as social media, online distribution, customer service and building an executive team. Cost for banking and financial institution professionals is $1,195 and $1,595 for all others.
Wells Fargo VP, Loan Servicing and Post Closing, Mary Coffin will be the keynote speaker at the 5th Annual Mortgage Servicing Conference April 5, 6 and 7. The event is being held at the Westin Galleria in Dallas. Cost of attending the conference starts at $795 for lending and servicing institution professionals.
The National Council of State Housing Agencies' 2011 Legislative Conference will take place from March 7 to March 9 at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Attendees can join Housing Finance Agency leaders, board members and stakeholders to learn about legislative priorities and together strategize communications to Congress. Registration fees for HFA members start at $490 and affiliate members pay $595.