Program Schedule                                                              

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TUESDAY NOVEMBER 21, 2017
Fairmont Waterfront Vancouver | 900 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC V6C 3L5

8:00 am - 2:00 pm

BRITISH COLUMBIA HOTEL ASSOCIATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
(Cheakamus Room)


This is a closed business meeting for members of the Board. 
For more information, please contact:
Stacey Sellars, Manager of Communications, BCHA | 604-443-4751

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

BRITISH COLUMBIA HOTEL ASSOCIATION 100th ANNIVERSARY
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

(Mackenzie Room)

This meeting is open to current members of the British Columbia Hotel Association (BCHA). 
For more information, please contact:
Louise Thompson, Membership Services Coordinator, BCHA | 604-443-4756

 
Terminal City Club | 837 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6C 1B6

5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

BADGE PICK UP AT THE REGISTRATION DESK
(Skidmore Room)

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

 

OPENING RECEPTION | TERMINAL CITY CLUB
(Skidmore Room)

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.

WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 22, 2017
Fairmont Waterfront Vancouver | 900 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC V6C 3L5

7:00 am - 5:00 pm

BADGE PICK UP AT THE REGISTRATION DESK
(Waterfront Foyer)

7:00 am - 8:00 am

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST 
(Waterfront Ballroom AB & Foyer)

Sponsored by:

8:00 am - 8:15 am

 

OPENING REMARKS
(Waterfront Ballroom C)

Speaker:
Carrie Russell | HVS

MORNING PLENARY SESSIONS

8:15 am - 9:15 am

 

PLENARY:
NO REST IN THE WEST
OPERATING PERFORMANCE & TRANSACTION HIGHLIGHTS FOR WESTERN CANADA

(Waterfront Ballroom C)

Diverse market conditions provide a backdrop of rising top lines in BC, early signs of improvement in Alberta and Saskatchewan and the steadiness of Manitoba. All this in another bumper transaction year. Join Carrie Russell (HVS) and Scott Duff (CBRE Hotels) as they highlight this year's numbers along with their perspectives for 2018.

Speakers:
Scott Duff | CBRE Hotels
Carrie Russell | HVS

Sponsored by:

9:15 am- 10:15 am

PLENARY:
IT’S RAINING CAPITAL AND IT’S FLOWING TO CANADA

(Waterfront Ballroom C)

Canada is the darling of the capital markets attracting debt and equity from Asia, Europe and the US. Domestic activity remains exceptionally strong too. These experts explain the why, where and how of investing in Canada for all layers of the capital stack.

Moderator:
Lorne Burns | KPMG LLP

Speakers:
Curtis Gallagher | Cushman & Wakefield Ltd.
Dr. Azim Jamal | Pacific Reach Properties
Jonathan Korol | SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts
Benjamin Walter | Aareal Bank
Bobby Wang | McCarthy Tétrault LLP

10:15 am - 11:00 am

NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK WITH SPONSORS
(Waterfront Ballroom AB & Foyer)

Sponsored by:

 

11:00 am - 12:00 pm 

 

PLENARY:
HAVE CAPITAL, MUST DEPLOY

(Waterfront Ballroom C)

The options are many in the hotel investment business. You have capital but does one acquire? Hold and renovate? Sell or develop? A 360 degree view of what to do and when to do it. It’s easy-buy low, sell high or refinance. But how are those returns replaced anyways? Can you acquire and renovate prudently instead of developing?

Moderator:
David Larone | CBRE Hotels

Speakers:
Carolyn Genest | d3h Hotels
Ron Mundi | Mundi Hotel Enterprises Inc.
Ryan Pomeroy | Pomeroy Lodging LP
Barry Remai | Remai Hospitality Group

12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

NETWORKING BUSINESS LUNCH WITH SPONSORS
(Waterfront Ballroom AB & Foyer)

AFTERNOON PLENARY SESSIONS

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

PLENARY:
LET’S GET THE DEAL DONE

(Waterfront Ballroom C)

You've decided to sell but what needs to be done to make the process efficient, timely and successful? These experienced principals and advisors give you their all and get it done.

Moderator:
Brian Flood | Cushman & Wakefield Ltd.

Speakers:
Tom Andrews | Colliers International Hotels

Jason Arbuck | Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
Billy Coles | BCP Construction/ CCR Hospitality

Gord Dosanjh | Business Development Bank of Canada
Phil Milroy | Westcorp Inc.

2:15 pm - 2:30 pm  BRIEF INTERMISSION WHILE OUR NEXT PANEL GETS ON STAGE

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm 

PLENARY:
WESTERN CANADA-HOME OF THE ROCKIES AND SOMETIMES ROCKY ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE

(Waterfront Ballroom C)

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

Speakers:
Nik Nanos |
Nanos Research
Craig Wright | RBC

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK WITH SPONSORS
(Waterfront Ballroom AB & Foyer)

Sponsored by:

CLOSING PLENARY SESSION

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

PLENARY:
THE TRUMP EFFECT: WHAT CAN CANADIANS EXPECT?

(Waterfront Ballroom C)

What will the presidency of Donald Trump mean for Canadian business? Washington insider, David Frum, a Canadian-American pundit and a fixture on CNN, will share his insights during an engaging and no-holds barred keynote address. He is one of the most influential political analysts and brings a Canadian conscience into the mainstream of the often polarized world of American politics.  During the last U.S. election, Frum, a neo-conservative who wrote speeches for George W. Bush, publicly broke from party ranks and voted for Hillary Clinton. Frum will provide insider views on what happened within the Republican Party during the Trump ascendency, and he’ll offer his thoughts on what a Trump reign will mean for the world — and for Canada. Given David’s expertise as a former White House insider and now one of the world’s leading political reporters (as the Senior Editor at The Atlantic), his presentation will bring clarity on the impact U.S. policy will have on Canadian business.

Keynote Speaker:
David Frum | Social & Political Commentator, Senior Editor of The Atlantic

5:00 pm - 5:15 pm

 

CLOSING REMARKS 
(Waterfront Ballroom C)

Speaker:
Monique Rosszell | HVS