I, along with Co-Chair John Stevens, have been serving as chairmen of the NAMB/WEST Committee for about eight months now, and I can tell you that this will be the best conference that we have ever hosted in Las Vegas. It has always been a great place to visit, but now this is the time you can come and learn about what is going on in the current state of the mortgage world. We have kept the cost of registration at a reasonable $200 for the entire event and the rooms at the MGM Grand, our host hotel, at $105 per night. These rooms can be reserved from Friday-Tuesday, Dec. 3-7.
Of all years, this will be the year that you need to come to NAMB/WEST. With everything on the verge of changing the way we have been doing business in the mortgage industry, you need to be on hand in Vegas to ask the questions and get all the answers you need to know.
It all starts Saturday, Dec. 3, with speakers from Genworth and the American Association of Asset Protection. Then, at 9:15 a.m. in the Main Reception Room, we will present Dave Duncan from Fannie Mae who will discuss the state of the economy and what Fannie Mae is doing in these economic times. Following this, we will feature a speaker from the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) who will be discussing the state of the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), a session that I feel will be a very informative and important one for all mortgage professionals.
At noon, lunch will be served and our featured speaker, California Rep. Gary Miller, will fill us in on the latest rumblings from Capitol Hill. We will also have video features from guests that have been invited to make comments throughout the day.
All registered attendees will be able to spend Saturday evening at the NAMB/WEST 2010 Opening Reception from 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. We will have music and food and drink, and prize drawings for all attendees to participate in to win tickets to KA by Cirque Soleil and other prizes.
Sunday will be dedicated to the Government Affairs Panel. From 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m., NAMB will put their best minds together and meet with you to cover all of the newsworthy items that are currently making the headlines. Mike Anderson, NAMB’s Government Affairs Committee Chair, will lead this panel discussion that will cover a range of topics, including loan officer compensation, new regulations and legislation, licensing, and other pertinent industry topics, and then, the panel will turn the floor over to the audience to field their questions. We have allotted three hours for this session, plenty of time to answer all the questions you may have.
At 1:00 p.m., we invite you to come join the exhibitors that have gathered in the Exhibit Hall for an eye-opening adventure of seeing new lenders and vendors that have come into the market and companies that are here for your business. The exhibit hall portion of the program will last until 6:00 p.m., at which time, you are invited to attend a networking reception until 8:00 p.m. with exhibitors, loan officers, owners, and NAMB’s board of directors for an opportunity to sit, relax and unwind from this great conference.
I strongly urge you to make your reservations now by visiting www.nambwest.com and registering for the event. If you complete your registration today, you will be entered into the weekly drawings for a gift basket compliments of the states representing the NAMB/WEST Committee.
Donald J. Frommeyer, CRMS, is 2010 NAMB/WEST Committee Chair and Vice President
National Association of Mortgage Brokers. He may be reached by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.