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 hosted by Glenn Haussman, President, Rouse Media: Here to Stay TV & No Vacancy (tbc)

    • 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 eyes of investors Lissa Engle, Owner, Berkeley Capital Group; Erik Jacobs, Partner, Horeca Investment Partners; Philipp Rohweder, VP Investments, Corestate Capital; Martijn Vos, Senior Portfolio Manager Real Estate, APG Asset Management; Camil Yazbeck, Partner and Investment Director - Hotels, Patron Capital 

    • 13:15 Lunch buffet the Zoku way

    • 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 - Neil Andrew, Associate Interior Designer, Dexter Moren Associates, hosted by Jonathan Humphries, Chairman and owner HoCoSo

    • 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 - roof terrace optional!


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


Provisional Agenda

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