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Sara Glenn - Main Stage Speaker

Sara Glenn

Chief Operating Officer, Canada, Caribbean, Mexico & Central America, Accor

Sara Glenn is Chief Operating Officer, Canada, Caribbean, Mexico and Central America for world leading hospitality group Accor, whose portfolio comprises more than 40 internationally acclaimed brands, including Fairmont, Raffles, Sofitel, MGallery, Pullman, Swissôtel, Novotel and ibis.

Based in Toronto, Sara oversees Accor’s portfolio of hotels in Canada, Caribbean, Mexico and Central America. She plays a critical role in powering the continued growth and development of the Group and its brands across the region by driving operational performance and excellence, cultivating strong relationships with key partners, and building long-term value for owners.

Sara has over 25 years of senior hospitality experience which is uniquely based in both the ownership and operating sides of the industry. Prior to her new appointment at Accor, she was Executive Vice President Asset Management at InnVest Hotels overseeing a portfolio of 100+ hotels across Canada. In addition, she was co-founder of Whetstone Partners, a hospitality advisory and asset management firm, and has also held several senior roles with, Fairmont Raffles Hotels International, Westmont Hospitality Group, Horwath Consultants and Delta Hotels & Resorts. Sara is a graduate of Ryerson University and the Richard Ivey School of Business. She sits on the Advisory Board of the University of Guelph HFTM School and is Vice Chair of the Hotel Association of Canada.