TUESDAY APRIL 5TH, 2022

Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel | Location: Lower Level - Grand Ballroom

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Exhibitor Set-Up

Location: Grand Ballroom Foyer

5:30pm - 8:00pm

Opening Cocktail Reception

Location: Grand Ballroom (East)

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WEDNESDAY APRIL 6TH, 2022

Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel | Location: Grand Ballroom

7:30am - 8:45am

Networking Breakfast

Location: Grand Ballroom Foyer

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8:45am - 9:00am

Opening Remarks

Location: Grand Ballroom

Stephanie Gadbois
Stephanie Gadbois
Managing Director
Big Picture Conferences

9:00am - 10:00am

Session 1: "Raindrops Have Stopped Falling on My Head"

Location: Grand Ballroom

As we’ve moved through these difficult times, the plethora of data and predictions has made our heads spin. We are now rebuilding in many parts of the country, and some markets and properties have performed well. Find out from these leading experts the very latest on transactions, capital, valuations, and critical data points, what the next couple of years may look like, which markets and asset classes will lag and those that are poised for a robust recovery.

Moderator:

Carrie Russell
Carrie Russell
Senior Managing Partner
HVS

Alam Pirani
Alam Pirani
Executive Managing Director | Hotels | Canada
Colliers Hotels

Anthony Cohen
Anthony Cohen
Executive VP & Partner, Crescent Hotels & Resorts Canada
President & CEO, Global Edge Investments

Curtis Gallagher
Curtis Gallagher
Principal, Canadian Hospitality Lead
Avison Young

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10:00am - 10:45am

Session 2: Controlling the Uncontrollable: Insurance and Property Taxes Examined

Location: Grand Ballroom

We now know the meaning of force majeure and understand all levels of government across the country are fiscally strained. But so are many hotel owners. These two “fixed” costs are not so stable. What can owners expect, and more importantly, how can they fairly manage these costs in the next few years?

Moderator

Christine Kennedy, CPA, CA
Christine Kennedy, CPA, CA
Vice President, Finance
Atlific Hotels

Terry Bishop
Terry Bishop
President, Property Tax, Canada
Altus Group

Lilli Chiu
Lilli Chiu
Assistant Vice President/Senior Risk Consultant
HUB

Kinnari Lakhani
Kinnari Lakhani
Senior Vice President
Arthur J. Gallagher Canada Ltd.

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10:45am - 11:30am 

Tradeshow and Networking Break

Location: Grand Ballroom Foyer

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11:30am - 12:15pm

Session 3: Recruitment, Retention, and Rethinking Hospitality Human Capital

Location: Grand Ballroom

In this facilitated panel discussion, experts from across the national workforce development, corporate hotel, and higher education landscapes will present brief reflections on the present state of the hotel industry’s labour conditions, best and better workplace practices, and emerging innovations in the world of recruitment, retention and rethinking human capital.

Moderator:

Joe Baker, MEd
Joe Baker, MEd
CEO
Joe Baker & CO.

Dario Guescini
Dario Guescini
Director, WIL, Experiential Education & Global Mobility
George Brown College

Tracey Kalimeris
Tracey Kalimeris
Vice President, Talent & Culture, North & Central America
Accor

William Loughran
William Loughran
President, Evolution Hospitality
Aimbridge Hospitality

Philip Mondor
Philip Mondor
President & CEO
Tourism HR Canada

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12:15pm - 1:30pm

Tradeshow and Lunch

Location: Grand Ballroom Foyer

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1:30pm - 1:45pm

Hotel Association of Canada Update

Location: Grand Ballroom

Susie Grynol
Susie Grynol
President & CEO
Hotel Association of Canada

1:45pm - 2:30pm

Session 4: Let’s Get It Started: Value Creation Through Capital and Procurement Upheaval

Location: Grand Ballroom

Guest satisfaction scores have dropped, your asset needs capital, and the brands, while forgiving through Covid, are now looking for improvements to be initiated. The problem is cash flow is tight, labour costs are rising, and getting your materials in on time and on budget is challenging. Learn what you must do to set your property up for success in the next two years.

Moderator:

Hugo Germain
Hugo Germain
Vice President, Operations
Germain Hotels

Michael Grubsztajn
Michael Grubsztajn
Vice President
Jemlor Hospitalité

Doris Hager
Doris Hager
Owner and Principal
Hager Design International Inc.

Guido Kerpel
Guido Kerpel
Chief Operating Officer
New Castle Hotels & Resorts

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2:30pm - 3:15pm

Session 5: Canada and the New World Economic Disorder Set Straight

Location: Grand Ballroom

These laser-focused economists will give us the straight goods. Where are we really heading-recovery or slump? What permanent and temporary changes to the economy can we expect, and how do we navigate all the moving parts? Will Canada expedite the return of much-needed pre-Covid immigration levels? These experts will provide real-time colour on the significance of all tiers of the government debt, interest rates, and inflation and how the rest of 2002 could unfold. Hold on --

Moderator:

Sabrina Maddeaux
Sabrina Maddeaux
Columnist
National Post

Marc Desormeaux
Marc Desormeaux
Senior Economist
Scotiabank

Michael Gregory, CFA
Michael Gregory, CFA
Deputy Chief Economist and Head of U.S. Economics, Managing Director
BMO Capital Markets

Nathan Janzen
Nathan Janzen
Senior Economist
RBC

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3:15pm - 3:45pm

Tradeshow and Networking Break

Location: Grand Ballroom Foyer

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3:45pm - 4:45pm

CEO Closing Keynote

Location: Grand Ballroom

Accor is a world leading hospitality group consisting of 5,300 properties and 10,000 food and beverage venues throughout 110 countries. The group has one of the industry's most diverse and fully-integrated hospitality ecosystems encompassing more than 40 luxury, premium, midscale and economy hotel brands, entertainment and nightlife venues, restaurants and bars, branded private residences, shared accommodation properties, concierge services, co-working spaces and more. Accor's unmatched position in lifestyle hospitality - one of the fastest growing categories in the industry - is led by Ennismore, a joint venture, which Accor holds a majority shareholding. Ennismore is a creative hospitality company with a global collective of entrepreneurial and founder-built brands with purpose at their heart. Accor boasts an unrivalled portfolio of distinctive brands and more than 260,000 team members worldwide. Members benefit from the company's comprehensive loyalty program. - ALL - Accor Live Limitless - a daily lifestyle companion that provides access to a wide variety of rewards, services and experiences. Through its Planet 21 - Acting Here, Accor Solidarity, RiiSE and ALL Heartist Fund initiatives, the Group is focused on driving positive action through business ethics, responsible tourism, environmental sustainability, community engagement, diversity and inclusivity. Founded in 1967, Accor SA is headquartered in France and publicly listed on the Euronext Paris Stock Exchange (ISIN code: FR0000120404) and on the OTC Market (Ticker: ACCYY) in the United States. For more information visit group.accor.com, or follow Accor on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

Moderator:

Eric Plesman
Eric Plesman
Head of Global Real Estate
HOOPP | Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan

Sébastien Bazin
Sébastien Bazin
Chairman and CEO
Accor

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4:45pm - 5:00pm

Final Remarks

Location: Grand Ballroom

Stephanie Gadbois
Stephanie Gadbois
Managing Director
Big Picture Conferences