Co-hosted by Piers Brown, CEO, and Daniel Englender, Managing director, Benjamin West International
Break down in to smaller groups and choose two groups (30 mins each) for collaborative discussions over a prosecco or two on the following topics:
• Finance landscape - hosted by Andrew Harrington, AHV Associates
• Design: the apartment of the future
The Smart Home and other on property services: an outline on the 3 smart home contenders, and how Amazon, Google and Apple will revolutionize apartment living. From using these devices to capture guest contact and payment information, to delivering innovative services (grocery and restaurant delivery, property guides, local experiences) to help drive incremental revenues. Examining strategies that leverage these interesting developments and aign managers with some potentially powerful allies in the battle for the guest. Hosted by Alex Nigg, Founder, Properly and Paul Loram Co-Founder, YourWelcome
• Branded residences - capitalising on the mixed use, luxury trend opportunity - hosted by Chris Graham, Graham Associates
• Legal - succeeding despite global regulatory changes - Zoning/Planning around the globe-the Airbnb affect; AML-new provisions on procedure (4th/5th Directives) and Anti-bribery; Brand Management and protection/Cyber; Private prosecutions against corporates (our clients) and include eg crowdfunding; smart rooms and technology. Hosted by Terry Green, Deputy Managing Partner, Katten Law and Doron Goldstein, Partner, Katten Law.
• Short term rentals -
• Serviced Apartment Charter - how can the industry drive more awareness? - hosted by George Sell, Editor, Serviced Apartment News
• The energy concierge - revealing hospitality's best-kept energy saving secrets - hosted by Frazer Duris, Businesswise Solutions and Alfred Eeltink, Hotel Facility Concepts
• Preparing your business for a sale - hosted by Max Thorne, Chief Executive, MRP Advisory, and Lee Curtis, Co-CEO, RESIDE Worldwide
• How to attract the Chinese guest
Serviced apartment operators are seeing a major boost in Chinese visitor numbers, with many avoiding hotels in favour of Serviced Apartments says China Daily. A recent VisitBritain report shows overseas visits from China during the first six months of 2017 were up by 47 per cent compared to 2016 - to a record 115,000. Spending was also at record levels, at £231 million pounds, which was up 54 per cent on the first six months of 2016. Each Chinese visitor spent more than £2,000 pounds on average.
With a population of 1.38 billion people, the Chinese economy growing at 6.7% (source: World Bank) and outbound travel predicted to grow by 10% in 2018, it is a misconception that China is an 'easy' hospitality market - only 6% of the population have passports. We shall discuss how a typical Chinese traveller starts researching for his/her trip and makes the decision/bookings. How can European hoteliers reach out to Chinese travellers despite Google, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube being banned in China.
Hosted by Kate Xiong Britton, Director - UK and Ireland, CTrip International, and Cho Wong, managing director, Compass Edge Europe.
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