Monday, September 21, 2020
1:30 PM - 1:45 PM

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1:45 PM - 3:15 PM

Joseph Schachter, President, Energy Research Services, Inc.

The COVID-19 pandemic couldn’t have hit at a worse time for the struggling Alberta energy market. Seasoned investment advisor Josef Schachter predicts that we’ll see a new bull energy market in 2021, and will be back to $100USD/barrel by 2024.

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3:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Stand up and stretch before our next speaker!

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

David Ferguson, Director, CBRE Hotels Valuation and Advisory Services Group, Canada
Brian Stanford, Senior Managing Director, CBRE Hotels Valuation and Advisory Services Group, Canada

What does recovery look like for the Alberta hotel industry? David Ferguson and Brian Stanford from CBRE Hotels Valuation and Advisory Services Group will share how historical events have affected the hotel industry, and provide insight into the long-term financial impact of COVID-19.

Tuesday, September 22, 2020
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Shaun Jones, Senior Advisor, Western Canada, Altus Expert Services, Altus Group
Raymond Swonek, Chief Executive Officer, GEF Seniors Housing
Lynda Cuppens, Executive Director, Capital Initiatives, Ministry of Seniors and Housing

As the tourism industry struggles to recover from COVID-19, some hoteliers are choosing to convert their properties into new businesses, such as seniors’ housing, low-income housing, assisted living facilities, or university dormitories. This power panel of financial real estate advisors will share strategies and opportunities to consider, and give you practical guidance about starting the process of conversion.

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9:30 AM - 9:45 AM

Refresh your coffee or do some desk yoga… there’s a lot more great content to come!

9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Enmax Energy
Gas Alberta Energy
Western Financial Group Insurance Solutions

As you resume or ramp up your property’s operations, how will your operating expenses be affected by the economy and the pandemic? The AHLA’s program partners will do a deep dive into the electricity, natural gas, and insurance markets, and share forecasts about their respective industries until the end of 2020 and beyond.
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10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

You’re in the home stretch… last chance for caffeine until lunch!

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Chris Heseltine, Acting CEO and VP, Economic Development and Community Engagement
Karen Soyka, VP, Strategy and Strategic Partnerships
Shelley Grollmuss, VP, Destination Development 

Tourism was one of the first and most significantly impacted sectors of the COVID-19 pandemic. Travel Alberta will provide an update on the Alberta re(Bound) Strategy to rebuild the tourism industry, including key research and insights into traveller sentiments.

In partnership with:


12:00 PM - 12:15 PM

Susie Grynol, President & CEO, Hotel Association of Canada

In partnership with:

12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Dave Kaiser, President & CEO, AHLA

Dave Kaiser will talk about the AHLA’s advocacy efforts and support for hotels during COVID-19, and give you a glimpse into what’s coming up over the next few months and beyond.

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1:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Join Chris Barr, AHLA Board Chair, for our closing remarks.