6th Annual Chief Financial Executives Retreat
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6th Annual Chief Financial Executives Retreat

2012-05-27 to 2012-05-29
When: 27/05/2012
Where: Hotel Sofitel Montreal Golden Mile
1155 Sherbrooke Ouest
Montreal, Quebec  H3A 2N3
Contact: Deborah Prestwich

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*Attendance by invitation only*

DAY ONE             Sunday, May 27, 2012



Check-in |  Hotel Sofitel Montreal Golden Mile

1155 Sherbrooke West, Montreal, QC.  

18:00 20:00

Welcome Reception  |  Sofitel Terrace |   Spouses / Companions Welcome

DAY TWO             Monday, May 28, 2012


07:45  09:00

Breakfast  |  Paloma Picasso Room  |  Spouses / Companions Welcome

09:00 09:15

Opening Remarks and State of the Industry  |  Pablo Picasso Room      

Paul Morse, CEO, REALpac

09:15 10:30

SESSION A – Geopolitics: International Affairs, World Markets and the Global Economy

Geopolitical tensions within and between countries have become increasingly crucial for the global economy and markets. This presentation will focus on the geopolitical issues which are most likely to affect the investment climate in the coming months, including the US election, the debt crisis in Europe, the potential military confrontation with Iran, and the evolving situation in China.

Guest Speakers: Pierre Fournier, Geopolitical Analyst, National Bank Financial; Angelo Katsoras, Geopolitical Analyst, National Bank Financial 

Moderator: Tom Rothfischer, CA - Partner, KPMG 

10:30 10:45

Refreshment Break  |  Pablo Picasso Room

10:45 12:00

SESSION B – Social Media: Harnessing the Power in Commercial Real Estate

This panel will consider the business implications of this communications phenomenon in the context of commercial real estate.  The panel will explore questions such as: What is Social Media? Why is it Important? What do we need to know in order to best serve our customers?  How can we use it to gain advantage in building our communities? How should we deploy it to fully realize its benefits? How do we manage it to minimize risk?  

Guest Speakers: H. John Hair, Director, Risk Consulting and Digital Services, KPMG LLP; Trish MacPherson, Vice President, Marketing at CAP REIT; Sabaa Quao, Vice President, Strategy, Emerging Platforms, The Hive Inc. 

Moderator: Teresa Neto, CA - Chief Financial Officer, Scott’s Real Estate Investment Trust

12:15 13:45

Luncheon  &  Keynote Speaker |    Paloma Picasso Room  |   Chantal Hébert, National Affairs Columnist, Best Selling Author and Political Pundit

 |   Spouses / Companions Welcome



Opening Remarks  |  Pablo Picasso Room 

Paul Morse, CEO, REALpac



SESSION C – International Accounting Standards Update

Keep your finger on the pulse of current issues in financial reporting from around the world.  This presentation will address where the IASB and FASB are in regards to key projects impacting the commercial real estate industry, such as: Investment Property Entities, Investment Companies, and Leases.  Also, hear about the latest status of updates to NAREIT FFO.

Guest Speakers: George Yungmann, Senior VP Financial Standards, NAREIT; Chris Drula, Senior Director Financial Standards, NAREIT; Serena Wolfe, Partner – Assurance Real Estate E&Y (New York)

Moderator: Nancy Anderson, CA, MA -  Vice President & CFO, REALpac

15:15 19:00

Free Time… Connect with the office, shop or see the sights!



Reception   |  Terrasse Place D’Armes 

Dinner  |  Restaurant Suite 701 (Le Place d’Armes Hotel, Old Montreal) |  Spouses / Companions Welcome

DAY THREE           Tuesday, May 29, 2012


07:45 09:00

Breakfast  |  Paloma Picasso Room  |  Spouses / Companions Welcome

09:00 09:05

Opening Remarks  | Pablo Picasso Room  |  Paul Morse, CEO, REALpac

09:05 10:50

SESSION D – Profiles In Leadership

What leadership attributes are important for the success of the next generation of leaders? How do you foster a culture that nurtures potential leaders and drives optimal behaviours?  A panel of Canadian commercial real estate leaders will discuss their own formulae; the attributes of leaders they admired during their career; and what they believe we ought to consider, as an industry, in order to identify and develop future leaders.

Guest Speakers: Dennis Mitchell, CFA - Chief Investment Officer and Senior Portfolio Manager, Sentry; Paul Campbell, former President & CEO, SITQ; Amy P. Erixon, Managing Director, Global, Avison Young

Moderator: Paul Morse, CEO, REALpac 



Closing Remarks... Paul Morse, CEO, REALpac

Thank You to our Sponsors... Check-out... Safe Journey... 



Deborah Prestwich, Manager, Office Services
Real Property Association of Canada
1 University, Suite 1410
Toronto, ON    M5J 2P1
P: 416-642-2700 x221  
F: 416-642-2727
E: dprestwich@realpac.ca



Kristi Rhodes, Booking Agent
Carlson Wagonlit Port Credit Travel
114 Lakeshore Rd E
Mississauga, ON    L5G 1E4
P: 905-274-0900    F: 905-274-9600
E: kristi@cwtravel.ca



The registration fee includes attendance at the presentations and panel discussions, all conference documentation, breakfasts, lunches, refreshment breaks, cocktail receptions and dinners.  It does not include airfare or hotel accommodations.



For all of the Retreat’s social functions and professional development sessions "business/smart casual” attire is recommended. 



Upon registration please email a photo/headshot of yourself to dprestwich@realpac.ca
N.B. Photos and contact information of all participants will be included in the official Retreat Program.



To benefit from REALpac’s preferred room rate of $205/night (Superior Room) or $225 (Deluxe Room) at the Sofitel, as well as to ensure room availability, reservations should be made by Friday, April 27th, 2012.  After April 27th, REALpac cannot guarantee a preferred rate, and reservations will be awarded on an availability (first-come-first-served) basis.


Individual Call In: Reservations may be made by calling the Hotel at 514-788-3042 or toll free 877-285-9001 or by e-mail at h3646-op@sofitel.com Guests must ask for group reservations and identify themselves as members of the REALpac. All reservations must be guaranteed and accompanied by a first night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card.  If an individual with a guaranteed reservation does not check in or cancels the reservation less than 24 hours prior to arrival, the individual’s one night deposit will be forfeited or the credit card on record will be charged for one night. 


Check-in time for all attendees is 3PM. Attendees may be checked in earlier depending on occupancy levels and room availability. Checkout time is 12 noon. Departure extensions are based on availability, at Hotel’s sole discretion and may be subject to additional charges.



77 King St W
TD North Tower
Suite 4030 PO Box 147
Toronto ON M5K 1H1


1.855.REALPAC (732.5722)