The following expert panel discussions will be streamed live on our state-of-the-art virtual event platform over two days starting at 11 am EST on November 23rd.
Please note that all content will only be available live during the event dates. Content will NOT be made available on demand following the event and recordings will not be provided.
|Monday, November 23, 2020|
|11:00 AM - 11:10 AM|
Our opening kick-off leads with addresses and interviews from top executives and will open up key conversations and content over the next two days.
|11:10 AM - 11:25 AM|
|11:25 AM - 12:15 PM|
Whoa! What just happened? This timely session will give you real-time hotel market intelligence and an overview on key economic indicators in Canada today. Hotel value assessments and the direction they may be headed will be thoroughly addressed.
|12:15 PM - 12:30 PM|
|12:30 PM - 1:15 PM|
This year’s gobsmacking events turned everyone’s lives upside down. You have worked super-hard to maintain an open and timely relationship with your lender. Some debt providers will stay in the market, while others are stepping aside for the time being. This session will provide an update on the hotel financing market, relevant government support and contemplate what the next six months will look like.
Roy Dias - BMO Bank of Montreal
Ed Khediguian - CWB Franchise Finance
Paul Scholz - Institutional Mortgage Capital
John Trivieri - Meridian Credit Union
|1:15 PM - 1:30 PM|
|1:30 PM - 2:15 PM|
|2:15 PM - 2:17 PM|
|Tuesday, November 24, 2020|
|11:00 AM - 11:05 AM|
|11:05 AM - 11:50 AM|
What do you get when a noted pollster and leading economist present together? A plethora of real time sentiment and facts on where the hotel sector and the nation’s economy will be heading. The post US election impact on the Canadian economy will be dissected and assessed. Nanos will also announce the hotel sentiment survey which is being conducted by Nanos Research in partnership with Beechwood Real Estate Advisors and Big Picture Conferenes. You just can’t miss this session.
|11:50 AM - 12:05 PM|
|12:05 PM - 12:50 PM|
You’ve just bought more acrylic than imaginable and now the brand wants you to invest more money into your property. What is the right amount of capital to spend during quiet operating periods and what do you do to maintain guest service levels while all trying just to get to breakeven? A tall task for sure.
Hear what these owners, operators and managers have to say!
Roz Winegrad - Marriott Hotels of Canada
Irwin Prince - Realstar Hospitality
Serge Primeau - Urgo Hotels Canada
Sara Glenn - Accor
|12:50 PM - 1:05 PM|
|1:05 PM - 1:50 PM|
Good hotels going into Covid 19 will be good coming out. But with some, market, site or building factors may dictate an alternate use or perhaps the brand or other capital requirements may be excessive? Maybe a neighborhood has gone through change, or it's possible the residential value may exceed short to medium hotel values.
Phil Milroy - Westcorp
Greg Kwong - CBRE Hotels
Vincent Dods - Gibbs Gage Architects
Anil Taneja - Palm Holdings
|1:50 PM - 2:05 PM|
|2:05 PM - 2:50 PM|
Capital is starting to surface, some of it's rescue, some opportunity, some long term. What does the capital see that you may not? What’s the right capital source for your short and long-term needs? Are you looking for a partner or lender or both? An outright sale may be a necessary consideration too.
Alam Pirani - Colliers Hotels
Ash Lawrence - Brookfield Property Group
Paresh Raja - Brock Hotels
Doug Podd - Slate Asset Management
|2:50 PM - 2:55 PM|