MAY 16, 2016: DEVELOPMENT FORUMS HOSTED BY OUR GOLD SPONSORS
 

12:30pm - 4:00pm

HILTON DEVELOPMENT FORUM
Fairmont Royal York, Upper Canada Room, 18th Floor
100 Front St W, Toronto, ON M5J 1E3

If you are interested in joining Hilton Worldwide for a Development Forum, highlighting the TRU by Hilton, Canopy by Hilton, Home2 and Homewood Suites by Hilton Brands, prior to the Canadian Hotel Investment Conference; from 12:30 pm until 4:00pm.

Please contact Jeff Cury -jeff.cury@hilton.com or Eileen Silver - eileen.silver@hilton.com

2:30pm - 4:00pm

MICROTEL BY WYNDHAM DEVELOPMENT FORUM
St. Andrew’s Conference Centre, L4 Room, 27th Floor 
150 King St W, Toronto, ON M5H 1J9

MasterBUILT Hotels invites you to attend an exclusive development forum to learn more about Canada’s fastest growing limited service, midscale hotel brand - Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham. In 2015, Microtel had 7 openings in Canada and won its 13th J.D. Power & Associates Award for top guest satisfaction in its segment. Meet senior members of MasterBUILT Hotels and Wyndham’s development team to find out why Microtel is the “Smarter Hotel Investment”, the various development opportunities across the country, and how you can benefit.       

The forum will be held on Monday, May 16th at the St. Andrew’s Conference Centre in the L4 room on the 27th floor between 2:30pm and 4:00pm, conveniently located in downtown Toronto. Space is limited so please submit your request to attend in advance to Donna Fahey - dfahey@masterbuilthotels.com.   

  

MAY 16, 2016: CANADIAN HOTEL INVESTMENT CONFERENCE
Fairmont Royal York | 100 Front St W, Toronto, ON M5J 1E3

5:30pm - 8:00pm

ONSITE REGISTRATION/BADGE PICK-UP
(IMPERIAL ROOM FOYER, LOBBY LEVEL)

6:00pm - 8:00pm

OPENING RECEPTION
(IMPERIAL ROOM, LOBBY LEVEL)

Conference hosts CBRE HotelsColliers International Hotels, and HLT Advisory Inc. welcomes all registered delegates to the Fairmont Royal York.

NEW this year, for those purchasing a conference ticket, you may also buy an additional ticket for a friend/guest/colleague/spouse/partner to join you at the opening reception. The Reception ticket is sold in conjunction with the Conference ticket and not available for separate purchase. Sorry, no exceptions. 

MAY 17, 2016
Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) - South Building | 222 Bremner Blvd, Toronto, ON M5V 3L9

7:00am - 8:00am

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION AND CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
(MTCC SOUTH BUILDING | ROOM 718 FOYER)

Breakfast Sponsored by:

8:00am - 8:30am

WELCOME AND OPENING REMARKS: 20 YEARS....REALLY?
(MTCC SOUTH BUILDING | ROOM 718)

Lyle Hall and Bill Stone highlight the last twenty years of our ever changing industry. From the advent of revenue and asset management to the ever-rising sophistication of hotel ownership structures, growth models, and strategies. In 1997, OTAs and AirBNB didn’t exist, apps were a restaurant item, and a hook up involved a TV connection. Don’t get us going on brand proliferation!  Let’s take a fun look back. 

MORNING PLENARY SESSIONS

8:30am - 9:30am

 

MORNING PLENARY #1A: VAST COUNTRY, SMALL MARKET
(MTCC SOUTH BUILDING | ROOM 718)

Canada’s hotel performance is as diverse as its geography. Toronto and Vancouver are on fire while Alberta and Saskatchewan are lagging. How can a market like Calgary be on the decline while Banff, only an hour and half away booms? Canada is not a “one trick oil pony” and these owners are well established, experienced, and nimble enough to maneuver these bumpy times. Learn operating strategies along with how different real estate strategies are deployed by distinct capital sources.

Moderator:
Amanda Lang | Bloomberg TV Canada

Speakers:
Drew Coles | InnVest REIT
Simon Cooper | Simon Cooper  Associates
Rob O'Neill | American Hotel Income Properties REIT
Deepak Ruparell | Silver Hotel Group

Sessions Sponsored by:

9:30am - 10:30am

MORNING PLENARY #1B: WHAT’S THE BIG DEAL?
(MTCC SOUTH BUILDING | ROOM 718)

In the last twelve months we saw nine transactions over $50M-record large scale activity-The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Westin Prince Toronto and the Fortis portfolio each sold to investors from Canada, the US and China. Offshore and private equity capital remain the most active. How are these deals structured? What are the sources of equity and how are the properties financed? How does management and branding play a role? Will return expectations be met? Understand how large capital sources approach, underwrite, and finance some of the most interesting deals to take place. 

Moderator:
Jason Arbuck | Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

Speakers:
Tony Cohen | Global Edge Investments
Jason Chrein | Credit Agricole CIB
Roy Lall | Otera Capital
David Larone | CBRE Hotels
Tyler Seaman | Oxford Properties Group

10:30am - 11:00am

NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK
(MTCC SOUTH BUILDING | ROOM 718 FOYER)

MORNING BREAKOUT SESSIONS: YOUR CHOICE A1, A2, A3, OR A4
These sessions are designed to combine the academic knowledge of our University hospitality programs alongside active industry leaders, an educational mini-series within the overall conference.

11:00am - 12:00pm

A1: LESSONS LEARNED FROM MARKET SHOCKS: WHAT TO DO WHEN EVERYONE IS DUCKING AND COVERING
(MTCC SOUTH BUILDING | ROOM 716B)

Understand how to manage when a tough market impacts your operations and there’s no immediate sign of a turnaround.

Speaker
Xavier Icardo | Open Door Hospitality Group 

11:00am - 12:00pm

A2: TRENDS IN HOTEL INTERIOR DESIGN
(MTCC SOUTH BUILDING | ROOM 717B)

New hotels have adapted to rapid social changes with creative solutions. In this session,  we will uncover top emerging trends for hotel design and look at the role of design in branding and positioning hotels in this competitive marketplace.  Topics include;  lobbies envisioned as dynamic multi-use spaces, rethinking guestroom configurations, updated bathroom features and creating highly personalized experiences. 

Moderator
Linas Saplys | API Development Consultants

Speakers:
Christine Link | Design Link International
Jon McGinn | Chamberlain Architect Services Limited
Adèle Rankin | CHIL Interior Design
Ian Rolston | HOK Architects

11:00am - 12:00pm

A3: BRANDED MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENTS
(MTCC SOUTH BUILDING | ROOM 716A)

In an increasingly crowded condominium market, some developers have taken to distinguishing their residential offerings through identifying and associating with well-known brands.  Explore what’s driving this trend, with perspectives from developers, brands and advisors.

Moderator:
Jay Feldman | Goodmans LLP

Speakers:
Reetu Gupta| Easton's Group of Hotels Inc.
Joel Monson | Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
Alessandro Munge | Studio Munge

11:00am - 12:00pm

A4: THE REAL IMPACT OF AIRBNB ON THE CANADIAN LODGING INDUSTRY
(MTCC SOUTH BUILDING | ROOM 717A)

This session provides delegates with an understanding of Airbnb (size, growth, next areas of focus, operating model, its relation to OTA's and potential evolution) on a world-wide basis but with Canadian examples. Moderated by Lyle Hall, speakers will discuss what impact has Airbnb had on supply, average rates and in cities hosting major events (i.e leisure and conventions)? Understand the data, get the BIG picture! 

Moderator:
Lyle Hall | HLT Advisory Inc

Speakers:
Chris Gibbs | Ryerson University
Scott Shatford | Airdna

12:00pm - 1:00pm

NETWORKING BUSINESS LUNCH
(MTCC SOUTH BUILDING | ROOM 718 FOYER)

1:00pm - 2:00pm

AFTERNOON PLENARY: SMALL BUT MIGHTY: INSIGHT INTO THE PRIVATE TRANSACTION WORLD
(MTCC SOUTH BUILDING | ROOM 718)

Every year the majority of transactions and financing are completed with assets under $15M in every part of the country. In this session, we will examine the deals from Morguard’s purchase of three of Ocean’s assets at the Toronto Airport to the disposition of InnVest’s 15 Comfort Inns in the last 24 months. This session will highlight who the investors are, the turnaround story, and the journey on the road to profitability.

Moderators:
Robin McLuskie | Colliers International Hotels
Carrie Russell | HVS

Speakers:
Ray Gupta | Sunray Group
Farhan Kassam | Sterling Group
Mark Kay | CFO Capital
Mark MacKenzie | BDC Business Development Bank of Canada

2:00pm - 2:15pm INTERMISSION
(MTCC SOUTH BUILDING | ROOM 718 FOYER)
AFTERNOON BREAKOUT SESSIONS: YOUR CHOICE B1, B2, B3 or B4
These sessions are designed to combine the academic knowledge of our University hospitality programs alongside active industry leaders, an educational mini-series within the overall conference.

2:15pm - 3:15pm

 

B1: THE “R” WORDS-REPOSITIONING, REFLAGGING AND RENOVATING
(MTCC SOUTH BUILDING | ROOM 716B)

It’s all about the value-add opportunity. Does one move the asset’s brand up or down market, or go independent? How much do I need to spend and how much do the brands want me to spend? There continues to be lots of opportunity to buy, re-flag/de-flag, and improve hotels. 

Moderator:
Scott Richer | Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Speakers:
Tyler McDiarmid | Vrancor Group
Ian Ricci | GE Capital Canada
Charles Suddaby | Cushman & Wakefield Ltd.

2:15pm - 3:15pm

B2: YOU'RE IN THE REGION-WHY SOME OWNERS STAY CLOSE TO HOME
(MTCC SOUTH BUILDING | ROOM 717B)

Some groups don’t stray far from home while others develop and acquire right across the country. Understand the reasons and rationale for creating a hotel company around groups of regional assets and why they succeed.

Moderator:
Eric Watson | MasterBUILT Hotels

Speakers:
Ryan Pomeroy | Pomeroy Lodging LP
Sukhi Rai | PHI Hotel Group
Anil Taneja | Palm Holdings

2:15pm - 3:15pm

B3: IT’S GOTTA BE WORTH MORE THAN THAT!
(MTCC SOUTH BUILDING | ROOM 716A)

Some investors look at revenue multipliers, while others look at cap rate and price per key. How much does capital factor into the price discussion? Pegging value in rising and declining markets is no mean feat. These experts from a variety of perspectives will fight it out right before your eyes!

Moderator:
Brian Flood | CBRE Hotels

Speakers:
Karanjit Bhugra | Roynat Capital
Paresh Raja | Brock Hotels
Monique Rosszell | HVS
Glenn Squires | Pacrim Hospitality Services

2:15pm - 3:15pm

B4: COVER YOUR ASSETS
(MTCC SOUTH BUILDING | ROOM 717A)

You’ve acquired the hotel and are just about ready to execute your plan. Whether it involves a repositioning, rebranding, or an expansion, asset managers can round out your plan and will sweat the small stuff for you. This group of panelists has years of experience and have many stories to share.

Moderator: 
Tyler MacDonald | Oxford Properties Group

Speakers:
Sara Glenn |  InnVest REIT
Ian McAuley | American Hotel Income Properties REIT
Jeff Hyslop | Pomeroy Lodging LP 

3:15pm - 3:45pm

NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK 
(MTCC SOUTH BUILDING | ROOM 718 FOYER)

3:45pm - 4:45pm

FINAL PLENARY: #HOTELNEXT PRESENTATION
(MTCC SOUTH BUILDING | ROOM 718)

Based on the original idea shared by Charles Suddaby and produced by Big Picture Conferences, a small group of industry representatives got together and created the contest called #hotelNEXT- where aspiring hotel developers pitch their hotel concepts to a panel of Canadian investors and hotel owners in front of a live audience.

We received 7 submissions, from across the country, and today the top 3 Teams have 15 minutes each to present their ideas on the hotel of the future. The winner will be chosen today and your vote counts! Check out the score card here.

MC JUDGE JUDGE JUDGE

Hugo Germain
Director of Development at Groupe Germain Hotels 

Paul Waddell
Director of Design & Build at B.L.T. Construction Services Inc.

David Humphrey
Director of Development, Americas at FRHI Hotels & Resorts

Natasha Kassam
Vice Chair at Jubilee Hospitality Association Canada

 

ANNOUNCING THE TOP 3 TEAMS!

Team Laurie - Aaron Laurie (University of Guelph) & Willam Laurie (McMaster University)

Opshinns, is an inspired 200 room airport hotel concept catering to value driven “worldly explorers”. Guests are provided with  options to purchase amenities that other hotels assume all guests need. 

   

Team The Hotel of All Sorts - Colleen Black, Queenie Lai, & Kelsey Perra (Thompson Rivers University)

The Hotel of All Sorts is a culturally relevant concept, inspired by the late Canadian artist Emily Carr. It is a beautiful three storey, 60 room hotel located in Tofino British Columbia catering to leisure travellers and meetings groups. 

   

Team Vino Viña - Sarah O'Connor & Evangeline Sing (Mount Saint Vincent University) 

Vino Viña is a dynamic hotel concept fashioned around wine culture, perfect for culinary, outdoor and cultural enthusiasts. A 50 room property located in the Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia allowing guests to “wine down” from their busy lives.

 

Big Picture Conferences plans on repeating this session with a new project challenge each year. We feel it helps the industry become more familiar with various hotel schools across the country. This interaction is essential for our industry’s future. If you have ideas for upcoming projects, get in touch with Orie Berlasso, Managing Director at Big Picture Conferences. 

4:45pm - 5:00pm

CLOSING REMARKS
(MTCC SOUTH BUILDING | ROOM 718)

Orie Berlasso, Managing Director at Big Picture Conferences

 

 

 

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