NAMB sells out!Doug AndersonNAMB 2004 convention,Salt Lake City
If you are a wholesaler or other National Association of
Mortgage Brokers affiliate and you would like to exhibit at the
upcoming NAMB 2004 Annual Convention and Showcase, I regret to
announce that we are sold out of booth space. However, we are
negotiating for additional space with the Salt Lake City Convention
Center to help our affiliate partners.
Interestingly, our initial thought was that we might have a
smaller turnout at the Convention because of the location, so we
did not expand the floor space from last year's measurements in
Baltimore. However, we have received such a warm response from all
of our 2003 exhibitors that we are now projecting a larger turnout
than NAMB has ever enjoyed in its 30-year history.
Part of the problem (and it's a good problem to have) is that
many of the exhibitors from the 2003 event have expanded the size
of their booths; at this time, we have more than 200 exhibitors
filling the same amount of space that was allocated in Baltimore
last year. We at NAMB are most thankful for the industry's response
to our 2004 Annual Convention, which guarantees that we are going
to have the best Showcase that NAMB members have ever attended.
What does this mean to you as mortgage brokers and loan
originators? Last year, I picked up two new wholesalers and learned
about several new products. I also began using a new credit bureau
service that I have utilized throughout all of 2003 and I am very
happy to support.
This is one of the major differences between local trade shows
in your state and NAMB's Annual Convention and Showcase. One of the
benefits of being mortgage brokers is that we can easily adapt to
change. We can pick up new products immediately, change the way we
market and hit the street quickly with new technologies. When you
attend the national trade show, you are always on the cutting-edge
of the new products, technologies and ideas that move our industry
forward and keep us ahead of our competition.
If you are an exhibitor, be sure to get on our waiting list by
calling NAMB Manager of Meetings and Exhibits Jason Petty at (703)
610-9009 or e-mail jpett[email protected]
exhibitors who participate in the 2004 Trade Show will have first
right of refusal for exhibit space in 2005. You don't want to get
shut out as NAMB continues "Racing to New Heights."
Doug Anderson, CRMS is NAMB 2004 Convention Committee Chair
and an NAMB Director. He may be reached by phone at (303) 744-8138
or e-mail [email protected]