TUESDAY APRIL 18TH, 2023
WEDNESDAY APRIL 19TH, 2023
Fairmont Royal York
9:00am - 9:10am
9:10am - 10:00am
What a Magical Mystery Tour
We had never envisioned the last three years, but here we are. The dust has settled in one room but is getting stirred up in others. What will the Canadian economy look like, against its past self and other G7 nations this year? Explore alongside our panelists how the Canadian hotel sector compares to other real estate classes and why hotels are fundamentally strong amidst a looming recession and shifting interest rates.
Executive Vice President & Practice Leader, Hospitality & Gaming Group, Canada
Cushman & Wakefield
Managing Director | Hotels
10:00am - 10:45am
Day (and Night) Tripper
For the most part, occupancies have sustained themselves but what are the new drivers of demand and for which market segments? Leisure is back with a vengeance and people want to attend conferences but where’s the elusive business traveller? Find out how this is all going to shake out.
Partner & Executive Vice President, Crescent Hotels & Resorts
President & CEO, Global Edge Investments (GEI)
CEO & Co-Founder
Vice President, Global Enterprise Sales
Vice President, Marketing
11:15am - 12:00pm
A Day in the Life-Top hotel successes and failures heard here, live and willingly shared!
The hotel industry is a family and we’ve gone through great times and tough ones together. What development or operational initiatives have you made recently that were successful or didn’t quite turn out the way you planned. We can all learn. We’ll even pass the mic around the audience!!
Senior Vice President, Asset Management & Investment
Sterling Group Inc.
CEO & Owner
Basecamp Resorts Ltd. & Big Moose Realty
12:00pm - 12:10pm
CHIC Lifetime Achievement Award
1:15pm - 2:00pm
2:00pm - 2:20pm
Hotel Association of Canada Update
2:20pm - 3:10pm
You can’t buy me love, but you could build me a hotel.
This leading panel of North American Chief Development Officers will address the important issues around cogent and profitable hotel development in a bubbly inflationary period, where the opportunities lay and what the brands are doing to attract a broad number of segments to your market. Find out how the brands are evolving their design and operations to attract the growth market segments emerging post pandemic. Hear the brands’ go-forward position on fees, construction and operational support and on-going PIP requirements.
EVP & Chief Development Officer
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts
Senior Vice President, Development, North & Central America
Global Development Officer, US & Canada
Marriott International, Inc
SVP Development, U.S. & Canada
3:40pm - 4:30pm
Tell me why!
This panel of leading Canadian C-Suite occupants discuss important issues facing their properties, teams and the industry as a whole. Timely insight as the sector continues to navigate its recovery.
New Castle Hotels & Resorts
Bayview Hospitality Group
The Gupta Group
President & COO
Sandman Hotel Group and Sutton Place Hotels
4:30pm - 4:45pm