2018 SPEAKERS

(Confirmed to date)
 

Scott Duff

VP
CBRE Hotels

Carrie Russell

Managing Director
HVS

Benjamin Walter

Director
Aareal Bank

Ed Khediguian

SVP
CWB Franchise Finance

Robin McLuskie

Managing Director
Colliers International Hotels

Tyler McDiarmid

CEO
Ironwood Management

Erin O'Brien

Senior Director
CBRE Hotels

Craig Alexander

SVP & Chief Economist
The Conference Board of Canada

Mark Kay

President
CFO Capital

Nik Nanos

Founder & Chairman
Nanos Research

Ray Halani

Board of Directors
Jubilee Hospitality Association Canada

*hotelNEXT Judge

Brad Hutchings

Partner
Deloitte

Jason Arbuck

Partner
Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

Jonathan Sherman

Associate
Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

Kristin Taylor 

Partner
Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

Bruce Sellery

Business Journalist, Author,
& Television Anchor

Blake Hutcheson

President & Chief Pensions Officer
OMERS 

Orie Berlasso

Managing Director
Big Picture Conferences

Susie Grynol

President
Hotel Association of Canada

Irwin Prince 

President & COO
Realstar Hospitality

Marc Rivard

VP, Commercial Business Services
Your Neighbourhood Credit Union

Shaheena Nanji

Member
Jubilee Hospitality Association Canada

*hotelNEXT Judge

Charles Suddaby

VP, Practice Leader
Cushman & Wakefield

*hotelNEXT MC

Hugo Germain

Director, Development
Groupe Germain Hotels

*hotelNEXT Judge

Jeff Ryan

VP, Government & Stakeholder Relations
Canopy Growth Corp.

Amber Douel

#hotelNEXT Finalist
University of Guelph 

Dulendra Sonnadara

#hotelNEXT Finalist
Mount Saint Vincent University 

Hameed Mohamed 

#hotelNEXT Finalist
Mount Saint Vincent University 

Sahad Kassam

#hotelNEXT Finalist
University of Guelph 

Sara Mofford

#hotelNEXT Finalist
Mount Saint Vincent University 

Sohee Park

#hotelNEXT Finalist
Mount Saint Vincent University 

Shannon Bahr

#hotelNEXT Finalist
University of Guelph 

Erica Huang

#hotelNEXT Finalist
Thompson Rivers University 

Hannah Fregin

#hotelNEXT Finalist
Thompson Rivers University 

Krystal Chen 

#hotelNEXT Finalist
Thompson Rivers University 
   

 

Speaking Opportunities 

Interested in speaking?
This event will bring together individuals from a broad cross section of disciplines and professional associations. The primary objective of the conference is to provide a learning and networking forum for attendees from the Canadian hotel, resort and travel marketing industries.

If you, or someone you know, would be interested in participating as a speaker or a moderator, please submit a brief biography indicating the session you would be best qualified to contribute to. As members of a panel, our non-paid speakers draw from their own experiences to deliver an educational and informative presentation that is lively, objective, and non-commercial.

Please email your biography to:
Orie Berlasso,
Managing Director | Big Picture Conferences Inc.
orieberlasso@bigpictureconferences.ca

If you have any questions about the event, please feel free to contact Orie at (416) 924-2002 ext 229.
Thank you for your interest.

 

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