The View From Here

The View From Here 2019

The Whistler Real Estate Company presents the 2019 View From Here, taking place on February 2, 2019 from 1pm-6pm at The Maury Young Arts Centre in Whistler. Our goal is to bring together idea-focused minds and policy makers to provide insight into the factors that impact Whistler’s business and investment environment.

This year’s theme is Charting the Course. The afternoon will begin with our headline speakers who will present the macro framework (including market trends, government policy, and real estate markets) which decision making in Whistler works within.

Following a short break, a panel of speakers will take the stage to address the following discussion topic:

What do you see as the role of your organization within the vision of Whistler? What are the opportunities, challenges, and projects that you anticipate and plan to address within the next 5 years?

The open panel discussion will include a question and answer segment. This will be followed by a networking reception hosted by BlueShore Financial.

Charting the Course

Since winning the bid to host the 2010 Winter Olympics and the end of the financial crisis, Whistler has undergone a lengthy period of growth and change. Increasing tourism numbers, a steady increase in real estate values, a number of significant capital investments, along with the continued diversification of the economic base has moved Whistler forward. Yet change is inevitable.

New mountain ownership and partnerships, changes in legislation, political uncertainty at many levels, new tourism trends, changes in technology, and increased uncertainty about capital markets come together to ensure that new challenges and opportunities must be understood and addressed in order to keep the Resort of Whistler (and the Sea to Sky corridor) moving forward successfully.

As we look towards the future and ask “what’s next?” we must consider the opportunities and challenges that will be presented.  This year’s event theme of “charting the course” aims to delve into the various opportunities and challenges that we now face and how they may be addressed.


Headline Speakers

Helmut Pastrick – Chief Economist, Central Credit Union 1

Val Litwin – President and CEO, BC Chamber of Commerce

Pat KellyPresident, The Whistler Real Estate Company

Panel Speakers

Jack CromptonMayor, Resort Municipality of Whistler

Meredith KunzaDirector, Research & Destination Development –  Tourism Whistler

Peter SonntagChief Operating Officer, Whistler Blackcomb

Sue Adams – Director & board Vice Chair, Whistler Learning Centre

Kerry MehaffeyDirector of Business & Economic DevelopmentLil’wat Nation

The View From Here is a half-day event with an invite-only audience. If you are interested in attending this event, please contact your agent.

If you have questions you would like to submit in advance for our panel speakers, please complete this form. There will also be an opportunity to submit questions during the event.

Check back here for more information leading up to the 2019 View From Here. If you are unable to attend, the seminars will be recorded and available for viewing following the event.