Big Picture Conferences routinely polls delegates post-event.
When asked “Do You Feel The Conference Is Worthwhile/Good Value?

In 2010, 95.9% said YES
In 2009, 89.3% said YES

"The conference was excellent with great content and purposeful discussions. It is one of the most professionally managed events that I have attended."

"First conference experience for me - as an operator, it was interesting to see my industry from an investors perspective."

" The presentations were thoughtful and blunt.  The speakers were provocative and well-informed."

"Great selections of speakers and the topics are obviously relevant in todays market which made for interesting conversations."


The Issues. The Opportunities. The Straight Talk.

They're all at the Western Canadian Hotel & Resort Investment Conference.

It's the can't miss event for the west's resort and urban lodging sector this fall.

What's relevant in today's market? What are our uniquely Canadian challenges? How do we position ourselves for the future? Get the answers and the insights.

Thirty-six hours of power-packed action. Top name speakers. Interactive sessions with industry leaders. Networking with suppliers and peers. You'll walk away with new views, new ideas and new opportunities.

Don't Miss Andrew Ramlo, Director of the
Urban Futures Institute

The ultimate determinant of success is buyer preference. What are the demographic and socio-graphic factors that will influence buyer behavior? How will product need to be positioned? Be a part of this fast-paced discussion of these and other trends setting the stage for design, sales and marketing activities for the medium and long-term future of the industry.

Who Should Attend?

Whether you are involved in the development and/or operation of recreational/resort real estate or active in the urban hotel investment market, this conference is a must!
Independent and multi-property developers/operators, hotel franchisors and recreational amenity providers will benefit from interactive sessions and timely insights into investment activity and the potential within the Western Canadian market. This event will also provide a unique opportunity for lenders/investors, architects, designers, hospitality consultants, lawyers and investment advisors to gain better perspective on this rapidly evolving industry.

Join us in Vancouver on October 12-13, 2011!

Companies Attending

  • Accent Inns
  • Accor Canada
  • Airline Hotels, Ltd.
  • Altus Group Realty Tax Consulting
  • American Investments Ltd.
  • Anstice Communications
  • Argus Properties Ltd.
  • ATB Financial
  • Atlific Hotels
  • Aviawest Resort Group
  • B4checkin
  • BC Assessment
  • Bellstar Hotels & Resorts Ltd.
  • Bentall Kennedy LP
  • Best Western International
  • Beyer Brown
  • Black Tie Properties LP
  • Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
  • BOX Interior Design Inc.
  • Brightstar Corporation
  • British Columbia Hotel Association
  • Buhler Furniture
  • Business Development Bank of Canada
  • Business in Vancouver Media Group
  • C & C Furnishings
  • Canadian Lodging News
  • Capital Decisions Inc.
  • Carlson Hotels
  • Cascade Engineering Group
  • Castle Mountain Resort
  • CBRE Hotels
  • Chamberlain Architect Services Limited
  • Choice Hotels International
  • Cities Edge Canada, Ltd.
  • City of Nanaimo
  • Coast Hotels & Resorts
  • Colliers International Hotels
  • Concert Properties Ltd.
  • DA Architects + Planners
  • Davidson Hotels & Resorts
  • Delta Hotels and Resorts
  • Dominion Grand Development Group Inc.
  • DTZ Barnicke Victoria Ltd.
  • Eden Textile
  • Envisioning & Storytelling Inc.
  • Eton College
  • Executive Hotels & Resorts
  • Fairmark Investments
  • Fairmont Hot Springs Resort
  • Fortis Properties Corporation
  • G Group
  • GE Capital Canada -Franchise Finance
  • Global TV | BCTV
  • Grande Cache Hotel
  • Grant Thornton LLP
  • Grosvenor Americas Ltd.
  • Groupe Germain Inc.
  • Hager and Associates Inc.
  • Hilton Worldwide, Inc.
  • HLT Advisory Inc.
  • Hotelier Magazine
  • HVS
  • Hyatt Hotels Corporation
  • IAG Enterprise Ltd - Delta Airport Hotel
  • IHA
  • Inspire Group Development Inc. - Delta Airport Hotel
  • InterContinental Hotels Group
  • International Canadian Properties, Inc.
  • Interval International
  • Intrawest
  • Island Timberlands
  • Jeremy Lim Photography
  • JRE Consulting Ltd.
  • JRoss Hospitality Recruiters
  • Kasian Architecture
  • KGK Group Ltd.
  • Lando & Company LLP
  • Living Waters
  • Luxury Hospitality
  • Maclab Enterprises
  • Mark Edwards Hospitality Advisors
  • Marquee Hotels Ltd.
  • Marriott International
  • MGC Construction Ltd.
  • Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations
  • Motel 6 / Studio 6
  • NAI Commercial
  • National Appraisal Group Ltd.
  • NM Hospitality Advisors
  • NORR Architects Planners
  • Ocean Pacific Hotels
  • Old House Village Hotel & Spa
  • O'Neill Hotels & Resorts Ltd.
  • Oxford Properties Group
  • Panorama Mountain Village Inc.
  • Park Town Enterprises Ltd.
  • PBMC Inc.
  • PKF Consulting Inc.
  • Playground Destination Properties, Inc.
  • Pomeroy Group / Pomeroy Inn & Suites Inc.
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
  • Principal 10
  • ProCura Real Estate Services Ltd.
  • RCI
  • Realstar Hospitality
  • Red Roof
  • Reed Pope LLP
  • Replay Resorts Inc.
  • Romspen Investment Corporation
  • Sawridge Group of Companies /
    Sawridge Inns and Conference Centre
  • SE Group
  • Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel
  • SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts
  • Sizeland Evans Interior Design Inc.
  • SKKY Hotel Inc.
  • Sodexo
  • Sproule & Associates Architecture
  • SSDG Interiors Inc.
  • Stanley Paulus Architect Inc.
  • Starbucks Coffee Company
  • Starwood Hotels & Resorts
  • Stone Creek Resorts Inc.
  • Superior Lodging Corp.
  • Terracap Investments Inc.
  • The Ampri Group
  • The Bowra Group
  • The Globe and Mail
  • The Write Word
  • Todd Place Holdings Inc.
  • Torwood Resort
  • Tourism Industry Association of Canada
  • Trading Places International Management - Canada
  • Travelodge Canada
  • TREC International
  • Trip Television
  • Turtle Bay Resort
  • Urban Futures Institute
  • Vancouver Convention Centre
  • Viad Corp.
  • Weco Land & Development Corp.
  • Wesbild Holdings Limited
  • Westcorp Properties Inc.
  • Western Hotelier Magazine
  • Western Management Consultants
  • Westmont Hospitality Group
  • Wyndham Hotel Group