SAVE THE DATE

November 19+20, 2018

JW Marriott Parq Vancouver

 

Program

MONDAY NOVEMBER 19, 2018

JW Marriott Parq Vancouver | 39 Smithe St, Vancouver, BC V6B 0R3


3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

BRITISH COLUMBIA HOTEL ASSOCIATION ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
(Cambie Room)

This meeting is open to current members of the British Columbia Hotel Association (BCHA). 
Please RSVP to Louise Thompson (louise@bchotelassociation.com or 604-443-4756) by Thursday, November 15th, 2018.


5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

BADGE PICK UP AT THE REGISTRATION DESK
(Fairview Ballroom Foyer | Level 4)


5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

OPENING RECEPTION 
(Fairview Ballroom | Level 4) 

CBRE Hotels, the BC Hotel Association and our platinum sponsor HVS welcome all registered delegates to this deluxe function to reunite with old acquaintances and strike up new relationships.

TUESDAY NOVEMBER 20, 2018

JW Marriott Parq Vancouver | 39 Smithe St, Vancouver, BC V6B 0R3


7:00 am - 5:00 pm

BADGE PICK UP AT THE REGISTRATION DESK
(Parq Grand Ballroom Foyer | Level 4)


7:00 am - 8:00 am

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST 
(Parq Grand Ballroom Foyer | Level 4)

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8:00 am - 8:15 am

OPENING REMARKS
(Parq Grand Ballroom EF | Level 4)

Speaker:
Carrie Russell | HVS 


MORNING PLENARY SESSIONS


8:15 am - 9:15 am

PLENARY: ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL UPDATE 
(Parq Grand Ballroom EF | Level 4)

What’s the long term economic and political outlook for British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba? What do the experts say and how does the major populous really feel?

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9:15 am - 10:15 am

PLENARY: TRANSACTION ROUND UP 2018 - THE STORIES BEHIND THE DEALS
(Parq Grand Ballroom EF | Level 4)

The annual Transactions Round Up takes on a new dimension: hotel transaction volume has declined significantly over 2018, but operating results continue to show pockets of ongoing strength with recovery generally being experienced across the west. Now it’s time for Carrie and Scott to dig below the surface to examine the details behind the deals. Who were the buyers and what motivated their decisions? Why did they choose one market over another?

Market by market, Carrie and Scott will examine the transactions, the dynamics and the influences of 2018, and cast a light on what lies ahead for 2019. This is the session that will set the tone for the year that lies ahead.

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10:15 am - 11:00 am

NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK WITH SPONSORS 
(Parq Grand Ballroom Foyer | Level 4)

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11:00 am - 12:00 pm 

PLENARY: UNIVERSE OF HOTEL DEBT
(Parq Grand Ballroom EF | Level 4)

This session explores a wide range of topics: the major players, trends regarding interest rates, risk, financial challenges, urban vs resort, Branded vs Independent, portfolio vs single property, changes from 5 years ago and the future. Our experts will tackle it all, including your questions.

Speakers:
Hugo Germain | Groupe Germain Hotels
Ed Khediguian | CWB Franchise Finance
Roy Lall | Otera Capital Inc. 
Justin Walton  KingSett Capital 


12:00 pm - 1:15 pm 

NETWORKING BUSINESS LUNCH WITH SPONSORS
(Parq Grand Ballroom Foyer | Level 4)


BREAKOUT SESSIONS: THE CHOICE IS YOURS A1 OR A2 


1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

A1: GETTING DEALS DONE
(Parq Grand Ballroom EF | Level 4)

What are the key stumbling blocks that occur when deals are put together? Explore the challenges from all sides. Our moderator will keep the conversation focused on solutions.  

Moderator:
Ian McAuley | American Hotel Income Properties REIT LP

Speakers:
Irfan Ali | Pacific Reach Properties
Greg Kwong | CBRE Limited
David Longcroft | Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Ron Mundi | Mundi Hotel Enterprises Inc.
Glenn Squires | Crescita Hotels & Resorts Limited Partnership


1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

A2: DESIGNERS MEET THE DRAGONS: ROOM RENOVATION IDEAS ON A BUDGET OF $15K AND $20K
(Parq Grand Ballroom D | Level 4)

Where’s the best place to focus renovation dollars? How do you calculate returns on this outlay? How much is enough?
Watch as two designers each pitch their recommendations for a $15,000 and $20,000/room overhaul to our two "dragons".

Moderator:
Bill Tom | Rosedale Advisors

Designers:
Harry Christakis | HCA Architecture
Jocelyn Malcolm | Vivid Interior Designs Inc.

Dragons:
Robert Bruins | Oxford Properties Group
Nicholas Lakas | InnVest Hotels


2:15 pm - 2:30 pm

BRIEF INTERMISSION WHILE OUR NEXT PANEL ARRIVES ON STAGE


BREAKOUT SESSIONS: THE CHOICE IS YOURS B1 OR B2


2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 

B1: THE NEXT WAVE:  FUTURE LOOK AT CANADIAN HOTEL REVENUES
(Parq Grand Ballroom D | Level 4)

This session looks at tools to maximize revenue with a deep dive into digital media strategies. The Online Travel Agencies have become as powerful as they are today because they have understood the internet and digital marketing opportunities arguably better than the hotels have. The consequence of which has been the close collaboration of large competitors compelled to work closely together in order to survive. As correct budget allocation is key to success, along with the multitude of marketing options (social media, email, SEO and review sites), investors will need to be extremely disciplined with how they allocate their budgets moving forward. This strategy session will help hotels adapt quickly to the changing environment around them.

Speaker:
Amit Vyas | Nexa


2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 

B2: TRENDS IN BRANDING
(Parq Grand Ballroom EF | Level 4)

With the recent entry of many non-traditional hotel competitors into the market, it has become increasingly important for hotel brands to target customers more precisely and directly.
This development session looks at the increasing popularity of “Soft Brands” and “Dual Brands”.

Moderator:
Tony Cohen | Global Edge Investments / Crescent Hotel & Resorts

Speakers: 
Andrew Boblin | PBA Land & Development
Jonathan Korol | SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts
Bob Pomeroy | Pomeroy Lodging LP


3:30 pm - 4:00pm

NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK WITH SPONSORS
(Parq Grand Ballroom Foyer | Level 4

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CLOSING PLENARY SESSION


4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

PLENARY: THE FUTURE OF FINANCIAL TECHNOLOGY
(Parq Grand Ballroom EF | Level 4

Adam Nanjee discusses the future of financial technology in Canada and around the world, addressing the evolution of innovation in financial services, from technological advancements to disruptive new economies of scale. 


5:00 pm - 5:15 pm

CLOSING REMARKS & PRIZES
(Parq Grand Ballroom EF | Level 4

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