Welcome!

Big Picture Conferences (BPC) is dedicated to connecting people through the synergistic

production of annual conferences and networking events for the Canadian hospitality

industry. BPC delivers ‘turnkey’ events by developing program content, organizing

quality speakers, coordinating marketing services while managing venue arrangements,

registrations and finances.

MAY 16+17, 2016

METRO TORONTO

CONVENTION CENTRE

OCTOBER 4+6, 2016

VANCOUVER

CONVENTION CENTRE

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HOTEL ASSOCIATION OF CANADA CONFERENCE (HAC)

2017 Date and Location to be announced

The Hotel Association of Canada is a national organization that represents 8,400+ hotels, more than 450,000 rooms and over $16-billion in revenue. The Conference provides an opportunity for those involved in the operations of lodging enterprises (mid and senior levels) and many industry suppliers, to gain timely insights into industry trends and current practices.

www.hacconference.ca

EXPECTED AUDIENCE: 400

WHO ATTENDS?

canadian tourism marketing summit (ctms)

2017 Date and Location to be announced

The Canadian Tourism Marketing Summit examines the importance of (and the required activities) supporting tourism marketing, with a focus on bringing international visitors to Canada as well as domestic travel. This event is held in conjunction with the Hotel Association of Canada’s Annual Conference (HAC) in order to broaden the interest and corresponding delegate attendance base. The audience focus for this event will include not only the hotelier community attending the previous day’s HAC conference, but also the widest possible cross section of businesses involved in tourism marketing including:

DESTINATION MARKETING ORGANIZATIONS, RESERVATION SYSTEM SUPPLIERS, ATTRACTIONS, TRAVEL CONSOLIDATORS, CONVENTION AND TRADE SHOW VENUES, PUBLIC/GOVERNMENT RELATIONS FIRMS, TRANSPORTATION COMPANIES, ADVERTISING AGENCIES, TOUR PACKAGERS/ WHOLESALERS, TRAVEL AGENCIES, ARTS AND CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS, EVENTS AND FESTIVALS, CONSULTANTS AND ADVISORS, SPORTS AND RECREATION OPERATORS AND MEDIA.

Content is the driver for attendance. Past conference topics include; shock waves that will impact global tourism in the 21st century, trends in consumer marketing, strategies for consumer engagement, BRAND USA and its effect on the Canadian tourism marketplace, loyalty marketing, brand awareness via social media, and niche areas for product development i.e weekend travellers, sport tourism, eco-tourism, culinary tourism, LGBT market.

www.cdntourismmarketing.ca

WHO ATTENDS?

CANADIAN HOTEL INVESTMENT CONFERENCE (CHIC)

MAY 16+17, 2016 | METRO TORONTO CONVENTION CENTRE

The Canadian Hotel Investment Conference provides the opportunity for senior executives and lodging industry experts to gain timely insights into the hotel investment market. This Conference is a vehicle for delegates to reflect on the various issues that impact the industry and discuss future opportunities and trends through in-depth, interactive sessions that are uniquely Canadian. A portion of the proceeds from the conference are donated to Canadian hospitality and tourism education programs to promote the long term commitment to education and well trained hospitality industry professionals. Over the past 20 years, the conference has raised more than $1,150,000.

www.hotelinvest.ca

EXPECTED AUDIENCE: 400

WHO ATTENDS?

CANADIAN RESTAURANT INVESTMENT SUMMIT (CRIS)

2017 Date and Location to be announced

The Canadian Restaurant Investment Summit is an annual investment and economic conference driven by GE Capital’s commitment to provide restaurateurs, lenders, and investors with the resources, knowledge and vision to help make better restaurant and franchise investment decisions. Senior-level executives and food service industry experts will gain from timely insights by leading financial and economic analysts. The Canadian Restaurant Investment Summit will explore issues that impact the restaurant investment community and discuss future opportunities and trends through in-depth, interactive sessions that are uniquely Canadian.

www.restaurantinvest.ca

EXPECTED AUDIENCE: 300

WHO ATTENDS?

CANADIAN RESTAURANT OPERATORS SUMMIT (CROS)

2017 Date and Location to be announced

In an effort to extend learning opportunities to a larger community, GE Capital and Big Picture Conferences will be producing an additional event, in association with the Canadian Restaurant Investment Summit (CRIS), on March 2, 2015 at the Hilton Hotel . Our new conference, the Canadian Restaurant Operators Summit (CROS) is designed to provide operators with the resources and knowledge for restaurant success. Whether you’re looking for how to improve your business, including controlling expenditures and retaining staff or you just want to network and learn with some of Canada’s best restauranteurs, CROS is for you! Whether you attend CRIS or CROS, prices for the events will be exactly the same. You may choose to stay in the investment or development track at CRIS, or join in on the CROS sessions designed to fine-tune your operations to reduce waste and grow profits.

www.restaurantoperator.ca

Western Canadian Lodging Conference (WCLC)

FORMERLY THE WESTERN CANADIAN HOTEL & RESORT INVESTMENT CONFERENCE

OCTOBER 4+5, 2016 | Vancouver Convention Centre

We've changed our name. The Western Canadian Hotel & Resort Investment Conference is now called the Western Canadian Lodging Conference. This conference continues to provide a year-end perspective on resort and urban lodging, with a western focus. Those involved in the development and/or operation of recreational/resort real estate or active in the hotel and urban-based investment market benefit from interactive sessions and timely insights into investment activity and the potential within the Western Canadian market. The event also provide a unique opportunity for lenders/investors, architects, designers, hospitality consultants, lawyers to gain better perspective on this rapidly evolving industry.

www.hotel-resortinvest.ca

EXPECTED AUDIENCE: 300

WHO ATTENDS?

HOTEL CAPITAL CONNECTION

2016 Date and Location to be announced

Recognizing the need for a “made-in-Canada” event, Big Picture Conferences is pleased to present Hotel Capital Connection (HCC) an exclusive networking & educational event matching Canadian hotel owners with top legal and financial advisors. Designed to provide C-Level (CEO, COO, CFO) Hospitality executives with the resources to help make better investment decisions, HCC explores current issues impacting the hotel investment community via interactive sessions led by Canada’s most trusted legal & financial firms. The event features ample designated time to meet with significant deal makers & conduct business.

www.hotelcapitalconnect.ca

EXPECTED AUDIENCE: 100

For more Information contact:

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Big Picture Conferences Inc.

56 The Esplanade | Suite 509 | Toronto ON | M5E 1A7

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(416) 924-2002

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1 (866) 887-4453

fax

(647) 317-3130

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Orie Berlasso | Managing Director

Vicki Welstead | Director of Sponsorship Development

Yalila Barreda | Event Manager

Carmina Jimenez | Event Manager

Enney Hoang | Event Coordinator