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The Big Story: The Mortgage Summit 2013

Here's the highlights of the 2nd-annual Mortgage Summit, powered by CMP and bringing together more than 500 industry players for two days of professional development and networking.

Video transcript below:

Reporter: Notepads and knowhow, the perfect combination for brokers looking to learn at the Second Annual Mortgage Summit. Brokers dominate the crowds of this hands on conference of 500 industry players in Toronto. The collective agenda is 2 days of learning from peers, coaches and the top 75 brokers. The collective goal is to up the expertise for the road ahead. Jam packed sessions ranged from covering out lease markets to capturing alternative revenue. They command the lion’s share of learning. But brokers are also taking the opportunity to network. These kinds of meetings is just one reason why the Summit attracts more than 47 providers and lenders.

Paul Therien, Director of Business Development, Centum Financial

Paul Therein: The speakers so far today have been absolutely amazing, I mean thrilled to see Google as the keynote, that’s unbelievable, you know the turnout this year is phenomenal, so we are really pleased to be a strong supporter of the Summit. We will continue to do so in the future.

Reporter: The CMP Advantage also meant kickstart the industry’s seminal celebration, the Canadian Mortgage Awards. These statues are earned, not won by the [Channel] leaders.

Verico Premiere Mortgage, Mortgage Brokers of the Year (25 or More)

It was great. The team are all very excited, really excited.

Jeff Cody, Broker of the Year (25 or More)

I am just shaken, I am honoured, I love it. It’s a great industry and I just love working in this industry.


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