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Ryerson Hospitality Alumni Association

2010
CHRISTIANE GERMAIN
GROUPE GERMAIN HOTELS

This year’s 2016 Ryerson Hospitality Alumni Association Keynote Speaker featured Johanne Bélanger, President and CEO of Tourism Toronto, who spoke about marketing Toronto to the world using the new tag line “Canada’s Downtown”, while also sharing some personal insights on career changes, balancing work and personal life, and how to succeed as a career woman.

Next year, we are pleased to have Don Cleary, President of Marriott Hotels of Canada, as our keynote speaker. Occurring on the Friday before Alumni Weekend at Ryerson University, the Keynote Breakfast is one of our highly anticipated events, connecting our students, alumni and industry partners. We look forward to seeing you then!

1999
Bill stone ('83)
Colliers Hotel Realty
1999
marvin Greenberg ('58)
MGI

"I really enjoyed Johanne Bélanger, the keynote speaker at this year’s RHAA Keynote Breakfast. As a young female professional, her presentation was easy for me to relate to. Her story about her decision to change her career was very reassuring and motivational. I also really appreciated how she introduced herself to everyone in the room individually before the presentation. I had a great time."

- Carla Maya, fourth year student, Hospitality and Tourism Management

2005
JOHN PYE
DELTA HOTELS & RESORTS
2001
WAYNE TAYLOR ('76)
FAIRMONT HOTELS & RESORTS
2001
Dianne vanstone ('76)
OTEC
2011
PETER OLIVER
Oliver and Bonacini

PAST Alumni KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

2001
Brian Heasman ('89)
CITIES BISTRO
2014
ISADORE SHARP ('83)
FOUR SEASONS HOTELS & RESORTS

2009
Robert DELUCE
PORTER AIRLINES
2013
Alan VENSEN
Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games
1999
LYNDA FRIENDLY ('70)
THE DESIGN EXCHANGE
2015
Robert Hunter
Maple Leafs Sport & Entertainment
2016
Johanne Bélanger
Tourism Toronto

ALUMNI WEEKEND

PAST Alumni Weekends

2008
BILL JOHNSON
MCDONALD'S RESTAURANTS OF CANADA
1999
STEPHEN FOSTER ('76)
STARWOOD HOTEL & RESORTS
2003
SIMON COOPER
THE RITZ-CARLTON HOTEL COMPANY
2002
ISADORE SHARP ('83)
FOUR SEASONS HOTELS & RESORTS