7-8 July, 2021 7/7/2021 12:00:00 AM 7/8/2021 12:00:00 AM Europe/London


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

This approximately 3 hour curated journey encourages participants to take a 'peek behind the curtain' of some of the most innovative and unique 'urban living' properties in London. Hosted by the thought leaders who made the property so special, this acts to help frame the key narratives of the two day event.

To include: hotels, mixed-use developments, co-living / co-working, build to rent / student accommodation, hostels and serviced apartments with 'fast track' sessions hosted at the property.

Bermonds Locke, 157 Tower Bridge Rd, Bermondsey, London SE1 3LW

The Collective, 20 Crossharbour Plaza, Isle of Dogs, London E14 9YF

The Dixon hotel, 211 Tooley Street, SE1 2JX (tbc)

The Mandrake hotel, 20-21 Newman Street, W1T 2PG

Mason and Fifth,41 Dockhead, Bermondsey, SE1

Office Space in Town, 20 St Dunstan's Hill, London EC3R 8HL (tbc)

Scape Bloomsbury, 19 - 29 Woburn Place, WC1H 0AQ (tbc)

Techspace, 25 Luke Street, Shoreditch, EC2A 4AR

Treehouse Hotel, 14-15 Langham Place, W1B 2QS

Wombat's City Hostel London, 7 Dock Street, E1 8LL

Working From at The Hoxton Southwark, 40 Blackfriars Rd, South Bank, London SE1 8NY

WeWork Waterloo, 10 York Road, SE1 7ND (tbc)

More tbc

Confirmed attendees only, venues subject to change.

2 tracks each visiting 3 properties total

A maximum of 300 places are available!

Registrations will open four weeks prior to the event.

Confirmed attendees 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 operations@internationalhospitality.media to resend the link

Join us for the inaugural 2021 drinks reception hosted at a 'surprise' venue

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

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 operations@internationalhospitality.media to resend the link.

Running concurrently with the drinks reception, this is your opportunity to connect with 100 - 120 hospitality and real estate investors and extend your network of contacts. Limited places available.

Pre-approval required.

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Dresscode: Smart Casual

Address: Tobacco Quay, Wapping Ln, London E1W 2SF


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

Piers Brown, CEO, IHM

Piers Brown

International Hospitality Media

How do Urban Living markets match up within residential, commercial and other property asset classes? How have these asset classes grown in the last three years? Which Urban Living asset classes will 'weather the storm' best and where will they be in another three years time? ?

This session will place a 'laser-like' focus on the asset classes under discussion through the event across the three stages: Stay, Live and Work - hotels, hostels, serviced apartments, aparthotels, coworking, coliving, senior living, student housing, PRS and mixed-use development.

Thomas Emanuel, Director, STR (hotels, serviced apartments / extended stay, hostels)

Tom Caton, Chief Revenue Officer, AirDNA (short term rentals)

Student Housing

Senior Living

Is the crisis a death blow to our cities, and our ideal of dense, communal urban living?

Hospitality and real estate innovators interview each other.

Sharan Pasricha, Founder and CEO, Ennismore (tbc)

30 mins to meet, engage and do business in the exhibitor area

What hospitality and real estate investment models will be more popular than others in the cycle reinvention? What are the buying opportunities, and the challenges posed in hotels; student housing; serviced apartments and co-living. 

Hosted by Katherine Doggrell, Editor in chief EMEA, Questex Hospitality Group 

Joe Persechino, Head of Residential and Student Accommodation, AXA Investment Managers

Gerard Nolan, GN and Partners; Chairman, C1 Capital


How are build to rent, student housing and senior living asset classes

'sailing through the storm', where's the innovation and the future outlook?

Hosted by Rupert Bates, Editorial Director / Owner, Show House Magazine


Nick Barker, Director, Gravis Capital Co-lead Manager, GCP Student Index


Jo Winchester, Executive Director, Student Accommodation: Valuation and

advisory services, CBRE

Honor Barratt, Managing Director, Birchgrove

Honor Barratt


Nick Barker

Gravis Capital

Rupert Bates

Show House

With the growth of WFH and the working on the move culture, numerous co-working, private members' clubs, hospitality and office options, does where we work matter any more?

Hosted by Antony Slumbers, Advisor, Future of Work, Workplace, Tech and Real Estate

With Booking.com and Expedia recently going into self-preservation mode, what will the distribution landscape look like in 2021? Will direct booking have a renaissance? Will blockchain enabled start-up platforms gain traction. Will Google, Amazon and Facebook challenge for dominance?

Satyan Joshi, Google

Real estate innovators outline their visions for the future

Ravi Sharma, Co-Founder and CEO, Respublica

Ravi Sharma


Presentation looking at the evolution of co-living as an asset class and its likely future direction.

Realising the vision of branded residences, co-living, serviced apartments, hotel room and co-work space

Richard Berridge, Founder, Blackbird Real Estate Advisory

Richard Berridge

Blackbird Real Estate Advisory

Hipsturbia: the urban living trend for the 2020s

As millennials grow up and have families they are looking to move out from city centres but want to retain their urban lifestyles. How are real estate owners, investors and operators addressing this need?

NUVEEN Real Estate (tbc)

Navneet Bali, CEO and Founder, LYVInn

A chance to re-energise, do business and have some fun!

Investment in the UK proptech sector slumped almost two thirds from nearly £1bn in 2018 to £375 mill last year, according to CREtech. By contrast, global proptech investment more than tripled to hit a record £23.9 bn in 2019.

How important a consideration is proptech within buildings when investors evaluate potential real estate acquisitions?

Ted Orf, Managing Partner, Revolt Ventures

Lavanda (tbc)

Philip Laukart, Managing Director, WeWash, GmbH



Ted Orf

Revolt Ventures

Employees, operators and investors alike are now fully tuned in to the healthy buildings movement. But what are the implications from wellbeing, development, operations and profitability viewpoints?

New concepts for senior and assisted living

Jan Garde, Founder and Chairman The Embassies Of Good Living AG

Jan Garde

The Embassies Of Good Living AG

Motion: planning systems worldwide are keeping up to speed with the changing nature of development?

A behind the scenes look at the conception, delivery and operation of two contrasting co-working properties.

What are the latest innovations in construction and build materials

Project case study featuring architect developer, operator and funder.

James Gordon, VP UK Transactions, DWS Group

James Gordon

DWS Group

Separating fact from fiction with all the recent media hype on coworking & flex workspace. A discussion on flex-rentals and 'space as a service' in the aftermath of the crisis and recent administration casualties (eg.Central Working and the Clubhouse), what are the implications for heads of real estate. Exploring the role & value of flexible workspace in an enterprise real estate portfolio.

How can operators become multi-disciplined in response to the growth of mixed-use development? Will we see hotel operators taking on student housing, coliving and serviced apartment projects for example?

Last chance to engage and do business in the exhibition of solutions

Key note speech from an inspiring visionary.

Presentation of two awards to outstanding individuals who are influential in shaping urban environments.

The collective splits in to smaller groups for interactive round table sessions, led by industry leaders.

  • In-room technology
  • Sustainability
  • Modular construction
  • Accessibility
  • Operational technology
  • Hostels/poshtels
  • Preparing your business for a sale
  • Security
  • Placemaking
  • Social and communal spaces
  • How to get a deal over the line
  • The mechanic of putting a deal together

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"This conference is the only one in Europe which addresses this important growing area covering all aspects of urban living. The focus on the future of integrating real estate, new hospitality concepts, and shared economy all in one event is why HoCoSo has been supporting this event since its inception. The energy, dialogue and connections are superb. This conference is an absolute must for those keen to be engaged in the future of hospitality Real Estate."

Jonathan Humphries, Chairman HoCoSo

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