Industry experts to speak at Mortgage Expo

A handpicked cast of leading industry experts will be headlining the seminar programme at this years Mortgage Business Expo.

Taking place at Earls Court 2 in Londom on November 15 and November 16, the two-day event will present nearly 40 authoritative speakers, each providing a wealth of information and advice on topical industry issues.

Each of the two seminar theatres offers a schedule devoted to a particular industry theme.

Seminar Theatre one, hosted by Association of Mortgage Intermediaries will focus on Exploring New Business Frontiers and features three new specialist lenders, Edeus, Advantage Home Loans and DB Mortgages, who will each outline why they feel they have a unique offering and how they plan to revolutionise the market.

John Wriglesworth, MD of The Wriglesworth Consultancy and Jonathan Cornell, technical director of Hamptons International Mortgages, will predict the housing and mortgage markets.

Clive Briault, managing director of retail markets for the Financial Services Authority will comment on new regulations affecting your business as will spokespeople from Association of Mortgage Intermediaries.

Seminar Theatre two, hosted by Council of Mortgage Lenders will provide an environment in which the future of the mortgage intermediary is analysed.

After one of the most profitable years on record, the CMLs seminar programme, entitled Grow or Die.

Thrive or Survive will offer updates on some established niche markets, such as buy-to-let which celebrates its tenth year in 2006, and overseas property; the hotspots and legal and conveyancing issues in foreign jurisdictions.

Speakers will include director general of CML Michael Cooper, Mortgageforce managing director Rob Clifford, and senior policy advisor at the CML Rob Thomas.

Sessions on commercial lending and secured and second charge lending will provide insight into new avenues for business development and exploration into the likely areas and common errors covered in an FSA mystery shop.

Each of the sessions lasts for approximately 45 minutes.

In addition, a new Speaker Surgeries feature will give visitors the opportunity to speak to those presenting the seminars away from the features, in meeting rooms located next to the theatres.