CAAMP Announces Canadian Mortgage Conference and Expo in Toronto, November
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Three giants of mortgage industry to be honoured

TORONTO, Oct. 13 /CNW/ - The Canadian Association of Accredited Mortgage Professionals (CAAMP) will host the 2009 Canadian Mortgage Conference and Expo, Blueprint for the Future in Toronto from Sunday, November 22 to Tuesday, November 24. The premiere event takes place at a time when the mortgage industry is enjoying a healthy rebound.

"With Canadian real estate bouncing back and the housing market stronger, the Canadian Mortgage Conference and Expo will provide a timely opportunity for professionals to consider the best ideas and practices to further strengthen our industry," said Jim Murphy, AMP, President and CEO, CAAMP.

The conference kicks off with the Mortgage Hall of Fame and Awards Night, honouring pioneers of the mortgage finance industry. On Sunday, November 22, John Donald, AMP, Chairman of Five Fathom Partners Inc., Gerald Soloway, AMP, CEO of Home Capital Group, and John Webster, President and CEO of Scotia Mortgage Corporation, will be inducted into the Mortgage Hall of Fame.

The national conference boasts a stellar line up of speakers, including leading economist Benjamin Tal of CIBC World Markets, CNBC contributor Kelley Keehn, entrepreneur, philanthropist and Dragons' Den star Brett Wilson, and Steven D. Levitt, author of the best-selling book Freakonomics. Keynote addresses, industry panels and conference sessions will cover a range of mortgage issues and trends.

The conference also features "The World of Mortgages" Expo. The exhibition is the largest industry trade show in Canada, representing the who's who of the mortgage industry.

    
    For complete conference details, visit www.mortgageconference.ca.

    About CAAMP
    

Established in 1994, the Canadian Association of Accredited Mortgage Professionals (CAAMP) is Canada's national mortgage industry association. CAAMP has assumed a leadership role in the industry it serves and has set the standard for best practices for Canada's mortgage practitioners. In 2004, CAAMP created the Accredited Mortgage Professional (AMP) designation as part of an ongoing commitment to increasing the level of professionalism in Canada's mortgage industry.

As a membership-based organization, CAAMP strives to develop its network of professionals and to represent the interests of these individuals to government, media and consumers. CAAMP has attracted over 12,000 members and 1,500 companies from across Canada - representing over 90% of Canada's mortgage activity. CAAMP members make up the largest and most respected network of mortgage professionals in the country. CAAMP's membership base consists of mortgage lenders, brokers, insurers and other industry participants.

CAAMP's other primary role is that of consumer advocate. On an ongoing basis CAAMP aims to educate and inform the public about the mortgage industry. Through its extensive membership database, CAAMP provides consumers with access to a cross-country network of the industry's most respected and ethical professionals. Consumers should visit www.mortgageconsumer.ca for more information.

SOURCE Canadian Association of Accredited Mortgage Professionals

For further information: For further information: Renée Mellow, Media Profile, Direct: (416) 342-1838, renee.mellow@mediaprofile.com; Jim Murphy, CAAMP, Mobile: (416) 940-0011, jmurphy@caamp.org

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