Attendance increased by 11% year-on-year at the latest Mortgage Business Expo (MBE) at London Barbican, according to the organisers.
The expo was supported by over 70 industry exhibitors including building societies, specialist lenders, as well as equity release companies and industry bodies such as the Society of Mortgage Professionals and the Equity Release Council.
Mike Mikunda, from MBE, said: “We were extremely pleased at the increase in visitors this year which I believe reinforces the view that after 17 years the event is still seen as the most important networking event in the calendar. Feedback from speakers and delegates has also been extremely positive with exhibitors saying the expo added real value to their businesses as well being particularly impressed with the quality of the enquiries they received.
“The CPD seminars and panel Q&A sessions were also more popular than ever and we are truly delighted with the result. We are committed to the continuing development of MBE so that it stays in tune with the needs of the industry and so look out for some exciting new innovations for 2018. We now look forward to another great event at the Leeds Armouries on 25 April.”
Charles McDowell, commercial director, mortgages at Aldermore, added: “I am delighted with the success of the Aldermore Theatre at this year’s Mortgage Business Expo. We wanted to help as many brokers as possible on the recent changes to the buy-to-let market though our seminar program with views from across the industry. We understand that these changes will take a while to embed. We are committed to supporting the intermediary market and will be making the presentations and Q and A session available online so brokers can reflect on what the changes mean for them and their landlord clients.”
The next MBE Expos for 2018 will be at Leeds Royal Armouries on 25 April and at the Barbican on 10t October.