Program

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.

We’ve got an unusual start to the morning so don't miss this opening session and look out for some surprises throughout the event!

11:10 AM - 11:25 AM
Susie Grynol
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.

Led by senior industry advisors and major travel and accommodation providers, panelists will highlight what the next 24 months may look like for business, group and leisure travel. Unique perspectives, defining market experiences.

Daniele Gadbois Carrie Russell Brian Flood Russ Atkinson
Sponsored By
2020 - A Real Oddity, Its Time For Back To The Future! Facts And Emerging Trends For The Recovery
12:15 PM - 12:30 PM

 

  1. Join the Virtual Tradeshow
  2. Attend Q&A sessions with panelists from the last session
  3. Connect with attendees at our Networking Mixer (Mixtroz)
 
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.

You will the learn the best ways to work with your lender and how to find and structure replacement capital for your unique situation.

Roy Dias Ed Khediguian Paul Scholz John Trivieri
Sponsored By
Search and Deploy - Finding Appropriate Hotel Debt Solutions
1:15 PM - 1:30 PM

 

  1. Join the Virtual Tradeshow
  2. Attend Q&A sessions with panelists from the last session
  3. Join Roundtable Discussion: Sales and Marketing Best Practices - Building Up Corporate Demand. Moderated by Sylvia Occhiuzzi, VP, Beechwood Real Estate Advisors
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

 

 

Chris Cahill David Larone
Sponsored By
Keynote Address
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.

 

 

Dawn Desjardins Nik Nanos
11:50 AM - 12:05 PM

 

  1. Join the Virtual Tradeshow
  2. Attend Q&A sessions with panelists from the last session
  3. Join Roundtable Discussion: Post Pandemic Changes to Meetings, Conferences and Events. Moderated by Sylvia Occhiuzzi, VP, Beechwood Real Estate Advisors
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 Irwin Prince Serge Primeau Sara Glenn
Sponsored By
The Brand Wagon - Determining Capital and Operating Standards in Trying Times
12:50 PM - 1:05 PM

 

  1. Join the Virtual Tradeshow
  2. Attend Q&A sessions with panelists from the last session
  3. Join Roundtable Discussion: Operating Hotels Today: Leaner and More Streamlined? Moderated by Nicole Nguyen, Director, CBRE
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.

Affordable housing, seniors and student accommodation or rental apartments may be options for you. Tune into this session to learn a lot more.

Phil Milroy Greg Kwong Vincent Dods Anil Taneja
1:50 PM - 2:05 PM

 

  1. Join the Virtual Tradeshow
  2. Attend Q&A sessions with panelists from the last session
  3. Join Roundtable Discussion: Capital Investment & Deployment: What, Where & When? Moderated by Nicole Nguyen, Director, CBRE
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.

There are choices in today’s uncertain market so attend this session and see what may work best for you.

 

Alam Pirani Ash Lawrence Paresh Raja Doug Podd
Sponsored By
The Matrix - Experienced Capital Alternatives Are Right This Way
2:50 PM - 2:55 PM