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Top 10 Reasons You Can't Miss the Annual Convention

  1. Today's Real Estate Market requires Title Professionals to think outside the box.
    The 2008 Convention is all about innovation.

    Today's title business is not the industry of yesterday. No one understands better than you that this year's housing down turn has significantly impacted our industry. Recognizing this challenge, ALTA is facing it head on. From the bottom up, the 2008 Annual Convention -- "Innovative Strategies in Today's Market" is one of the center pieces of our efforts. World renowned business, economic, and political experts will help attendees better position their business, expand into untapped markets, and increase profits. In the face of this economy, can you afford to miss the ALTA 2008 Convention?

  2. To Find Out Where the Economy is Moving in 2009 from Leading Experts.
    Douglas G. Duncan, Ph. D.As the housing market churns, so does the title industry. 2008 provided its challenges, but where will 2009 take you? ALTA's 2008 Annual Convention Innovative Strategies in Today's Market is about giving you the best and most accurate foresight into the future of the U.S. economy and housing market. Douglas Duncan, Chief Economist for Fannie Mae will be addressing ALTA as a keynote speaker. Duncan is responsible for all economic, housing, and mortgage market forecasts at Fannie Mae and serves as of one of the leading experts in the field. Find out more on Duncan's 2009 economic forecast and learn from our expanded professional development sessions by planning to attend now. Your participation may mean the difference between status quo and profitability in the coming year.

  3. Learn and Earn CE/CLE at the 2008 Annual Convention!
    Your time is valuable. ALTA certainly understands that you can't afford to waste it! Keeping with our goal to provide you with Innovative Strategies in Today's Market, the 2008 Annual Convention will feature an unmatched line-up of professional development programs and motivational general session speakers to help improve your business operations. While the professional development sessions is one of the most comprehensive programs ever offered by ALTA, we've decided to add more value and take steps to expand your learning experience. This year many of the professional development sessions will give participants a chance to earn CE/CLE credits. Not only will you receive the best strategies and tips for success in 2009, you'll get credit for it!

  4. Gordon Bethune knows the art of business turnaround. Find out how he can help your business too.
    When Gordon Bethune took over as CEO of Continental Airlines, in 1996 the company consistently ranked last in every measurable performance metric including on time arrivals, customer complaints, and mishandled baggage. Continental was constantly in financial trouble. From the ground up, Bethune rebuilt the troubled airline with a focus of customer satisfaction and taking care of his people. Continental went on to post 11 straight quarters of record profits. Its stock price soared from a mire $2 per share to over $50! Under Bethune's leadership, Continental earned more customer satisfaction awards from J.D. Power and Associates than any other airline. In 2004, Fortune Magazine named Continental the most admired airline in the world.

    Gordon Bethune is truly a master at the art of turning around a business. He has twice been named one of the top 25 global managers by Business Week magazine and one of the 50 best CEOs by Worth three times. ALTA is proud to present Gordon Bethune as keynote speaker at the 2008 Annual Convention in Koloa, HI. Bethune will be speaking on dealing with change in uneasy economic conditions, achieving success, and motivating your employees.

    Click here to view a personal invitation from Kurt Pfotenhauer. [requires Windows Media Player]

  5. Take advantage of the exclusive opportunity to view the latest in title business solutions from across the country.
    ALTA's Event Sponsors and Strategic Partners will showcase their products and services at the annual Exhibit Showcase -- the premier exhibition for title industry professionals You will find state-of-the art resources from some of the leading innovative companies who can help you streamline business operations and position your company for success. Join your fellow colleagues on Wednesday, October 15 for the welcoming reception and for the other daily social and networking events inside the exhibit hall.

  6. Meet your colleagues from around the country. Learn and share ideas.
    ALTA is the national voice of the title industry. Nearly 3,000+ members including title agents, abstracters, underwriters, attorneys, and affiliated businesses make up that voice. Throughout the country, our members face the same uncertain economic times. By working together as an industry, we can develop and implement Innovative Strategies in Today’s Market. This year’s 2008 ALTA Annual Convention October 15-18 is the country’s premier meeting of title professionals. Not only will you find the most comprehensive line-up of professional development CE/CLE programming, world renowned speakers and experts, and the latest vendor products, you can learn from and network with other title professionals facing similar challenges and problems. New ideas and revolutionary ways of thinking could make all the difference in 2009. This is just one more reason why you cannot afford to miss the 2008 ALTA Annual Convention.

  7. Synchronize Your Business Needs with the Professional Development Sessions.
    ALTA's Annual Convention is about networking with your colleagues, but most importantly, it is about sharing and learning to help improve your business success!  In these challenging times, we realize that discretionary spending is at a minimum.  However, this is also a time to rethink your strategies and seek new and innovative ways to achieve your goals.  ALTA's complete line-up of professional development sessions represents some of the best programming available to title industry professionals. How have we accomplished this for you?  Similar to the days of selecting your college courses, ALTA has strategically chosen a wide variety of the most current topics and hot issues affecting the industry.  You can mix and match the sessions and tailor the program to meet your individual professional and business needs.  There is no doubt that you will learn Innovative Strategies in Today's Market!

  8. Get the Inside Track on the Upcoming 2009 Political Landscape
    Unsure of how to prepare for business under a new political executive leadership? Are you unprepared for times of political change? Don't worry! At ALTA's Annual Convention, we've gathered two of the nations best political analysts to help forecast next year's political environment. TIPAC proudly presents a political debate to discuss the future of American politics and the potential impact to the title industry. Republican Grover Norquist and Democrat Richard Goodstein are at the forefront of both Presidential campaigns and will share insider information on where the political marketplace is headed and how these changes may impact your business. These analysts will guide you through the times of political instability and help you achieve and fine tune your 2009 business strategies. Join us for an open forum discussion where you will walk away motivated, educated, and ready to take on the new political marketplace.

  9. Get the Latest Updates on Business Technology Tools
    ALTA's Annual Convention is a great place to stay in touch with colleagues and build new relationships with other professionals in the title industry. Vendors who support the title industry are vital to providing the technology and services you need to effectively achieve your business goals. Does your software need updating? Learn about how technology is redefining global communication, how automated title search platforms keep costs low and information organized, and how you can utilize the latest database tools can help you deal with fraud and claim mitigation and regulatory compliance. Don't have time to train employees or need training materials? Learn how ALTA's Land Title Institute can provide your business with online education programs that will keep you learning on the job! Get all the latest information and updates about the technology and services that will keep your company running smoothly! Take time to visit the Exhibitor Showcase throughout the convention.

  10. Enjoy Your Stay in Hawaii!
    There is no doubt that you will be impressed with the 2008 ALTA Annual Convention including the general session speakers, professional development sessions, and Exhibitor Showcase. For your entertainment, ALTA has also built in a number of special events for our attendees and guests to sit back, relax, and enjoy their visit to Hawaii. The islands are rich in tradition, full of culture and history, and are home to some of the most breathtaking views in the world. You can explore the Hidden Waterfall Kayak and Nature Hike and discover breathtaking views and pool-drop waterfalls, or hop aboard a catamaran for our Napali Coast Snorkel Sail! For our most adventurous attendees, soar over mountain tops on the Island Helicopter Tour, where you will see Hawaii from a birds-eye view! Then grab a guest and travel to the Kilohana Plantation Estate and dine with a respected Kupuna who will share stories about the Hawaiian people and their spiritual connection with the islands. So don't miss out on these once in a lifetime experiences!


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