CHIC Conference 2018 in pictures

CHIC Conference 2018 in pictures

TORONTO, May 1, 2018 / CLN / — With more than 550 attendees and a lineup that included dynamic panels and fewer breakout sessions, this year's Canadian Hotel Investment Conference covered topics ranging from a bird's eye view of world economics, analysis of stats from various Canadian cities and a frank interview with the president and chief pensions officer of OMERS, to a look at how marijuana legalization will impact the Canadian marketplace.

Craig Alexander of The Conference Board of Canada (shown) joined Nik Nanos of Nanos Research to present the long term political and economic outlook for the world and for Canada.

Scott Duff, CBRE; Carrie Russell, HVS and Erin O'Brien, CBRE talked about the good, the bad and the opportunity in Canadian hotel investment.

Blake Hutcheson, newly appointed president and chief pensions officer at Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS) (left) with interviewer Bruce Sellery. The interview was both unscripted and frank.

Take the Money and Run... Your Business panel clockwise from top left: Ed Khediguian, CWB Franchise Finance; Mark Kay, CFO Capital; moderator Tyler McDiarmid, Ironwood Management; Marc Rivard, Your Neighbourhood Credit Union; Robin McLuskie, Colliers International Hotels; and Benjamin Walter, Aareal Bank.

Marijuana panel from left: Jason Arbuck, Cassels Brock & Blackwell, LLP; Jeff Ryan, Canopy Growth Corp., Jonathan Sherman and Kristin Taylor, Cassels Brock & Blackwell.

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