Getting Back to Business

The mortgage broker community in British Columbia is a strong and vibrant one, thanks in large part to the frequency of quality events focused on education, networking and building business relationships available to our members.

The CMBA-BC Fundamentals Conference & Trade Show is the most significant annual gathering of this community. The 2018 edition, which was held back in March, marked yet another important step in the mortgage broker industry’s pursuit of professionalism.

The catchphrase at Fundamentals18 was getting “Back to Business.” After years of explosive growth in the West Coast real estate and mortgage market, the new business environment calls for mortgage brokers to differentiate themselves by demonstrating superb market knowledge and exceptional value for their customers, while approaching each deal with a renewed sense of energy.

Motivation was a key element of this year’s conference, which featured world-renowned success mentor Darren Hardy as keynote speaker. Hardy was able to share his insights into the value of compounding decisions and compounding finances with more than 400 delegates.

The conference featured equally important presentations by economists, regulatory experts and fraud experts. CMBA-BC was also proud to present panels featuring former international athletes who are now member mortgage brokers and our first-ever all-female broker panel, which focused on topics of leadership and business management.

The event’s trade show featured 60 exhibitors from across our industry and was an ideal opportunity for lenders, vendors and suppliers to showcase their brands. Several deals which were struck on the trade show floor have already been funded, demonstrating the vital importance of forging new business relationships with face-to-face meetings. Our association is happy to play a role in bringing everyone together, even if we do not get a split in the deals!

We trust that everyone had a great time, made some new business connections, increased their knowledge and left feeling energized and inspired. Planning is already underway for Fundamentals19 and it promises to be the best one yet.



 Conference AttendeesSuppliedIt was a packed room for our education sessions, with well over 300 brokers in attendance.

Alta West Capital TeamSuppliedThe Alta West Capital team of Tim Hurlbut, Brent Shaw and Jared Morrison prepare to make an impression on the crowd.

Cameron MuirSuppliedCameron Muir from the BC Real Estate Association dazzles the delegates with the latest economic data and graphs.
Adam KorbinSuppliedThe CMBA-BC Conference and Trade Show is only possible thanks to the tremendous support of our many sponsors, including InstaFund. Pictured on stage is InstaFund President Adam Korbin.

60 Different Firms at the Trade ShowSuppliedBDMs and deal makers from 60 different firms anxiously wait for the trade show doors to open. Every exhibitor has their own way of capturing the attention of delegates.
2 Days of Conference EducationSuppliedA second full day of conference education keeps the audience engaged, including panels made up of international athletes turned mortgage brokers and our first-ever all-female broker panel.
Michelle Hoist & Janice FunkeSuppliedMichelle Holst and Janice Funke of MIABC preach the benefits of mortgage investments.
Yvonne FutterSuppliedYvonne Futter from Bridgewater Capital hands out promo material and closes deals.
Overview of 2018 Trade ShowSuppliedDid you know that exhibitor-booth sales work exactly like a residential subdivision? Corner lots and real estate on the outside rows are snapped up first, then late-comers fill in the middle. Be ready to grab your trade show booth when we announce our 2019 exhibitor package in the weeks ahead. Contact for details.