The 2014 Winter Symposium will be hosted by the Crystal City Marriott in Arlington, Virginia. Located within one mile of the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. With a plethora of restaurants, local attractions and Washington, DC, just a short metro ride away, this will be a stay that you are sure to enjoy.
This year’s Winter Symposium will feature more hot topics for recorders and the business sector. There will be general sessions interspersed with work group sessions and small group discussions offering opportunities to continue developing relationships with all attendees.
On Thursday morning, February 27, Kenneth W. Gronbach, expert in demographics and generational marketing, will present two sessions which will look at the future for the country and, specifically, the real estate industry, from both a global and local perspective.
Gronbach trains and entertains his audiences with his own special brand of wit, humor and clear communication. He makes the science of shifting demography come alive with real life examples that make it relevant to today’s culture, business climate and economy.
"Charting the Course through Demographic Change" provides a fascinating, common sense understanding of shifting demography and the related opportunities and challenges.
The demographic landscape in the United States is made up a series of waves that are about 20 years in duration. It would follow that business will rise and fall according to the critical mass of customers heading toward it.
Gronbach's perspective is macro, a view from 30,000 feet, and very big picture. Demographers are able to forecast markets, societal phenomena and economics with uncanny accuracy because they count people, not money or things.
Rob Chapman, president of American Land Title Association (ALTA), will be the featured speaker at the Thursday, February 27, luncheon. Chapman will talk about the development of ALTA’s Best Practices and their impact on the title industry.
Chapman is executive vice president and chief information officer (CIO) for Old Republic National Title Insurance Company and has played a vital role in the company’s technology advances.
Chapman joined Old Republic Title in 1996 as manager of Image Technologies for Old Republic Business Information and Technology (ORBIT), which was established to provide company owned locations and customers with image-enabled real estate information.
In spearheading the company’s technology initiatives, Chapman’s efforts have led to a corporate posture that realizes the importance of utilizing cutting-edge technology. Under his supervision, the company stays abreast of technological changes and improvements, which are utilized in the further development of and maintenance to Intranet and Internet platforms.