Here some event news that hit our desks today. After months of preparation, the Global Technology Summit 2011 is set to be held at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on May 15-17, 2011.
The event, which is being call the first-of-its-kind, is an annual networking and educational event for mortgage lenders and the companies that serve them and is expected to draw hundreds of attendees, including lenders, technology providers, AMCs and appraisers. Best-selling author, entrepreneur and public speaker Gary Vaynerchuk—an expert who writes and speaks on topics that include social media, branding and ecommerce—has been confirmed as the event’s keynote speaker.
“The Global Technology Summit fills a void in the mortgage industry,” said Vladimir Bien-Aime, CEO of Global DMS, the company hosting the event. “This is the only event in the industry that provides attendees with short incubation opportunities and tools that are relevant to today’s challenges and opportunities. This summit was specifically designed and priced to provide a strong return on investment. Literally every hour has been carefully planned so attendees get maximum benefit throughout the entire three days of the event. The Global Technology Summit is a true forum for exchanging ideas and communicating one on one with the colleagues, partners and service providers that can help lenders reduce risk, stay profitable and grow their businesses.”
Unlike other industry events, the Global Technology Summit’s registration fees are all inclusive, and cover accommodations, educational sessions, fully catered meals, open bar cocktail parties, and more. The event will have no exhibit hall. By design, educational sessions are limited to 120 attendees and will run only 45 minutes to maximize opportunities while accommodating realistic attention spans.
“The old-school model for conferences and conventions include a lot of unproductive time, like hours-long, content-lacking lectures and day-long exhibit hours that offer hit-and-miss networking opportunities at best,” said Bien-Aime. “We kept what works and took out what doesn’t, so attendees can expect this event to offer only the most productive and opportunity-filled activities.”
The all-inclusive attendee registration rate is $749 when purchased by March 31, and includes three nights of hotel accommodations, meals, conference pass, and more. After April 1, the registration fee is $849.
Attendees may register and get more event information at www.GTS2011.com. Organizations interested in becoming a partner with the Global Technology Summit can also get more information at www.GTS2011.com, emailing Info@GTS2011.com or calling 877.432.0251.
According to Global DMS, the Global Technology Summit 2011 is open to members of the mortgage industry and is not a company user group meeting.