HOTELNEXT

HOTELNEXT

When:
April 24, 2018 all day
2018-04-24T00:00:00-04:00
2018-04-25T00:00:00-04:00
Where:
Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel
123 Queen St W
Toronto, ON M5H 2N2
Canada
Contact:
Vicki Welstead, Director of Sponsorship Development
(416) 924-2002 x233

#hotelNEXT  is a student competition where aspiring young developers pitch their hotel concepts to a panel of Canadian investors and hotel owners in front of a live audience at the annual Canadian Hotel Investment Conference.

Using the case study approach, the top 3 Teams have only 15 minutes to present a financially viable business case and convince the panel that their project should be the next Canadian hotel in development! Our judges and audience score the Teams based on the following two categories:

  • CREATIVITY
    • Is it a truly out-of-the-box concept? Has this offering or solution ever been introduced?
    • Can the team easily describe why this concept is not like any other?
    • Are the points of differentiation relevant to the targeted guests?
  • FEASIBILITY/ R.O.I.
    • Have the projected income statements been presented accurately?
    • Are they presented five fiscal years out?
    • Integrity in the numbers, meaning is the hotel financially viable?
    • Is there a return on investment?
    • How accurately are the competitors and target market identified?

If you are a student, a university professor or an industry professional looking to get involved, contact Enney Hoang, Event Coordinator at Big Picture Conferences or visit the website www.hotelNEXT.ca for more information.

If you are interested in being part of the judging panel, contact Vicki Welstead, Director of Sponsorship Development at Big Picture Conferences.

STUDENTS ENTER TO WIN

DESIGN A NEW HOTEL BRAND FOR FUTURE CANADIAN DEVELOPMENT.

  • Do you know what it would take to provide an amazing and unique hotel experience for future travelers?
  • Would you make the experience more tech-saavy?
  • How about introducing a sleeker design?
  • Would you change the room features?
  • How about the front lobby?

If you have an original hotel concept in mind, it’s your chance to compete in the #hotelNEXT competition! Beginning in January 2017, you and your Team can enter the second annual Canadian Millennial Hotel Competition, #hotelNEXT. The top three Teams will be flown out in May, all expenses paid, to present at the Canadian Hotel Investment Conference.

1ST PRIZE = $5,000!
2ND PRIZE = $3,000!
3RD PRIZE = $2,000!

SPONSOR

INTERESTED IN BEING THE MC OR A JUDGE FOR #HOTELNEXT?

As a sponsor your company is showcased as an integral part of the entire conference experience.

MC (Platinum Sponsor, 1 Opportunity):

  • Podium time as the Maser of Ceremonies
  • Ongoing exclusive access to delegate list
  • Logo on conference websites, industry publications, eBlasts, conference program, and conference signage
  • Appearance in video press release and Youtube video
  • Exposure on social media (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIN)
  • Complimentary table top

Judges (Award Sponsor, 3 Opportunities):

  • Part of the panel of juges that scores the Top 3 Teams
  • Logo on conference websites, industry publications, eBlasts, conference program, and conference signage
  • Appearance in video press release and Youtube video
  • Exposure on social media (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIN)
  • Complimentary table top

For more information on sponsoring #hotelNEXT, contact:
Vicki Welstead
Director, Sponsorship Development | Big Picture Conferences Inc.
(416) 924-2002 x ext 233

DOWNLOAD THE SPONSORSHIP CATALOGUE HERE
MENTORS

WANT TO BE A MENTOR?

Donate your time and expertise and help students build their dream hotel! Once students have assembled their Teams and completed some initial brainstorming, they are able to contact a Mentor for support with their #hotelNEXT submission, which is where you would come in! All that is involved is some of your time, guidance, advice, answering students questions about their development project. You can participate as much as you want via phone calls, social media posts, twitter or our LinkedIn group.

Out of professional courtesy, the students have been asked to introduce themselves via email and schedule a 30 minute meeting (in person, by phone, by video-conferencing, etc). Prior to the meeting, students will send you an outline of their #hotelNEXT project and list of questions, so everyone can be prepared.

For more information about being a Mentor, contact:
Enney Hoang
Event Coordinator | Big Picture Conferences Inc.
416-924-2002 ext 242