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TUESDAY MAY 25, 2010
Hilton Toronto Hotel | 145 Richmond Street West, Toronto ON
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm Registration Opens (Second Floor - Poolside)
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Opening Reception (Second Floor - Poolside)

Conference hosts CB Richard Ellis Hotels, Colliers International Hotels, HLT Advisory Inc. and our 2010 Platinum Sponsor ROGERS and our Gold Sponsors Carlson Hotels Worldwide and Hilton Worldwide welcome you pool-side on the terrace level at the Hilton Toronto Hotel. All registered delegates are invited to this deluxe function to reunite with old acquaintances and strike new relationships.

WEDNESDAY MAY 26, 2010
Hilton Toronto Hotel | 145 Richmond Street West, Toronto ON
7:00 am - 8:30 am Continental Breakfast (Foyer)
8:30 am - 8:50 am

Canadian Hotel Investment Conference
Opening Remarks
(Toronto Ballroom)

Lyle Hall (HLT Advisory Inc) and Bill Stone (CB Richard Ellis Hotels) set the stage for the 2010 Canadian Hotel Investment Conference. Listen to the results of pre-conference survey and discover the big “Ah Ha’s” of the last 18 months.

MORNING PLENARY SESSION: PART I
8:50 am - 9:20 am

Hotel Development Outlook (Toronto Ballroom)

What's happening from a development and transaction perspective in other parts of the world?

KEYNOTE:
Steve Rushmore, HVS

MORNING PLENARY SESSION: PART II
9:20 am - 10:00 am

Hotel Performance Outlook (Toronto Ballroom)

A national round up of performance across Canada along with a comparison of the United States markets.

SPEAKERS:
David Larone, PKF Consulting
Betsy MacDonald, HVS

10:00 am - 10:30 am NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK (Foyer)

MORNING BREAKOUT SESSIONS: YOUR CHOICE A1, A2, or A3
10:30 am - 11:30 am

A1: A Look At Central And Eastern Canada (Toronto III)

An overview of the operating, financing and transaction markets from Ontario east.

ModeratorScott Duff | Starwood Hotels & Resorts

Speakers:
Robert Chartrand | Atlific Hotels and Resorts
Brian Flood | CBRE Hotels
Blake Lyon | Livia Capital Management
Glenn Squires | Holloway Lodging REIT

10:30 am - 11:30 am

A2: Know When To Hold ‘em, Know When To Fold ‘em
(Carmichael/Jackson)

A focus on rate strategies in a world of commoditization and instant information.

Moderator: Scott Allison | Marriott Hotels Canada

Speakers:
David Ogilvie | Starwood Hotels & Resorts
Valyn Perini | OpenTravel Alliance
Anne Marie Reininger | Bottom Line Consulting

10:30 am - 11:30 am

A3: My Debt Is Due- Am I In Trouble?
(Tom Thompson)

No form of financing was more reliable in the heady days of hotel development over the last decade than CMBS. What’s going to happen over the next few years as these loans roll over…or not?

Speakers:
John Peters | Meridian Credit Union
Alan Pyle | RFA Group
Robert Shiller | Romspen Investment Corporation

11:30 am - 12:45 pm NETWORKING BUSINESS LUNCH (Foyer)

AFTERNOON BREAKOUT SESSIONS: YOUR CHOICE B1, B2, OR B3
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

B1: A Look At Western Canada (Toronto III)

An overview of the operating, financing and transaction markets from Ontario west.

Moderator: Rob O’Neill | O’Neill Hotels and Resorts

Speakers:
• Laurie Etkin | Royal Host REIT
Ed Khediguian | GE Capital- Franchise Finance
Greg Kwong | CB Richard Ellis Hotels
Roland Schick | IHG

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

B2: The Good, The Bad, The Unplanned (Carmichael/Jackson)

These leading developers and operators highlight some of their successes and yes, failures when it comes time to planning, developing and operating hotels.

Moderator: Brian Stanford | PKF Consulting

Speakers:
Michael Dicienzo | Canadian Niagara Hotels
Cheryl Paynter | D.P. Murphy Inc. Hotel Group
Jon Zwickel | Bellstar Hotels & Resorts

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

B3: Capital Improvements In A World Of Limited Capital
(Tom Thompson)

Design and construction experts address the best use of limited resources.

Moderator: David Northcote | NORR Limited

Speakers:
Steve Galbreath | RTKL International
Doris Hager | Hager and Associates
Aodhan Sheahan | Fortis Properties

AFTERNOON BREAKOUT SESSIONS: YOUR CHOICE C, C2, OR C3
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm C1: It’s A Small World After All (Tom Thompson)

More than 60% of Canadian hotels are less than 100 rooms and many operate in small communities across Canada. What are the unique development and operating challenges for these properties?

Moderator: Ian McAuley | Superior Lodging Corp

Speakers:

Farhan Kassam | Sterling Group
Brian Leon | Choice Hotels Canada
Paul Martin | Paul Martin and Company Ltd
Ron Sawatzky | Concentra Financial

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

C2: The Blame Game (Carmichael/Jackson)

In a world of smaller bottom lines, passive investors and no end of advice; can asset managers and management companies coexist in the Canadian hotel industry? Is it the brand, location, asset or market? Understand the factors that are impacting your hotel’s operating performance.

Moderator: Charles Suddaby | Cushman & Wakefield Ltd.

Speakers:
Michael Beckley | Marriott Hotels & Resorts Canada
Nora Duke | Fortis Properties Corporation
Mark Edwards | Oxford/OMERS Worldwide
Philippe Gadbois | Atlific Hotels
Riaz Hashmi | RBC Royal Bank

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

C3: How To Close A Deal 101 (Toronto III)

A panel of experts will discuss the pointers, pranks and pitfalls to consider when transacting a hotel deal.

Moderator: Richard Matheson |RBC Capital Markets

Speakers:
Drew Coles | Delta Hotels and Resorts
Minaz Rahemtulla | Luxury Hotels Group
Eric Spindler | Blake Cassels and Graydon LLP
Christof Winkelmann | Aareal Bank AG

3:15 pm - 3:45 pm NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK (Foyer)

AFTERNOON PLENARY SESSION
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

Attacking The Capital Stack (Toronto Ballroom)

Raising and Preserving Capital in Hard Times

Moderator: Charles Henry | Hotel Capital Advisers, Inc.

Speakers:
Gil Blutrich | Skyline International Developments
Don Cleary | Marriott International, Inc.
Kenny Gibson | Westmont Hospitality Group
Kevin Mallory | CB Richard Ellis Hotels
Simon Turner | Starwood Hotels & Resorts
• Tony Cohen | Global Edge Investments 

4:45 pm - 5:00 pm Closing Remarks (Toronto Ballroom)

Speakers:
Lyle Hall, HLT Advisory 
Bill Stone, CB Richard Ellis Hotels
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Closing Reception (Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel - 2nd Floor, Dominion Ballroom)

NEW this year, we have added an additional reception! Join all our sponsors and speakers at this networking event which will be held in conjunction with delegates from the Canadian Restaurant Investment Summit.