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27th Annual Rocky Mountain Mortgage
LENDERS EXPO
 
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DEADLINES

Friday, January 5, 2018 – Exhibitor and Sponsor Early Bird Deadline

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 – Freeman starts accepting shipments on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 and the final shipping deadline is Thursday, April 4, 2018. Sports Authority Field at Mile High does not accept shipments. All materials must be shipped through Freeman.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 – Freeman Discount Price Deadline. Freeman will provide exhibitor support services for the Lenders Expo. Review the exhibitor guide for booth and venue details.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 – Hotel Room Reservations Deadline

HOTEL PARKING

For your convenience, Hyatt Regency Denver offers both valet and self-parking options based upon availability. Underground, covered self-parking is located off 14th and Welton Streets. The parking office for vehicle departure is adjacent to the parking elevators on the lobby floor.

Parking Fees:

  • Self-parking: $35 for 5+ hours and overnight per night until 12:30pm on departure day
  • Valet parking: $49 for 6+ hours and overnight per night until 12:30pm on departure day
  • Late checkout fees for vehicles parked past 12:30pm on scheduled departure day may apply

Friday, March 23, 2018 at 5pm MST – Expo printed program guide deadline for sponsors and exhibitors. Exhibit spaces purchased after Friday, March 23, 2018 at 5pm MST will not be included in the printed program guide.

Monday, April 2, 2018 at NOON MST – Deadline to sponsor. Sponsorships purchased after Friday, March 23, 2018 at 5pm MST will not be included in the printed program guide.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 – Deadline for Freeman shipping. Sports Authority Field at Mile High does not accept shipments. All must be shipped through Freeman.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 5pm MST – Deadline for exhibitor staff name changes and submissions. Unused remaining passes cannot be redeemed on the day of the event.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 5pm MST – Deadline to register for expo online and to purchase exhibit space. Exhibit booths purchased after Friday, March 23, 2018 at 5pm MST will not be included in the printed program guide.

 

Agenda

schedule at a glance
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6:00am - 10:30am
Exhibitor Set-Up
9:00am
Exhibitor Check-In
9:30am
Attendee Registration & Check-In
10:00am - 11:00am
Breakouts
11:00am - 6:00pm
Expo Hall Open
11:30am - 12:45pm
Keynote Luncheon
11:30am - 1:00pm
Attendee Lunch with Exhibitors
1:15pm - 2:15pm
Breakouts
2:45pm - 3:45pm
Breakouts
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Cocktail Reception with Exhibitors
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Exhibitor Tear Down
**schedule subject to change**
schedule details

PARKING

Exhibitors park in lot L and J and enter the stadium through the North Loading Dock.

Download parking and loading dock directions HERE.

SET-UP

Freeman staff will assist with unloading, carting materials, and directing exhibitors to the exhibit area. Exhibitors may not set-up the night before while Freeman is setting up the Expo Hall.

CHECK-IN

Exhibitors working the booth must check-in at the CMLA registration desk to pick up their name badges.

Exhibitor check-in opens at 9:00am and the registration desk is located by Entrance Gate 2.

Exhibitor staff passes must be redeemed by the registration deadline. Any remaining unused passes cannot be redeemed on the day of the event.

Registration deadline is Wednesday, April 4th at 5:00pm MST.

PARKING

Exhibitors park in lot L and J and enter the stadium through the North Loading Dock.

Download parking and loading dock directions HERE.

SET-UP

Freeman staff will assist with unloading, carting materials, and directing exhibitors to the exhibit area. Exhibitors may not set-up the night before while Freeman is setting up the Expo Hall.

CHECK-IN

Exhibitors working the booth must check-in at the CMLA registration desk to pick up their name badges.

Exhibitor check-in opens at 9:00am and the registration desk is located by Entrance Gate 2.

Exhibitor staff passes must be redeemed by the registration deadline. Any remaining unused passes cannot be redeemed on the day of the event.

Registration deadline is Wednesday, April 4th at 5:00pm MST.

PARKING

Attendees park in lot J and enter through Gate 2.

Download parking directions HERE.

CHECK-IN

Attendees must check-in at the CMLA registration desk to pick up their name badges.

Walk-ins are welcome, but registering online before the deadline will make check-in quicker by avoiding long lines on the day of the event! Registration deadline is Wednesday, April 4th at 5:00pm MST.

We accept cash, card, and checks. Paying with CASH will get you inside the event quickest!

Attendees are welcome to visit the expo hall between 11:00am - 6:00pm.

See exhibitor list or purchase exhibit space HERE.

Luis Benitez

Keynote Luncheon
Speaker

Luis Benitez

Director of the Colorado,
Outdoor Recreation Industry Office

"Discover Your Everest"

Luis Benitez will focus on the following “7Summit” themes. These can translate to the efforts at your organization beyond the merger as highlighted in Our Brew.

7Summit Themes

  • 1. The art of making the impossible possible
  • a. Challenge the expected
  • b. I will deliver vs. I will find excuses
  • 2. Believe in me, as much as I believe in you
  • a. Decide and do vs. Revisit decisions
  • b. Team first vs. Me first
  • c. One way vs. My way
  • 3. The fantastic side of failure
  • a. Take smart risks vs. Play it safe
  • b. Win the right way vs. Win at all costs
  • 4. What can happen if you ask; “What if?”
  • a. Fuel growth thru highly competitive operations
  • 5. As a leader, how do you get people to CHOOSE to follow you?
  • a. Engage and develop great people
  • b. Treat everyone with integrity and respect
  • 6. How can you lose if you are truly sincere?
  • a. Delight customers and partners
  • 7. How is what you are doing every day making the people and the world around you a better place?
  • a. Transform and build scale
  • b. Delight the worlds beer drinkers

Leadership Track Breakout

Bud Light West Room

Panel - "Building Successful Teams"

About this Session

Teams are an essential ingredient for building and maintaining a successful business. This session provides a unique opportunity to hear from industry leaders on how they have built their teams by recruiting the talent, nourishing the culture, and ultimately retaining the ideal talent mixture.

Panelists

Reggie Rivers (Moderator)

Universal Lending Corporation, Director of Business Partnerships

Gavin Ekstrom

Citywide Home Loans, Regional Manager/Loan Officer

Sharyn Torrisi-Cartwright

Pulte Mortgage LLC, VP, HR

Mary Rzucidlo, CMB

USAA Federal Savings Bank, AVP Real Estate Fulfillment

Sales Track Breakout

Bud Light East Room

"The Mindset Habits of an Emotionally-Intelligent Loan Officer"

About this Session

Because of the role Emotional Intelligence (EI) plays in the success of high-performing loan officers, this breakout session will teach you about the thinking habits that foster growth. Always engaging, Steve brings the latest in neuroscience to the areas of leadership, management, sales and operational performance, interpersonal communication, and personal excellence.

We'll discuss:

  • What is EI?
  • Authentic motivation vs. hype
  • How the Lizard Brain is impacting your work
  • 6 strategies to navigate challenges and change productively in 2018

Speaker

Steve Scanlon

Rewire, CEO

Operations & Compliance Track Breakout

Party Suite 417 Room

"Cybersecurity Threats in the Mortgage Industry and What You Can Do About Them"

About this Session

It seems like we are hearing about new cyber threats and data breaches in the news everyday. The mortgage industry faces many of these threats but also some unique ones. This session will explore threats affecting the mortgage industry and what you can do to help reduce the risk they pose to your organization.

Speaker

Alex Wood

Pulte Financial Services,CISO/VP, Information Security

Leadership Track Breakout

Bud Light East Room

Honoring the "Why"

About this Session

Are you managing the company’s “what” or leading people with “why”? Is your team built to make sales or to make an impact? What exactly is that magic something that drives your people? Answer this first: What drives you? What is it that motivates you to keep in the mortgage business day after day? Big questions for sure, but critical to realizing your leadership potential. In this session The Knowledge Coop Founder and President, Ken Perry, will accompany you on an exploration of a leadership style that will let you leverage what you love to build and lead teams focused on the right things.

Speaker

Ken Perry

The Knowledge Coop, President & Founder

Sales Track Breakout

Party Suite 417 Room

Panel - "Got Leads? Using Modern Technology to Increase Your Pipeline"

About this Session

Some of the industry's top technology companies will come together to discuss best practices for using technology to boost your production. Co-Marketing, personalized communication and integration are integral pieces of today's technology landscape. This panel will discuss how to use these tools to expand your network and improve your personal brand, all in the effort to make more money.

Panelists

Stuart Jones (Moderator)

Total Expert, Inc., Director of Enterprise Sales

Ernie Graham

Homebot, CEO

Richard Scheig

BombBomb, SVP Sales

Brian Walerius

Total Expert, CTO

Operations & Compliance Track Breakout

Bud Light West Room

Panel - "Social Media: How to Effectively Grow your Business in a Compliant Manner"

About this Session

Advertising faux pas in the regulatory press remind us of the things we are not allowed to do. What is allowed? We’ll discuss the risk, rewards and allowances in light of the constantly adapting face of advertising and social media; print media, multi-media and digital platforms, including the plethora of variables in each realm.

Panelists

Felecia Bowers

Homeowners Financial Group USA, LLC, Compliance Officer

Jerra H. Ryan, CML

First Choice Loan Services Inc., Senior Vice President

Loretta Salzano

Franzen and Salzano, P.C., President

Leadership Track Breakout

Bud Light East Room

"Leadership Insights from the Edge"

About this Session

Women provide a unique style of leadership that is needed in the workplace today. In her talk, Bronwyn shares three "Aha" moments she experienced as a leader while guiding 8 women on an adventurous hiking trip in the Grand Canyon. These lessons can be applied to leadership in corporate America today and Bronwyn discusses why and how we need to consider a new style of leadership.

Speaker

Bronwyn Morrissey

www.bronwynmorrissey.com, CEO

Sales Track Breakout

Bud Light West Room

Panel - "Growing Your Business with Unique Products"

About this Session

In order to be competitive in today’s business environment and stay ahead of your competition, you need to offer a wide range of products and services. Please join us for this panel discussion and presentations on how to grow your business by utilizing unique products. This session will offer you the opportunity to ask questions and get answers that could help you solidify your business as an industry leader.

Panelists

Mathew Schulz, CML (Moderator)

Firelight Mortgage Consultants, President

Emil Fanelli

Redwood Trust, Senior Vice President Business Development

Daniel Harder

1st Reverse Mortgage USA, Vice President

Christopher Taylor

Angel Oak Mortgage Solutions, Account Executive

Operations & Compliance Track Breakout

Party Suite 417 Room

"Steps to Success in the Digital Era"

About this Session

Creating a great borrower experience is central to profitability, especially as our industry undergoes dramatic change. Competitors advertise "pushing a button" to get a mortgage. Millennials are now the largest segment of homebuyers. And volumes have swung dramatically to purchase loans. It's time for mortgage lenders of all sizes to take important steps to improve their borrower experience for their bottom-line. In this enlightening talk, John Paasonen, the founder and CEO of Maxwell -- a digital mortgage platform designed and built in Denver -- shares how traditional mortgage firms can modernize to equip their LOs for success, while tracking to a clear ROI.

Speaker

John Paasonen

Maxwell, Founder and CEO

The Networking Cocktail Reception has been moved into the Expo Hall this year!

This means less walking for attendees and MORE visitors for exhibitors. There will be appetizers, drinks, and stadium tours at the reception.

Exhibitors can tear down their exhibits at this time.

NEW THIS YEAR!

A buffet lunch for ALL non-VIP attendees will be in the Expo Hall and is included with your registration. The luncheon buffet will be located near Booths 77 and 78.