If you are looking to learn the latest industry trends and find out how legislative and regulatory changes will impact the future of your business, there's still time to register for the 2012 Business Strategies Conference, being held March 25-27 in Louisville. Online Registration is now closed, but you can still register by downloading the PDF form. If you can't make it for the entire event, one-day passes are available. Just select the day that best suits your needs.
The conference kicks off Sunday night, March 25, with an Exhibit Showcase Opening Reception before a full slate of sessions on Monday and Tuesday. Despite the market, attendance at this year's Business Strategies Conference will be the highest in several years.
Here are some highlights of the general sessions and agenda:
- Explaining a Policy So Grandma Understands:
ALTA policy forms have evolved tremendously over the years, and now provide unquestionably the best coverage ever available to purchasers of one-to-four family residential properties. But do you know what's actually being insured. Do you know how to explain the policy so that the consumers can understand what's covered and what's excluded? This is a must-attend general session for all title professionals as the industry embarks on a mission to explain what the industry does in a simple jargon-free manner.
- A New HUD-1 is Coming . . . Will You Be Ready?
Join members of ALTA's RESPA Implementation Task Force as they discuss the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's (CFPB) plans to create new mortgage disclosures, which will replace the current GFE and HUD-1. Our panel of experts will discuss what the Task Force is doing to engage the CFPB to ensure the forms benefit both industry and consumers. In addition to sharing their top concerns and recommendations, the panelists will offer suggestions on what title and settlement agents should be doing now to prepare for the new forms.
- Plus, attendees can select from 12 different professional development sessions! Check for CE/CLE credit availability.
- Fighting Fraud in the Current Market:
With regulators increasingly assigning liability for escrow theft, and putting regulations together that focus on solvency of agents and underwriters, it is important that this industry provide solutions, or they will be provided to us. Industry experts will discuss findings of a national survey examining the latest trends in mortgage fraud and escrow theft, what best practices companies follow to thwart fraud and what solutions the industry believes are the most viable to implement. Whether it's through CPLs, surety and fidelity bond coverage, standardized agent audits or removing escrow duties to a third party, it's important the industry find solutions and adopt a zero-tolerance for fraud. Be a part of the discussion and get the latest on what the industry is doing to combat mortgage fraud.
- Four more professional development sessions will be offered.
- The Story Behind the Spirit: The closing luncheon will feature bourbon historian Michael Veach who will share the folklore, rich history and tradition of bourbon and the land disputes it sometimes created.
Click here for more information and to view the full schedule of events for the Business Strategies Conference. Get your one-day pass today.