APRIL 23, 2018: CANADIAN HOTEL INVESTMENT CONFERENCE

SHERATON CENTRE TORONTO HOTEL | 123 QUEEN ST W, TORONTO, ON M5H 2M9 

5:30pm - 8:00pm

 

ONSITE REGISTRATION/BADGE PICK-UP                                                                       
(GRAND BALLROOM EAST)                            

6:00pm - 8:00pm

 

OPENING RECEPTION
(GRAND BALLROOM EAST)    

Conference hosts CBRE Hotels and Colliers International Hotels welcomes all registered delegates to the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel. 

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 (Regular $250+HST).
The Reception ticket is sold in conjunction with the Conference ticket and not available for separate purchase. Sorry, no exceptions.

APRIL 24, 2018: CANADIAN HOTEL INVESTMENT CONFERENCE

SHERATON CENTRE TORONTO HOTEL | 123 QUEEN ST W, TORONTO, ON M5H 2M9 

7:00am - 8:00am

 

NETWORKING BREAKFAST WITH SPONSORS
(SHERATON HALL)


 

Sponsored By:

8:00am - 8:15am

 

OPENING REMARKS
(OSGOODE BALLROOM)

Speakers:
Orie Berlasso | Big Picture Conferences
Susie Grynol | Hotel Association of Canada
Irwin Prince | Realstar Hospitality 

MORNING PLENARY SESSIONS

8:15am - 9:15am

 

 

PLENARY: OH CANADA- POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC VIEWS.
(OSGOODE BALLROOM)

What’s the long term economic and political outlook for Canada?  What's going on in the US market on current issues like NAFTA and currency? What do the experts say and how does the major populous really feel? Understand Canada’s perception and performance both domestically and abroad.

Speakers:
Nik Nanos | Nanos Research 
Craig Alexander | The Conference Board of Canada 

Sponsored By:

9:15am - 10:15am

 

PLENARY: THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE OPPORTUNITY 
(OSGOODE BALLROOM)

Newly formatted, this session aims to give you the straight goods. Erin O'Brien (CBRE), Carrie Russell (HVS) and Scott Duff (CBRE) provide their updates and anecdotes on transaction activity, asset value, cap-rate trends, national occupancy stats, and revpar growth.

Speakers:
Scott Duff | CBRE Hotels
Erin O’Brien | CBRE Hotels
Carrie Russell | HVS

10:15am - 11:00am

NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK WITH SPONSORS
(SHERATON HALL)

Sponsored By:

BREAKOUT SESSIONS: CHOOSE BETWEEN A OR B

11:00am - 12:00pm

OPTION A: #hotelNEXT: RENOVATION EDITION
(SHERATON HALL 1)

In its 3rd year, our national student contest called #hotelNEXT- where aspiring hotel developers pitch their hotel concepts to a panel of Canadian investors and hotel owners. Today the top 3 Teams have 10 minutes each to present their renovation ideas for an under-performing hotel. The winning team will be chosen today and your vote counts! 

Read about the case here.

MC: 
Charles Suddaby | Cushman & Wakefield 

Judges:
Hugo Germain | Groupe Germain Hotels
Ray Halani | Jubilee Hospitality Association Canada
Shaheena Nanji | Jubilee Hospitality Association Canada

TOP 3 TEAMS ANNOUNCED!

TEAM TRU BLU - Sara Mofford, Hameed Mohamed, Sohee Park, Dulendra Sonnadara 
(Mount Saint Vincent University)

TEAM HALY HOTEL - Krystal Chen, Hannah Fregin, Erica Huang 
(Thompson Rivers University)

TEAM UNITY - Shannon Bahr, Amber Douel, Sahad Kassam
(University of Guelph) 

 


Sponsored By:

 

11:00am - 12:00pm

OPTION B: CAPITALIZING ON NEW TECH TRENDS
(OSGOODE BALLROOM)

Continual innovation have raised the bar as far as guest expectations are concerned. With different stakeholders to satisfy, including customers, employees, and investors, hospitality executives often face difficult decisions regarding where to invest, whether that’s upgrading technology or renovating guest rooms. Now is the time to look at technology trends; Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR), Internet of Things, robot delivered services, influence of Big Data and think about not only how they will influence travel but how such investments can drive growth and help companies compete more effectively.

KEYNOTE: Brad Hutchings | Deloitte LLP

12:00pm - 1:15pm

NETWORKING BUSINESS LUNCH WITH SPONSORS 
(SHERATON HALL)

AFTERNOON PLENARY SESSIONS

1:15pm - 2:15pm

 

 

PLENARY: THE BIG PICTURE > BRUCE SELLERY INTERVIEWS BLAKE HUTCHESON
(OSGOODE BALLROOM)

The Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS) recently changed its management structure and promoted internal leaders in a move that signals the pension plan is planning for the future. OMERS, which invests and administers pensions for almost half a million members and has more than $95-billion in net assets. Last year, OMERS posted an 11.5-per-cent investment return, benefiting from strong gains across public and private markets. In recent years, the pension plan has been retooling its investment strategy, including buying up more private-market assets and seeking to establish a larger presence outside North America, where the vast majority of its assets are invested.

Reshaping the executive team, Blake Hutcheson is now president and chief pensions officer. Blake, who has been chief executive of the pension plan's real estate company Oxford Properties Group, will now take on an expanded operational role at the fund. This change follows a move in 2014 to make Mr. Hutcheson the head of strategic investments where he established new arms-length investment platforms.

Always insightful and candid, Blake shares his perspective with Bruce Sellery regarding his business approach, future growth, market concerns and trends shifting real estate development and investment.

2:15pm - 3:15pm

 

PLENARY: TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN…YOUR BUSINESS
(OSGOODE BALLROOM)

Debt is widely available from local credit unions to international lenders. This session will help you tailor your financing needs of your situation to the right capital source. Whether a select service new build, partnership refi and takeout, acquisition financing or development of a large-scale mixed-use project, you will be better informed after this session

Moderator:
Tyler McDiarmid | Ironwood Management

 

Speakers:
Mark Kay | CFO Capital 
Ed Khediguian | CWB Franchise Finance 
Robin McLuskie | Colliers International Hotels
Marc Rivard | Your Neighbourhood Credit Union
Benjamin Walter | Aareal Bank

 

3:15pm - 4:00pm

 

NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK WITH SPONSORS 
(SHERATON HALL)

Sponsored By:

4:00pm - 5:00pm

 

PLENARY: THE BIG SMOKE.  HOW THE LEGALIZATION OF CANNABIS IN CANADA WILL IMPACT THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY
(OSGOODE BALLROOM)

The legalization of cannabis in Canada could significantly impact the hospitality industry, and participants in the sector need to be prepared. Our expert panel will provide an update on legislation along with commentary on what we do and don’t yet know. The panel will also discuss issues surrounding cannabis in the workplace, the distribution and use of cannabis in public and private spaces, and the potential impact on tourism and trade. Questions will be taken throughout the discussion.

Moderator:
Jason Arbuck | Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

Speakers:
Jeff Ryan | Canopy Growth Corp.
Jonathan Sherman | Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
Kristin Taylor | Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

5:00pm - 5:15pm

 

CLOSING REMARKS & PRIZES
(OSGOODE BALLROOM)

Orie Berlasso (Big Picture Conferences) will quickly wrap up the day, reveal the winning team of #hotelNEXT and announce winners of our sponsored door prizes. 

 

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