CONFERENCE SPEAKERS

We have assembled a lineup of renowned keynote speakers who will be sharing their insights and innovative ideas on building strong relationships and making connections in the current industry climate. These esteemed speakers include Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe, multi-award-winning education and psychology instructor, author, and resiliency expert. Wally Buono, a legendary figure in Canadian football, will discuss leadership, dedication, and community involvement, reflecting on his remarkable career in the CFL. Mental health motivational speaker, Mandy Gill, as well as Brendon Ogmundson, Chief Economist at BC Real Estate Association. Stay tuned for updates to our line up of speakers. We will update this page with panelists and moderators soon!

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe
Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe
Presented by Manulife

Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe

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Wally Buono
Wally Buono
Presented by Teranet

Wally Buono

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Brendon Ogmundson
Brendon Ogmundson
Presented by First National Financial LP

Brendon Ogmundson

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Mandy Gill
Mandy Gill
Master of Ceremonies

Mandy Gill

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Panelists

Business 101 Panel:

Unlock Success

Rebecca Casey
Rebecca Casey
Custom Coast Mortgages Inc.
Jewels Ferris
Jewels Ferris
DLC - Canadian Mortgage Experts
Christine Buemann
Christine Buemann
The Collective Mortgage Group
Tony Spagnuolo
Tony Spagnuolo
MODERATOR
Christian Amurao
Christian Amurao
Open Doors Mortgage Team
Russell Morrison
Russell Morrison
Morrison Mortgages

Business 101 Panel: Unlock Success

Monday, April 15: 10:30 am – 11:15 am

Join our exclusive Business 101 Panel where top-tier brokers share invaluable insights on fortifying your business against challenges. Learn strategic positioning techniques to ensure your business not only survives adversity but thrives. Gain wisdom on critical topics often overlooked in business growth, including incorporation strategies, life and critical illness insurance, forging successful partnerships, emergency preparedness for personal and family life, and expert advice on selling your business seamlessly as you approach retirement. Elevate your business game with the knowledge that goes beyond the basics. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to transform your business outlook!

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B/MIC Panel:

Uncover Opportunities

Jason Parlee
Jason Parlee
First Circle
Ryan Spence, Filogix
Ryan Spence, Filogix
MODERATOR
Sarb Uppal
Sarb Uppal
Community Trust
Evanka Grant
Evanka Grant
Equitable Bank
Dimitri Kosturos
Dimitri Kosturos
VWR Capital Corp

B/MIC Panel: Uncover Opportunities

Monday, April 15: 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm

Join our enlightening panel session featuring underwriters and Business Development Managers (BDMs) from B and MIC lenders, specially tailored for brokers eager to explore alternative and private mortgage products. Delve into the intricacies of efficient exit strategies, gain insights into the criteria that make a file ideal for a B/MIC lender, and engage in a candid discussion on destigmatizing products like rapidly growing reverse mortgages in the Canadian market. This is your chance to broaden your understanding, access insider knowledge, and navigate the nuances of alternative mortgage lending. Elevate your expertise and stay ahead in an evolving mortgage landscape with the expertise shared by industry leaders. Don’t miss out on this invaluable opportunity to expand your horizons and drive success in your brokerage.

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Marketing Panel:

Supercharge Your Mortgage Business!

Rich Ulvild
Rich Ulvild
Verico Xeva Mortgage LLP
Dean Lawton
Dean Lawton
A Better Way Mortgage Group
Livian Smith
Livian Smith
DLC
Lee-Ann McEllister, MCAP
Lee-Ann McEllister, MCAP
MODERATOR

Marketing Panel: Supercharge Your Mortgage Business

Tuesday, April 16: 10:30 am – 11:15 am

Listen to our dynamic Marketing Panel featuring top-performing brokers who will unveil the secrets behind their marketing triumphs. Discover the power of AI, leverage social media strategies, harness the impact of video marketing, master email/drip campaigns, and elevate your brand through successful event marketing. This exclusive gathering of experts will equip you with the insights and strategies to propel your mortgage business to new heights. Don’t miss your chance to learn from the best and revolutionize your marketing approach. Expand your business with proven techniques that deliver results!

A-Lender Panel:

Elevate Your Expertise

Devon Ajram
Devon Ajram
TD Bank
TD Bank

Devon Ajram

Vice President, Broker Services

Garry Morrison
Garry Morrison
ScotiaBank
Scotiabank

Garry Morrison

Vice President, Scotia Mortgage Authority

Amir Tehrani
Amir Tehrani
BMO Financial Group
BMO Financial Group

Amir Tehrani

Head, Home Financing

Paul Bruce
Paul Bruce
MCAP
MCAP

Paul Bruce

Executive Vice President – Single Family Residential

Jason Ellis
Jason Ellis
First National Financial LP
First National Financial

Jason Ellis

President & Chief Executive Officer

Dustan Woodhouse
Dustan Woodhouse
MODERATOR
Mortgage Architects

Dustan Woodhouse

President

A-Lender Panel: Elevate your Expertise

Tuesday, April 16: 1:45 pm – 2:45 pm

Dive into the heart of economic insights and policies with our exclusive A – Lender Panel. Join high-level lender executives, including VPs whenever possible, as they unravel the complexities of the political landscape and share invaluable perspectives on market trends. Gain a deep understanding of the “behind-the-scenes” workings that influence the lending industry. This event is a must-attend for brokers seeking a comprehensive grasp of economic factors and policies shaping the market. Stay ahead of the curve, enhance your strategic decision-making, and elevate your business acumen. Seize the opportunity to learn from industry leaders and position yourself for success in the ever-evolving financial landscape.

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Workshop Sessions

Empty Team
Kyle Green
Fixed vs Variable – Performance Comparison Workshop
Jill Moellering
Jill Moellering
Mortgage Architects
Winning the Transfer/Switch Game

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