2024 Agenda

Main Stage - Harnessing opportunities in travel

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  • Exhibitors ready

    9:00 AM Exhibitor Hall open for early birds

  • Conference welcome from Andy

    ROMAN TOWNSEND - Icebreaker
    HOST FOR THE DAY - Jessica Gillingham

  • Thriving Amidst Challenges:

    Unveil the invincible spirit of the short-term rental realm as it conquers global challenges. Join us for a captivating fireside chat where resilience takes centre stage—whether dealing with pandemics or mastering the art of adaptation to ever-evolving regulations.

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  • Exploring the Short Stay Rental market in 2024 Unveiling Insights and Success Strategies

  • Investor Interest & Capital Influx:

    In recent years, the short-term rental industry has garnered significant attention from investors, particularly from the private equity and venture capital sectors. This influx of capital is fuelling various forms of growth such as innovation, consolidations, and a stronger focus on improving the overall ecosystem.

  • Break

  • Evolution of Travel Shifts and Behaviour

    Travelers are ever-changing, and their evolution is a game-changer for the industry. The rise of remote work has led to a demand for longer stays, with guests now seeking unique and personalized experiences. Keeping up with and adapting to these changes is crucial for success.

  • Break

  • Five business benefits from sustainability marketing and communication:

    Travelers today prioritize eco-friendly accommodations, and hosts are expected to adopt sustainable practices.Meeting this demand is a necessity for the future of the industry.
    Learn how to design sustainable experiences in your STR to reduce operating costs, increase satisfaction, reduce seasonality, increase repeat visitation, and get first time sales. Without jargon and save the planet messages.

  • Lunch

  • Hospitality at scale:

    In an industry marked by diverse challenges and unparalleled opportunities, this session brings together leading experts to share their insights, strategies, and experiences in managing hospitality operations on a large scale

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  • Hype or reality: will much vaunted tech revolutionize STR anytime soon?

    Do any of the latest hyped quantum leaps in technology really have any immediate or medium-term application for the STR sector? Everyone’s got a view on the umpteenth edition of ChatGTP, the Apple Vision Pro launch, driverless taxis (and heli-taxis!)…until you ask them of a use case (or even if they’ve tested these themselves)! Our panel of experts will explain what the latest white-hot tech trends debated in the news really mean for our sector, filtering the hype from reality to help you prepare.

  • Break

  • The STR's evolving business models

    Uncover the intricacies of diverse business structures and unit economics that define the landscape, ranging from short stays and mid-term accommodations to innovative concepts like coliving, micro-living, student housing, and coworking.
    The panel will delve into the dynamic intersection of hospitality, multifamily living, and coworking spaces, showcasing the versatility and adaptability required in today's real estate market. The panel of industry experts will share their insights on managing real estate assets across various spectrums, encompassing property management, property development, and construction.

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  • The Strategic Value of OTAs:

    A Discussion with Airbnb, Booking.com and Expedia

  • Closing Remarks

    Drinks Reception immediately following closing

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