“I promise you it will go in many different directions on all the things we’ve been worried about,” she said of the range of potential discussions to come. She described the upcoming gathering as something of a NAMB on steroids. “What we do is share our ideas, give each other market advice, spot trends. Regulatory issues are really big, best practices. We’ve really been a hotline to the world.” The summit has been in the works for some time now. After increased contact from peers around the world, the idea of a global summit gradually emerged. “We’re excited to be able to get together for the first time, really,” McCoy said. “We met on Zoom. Some of the members came to NAMB National in 2016, and that was the first we heard when starting an international association of mortgage brokers.” Australia and Canada took the lead in forming the IMBF Two years later, the International Federation of Mortgage Brokers (IMBF) was jointly developed by the Federation of Financial Brokers Australia (FBAA) and the Canadian Mortgage Brokers Association (CMBA). The gathering will reflect global diversity as more than 100 mediators and stakeholders from Australia, Canada, Ireland and other parts of the world will join their US counterparts to take part in workshops to discuss key issues and challenges facing mediators around the world. “Maybe the same thing happened here that just happened in Ireland, and we can discuss what we do to solve this problem,” McCoy said in providing a hypothetical example of a global summit discussion point. What Happens in Vegas Will Be Shared Wide As a member of the NAMB Board of Directors since 2011 and Chair of the Trade Group from 2021-2222, McCoy is well equipped to help now organize the upcoming summit. She was also among the cheerleaders at a global gathering. “Finally I said let’s have it this year,” she said with palpable enthusiasm.