MONDAY OCTOBER 24, 2022

Hyatt Regency

*Note:  All times Pacific Standard Time (PST)

5:30 pm – 8:00 pm 
Opening Reception
Location: Plaza Ballroom
 

 

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TUESDAY OCTOBER 25, 2022

Hyatt Regency

*Note:  All times Pacific Standard Time (PST)

7:30 am – 8:45 am
Networking Breakfast and Tradeshow
Location: Regency Foyer
 
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8:45 am – 9:00 am
Opening Remarks
Location: Regency
 
 
Stephanie Gadbois
Stephanie Gadbois
Managing Director
Big Picture Conferences

Ingrid Jarrett
Ingrid Jarrett
President & CEO
BC Hotel Association

9:00 am – 10:00 am
Plenary #1
How the West was Acquired
Location: Regency
 

Expert panelists will take a super-deep dive into key factors impacting current and anticipated investment activity and values.  The evolving strata’s of capital, interest rates vine like growth and evolving cap rates have been spun together and it will be interesting to see it all come out. 2022 has seen slowed investment activity but this is expected to accelerate into ‘Q4 and well into next year. Hear what the experts are anticipating.

 
Moderator:
John Purcell
John Purcell
Executive Vice President, Canadian Real Estate, Portfolio Management
QuadReal

Panelists:

Ed Khediguian
Ed Khediguian
Senior Vice President
CWB Franchise Finance

Robin McLuskie
Robin McLuskie
Managing Director
Colliers Hotels

Cindy Schoenauer
Cindy Schoenauer
Vice President, Hospitality & Gaming, Canada
Cushman & Wakefield

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10:00 am – 10:45 am
Fireside Chat
Location: Regency
 
Moderated by:
Alam Pirani
Alam Pirani
Executive Managing Director | Hotels | Canada
Colliers Hotels

Jim Chu
Jim Chu
Executive Vice-President, Chief Growth Officer
Hyatt

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10:45 am – 11:15 am
Networking Coffee Break and Tradeshow
Location: Regency Foyer
 
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11:15 am – 12:15 pm
Plenary #2
Why Don't You Visit My Hotel Site and See What Develops?
Location: Regency
 
Hotel development has never been easy, especially today. Higher interest rates, supply chain uncertainty, brand selection, and the ever critical, will there be enough guests to fill my hotel? This session will look at which brand segments are most successful, whether its economy, upscale, resort or even an independent. Lets hear some of today’s success stories and determine which option is best for you.
 
Moderator:
David Ferguson
David Ferguson
Director
CBRE Hotels

Panelists:

Jonathan Cooper
Jonathan Cooper
Chief Operating Officer
Holborn Holdings Ltd.

Jeff Cury
Jeff Cury
Senior Director Development Canada
Hilton

Anto Vrdoljak
Anto Vrdoljak
Regional Director of Development- Canada
IHG Hotels & Resorts

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12:15 pm – 1:30 pm
Networking Lunch and Tradeshow
Location: Regency Foyer
 
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1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Update from Susie Grynol and the Hotel Association of Canada
Location: Regency
Susie Grynol
Susie Grynol
President & CEO
Hotel Association of Canada

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Plenary #3

What the Heck are Lenders and Brands, but Really Lenders, Thinking Today?
Location: Regency

Hotel owners can find funding for refinancing, expansions, development and acquisitions and there are some great stories out there, but the parameters are changing once again, and every owner’s terms are variable in so many ways.   Some markets are still digging out, it’s tougher to raise debt capital, LTVs are under pressure while rates are at their highest level since 2008.  This session is critical in so many ways as we combine currency of recent experiences with very important stakeholders.

Moderator:

Carrie Russell
Carrie Russell
Senior Managing Partner
HVS

Panelists:

Mark Kay B.A. (Hons)
Mark Kay B.A. (Hons)
Principal Broker, President
CFO Capital

Brian Leon
Brian Leon
Chief Executive Officer
Choice Hotels Canada

Helen Tunny
Helen Tunny
Senior Director – Hotels, Seniors Housing & Healthcare Financing
HSBC Canada

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3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Networking Coffee Break and Tradeshow
Location: Regency Foyer
 
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3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Plenary #4
Canadian Hospitality Leaders Under the Spotlight
Location: Regency
 
They have boots across Canada, some small, some large but no better perspective. Hear what these fearless leaders are thinking and acting on. Are they toiling with putting heads in beds, employees through the door, inflation or financing? Their plates are full too but let's hear what’s on their minds.
 
Moderator:
Rob O’Neill
Rob O’Neill
Founder & Director
American Hotel Income Properties REIT L.P.

Panelists:

Robert Pratt
Robert Pratt
President
Sandman Hotel Group and Sutton Place Hotels

Jiri Rumlena
Jiri Rumlena
President
SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts

Jaret Waddell
Jaret Waddell
Co-CEO
Globex Management

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4:30 pm – 4:45 pm
Final Remarks
Location: Regency
 
 
Stephanie Gadbois
Stephanie Gadbois
Managing Director
Big Picture Conferences