September 18-19, 2024 9/18/2024 3:01:05 PM 7/19/2024 3:01:21 PM Europe/London


The leading industry news resource; industry awards and international b2b conference and exhibitions for the sector 5 - 7 Tavistock Place London, WC1H 9SN International Hospitality Media
Mary Ward House, Bloomsbury, LONDON LONDON

Festival Schedule 2024

The region's only investment and leadership conference for urban innovators at the cutting edge of contemporary hospitality and real estate.

Exclusive Property Tours: Experience first hand some of the most exciting properties and developments in the King's Cross area of London. Immerse yourself in the city's dynamic real estate and hospitality landscape and witness innovation in action on our curated walking tour of some of the best hospitality and living sector properties

**Limited places available**

A sign-up form will be sent to all confirmed ticket holders approximately two weeks before the event.

Join us at Feels Like June, TRIBE hotel for the 2023 drinks reception sponsored by Vertus!

There will be plenty of networking opportunities with lots of hospitality and real estate leaders, including IHM's Editor-in-Chief, George Sell, Editor, URBAN LIVING NEWS and Serviced Apartment News ; Eloise Hanson, Editor, Boutique Hotel News and Paul Stevens, Editor,, over a drink or two - an evening not to be missed!

Address: 15 Water St, London E14 9QG

Confirmed attendees only will receive an online sign up form link, please fill in to secure your place. If you are registered and have not received the form, please email to resend the link.

A great opportunity to take coffee and a pastry and network whilst meeting our exhibitors to discover innovative ways to grow your business.

Panel: The development landscape - finance, investment and planning
• Balraj Birdi, head of residential investment, Eversheds Sutherland

Balraj Birdi

Eversheds Sutherland

Presentation: the state of the nation, BTR inventory, pipeline and market outlook

The GLA guidance - what implications does it have for planning?

Presentation: The evolving student landscape: Changing demographics, international student growth, and the impact on accommodation needs

Opportunities for growth in adaptive reuse
Moderator: Aubrey Calderwood, managing director, Gateley Capitus

Aubrey Calderwood

Gateley Capitus

The legislative landscape: Advocating for proportionate STR regulations

Presentation: AI - what does it mean for the living and hospitality sectors?

The evolution of SFR.
Moderator: Richard Berridge, CEO, UK SFA

Richard Berridge

UK Single-Family Association

Building a scaleable coliving platform: strategies for growth, brand differentiation, and operational efficiency
• Alex Gibbs, co-founder and director, Built Asset Management
• Bart Sasim, co-founder, Coliving Ventures

Bart Sasim

Coliving Ventures

Showcase - three of the best PBSA development case studies

Revolutionising the guest experience with innovative tech

Panel: The next government and the real estate industry’s wish list
Moderator: James Pargeter, director of policy and engagement, UK SFA

James Pargeter

UK Single Family Association

Design and operations - adapting to the evolving needs of renters

Becoming an institutional asset class

Moderator: Barry McKeown, real estate partner and BTR lead, Shoosmiths
- Zafar Bhunoo, CEO, Limitless
- Jenna Harris, head of coliving, Harris Associates

Zafar Bhunoo


Jenna Harris

Harris Associates

Barry McKeown


Catering to the specific needs of international students

Market update (STR) - Presentation from Alex Robinson, director, industry partners, STR

Consolidation and investment prospects in the STR sector

Panel: road map to net zero in construction and operations

The amenity arms race - have we declared a truce?

Conversion opportunities - hotels and offices

Gen Z and Gen Alpha - are you ready?

Presentation by Sarah Canning and Deenie Lee, co-founders of The Property Marketing Strategists

Sarah Canning

The Property Marketing Strategists

Deenie Lee

The Property Marketing Strategists

Operational diversification - which other asset classes are hoteliers moving in to and why?

Presentation: Building climate resilient cities
Simon Chinn, VP research & advisory services, Urban Land Institute

Simon Chinn

Urban Land Institute

The role of proptech in tenant screening, rent collection, smart home integration, and resident experience

Traditional and innovative funding solutions for delivering later living schemes

Investment, finance and planning

Investment and finance for the workspace sector

Workspace content host - Zoe Ellis-Moore, CEO & founder, Spaces to Places

SFR - refining the housebuilder/investor/operator relationship
Moderator - Rupert Bates, editorial director, Show House

Rupert Bates

Show House

What do later living buyers and renters really want?
Moderator: Rebecca Shafran, director, alternative markets - research, BNP Paribas Real Estate

Rebecca Shafran

BNP Paribas Real Estate

Going green: eco-friendly practices, energy efficiency, and responsible resource management in student housing

Roadmapping for net zero by 2030

Moderator: Benedetta Cassinelli, CEO and co-founder, Considerate Group
- Rebecca Hollants van Loocke, COO, EMEA, Frasers Hospitality

Rebecca Hollants Van Loocke

Frasers Hospitality UK

Lease v management agreement?
Will Kinnear, director, Hewn

Tech focus - how technology is revolutionising building design, construction processes and property management

- Moderator: Dominic Grace, principal, Dominic Grace Limited

Dominic Grace

Dominic Grace Limited

Branding and franchising - what is their place in the living sector?

Why doesn’t the government get BTR?
- Moderator: Brendan Geraghty, CEO, ARL

Brendan Geraghty

The Association for Rental Living

Data-driven management and optimising resident experience

Building strong university partnerships: Strategies for collaboration between developers, operators, and universities.
Moderator: Sam Bailey-Watts, programme director, The Class Foundation
- Paddy Jackman, CEO, Unipol Student Homes
- Scott Lewis, COO, Homes For Students
- Chris Owens, legal director, Pinsent Masons

Sam Bailey-Watts

The Class Foundation

Paddy Jackman

Unipol Student Homes

Chris Owens

Pinsent Masons

Scott Lewis

Homes For Students

The rise of the industry-specific workspace
- Moderator: Zoe Ellis-Moore, CEO & founder, Spaces to Places
- Jane Sartin, executive director, Flexible Space Association

Zoe Ellis-Moore

Spaces to Places

Jane Sartin

Flexible Space Association

Open forum - ask the experts

Open forum - ask the experts

The user perspective - blue chip and SME talk flex

Presentation: C40 - a blueprint for better cities

“I think for me, one of the biggest highlights is all the people you meet. Talking to them, you get to create deeper connections and seeing them face to face is very different from having them on Zoom. Bringing people together in the same room has been great for me personally and hopefully for many more people here too.”

Marcus Ljungblad, co-founder, Minut