Building NAMB NATIONAL Excitement

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By John Stevens

NAMB National is gearing up for the 2013 conference – and we’ll be coming in bigger, newer, and earlier than we have in the past years.
Mark your calendars for Oct. 19-21, 2013, when NAMB National convenes at Harrah’s Casino & Resort in Las Vegas. We’ve moved away from our traditional December time slot so that attendees won’t run into conflicts with other holiday gatherings and events, and so that we can offer continuing education classes in time for annual license renewal deadlines.


Last year’s NAMB National was a huge hit: more than 1,400 registrants and scores of exhibitors and sponsors ratcheted up the excitement. This year, we’re working hard to make it even bigger and more compelling. Watch for announcements of some of the nation’s biggest names in the mortgage industry as our featured speakers, and for even more fun packed into the event, with great networking opportunities, exhibitor prizes and more.


NAMB is also recognizing the conference as its biggest event of the year by moving our annual Installation of Officers to NAMB National. Saturday, Oct. 19, will be day packed with activities for NAMB’s leadership, our Delegate Council, and our State Affiliate Leadership. We’ll not only engage in planning out NAMB’s strategic initiatives, but we’ll be installing the next group of dedicated leaders for our growing organization.


On Sunday, Oct. 20, and Monday, Oct. 21, NAMB National clicks into gear for all attendees and exhibitors. The NAMB National Conference Committee is already working on a lineup of sessions and speakers that will impress, and will bring value to every attendee. At NAMB National, our goal isn’t just to inform, but to help give every mortgage origination professional something you can bring back with you to immediately help you in your business.


We’re also looking forward to an expanded exhibit hall, giving attendees even more opportunity to find the best products, services and funding sources.


For the first time in six years, our conference won’t be at the MGM Grand. We’ve had a wonderful experience working with the staff there, and the facility has been terrific. But change is also good, and we’re excited about working this year with Harrah’s. We’ve secured all their main ballroom space, and have arranged so all meeting rooms are directly across from the tradeshow space. This will give attendees easy access to all educational sessions and to the great lineup of sponsors and exhibitors. Our exhibit hall floor was alive with energy last year. We’re working on ways to keep it electrified with possibilities.


We’re already reaching out to exhibitors and sponsors, and attendee outreach begins in earnest in June. But keep your calendars open, and keep checking in at for additional updates. We’re working to build the best show in the nation for mortgage professionals. Again.

John Stevens is chairman of the NAMB NATIONAL conference. He is a member of the board of NAMB – The National Association of Mortgage Professionals, and is branch manager for ENG Lending in Utah.