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July 11, 2024
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The conference for mortgage women.

Successful women are constantly looking to hone their skills, build relationships and better understand how to use and improve their abilities and talents. They want to be able to share their experiences and questions with colleagues who understand, and do it in an environment that helps build connections that last a lifetime. That’s why there’s the Mortgage Star Conference for women in the mortgage profession, a specially-designed hands-on immersion event centered around superior results.

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The Mortgage Star Conference happens in conjunction with the Ultimate Mortgage Expo on July 11-12. Attendees are welcome to attend sessions for both of these conferences with registration. Simply opt-in to cross register when you sign up for either event.

Agenda

Agenda subject to change.
Jul
10
Mortgage Star Conference
00:00 am
 — 
00:00 am
Jul
11
Ultimate Mortgage Expo
00:00 am
 — 
00:00 am
Jul
12
NMLS Renewal Class
00:00 am
 — 
00:00 am

Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Mortgage Star Conference

12:30 pm — 1:30 pm

Session A

Mortgage Star Awards Luncheon

Celebrate the women who Rise Above The Rest. This year's class of Mortgage Star honorees have gone above and beyond, overcome significant obstacles, or found ways to inspire, advance and achieve beyond the norm.
Enjoy lunch while we honor the women making strides in the mortgage sector.

Mortgage Star Conference Track
Session B

Presented By

4:30 pm — 7:00 pm

Session A

Opening Reception: Party Like It's 1824!

Welcome to the Kings & Queens Party! It's time to celebrate like the mortgage royalty you are.
Join us for the opening reception party for Mortgage Star and Ultimate Mortgage Expo attendees as we throw it back to the 1800s for this Regency-style bash! Spend time with exhibitors inside the hall in your finest evening wear until 7:00 pm, just in time to hit the town and enjoy some of the finest food New Orleans has to offer.

Also part of the Ultimate Mortgage Expo
Session B

Presented By

Thursday, July 11, 2024

Ultimate Mortgage Expo

7:30 am

Session A

Registration Opens

Registration opens.

Session B

Presented By
Presented By

8:00 am — 8:45 am

Session A

The Art of Connection: Building Powerful Referral Networks

Discover innovative strategies for building impactful referral networks, directly boosting business growth & driving revenue through relationships.

QUEEN ANNE BALLROOM

John Wise
John Wise
John Wise
NewFi
Ultimate Mortgage Expo Track
Session B

Presented By
Presented By

8:45 am — 9:30 am

Session A

The Rise of AI — The Future of Mortgage

Everyone in the mortgage industry is wondering: what will the rise of Artificial Intelligence mean? There's no need to guess, since there's already one company that's been running on AI-powered systems since 2018. Sun West Mortgage's sister company, Celligence, created an AI underwriting and processing platform that Sun West has been using to power its company for the past five years. Underwriting is now measured in minutes, and processing tasks are primarily automated. This has allowed Sun West to make better loan decisions, expand credit to more communities, and free originators to spend more time building business rather than babysitting files. In the past year, Sun West has opened its system -- called Angel AI -- to the origination community at large, and backs loan decisions made by its system "100%" -- meaning that if an originator gets a green light from Angel AI, Sun West will commit to closing the loan, period. Don't miss this incredible session looking inside a large mortgage lender running its operations fully on artificial intelligence. The future is already here. So now the question is: what's next?

QUEEN ANNE BALLROOM

Angel Elliott
Angel Elliott
Angel Elliott
Sun West Mortgage Company
Ultimate Mortgage Expo Track
Session B

Presented By
Presented By

9:30 am — 10:15 am

Session A

Find The Fighter Within

Mike Kortas, CEO & Co Founder of NEXA Mortgage, LLC, will delve into the power of determination, perseverance, and hard work. Join us as he shares the inspiring story of how he overcame challenges and achieved remarkable success through his relentless commitment and unwavering effort. Through personal anecdotes and insightful discussion, his aim is to ignite a spark of motivation and resilience within each of you, empowering you to continue to navigate the complexities of the lending landscape with confidence and drive.

QUEEN ANNE BALLROOM

Mike Kortas
Mike Kortas
Mike Kortas
NEXA Mortgage, LLC
Ultimate Mortgage Expo Track
Session B

Presented By
Presented By

10:15 AM — 11:00 AM

Session A

Innovate to Elevate: Non-QM Market Trends in 2024

"Innovate to Elevate: Non-QM Market Trends in 2024" aims to empower mortgage industry professionals with the knowledge and foresight needed to navigate the evolving landscape of the market. By exploring innovative strategies, technological advancements, and market predictions, participants will be equipped to elevate their practices and stay ahead in this dynamic and competitive market.

Learning Objectives:

  • Setting yourself apart in the Non-QM marketplace
  • Non-QM market opportunity in 2024 and beyond
  • Deep dive into Non-QM Programs
  • Typical Scenarios and Frequently Asked Questions

QUEEN ANNE BALLROOM

Moises Bonet
Moises Bonet
Moises Bonet
Angel Oak Mortgage Solutions
Ultimate Mortgage Expo Track
Session B

Presented By
Presented By

11:00 am — 11:45 am

Session A

Lessons from the #1 Loan Originator

Don't miss this opportunity to gain valuable knowledge from Thuan Nguyen, a highly successful loan officer who has closed an impressive 11,000 loans in 2020 and 2021. In this session, Thuan will share his valuable insights on how he adapted to the market downturn by shifting his focus from 95% refinance to 70% purchase, and how he managed to increase his production by over 50% from February 2023 to March 2023. You'll learn from a master in the industry and gain valuable strategies for maximizing loan production and navigating market changes. Join us and take your origination skills to the next level!

QUEEN ANNE BALLROOM

Thuan Nguyen
Thuan Nguyen
Thuan Nguyen
Loan Factory, Inc
Ultimate Mortgage Expo Track
Session B

Presented By
Presented By

11:45 am — 12:30 pm

Session A

How Centurion Originators Battle For Borrowers

Much like Roman Centurions, who demonstrated leadership and results, top MLOs who can close 100 loans yearly exhibit remarkable planning, skill, dedication, and leadership. They hunt for opportunities and guide their prospects through competition, an underwriting process, and other obstacles to achieve significant outcomes, paralleling Centurions' ability to lead and overcome challenges in battle.

What we’ll cover:

  • How do they plan to attack their day, month and year
  • What do they do daily to build their skills and mental toughness to deal with the good and the bad
  • How do they inspire others to refer them new opportunities


Panelists include:
Don Blaize, MLO, CMG Mortgage
Jordan Gerard, Owner, My Community Mortgage
Jennifer Brewster, MLO, Motto Mortgage

QUEEN ANNE BALLROOM

Ultimate Mortgage Expo Track
Session B

Presented By
Presented By

12:30 pm — 2:30 pm

Session A

Exhibit Hall Opens

Lunch is served in the exhibit hall, lunch with exhibitors.

Ultimate Mortgage Expo Track
Session B

Presented By
Presented By
Please note: Registration & event check-in will close approximately 1 hour before the conclusion of the event. Late arrivals may not be permitted to attend.

Friday, July 12, 2024

NMLS Renewal Class

8:00 am — 9:00 am

Session A

NMLS Class Registration Opens

Must have completed Exhibitor Passport and Federal I.D.

Queen Anne Ballroom Foyer

Presented By
Session B

Presented By

9:00 am — 5:00 pm

Session A

8-Hour NMLS Renewal Course

Optional — Must Pre-Register

Registration opens at 8 am, class beings promptly at 9 am. Anyone not already registered at 9 am will not be allowed to take the class. Partial credit cannot be offered.

Fulfill your complete 8 hour continuing education requirements for your NMLS license renewal! This is a separately-ticketed bonus offering. Make the most of your time this year by getting all your federally-required CE at the expo, in addition to a conference full of networking, education, opportunities and prizes.

Important Note: You must take the entire 8 hour class to qualify for credit. We cannot give partial credit.

IMPORTANT: In addition to pre-registration, in order to qualify for admission to the free NMLS License Renewal Class, you must have attended the expo and had your Exhibit Hall passport marked by all exhibitors. Only one Exhibit Hall passport given per person.

Presented By
Ultimate Mortgage Expo Track
Session B

Presented By
This NMLS Renewal Course is free with pre-registration. In addition, attendees must attend the main event and complete their Exhibit Hall Passports to earn eligibility. Attendees may not purchase entry to NMLS class. Learn more about free NMLS renewal.
Agenda subject to change.
Exhibit Hall Passport

Continuing Education

Renew your NMLS license for free.

We've thrilled to be able to provide free CE courses at our events. To qualify to attend, you must fulfill these requirements:

1

Pre-register to attend the course.

You can pre-register during checkout; simply select yes on this option. Registration for the course cannot be added at the event.
2

Complete your Exhibit Hall Passport.

Attend the event and visit with each exhibitor to have them stamp your passport. We'll provide your passport when you arrive.
3

Trade in your Passport for entry to the class.

Bring your completed passport with you to the course, you'll hand this in to the instructors for entry.
NMLS Renewal Course is free with pre-registration. In addition, attendees must attend the exhibit hall during the main event and complete their Exhibit Hall Passports to earn eligibility. Passports must be presented the morning of the NMLS class, admission will not be granted without a completed passport. Late arrivals will not be admitted. Attendees may not purchase entry to NMLS class.

Your Speakers

Kelly Hendricks

Kelly Hendricks

Kelly Hendricks

Managing Editor
Melissa Pianin

Melissa Pianin

Melissa Pianin

Marketing & Events Associate
American Business Media

Sponsors & Exhibitors

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Get a first look at the vendors you can expect to meet at the expo.

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Exhibitors

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Hotel Monteleone

214 Royal St
New Orleans
LA
 
70130
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The conference for mortgage women.

Successful women are constantly looking to hone their skills, build relationships and better understand how to use and improve their abilities and talents. They want to be able to share their experiences and questions with colleagues who understand, and do it in an environment that helps build connections that last a lifetime. That’s why there’s the Mortgage Star Conference for women in the mortgage profession, a specially-designed hands-on immersion event centered around superior results.

Registration

The Mortgage Star Conference happens in conjunction with the Ultimate Mortgage Expo on July 11-12. Attendees are welcome to attend sessions for both of these conferences with registration. Simply opt-in to cross register when you sign up for either event.

Where

Hotel Name
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City
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06117

When

The main event day is 

Tuesday, December 8

, when we will have education sessions and time to visit the exhibit hall. 

The NMLS class will be held

Wednesday, December 9, 

but attending the main event is required to attend.

What to Know

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*Free registration is open to NMLS licensees and support staff only. Final eligibility is determined by show producer.

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*Free registration open to NMLS licensees and support staff only. Show producer reserves the right to determine eligibility to attend. NMLS Licensees, please register above. For non-licensed processors or underwriters, please use your company's NMLS number. To attend as a non-exhibiting vendor, please
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Where

Hotel Name
000 Hotel Address Line 1
City
ST
 
06117

When

The main event day is 

Tuesday, December 8

, when we will have education sessions and time to visit the exhibit hall. 

The NMLS class will be held

Wednesday, December 9, 

but attending the main event is required to attend.

What to Know

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Where

Sheraton Memphis Downtown

000 Hotel Address Line 1
City
ST
 
06117
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When

Dec
8

December 8, 2021

Pre-conference events

00:00 am
 — 
00:00 am
Dec
8

December 8, 2021

Exhibit Hall & Sessions

Dec
8

December 8, 2021

Pre-conference events

00:00 am
 — 
00:00 am

Please note: The main event date is 

Tuesday, December 8, 2021

. Exhibit hall will be open on this date ONLY. Attendees must visit the exhibit hall to qualify for the NMLS renewal class. Other restrictions apply.

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FAQ

How do I apply a promo code for my tickets?

If you have a promo code, there will be an option for you to put it in on the very last page before checkout. You must hit the button that says "Apply Promotion," which will complete your reservation if you have a free code. Please DO NOT put in your credit card information.

Can I register other people?

Yes, you can register up to 10 NMLS licensed originators. Please input every registrant's individual information, as we use this information to create the name badges and check in at registration on the day of the event.

Can I visit the exhibit hall if I am not registered?

Unfortunately, no. You must register to have access to any part of the show at any point.

Can I attend even if I don't have an NMLS number?

The show is primarily designed for NMLS licensees. Processors and underwriters may use their company NMLS number. Others without an NMLS number (or non-active NMLS licensees) may attend, but have to register as a paid non-exhibiting vendor. If you don't have an NMLS number but you don't think you are a vendor, please reach out to us. Show producers have the right to determine final eligibility.

I am a sponsor or exhibitor, where can I find the toolkit and exhibiting information?

The exhibitor information is sent to the email provided during the registration or purchase of a booth or sponsorship. Please check this email for information about access to our exhibitor toolkit. If you need this information resent, please email info@ambizmedia.com for assistance.

I registered for the show but not the continuing education class, can I still take it?

Unfortunately, we cannot add or modify an existing registration. Class space is limited and you must pre-register to allow us to get an accurate head count. We are often able to accommodate requests made on the day of the show because some registrants will cancel or otherwise not participate. But only pre-registered attendees are guaranteed access to the class.

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