Monday April 8th

Location: Frontenac Ballroom (Lower Level of the Conference Centre)

5:30pm - 7:30pm

Opening Cocktail Reception

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Tuesday April 9th

Location: Metropolitan Ballroom (Second Level of the Conference Centre)

7:30am - 9:00am

Networking Breakfast

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9:00am - 9:10am

Opening Remarks  

Stephanie Gadbois
Stephanie Gadbois
Managing Director
Big Picture Conferences

9:10am - 9:25am

Speed Data

Get the lowdown on hotel operational and financial performance across the country with a data rich TED-style talk. Learn which markets are strong and providing opportunity, and how they differ from those markets failing to thrive, as well as which expense lines continue to compress profitability. 

Carrie Russell, AACI, MAI, RIBC, ISHC
Carrie Russell, AACI, MAI, RIBC, ISHC
Senior Managing Partner
HVS

9:25am - 10:10am

Development Disturbers - Projects and Concepts Breaking the Mold

Meet savvy developers with the gumption to break ground during market turmoil, and how the skilled advice of the brands and creative, forward-thinking architects and designers help bring these concepts to life.

Moderator:

Graham Marsh
Graham Marsh
National Director, Franchise Development
Choice Hotels Canada Inc.

Panelists:

Linnea Chamberlain
Linnea Chamberlain
Principal
Chamberlain Architect Services Limited

Matt Davis
Matt Davis
Principal & Founding Partner
DesignAgency

Aaron Laurie
Aaron Laurie
Area Vice President, Development
Marriott International

Les Mallins
Les Mallins
President
Streetcar Developments

10:10am - 10:55am

Which Way Do I Go

You have the equity and your hotels are generally performing well. More hotel assets are expected to come to market, but there are also office conversions, a slowing condo market and vacant land to consider. How best to deploy your capital with lots of opportunity in this unique real estate window.

Moderator:

Zach Pendley
Zach Pendley
Real Estate and Hospitality Transactions and Valuations Lead
EY Canada

Panelists:

Amy King
Amy King
Vice President, Luxury and Mixed-Use Development
Hilton

Matthew Opferkuch
Matthew Opferkuch
CEO & Co-Founder
The Laundry Rooms

Alan Perlis
Alan Perlis
President & Chief Executive Officer
Knightstone Capital Management Inc.

10:55am - 11:20am 

Tradeshow & Networking Break

 

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11:20am - 12:05pm

Fireside Keynote

Moderator:

Amanda Lang
Amanda Lang
Acclaimed Business Journalist & Host, Taking Stock

Speaker:

David S. Marriott
David S. Marriott
Chairman of the Board
Marriott International, Inc.

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12:05pm - 12:15pm

2024 CHIC Lifetime Achievement Award

 

Don Cleary
Don Cleary
Former President
Marriott Hotels of Canada

12:15pm - 1:45pm

Tradeshow & Networking Lunch

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1:45pm - 2:45pm

Transaction Highlights and Broker Bake-Off

The stage is set with key investment highlights from 2023 and the first few months of 2024. Join lead brokers as they dissect the deal – who’s selling and why, what the buyer profile looks like and their motivation, where the opportunities lie and what is driving the overall transaction market. And of course…will investment activity ramp up or taper off for the balance of the year.

Moderator:

Brian Flood
Brian Flood
Executive Vice President & Practice Leader, Hospitality & Gaming Group, Canada
Cushman & Wakefield

Panelists:

Jessi Carrier
Jessi Carrier
Senior Vice President
Colliers Hotels

Curtis Gallagher
Curtis Gallagher
Principal, Canadian Hospitality Lead
Avison Young

Sylvia Occhiuzzi
Sylvia Occhiuzzi
Senior Vice President
Beechwood Real Estate Advisors

Luke Scheer
Luke Scheer
Executive Vice President
CBRE

2:45pm - 3:00pm

Hotel Association of Canada Update

Susie Grynol
Susie Grynol
President & CEO
Hotel Association of Canada

3:00pm - 3:25pm

Tradeshow & Networking Break

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3:25pm - 4:10pm

It's Worth What? Impact of Asset Valuations on Your Capital Stack

Hotel valuations continue to be generally very strong despite market disruptions in the past four years. But what really makes up value? Is it predicated on this year’s income, replacement cost or a five-year pro forma? And how does the cost of capital factor into pricing today.

Moderator:

Nicole Nguyen
Nicole Nguyen
SVP, Canadian Practice Lead, Hotels Valuation & Research
CBRE Hotels

Panelists:

Bill de Haan
Bill de Haan
Vice President Commercial Real Estate Markets
RBC Royal Bank

Kenny Gibson
Kenny Gibson
President & COO
Sunray Group

Daniel Hsieh
Daniel Hsieh
CFO
Easton's Group of Hotels

4:10pm - 4:55pm

Economic Intelligence

There are so many moving pieces in the Canadian and global economies – fluctuating interest rates, labour challenges, geopolitical issues, pending US presidential election and roiling consumer sentiment. This super informative session brings together experts in the thick of it. Hear their distinct perspectives and opinions on what’s in store for Canada’s economy.

Moderator:

Peter Armstrong
Peter Armstrong
Senior Business Reporter
CBC News

Panelists:

Brendon Bernard
Brendon Bernard
Senior Economist
Indeed

Dylan Smith
Dylan Smith
Vice President & Senior Economist
Rosenberg Research

Stephen Tapp
Stephen Tapp
Chief Economist
Canadian Chamber of Commerce

4:55pm - 5:00pm

Closing Remarks

Stephanie Gadbois
Stephanie Gadbois
Managing Director
Big Picture Conferences