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May 13 + 14, 2019

 

Program

 

MONDAY MAY 13, 2019

Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel | 123 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5H 2M9


4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

ONSITE REGISTRATION / BADGE PICK-UP
(Vide Foyer)

 


4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

SAMSUNG PRE-PARTY
(Vide Foyer)

Hosted by your friends at Samsung, get your networking off to a head start by joining the Samsung team at a pre-reception event at the Canadian Hotel Investment Conference.
This is a great opportunity to re-connect with industry acquaintances while enjoying a beverage and some appetizers!

 


5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

HILTON'S OPENING RECEPTION
(Grand Ballroom East)

Celebrating 100 YEARS, Hilton Hotels proudly sponsors the official opening reception for the Canadian Hotel Investment Conference. All registered delegates are welcome to this deluxe reception which is considered the most anticipated networking event of the year!

For those purchasing a conference ticket, you may also buy an additional ticket for a friend/ guest/ colleague/ spouse/ partner to join you at the opening reception ($199 +HST). The Reception ticket is sold in conjunction with the Conference ticket and not available for separate purchase. Sorry, no exceptions.

 


 

TUESDAY MAY 14, 2019

Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel | 123 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5H 2M9


7:00 am - 8:30 am

NETWORKING BREAKFAST WITH SPONSORS
(Grand Foyer)

8:30 am - 8:45 am

OPENING REMARKS
(Grand Ballroom)

Speakers:
Orie Berlasso | Managing Director | Big Picture Conferences
Matthew Cornell | VP, Investments | InnVest Hotels

 


8:45 am - 10:00 am

PLENARY: WE HAVE HOT AND COLD MARKETS BUT CANADA REMAINS COOL
(Grand Ballroom)

These leading experts have appraised and sold more than all others and will move across the country and measure, evaluate and predict activity in the coming 18 months. What direction are hotel values heading, where is new supply bubbling and who are the most active players? If Canada is cool, where are the hot areas? What are the real influencers of hotel and resort demand and where are the breakout markets? How do funding sources look at the sector and Canada? All this and more will be covered in what is to be expected to be a very lively session.

Moderator:
Rob Kumer | Chief Investment Officer | KingSett Capital

Speakers:
Brian Flood | VP & Practice Leader, Hospitality & Gaming Group | Cushman & Wakefield
Alam Pirani | Executive Managing Director, Hotels | Colliers International Hotels
Carrie Russell | Senior Managing Partner - Vancouver | HVS
Bill Stone | EVP | CBRE Hotels

 


10:00 am - 10:45 am

COFFEE BREAK WITH OUR SPONSORS
(Grand Foyer)

 


BREAKOUT SESSIONS: YOUR CHOICE A1 OR A2


10:45 am - 11:45 am

A1: AN ASSET MANAGER, OWNER AND BRAND MANAGER WALK INTO A HOTEL BAR…
(Grand Ballroom East)

Ready to have a frank and open conversation about optimizing your hotel’s performance? How do these important stakeholders go forth and comply with the number one goal of sustaining long-term peak operating performance of your asset?

This session is all about perspective, managing expectations and driving hotel performance whether through a major renovation or repositioning, supply impacts, ownership demands or partnership bumps. This strategy session explores how these participants work together for the long-term viability of the asset. War stories, successes and yes, failures, will be openly examined.

Moderator:
Mario Di Fiore | Partner | Goodmans LLP

Speakers:
Adam Haick | Director, Asset Management | InnVest Hotels
Marion Harper Treskin | Dual General Manager | JW Marriott Parq Vancouver & the DOUGLAS, an Autograph Collection Hotel
Constantin Nassif | Senior Director, Asset Management | Carbonleo
Robert Sedore | Director, Asset Management | Barney River
 


10:45 am - 11:45 am

A2: THE SKYSCAPES ARE CHANGING. MIXED USE AND URBAN LAND DEVELOPMENT TRENDS IN CANADA’S MAJOR MARKETS
(Grand Ballroom West)

With stellar operating fundamentals and escalating supply growth, investors are looking at smart ways of breaking into high-barrier entry markets like Toronto, Vancouver and to some degree Montreal. How does a hotel developer compete with a residential developer for the same plot of land? How do hotel companies find the right mixed-use projects to integrate themselves into what makes economic sense for all constituents?

Moderator:
Sylvia Occhiuzzi | Senior Associate | CBRE Hotels

Speakers:
Peter Clewes | Managing Partner & Design Director | architectsAlliance
Greg Doman | SVP, Development - North & Central America, Luxury Hotels Americas & Residential | Accor
Geoff Matthews | SVP, High Rise Development | Great Gulf Group of Companies
Marc Varadi | President | RIMAP Hospitality Services Inc.


11:45 am - 1:00 pm

NETWORKING LUNCH WITH OUR SPONSORS
(Grand Foyer)

 


1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

PLENARY: THE BIG PICTURE! NATIONAL UPDATE ON REAL ESTATE, POLITICS AND THE CANADIAN ECONOMY
(Grand Ballroom)

This session, moderated by Bruce Sellery, examines all the key issues affecting our industry-  the major trends, challenges, risks and opportunities. 

  • Sheila Botting is Senior Partner & Canadian Real Estate Leader for Deloitte LLP, and a member of the firm’s Global Real Estate Executive. Sheila will discuss the Canadian marketplace, and most important, how digital technologies are transforming markets, space users, commercial properties and developments. Sheila has over 25 years of experience in the Canadian and global market, and has advised many clients for some of the most substantial Canadian projects.

  • Nik Nanos, CTV's official pollster, leads one of Canada’s most distinguished research companies.  With the upcoming election and recent headlines, what is the political outlook for Canada?

  • Dawn Desjardins, RBC's Deputy Chief Economist, shares her insight on the latest forecast, both domestically and abroad, and will advise on the transformational trends to assist you in developing your investment strategies.

 

 


2:30 pm - 2:45 pm

INTERMISSION

 


BREAKOUT SESSIONS: YOUR CHOICE B1 OR B2


2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

B1: DO SOFT BRANDS DELIVER THE HARD GOODS?
(Grand Ballroom East)

What are the best types of assets and markets within which to compete? How do they differ in terms of offerings, amenities and finishes? How does the guest differ from a traditionally branded hotel? Each of the panelists weigh in and offer their advice on this growing sector.

Moderators:
Jeff Cury | Senior Director, Development - Canada | Hilton Worldwide
Roz Winegrad | AVP, Owner & Franchise Services | Marriott International

Speakers:
Tony Cohen | President & CEO of Global Edge Investments, EVP & Partner of Crescent Hotel & Resorts
Melissa French | Director, Operations | Silver Hotel Group
Steve Hedington | VP, Hotel Finance | Clifton Blake
Cindy Schoenauer | VP, Hospitality & Gaming | Cushman & Wakefield


2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

B2: FOCUSING ON SECONDARY & TERTIARY SITES
(Grand Ballroom West)

When land values in major markets make it impossible to get into the game, what is available on the fringe? How are these markets properly assessed? Where are the opportunities? Can municipalities be additive to a hotel developer?

Moderator:
Danny Murphy | President and COO | DP Murphy Hotels & Resorts

Speakers:
Lyndon Holm | AVP, Corporate Financing - West | Business Development Bank of Canada
Gunjan Kahlon | Director, Franchise Development | Wyndham Hotels & Resorts
Scott Richer | VP, Real Estate & Development - Canada | Hyatt Hotels
Eric Watson | President | MasterBUILT Hotels


3:45 pm - 4:15 pm

COFFEE BREAK WITH OUR SPONSORS
(Grand Foyer)

 


4:15 pm - 5:15 pm

PLENARY: GLOBAL HOTEL BRANDS AT THE C-LEVEL
(Grand Ballroom)

Corporate brand mergers and development are at all-time highs. What will guests demand in the next five years and how will hotel companies provide it? Diving deep into corporate and marketing strategies, this session looks at the evolution of hotel brands, changing customer preferences, various segments and loyalty programs, which will all drive future growth.

Moderator:
Dave Johnson | Chairman & CEO | Aimbridge Hospitality

Speakers:
Allie Hope | Chief Development Officer | Virgin Hotels
Chip Ohlsson | EVP & Chief Development Officer | Wyndham Hotels & Resorts
Noah Silverman | Chief Development Officer, North America Full Service Hotels | Marriott International
Matthew Wehling | SVP, Development - United States & Canada | Hilton Worldwide


5:15 pm - 5:30 pm

CLOSING REMARKS & PRIZE GIVEAWAY
(Grand Ballroom)

Speaker:
Orie Berlasso | Managing Director | Big Picture Conferences

 


 

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