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. Stay tuned for the schedule coming soon!

 

Search and Deploy - Finding Appropriate Hotel Debt Solutions

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.

Paul Scholz
Moderator
Paul Scholz
IMN Capital
Managing Director and Partner
Ed Khediguian
Panelist
Ed Khediguian
CWB
Senior Vice President
Roy Dias
Panelist
Roy Dias
BMO
SVP & Head, Specialized Industries
John Trivieri
Panelist
John Trivieri
Meridian Credit Union
Vice President, Credit Management

Wizards of Whiz - Perspective and Performance From Canada's Leading Economists

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 results of the hotel sentiment survey conducted by Nanos Research in partnership with Beechwood Real Estate Advisors and Big Picture Conferences will be presented along with cogent views on the current state of domestic and global economies.

The post US election impact on the Canadian economy will be dissected and assessed. You just can’t miss this session.

Nik Nanos
Moderator
Nik Nanos
NANOS RESEARCH Group of Companies
Chief Data Scientist & Founder
Dawn Desjardins
Panelist
Dawn Desjardins
RBC
Deputy Chief Economist

The Brand Wagon - Determining Capital and Operating Standards in Trying Times

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
Moderator
Roz Winegrad
Marriott Hotels of Canada
AVP, Owner and Franchise Services
Irwin Prince
Panelist
Irwin Prince
Realstar Hospitality
President & COO
Sara Glenn
Panelist
Sara Glenn
Accor
SVP Operations
Serge Primeau
Panelist
Serge Primeau
Urgo Hotels Canada
VP
Kenny Gibson
Panelist
Kenny Gibson
Sunray Group
President

The Matrix - Experienced Capital Alternatives Are Right This Way

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.

Ashley Lawrence
Panelist
Ashley Lawrence
Brookfield
Managing Director, Real Estate
Paresh Raja
Panelist
Paresh Raja
Brock Hotels
President
Alam Pirani
Alam Pirani
Colliers International Hotels
Executive Managing Director

2020 - A Real Oddity, Its Time For Back To The Future! Facts And Emerging Trends For The Recovery

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.

Carrie Russell
Moderator
Carrie Russell
HVS
Senior Managing Partner
Brian Flood
Moderator
Brian Flood
Cushman and Wakefield
VP and Practice Leader
Danielle Gadbois
Panelist
Danielle Gadbois
CWT
Vice President & Head of Sales - North America