Provisional Agenda

What's happening at Recharge?

Provisional agenda (subject to change):


    • Optional 'urban expedition': curated tours around the city to experience the community - we'll be dropping by some special neighbourhood locations whilst visiting groundbreaking hospitality concepts and future development opportunities.


    • OPTIONAL 'WAKE UP' MORNING ACTIVITY - Choice of low impact work-out at Zoku, or 'explore your neighbourhood' morning bike ride.

    • 0930 Breakfast 'Zoku style'

    • 10:15 'The Big Quiet' mind nourishment session

    • 10:30 Welcome and address: Piers Brown - CEO, IHM and Hans Meyer, Co-founder and Managing Director, Zoku

    • 10:45 'Bloody Mary' round table workshop: the future of cities, the future of real estate

    • 11:45 Debate: The death of brand loyalty: does cultural shift mean it's gone forever? Martin Soler, Partner, Dryven 

    • 12:10 'Battle of the dealmakers': property experts take to the stage to fight for specialist verticals, making the case why a particular segment offers the best opportunities - Harry Douglass, Associate Director - Hospitality, HVS (hostels); Andrew Harrington, Owner, AHV Associates (serviced apartments); Dirk Bakker Chief Executive Officer (a.i) Colliers International Netherlands & Head of EMEA Hotels (hotels)  

    • 12:30 The changing face of transport and travel - Hardt Global Mobility, making the hyperloop a reality (tbc)

    • 12:50 Investment hub: serviced apartment investors - the 'have invested' v the 'have not invested' and what's 'hot' and what's 'not' from the eye's of investors - Erik Jacobs, Partner, Horeca Investment Partners; Philipp Rohweder, VP Investments, Corestate Capital; Camil Yazbeck, Partner and Investment Director - Hotels, Patron Capital (tbc)

    • 13:15 Lunch buffet

    • 14:30 Beyond the benchmark:  Speed overview of current European serviced apartment v hotel performance followed by short Q and A to include trading performance, transaction activity, who's investing / operating? Dennis Spitra, Head of business development - hotels, STR

    • 14:45 Amsterdam's approach to 'overtourism' and short term rentals: Jan Roersma, Managing Director, Hospitality Support Group, in conversation with Rene van Schié, Hotel and Leisure Director, Metropolitan Region Amsterdam 

    • 15:15 Mixed use debate: To what extent is co-working and co-living turning the office into hospitality and community services? hosted by Heleri Rande with Loek van Doorn, Founder, Creative Valley, WeWork tbc, Zoku 

    • 15:35 Debate: Artificial intelligence v humanity Frank Reeves, CEO Avvio; Lennert De Jong, CCO, Citizen M, hosted by Imran Hussain, Editor in chief, The Hotel Culture. 

    • 15:55 Afternoon 'happy hour drinks' - almost - at least 20 mins to re-energise!

    • 16:15 Development workshop: the apartment of the future - hosted by Jonathan Humphries, Chairman and owner HoCoSo; Neil Andrew, Associate Interior Designer, Dexter Moren Associates

    • 16:45 Debate: The traditional hotel is dying when faced with serviced apartments, lifestyle hotels, short term rentals and budget offerings - hosted by Michael Prager, Business Leader. Proposer: Peter Heule, CEO, Shortstay Group

    • 17:15 Wrap up from your hosts - Piers Brown - CEO, IHM and Hans Meyer, Co Founder and Managing Director, Zoku

    • What better way to let the conversation continue and celebrate the inaugural Recharge over drinks hosted by Zoku


Tickets available here.


Please note: this is a gathering of industry leaders, and there is no option to exhibit at this event. Attendance fee includes entrance to all sessions, all off-site tours /activities and all food and beverage offered. Dress code: smart casual - no suits required


Confirmed attendees include representatives from: AIG, Susd; Base Nyon; Corporate Housing Factory; Stow Projects, Creative Valley, Hotel Jansen, APG Investments, Citizen M, M and L Investments, In Lease, GIC Real Estate, Ashville Group, EQ Hotels, Amandla Capital and real estate, HVS, Raphael Kaiser Apartments, Corestate Capital, Municipality of Amsterdam, Google, Road Rebel, Horeca Investment Partners, Cheval Residences, Westbrook Partners, YAYS, Westmont Hospitality Group, SV Hotel AG, Maxxton, Zoku, GuestRevu, Bjørvika Apartments AS, Brera, HoCoSo, Ciel Capital, Hotel Culture, In-Lease, STR, Hyde Park Residences, Dexter Moren Associates, Avvio, Dryven, Meininger Hotels, Dream Hotels, Cityhub, Hospitality Support Group, Lush, AHV Associates, Zinc Real Estate, Hospitality Inside, Colliers International, PKL Investments and more.

Provisional Agenda

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