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BC Hotel Association (BCHA) Announces Strategic Partnership With Big Picture Conferences

MARCH 31, 2015

TORONTO, March 31, 2015 /CNW/ - Big Picture Conferences is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with the BC Hotel Association to produce the Western Canadian Hotel & Resort Investment Conference (WCH&RIC). The annual event attracts the industry's stakeholders with a unique interest in Western Canadian lodging investment issues. "Big Picture Conferences is pleased to welcome members of the BC Hotel Association to this year's show, " said Orie Berlasso, Conference Producer and Managing Director of BPC. "Now in our 8th year, this event is unmatched in featuring meaningful content and interactive sessions which brings our vibrant industry into focus."

The Western Canadian Hotel & Resort Investment Conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver from October 19 through to October 20 and will provide a year-end perspective on the Canadian hotel and resort investment market, with specific attention to the western provinces. Investors, developers, lenders, architects, designers, hospitality consultants collaborate and gain a better understanding on this rapidly evolving industry, "We're looking forward to working with Big Picture Conferences, "said James Chase, CEO, BC Hotel Association. "This Conference will provide our members with the opportunity to network, learn and be more informed about competing and investing in Western Canada's hotel and resort industry."

The event is strongly supported by its sponsors, including; HVS, as the Platinum sponsor, AJM Solutions Group Inc., Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, Choice Hotels Canada Inc., Coast Hotels, Crescent Hotels & Resorts, Gordon R Williams Corporation, Hilton Worldwide, Hyatt Hotels Corporation, IDeaS a SAS Company, Marriott International, Inc., Oxford Properties Group, Planet Payment Inc, Realstar Hospitality and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. Registration for the conference will be opening soon. BCHA members will receive preferred pricing. For speaking opportunities, please contact Orie Berlasso at Big Picture Conferences at 416.924.2002 ext 229. For sponsorship inquiries: Vicki Welstead 416-924-2002 x 233

About BC Hotel Association
The British Columbia Hotel Association is the advocate and spokesperson for the interests of the Hotel Industry throughout British Columbia. The BCHA has approximately 600 hotel members and 200 associate members, representing an industry with revenue in excess of $3.2 billion, 80,000 rooms and more than 60,000 employees. We are a significant component of BC's $13.8 billion tourism trade and have members in almost every community throughout BC.

About Big Picture Conferences
Big Picture Conferences is dedicated to the production of conferences and networking events for the Canadian hospitality industry. Big Picture Conferences delivers turnkey events by developing program content, organizing quality speakers, coordinating marketing services while managing venue arrangements, registrations and finances. Big Picture Conferences 'must attend' events include: the Hotel Association of Canada's National Conference, Canadian Hotel Investment Conference, Canadian Restaurant Investment Summit, Hotel Capital Connection and Western Canadian Hotel and Resort Investment Conference .

SOURCE Big Picture Conferences Inc

For further information: Big Picture Conferences Contact: Orie Berlasso, Managing Director Big Picture Conferences, (416) 924-2002, orieberlasso@bigpictureconferences.ca, www.bigpictureconferences.ca


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