02 Oct 2017

NABT 2017 Recap: Treats & Thrills Abound!

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Treats and thrills were abound at the NABT 2017 Annual Convention in New Orleans last month! From bags full of sweet giveaways to wickedly fabulous events, we had a wonderful time that we aren’t soon to forget. If you attended the conference, we hope you had a great time and look forward to seeing you next year!

Read more about the conference activities below!

Exhibit Hall and Booths

The BMS zone was a New Orleans-themed spectacle throughout the conference—with BMS and our partner organizations (Rabobank, United Bank and Auction.com) all handing out Mardi Gras beads matching the colors of each brand, sequined masks and feather boas draped from end to end, plus fantastic BMS giveaways for attendees all week long!

Throughout the week, we showcased how our full Chapter 7 Suite can help Trustees to “Unmask Greater Productivity,” with products including: CaseLink², the new leader in Cloud-based case administration software; QuikDocs, our robust document management system now coming to CaseLink²; RealAssist™, our revolutionary, lender pre-approved short sale program that creates more assets for you; and BMS Vault, our all-new FedRAMP-Compliant electronic bank statement portal developed in consultation with the EOUST, now available nationwide for our Chapter 7 clients!

We got to see many loyal clients again at this conference – many commenting how happy they are with using CaseLink², with others asking when they can get scheduled to move over. Plus, more than a few trustees who use other case administration software platforms asked to see CaseLink² based on recommendations from clients like you—thank you for being our constant advocates!

Check out our live stream from the booth here!

BMS Experts Speak in Sessions

BMS experts led several sessions during the week, showcasing the thought leadership that BMS is known for in the industry. BMS Training Specialist Melinda McLendon presented “Harnessing the Power of Excel for Chapter 7 Practices” on Thursday, September 14th, and “Trustee Assistant’s Guide to Leveraging Word” on Friday, September 15th. In addition, BMS Account Management Supervisor Deana Foster presented “Outlook + One Note: The New Dynamic Duo for Paperless Offices” on Thursday, September 14th. Missed the sessions? Click the links on each session title to view the live stream on our Facebook page!

NABT 35th Anniversary Celebration at House of Blues

On Thursday, September 14th, the NABT held their 35th Anniversary Celebration at the historic New Orleans House of Blues. Guests were treated to a smorgasbord of Cajun and Creole cuisine, cocktails, and, of course, jazz music! While honoring this valuable organization, we had a fantastic, lively evening of dancing and camaraderie with fellow conference attendees.

Check out some photos from the event below!

BMS Vendor Breakout Session

The BMS Vendor Breakout Session took place on Thursday, September 14th. During the session, attendees learned exactly how to Unmask Greater Productivity through best practices and the latest innovations for Chapter 7 practices from BMS.

Topics included: how to handle special situations such as successor cases; the upcoming introduction of QuikDocs to CaseLink²; and creating more asset cases with our lender pre-approved short sale program, RealAssist™.

Check out photos of the session below, and watch the live streams of the session here!


BMS Mardi Gras Soirée

The BMS Mardi Gras Soirée was held on Friday, September 15th at Mardi Gras World, and it was a fête we won’t soon forget!

Float Den Walk-Through

The event started with a fabulous exploration of the Mardi Gras World Float Den, where guests got an up close view of real Mardi Gras parade floats while revelers, stilt walkers, and a Mardi Gras King handed out beads. From the festive performers to the beautiful and intricately designed floats, guests were in for a treat from the get-go. Check out our live stream from the Float Den here!

Grand Oaks Mansion

Following the Float Den, guests were treated to a fantastic evening of jazz music, cocktails and authentic Creole cuisine inside the Grand Oaks Mansion, a realistically-built facade of an antebellum period mansion set in what is fashioned to resemble a Louisiana bayou-side courtyard.

Although they were indoors, guests were fully transported to the Louisiana bayous with trees and cobblestones all around, the beautiful mansion lit up in purple and green, and even a dazzling starry sky above! Guests were also treated to a performance by the Smoking Time Jazz Club band on the porch steps, who lit up the evening (and our feet!) with bright jazz tunes all night long.

Check out photos from the unique, only-from-BMS event below!


If you had a chance to come to the NABT Convention in New Orleans, you already know what a fun and educational event it was. If you didn’t, make plans now to come to one (or both) of the NABT conferences in 2018:
Spring Seminar
Feb 23-24, 2018
Las Vegas, NV
The Delano Hotel (Conference Rate: $229/night)

Annual Convention
August 16-18, 2018
Amelia Island, FL
The Ritz Carlton (Conference Rate: $239/night)