Hotel Association of Canada's National Conference

Canadian Hotel Investment Conference (CHIC) logo

Canadian Hotel Investment Conference

Western Canada Lodging Conference (WCLC) logo

Western Canadian Lodging Conference

Hotel Capital Connection (HCC) logo

Hotel Capital Connection

#hotelNEXT Student Competition

Canadian Restaurant Investment Summit

Canadian Restaurant Operators Summit

Canadian Tourism Marketing Summit


  • #hotelNEXT was one of the best experiences of my entire life! We had the chance to pitch in front of 500 hundred leaders from the hospitality industry. I have met so many inspiring people and I have made professional connections that will help me with my future career. Thank you to the team of #hotelNEXT who made this possible for young entrepreneurs like me.
  • CHIC offers a great opportunity to take the temperature of the industry as it relates to development design and construction. I have consistently made strong connections at the conference and it affords me an opportunity to maintain our leadership position in the hospitality design world.
    Gordon MackayPartner, Mackay Wong Strategic Design
  • I enjoyed the networking and social parts of HCC. The presentations provided an insight into high level industry trends and a look forward to the next twelve months – things to expect or look out for.
    Phil ThompsonPrincipal, Thompson Diamond
  • I enjoyed the face to face connection with everyone at WCLC. Better feedback in person. It may only be for 5 minutes but it is a connection that you can work on from a distance.
    Geoffrey BeckettVice President, Business Development, Garrison Creek Construction
  • CRIS provides an excellent opportunity to understand the economic and consumer trends affecting the restaurant industry.  There were meaningful insights that we will be able to apply to the Boston Pizza brand both in the short and medium horizons.
    Steve SilverstoneEVP Marketing, Boston Pizza International
  • WCHRIC (now WCLC) is a well-organized event shared by those with a wealth of knowledge and experience in the room. I thought there was a great balance of diverse backgrounds in the speakers chosen, which offered different expertise, opinions and viewpoints. The calibre of the people at the conference was the highlight for me. I appreciated the built in networking time.
    Aleksa MrdjenovichPresident, Nova Hotels