Deadline for submissions:
APRIL 3, 2017 at 11:59pm EST


  • The hotelNEXT competition is open to any undergraduate student enrolled in a Canadian University.
  • Each Team may only submit one project.
  • Teams may consist of a maximum of 4 undergraduate students. Sorry, graduate students are not permitted in this competition.
  • New students cannot join the Team once the project has been submitted on MARCH 28, 2018 at 11:59pm EST.
  • Teams who made it into the Top 3 Teams and have presented at the conference in the past are not permitted to enter the competition again.
  • To qualify, Teams must contact at least one of our Mentors to sign off on their submission by completing the Application Form. View the Mentors page for the process to contact a Mentor.
  • Once an application is submitted, new or updated versions of the presentation may not be submitted.
  • All materials must be in English.
  • There is no limit to the number of Teams that can enter per school.
  • Team members can be from the same or different Canadian Universities.
  • Teams will be allowed to present on the same market.
  • Teams will create their presentation (in PowerPoint or other presentation software of their choice) and submit via Dropbox to Enney Hoang ( no later than MARCH 28, 2018 at 11:59pm EST.
  • All presentations will be evaluated and the top 3 Teams determined by a Selection Committee no later than APRIL 4, 2018.


Criteria of judging will be based on the following categories:

Submit your Entry via Dropbox

Canadian Hotel Investment Conference


The Canadian Hotel Investment Conference (CHIC) is owned and operated by Big Picture Conferences (BPC). The annual event attracts investors, hotel owners, senior development executives from Canada's $16.7 billion lodging industry representing 8,500 hotels, motels and resorts. Delegates and top industry leaders discuss ever-evolving Canadian hotel landscape and upcoming trends, including providing service to Millennials and next generation travellers.

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