Today at #MBAAnnual18

MBA NewsLink Staff

October 15, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C.--The Mortgage Bankers Association's Annual Convention & Expo continues today, Oct. 16, with a full slate of sessions and activities.

The Fifth General Session (8:30-9:45 p.m. ET) features Earvin "Magic" Johnson, NBA Hall of Famer, entrepreneur and philanthropist, interviewed by MBA Chairman Chris George, who will discuss business strategies and life lessons both on and off the court.

The Sixth General Session (10:15-11:30 a.m. ET), Fintech and the Future of Mortgage Lending, features MBA 2016 Chairman Bill Emerson, Vice Chairman of Quicken Loans Inc. and Rock Holdings Inc.; and Anthony Hsieh, Founder and CEO of loanDepot.com LLC. MBA Vice Chair Susan Stewart moderates.

In the Seventh General Session, Market Outlook for 2019 (11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.), MBA Chief Economist Mike Fratantoni and MBA Vice President of Industry Analysis Marina Walsh provide analysis of current economic, housing and mortgage market trends, as well as business profitability and other business metrics.

Academy Award-winning actress Geena Davis keynotes the mPower Luncheon at 1:00 p.m. ET to discuss her work in reducing gender stereotyping in the media.

Concurrent Sessions (1:30-2:30 p.m. ET):
--The Evolving Regulatory Landscape;
--Managing through Change; and
--Digital Mortgage at a Tipping Point.

Concurrent Sessions (3:00-4:00 p.m. ET):
--Innovation and Regulation;
--Is the Real Estate Brokerage Business Ripe for Disruption and What Does it Mean for Lenders?; and
--Technology that Redefines Business.

Again this year, The HUB Expo features nearly 200 exhibitors and sponsors, along with a daily slate of activities:

--The HOTSPOT: Free wi-fi available in The HUB.

--The MEETING SPOT: Check out The MEETING SPOT for Q/A with speakers and guests, or use the open seating to catch up with industry peers. The MEETING SPOT includes a new feature this year, LinkedIn Profile Advice, a networking opportunity for professionals seeking to improve their personal brand.

--The SIDE STAGE: Get the inside scoop on the industry's hottest topics in 30-minute Quick Tips sessions and live demonstrations of products and services.

--The PRESS BOX: Speakers, celebrities, industry executives and thought leaders participate in interviews and sound bites.

Monday activities conclude with ConcertMBA, featuring Grammy Award-winning artist Kelly Clarkson (6:00-7:30 p.m. ET).

Many of these sessions will be covered by MBA NewsLink and MBA Servicing NewsLink, as well as MBA Insights. MBA NewsLink will publish special afternoon editions (1:00 p.m. ET) on Monday, Oct. 15 and Tuesday, Oct. 16. You can also follow coverage of the Annual Convention on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram at #MBAANNUAL18; you can also download the MBA App on iTunes and Google Play (Android), giving you access to the MBA Annual Convention & Expo and other MBA conferences.

For more information about Annual Convention & Expo, visit the Convention website, https://www.mba.org/conferences-and-education/event-mini-sites/annual-convention-and-expo and #MBAAnnual18.

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