The region's only b2b conference for the serviced apartment, branded residence, aparthotel, corporate accommodation and short-term rental sectors. Topics covered include investment, design, mobility, the impact of the Brexit vote, finance, recruitment, planning, technology and revenue management.
Make around 20 new business contacts in just 30 minutes at the quick-fire business card swap - frantic and fun!
Limited places available
THE SPEED BUSINESS CARD SWAP RUNS CONCURRENTLY WITH COCKTAIL RECEPTION
Registration will be open throughout the day. Take a look around the exhibition stands - they will be there all day.
Welcome from event host Piers Brown and presenter Georgina Burnett
Operators, agents, OTAs and short-term rental platforms discuss the evolving nature of distribution
Who is investing in the European serviced apartment sector? Why and where are they looking to deploy PE capital?
Vedrana B. Riley, CEO, Ciel Capital
Engage with our exhibitors over a coffee and a pastry
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Masterclass by Christine Brown Quinn
The key to making cities great - presentation by Future Cities
How to prepare your business for a sale
A panel of innovators from the short-term rental space discuss the rapidly evolving sector.
Frabk Reeves, CEO, Avvio presents the findings of a new white paper on digitial personalisation for the serviced apartment sector.
Challenger banks and crowd-funding are just two of the newer funding routes in the sector – how are they growing, and what else is available?
Refuel and recharge.
The hospitality and extended-stay industry has become increasingly more appealing targets for cyber criminals and cyber attacks because of the type of data they hold and the guest- and business-friendly security they employ. These attacks impact an organization’s most valued assets: customer and employee data. This session focuses on data privacy and security for the serviced apartment and extended stay industry, including common vulnerabilities, key steps to preparing for and responding to a data breach or cyber-extortion, crisis management best practices, and lessons-learned from real-word breaches.
• Presentation by Matthew Baker, senior associate, Katten Law
Innovative start-up companies in and around the serviced apartment and short-term rental sectors pitch their product to a panel of industry experts – each member of the audience has a fictious £50million to invest across the companies looking for investment, who will be the winner?
What is the attitude of mainstream lenders to serviced apartments, and how is their stance evolving?
Facilitator: Diane Scott, Senior Hotels Consultant, Katten Muchin Rosenman UK LLP
What role do serviced apartments and extended stay play in mixed-use and dual branded development?
A focus on the mixed use ‘stack’ and diversification of yield, and the various roles of operators, owners, property managers and multi-family units.
John Wagner, CEO, Cycas Hospitality (tbc)
How are corporate attitudes to serviced apartments shifting in an uncertain business environment?
Don't forget to enter your business card into the prize draw - you must be in the room to win!
Meet our exhibitors over a coffee.
Innovation and concept development in the traditional hotel companies versus the aparthotel / extended stay hotel sector.
Smaller units, more communal space and F&B for non-residents are the hallmarks of this new wave of brands.
Moderator: Jonathan Humphries, CEO, HoCoSo
Is the relocation industry moving with the times and technological advancements?
The conception, delivery and operation of an innovative project
The opportunity for members of the audience to highlight and collectively discuss the burning questions resulting from the day.
A round up of the day's events from host Piers Brown