6-7 July, 2022 7/6/2022 12:00:00 AM 10/7/2021 12:00:00 AM Europe/London


The leading industry news resource; industry awards and international b2b conference and exhibitions for the sector East Wintergarden, 43 Bank St, London E14 5NX International Hospitality Media info@internationalhospitality.media

Festival Schedule

The region's only investment and leadership conference for urban innovators at the cutting edge of contemporary hospitality and real estate. If you have not received a sign-up link for Day 1 tours, please email operations@internationalhospitality.media to request a sign-up form.

Join us for a curated behind the scenes tour of some of the best hospitality and real estate properties in London:

Vertus Living, 10 George Street, Canary Wharf, E14 9QG

Cove - Landmark Pinnacle, 15 Westferry Rd, London E14 8FQ

Level 39, co-working home to 1,250 tech leaders in Fintech, Cyber, Greentech, Sustainability and more - One Canada Square, Canary Wharf, E14 5AB

Limited places available

A sign-up form will be sent to all confirmed ticket holders approximately two weeks before the event. Please complete this to secure your place and an email confirmation will follow. If you have not received a sign-up link, please email eme@internationalhospitality.media to request a sign-up form

We took a camera to the streets of London to ask the public what they knew about coliving and BTR, and to ask them if they could name any brands in the sectors. See the results here.

Workshop: How to convert an existing asset to become operationally net zero carbon

With politicians and planners increasingly keen to repurpose existing buildings rather than opt for demolition and new-builds, how can developers and operators ensure conversions reach the highest standards of sustainability and energy efficiency?

George Sell, editor-in-chief, International Hospitality Media
Angeliki Krania, head of sustainability, Lamington Group
Neil Davies, principal, Neil Davies Architects
Rekha Toora, senior vice president, hotels capital markets, JLL

George Sell

International Hospitality Media

Neil Davies

Neil Davies Architects

Angeliki Krania

Lamington Group

Join us for the 2022 drinks reception at Crossrail Place Roof Garden, Canary Wharf, E14 5AB.

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; Felicity Cousins, News Editor Serviced Apartment News ; Eloise Hanson, 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 eme@internationalhospitality.media to resend the link.

Dresscode: Smart Casual

Address: East Wintergarden, Canary Wharf, 43 Bank St, London E14 5NX


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

Shobi Khan, CEO, Canary Wharf Group in conversation with Piers Brown, CEO, IHM.

Piers Brown

International Hospitality Media

Shobi Khan

Canary Wharf Group

What is flexible living, and what are the macro drivers underpinning it? How do both real estate assets and local communities benefit by embracing increased “flexibility”?

Fred Lerche-Lerchenborg, CEO, Lavanda, in conversation with:
• Amanda Cupples, GM UK & Northern Europe, Airbnb
• Brian Soss, senior vice president, asset management, Starwood Capital Group
• Will Rowson, senior advisor, Node
• Matt Ede, sales and marketing director, Greystar Europe
• Pedro Sousa, VP portfolio management, Brookfield

Pedro Sousa


Matthew Ede

Greystar Europe

Investors give candid assessment of sentiment towards a range of asset classes across the living sector.

What are the challenges they face? What's 'hot' and what's 'not' in a world of heightened geo-political tensions, work and travel disruption, Brexit fall out, interest rate rises, inflation, scarcity of talent, ESG, debt leaving the market and more 

Rebecca Shafran, senior associate director, alternative markets research, BNP Paribas Real Estate UK, in conversation with:
• Mariya Tsvetkova, investment manager, NREP
• Martin Zdravkov, lead portfolio manager, DWS
• Dan Batterton, head of residential, Legal & General Investment Management
• Celia Harrison, investment manager, Bridges Fund Management

Rebecca Shafran

BNP Paribas Real Estate

Dan Batterton

LGIM Real Assets

Celia Harrison

Bridges Fund Management

A glimpse of what cryptocurrencies, blockchains, AI, NFTs and the metaverse could have in store for hospitality and real estate

Presentation by Elliot Gold, co-founder, Work.Life

Elliot Gold


The new world of serviced living - as the broader living sector gets increasingly competitive, what else do developers and operators need to offer discerning guests and tenants beyond a roof above their head?

Paul Rands, managing director, Future of Hospitality Institute, in conversation with:

• Dimitris Manikis, president EMEA, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts
• Christine Young, director and co-founder, Loopliv Group
• Dominic Sherry, CEO, Flying Butler
• Dale Smith, director, SDDE Smith Group

Paul Rands

Future of Hospitality Institute

Dimitris Manikis

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts

Christine Young

Loopliv Group

Dominic Sherry

Flying Butler

Dale Smith

SDDE Smith Group

A group of development professionals from a range of locations discuss the challenges and opportunities inherent in creating new urban projects.
Jonathan Humphries, chairman, HoCoSo in conversation with:
• Ben Cross, development director, General Projects
• Rajesh Shah, executive commercial director, Quintain
• Neil Short, development director, Staycity
• Gillian Breen, director, Gleeds

Ben Cross

General Projects

Rajesh Shah


Neil Short


The 15-minute city concept states that everyone living in a city should have access to essential urban services within a 15 minute walk or bike ride. Is this the future of urban development, and what are the challenges inherent in making it a reality?

Matthias Huettebraeuker, founding partner, Denizen in conversation with:
• Dex Hunter-Torricke, head of communications & public engagement, Meta Oversight Board
• Alastair Mullens, managing director, Vertus by Canary Wharf Group
• Leah Anathan, chief marketing office, Mews
• Hilda Alisandratou, Director, Investment Promotion - Tourism, Real Estate & Creative Industries, Enterprise Greece

Hilda Alidandratou

Enterprise Greece

Alex Robinson, senior manager, industry partners at STR, looks at how the serviced apartment sector outperfomed the wider market over the last two years and looks set to continue its upward trajectory.



Eloise Hanson

Boutique Hotel News

The senior living revolution - demographic trends and changing consumer behaviours are combining to present a huge opportunity to developers and operators of later living properties.

Leo Colgan, co-founder, IMS, in conversation with:
• Honor Barratt, chief executive, Birchgrove
• Gillian Sloan, co-founder and director, Loopliv Group
• Peter Youngs, partner, seniors housing, Knight Frank

Honor Barratt


Gillian Sloan

Loopliv Group

Peter Youngs

Knight Frank

What exactly is green finance and what do developers and operators need to do to access it?

Presentation from AHV Associates

Canary Wharf Group and The Eden Project talk about their partnership, which aims to accelerate thinking and action on how urban environments can be re-designed with nature at the heart.

Sophie Goddard, director of sustainability, Canary Wharf Group
Dan James, development director, The Eden Project

Sophie Goddard

Canary Wharf Group

Dan James

The Eden Project

How new ways of working are inspiring change in hospitality and real estate design and operation, and forcing local authorities to rethink how cities are planned.

Presentation by Nacho Rodriguez, founder, Repeople

What does the world of proptech have in store for urban development? What are the big ideas just around the corner and who are the new kids on the block set to shape the sector?

Valentina Shegoyan, partner, REACH UK - Second Century Ventures, in conversation with:
• Sean Worker, CEO, T5 Strategies
• Jonny Wootten, marketing director, Spike Global
• Shareq Husain, COO, Residently
• Natalia Kolotneva, head of European living and hospitality, LaSalle Asset Management

Sean Worker

T5 Strategies

Natalia Kolotneva

LaSalle Investment Management

Shareq Husain


Jonny Wootten

Spike Global

How are two once distinct asset classes converging, and what opportunities does this present to developers and operators?

Presentation by Eloise Hanson, editor, Boutique Hotel News

Eloise Hanson

Boutique Hotel News

How are architecture and design keeping pace with changing demographics and customer behaviours across a range of urban living asset classes?

Iain Murray, senior director, BTR consutancy (Europe), Cortland Consult in conversation with:
• Bethany Walker, head of interior design and project management, Styled
• James Walsh, group CEO, studio ANYO
• Katie Edgar, director of interior design, YOTEL
• Mandeep Samra, interior designer, H+G Design Group

James Walsh

Studio Anyo

Iain Murray

Cortland Consult

A quick summary of the day's events.

Piers Brown

International Hospitality Media

Last chance for networking and a great opportunity to share your thoughts and key learnings from the day with fellow attendees over a drink or two.

"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