Another CAAMP conference (Mortgage Forum 2011) has come and gone, and I’m looking forward to catching up on some sleep. The sleep deprivation has nothing to do with indulging. On the contrary, I was a good boy during the conference, and even if I was tempted by all the distractions logic dictated discipline. The meetings seemed endless during the conference, and no complaints on my part. I signed up for the gig. But I can take a deep breath now that the conference is over.
The Mortgage Forum 2011 was significantly different than the previous conferences. There’s always a risk in trying something different but when you balance that against what could be, well, you have to go for it. Based on the feedback I received from attendees I have to say the reward was worth the risk. I can’t tell you how satisfying it is to receive all the congratulatory emails. The satisfaction has nothing to do with inflating my ego. It’s satisfying to know the efforts made by the CAAMP staff was appreciated. These folks work tirelessly and they don’t get the credit they deserve. They made it happen, I just provided some ideas. They rolled up their sleeves and did the heavy lifting. To the CAAMP staff, Bravo!
When you put a program of this magnitude together your hope is that the attendees walk away with the feeling that they received value for their money. Attendees can only assign the value on what they learned, the importance of networking or partaking in the social activities. Whatever an attendee was looking for it could be found under the big tent called The Mortgage Forum 2011.
One of the things I learned this year was that the conference is an extension of our government relations efforts. I was seated with the regulators at the Hall of Fame Gala, and they were very impressed with the sheer size and magnitude of the gala, and the conference in general. The lens they saw this event through represents strength, cohesion, unity and a commitment to the industry by CAAMP members. We should never underestimate how important that is, especially if we want to continue to be invited to sit at the adult table.
To all those who attended I hope you enjoyed yourself. To those who didn’t make it, there’s always next year. The Mortgage Forum 2012 in Vancouver promises to be bigger and better.
Until next time
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