July 2020Tobacco Dock, Tobacco Quay, Wapping Lane, London, E1W 2SF




The only leadership and investment event for urban innovators and investors at the cutting edge of contemporary hospitality, real estate and living

General Info

URBAN LIVING FESTIVAL 2020: STAY, LIVE, WORK connects the global community of contemporary hospitality and real estate 'urbanites' to collectively define the evolution of how and where we stay, live and work. 

ULF welcomes urban innovators and investors at the cutting edge of contemporary hospitality and real estate to explore the macro and micro drivers behind this growth and the challenges, opportunities and solutions across a blend of market segments.

Curated with an intense focus on collaboration and debate, ULF brings CEO's, 'best of breed' speakers, sponsors and service providers to collectively share best practice, network, map the industry’s future and do business within:

Hotels and Serviced apartments

Aparthotels / Extended stay hotels

Hostels, Co-living and Co-working

Build to rent (BTR) and Student accommodation

Short Term Rentals

Assisted Living

'Healthy Buildings', sustainability and wellness


Incorporating Serviced Apartment Summit EU, and ENGAGE - the corporate travel buyer forum, ULF places the spotlight directly on investment, development (supply), operating brands, distribution and demand generators in the age of convergence.

Brought to you by IHM, the only hospitality media company that specialises in events, news and information websites and awards dedicated to these dynamic growth areas of hospitality real estate.

Why Attend?

We believe that to inspire future trends in ULF, we need to look beyond what's happening right now and think about what's next. Whether you're an avid urbanist, devoted operator, developer, investor or aspiring entrepreneur, ULF will encourage you to think differently. The event promises to grip and engage hospitality and real estate innovators like never before, challenging you to open your eyes to new perspectives over two days in and around London, the capital of the United Kingdom.

ULF brings together a highly curated international collective of hospitality and real estate's most forward thinking organisations and individuals. Uniquely participant-driven, providing a context for connection, where leaders do business, build relationships and share ideas that define the evolution of Urban Living.

This will not be an endless round of panel sessions and presentations. Instead the free-form programme will be debate driven with hosted 'unlock the neighbourhood' sessions hosted at new / cutting edge developments in the city, showcases and networking sessions.

Take time out to join us, re-imagine your business and keep up to date with the latest industry trends including benchmark data, sales, marketing and distribution, owning, operating, branding, lending and investment, design, legal, short term rental and much more.

Forget walking a conference and exhibit hall packed with 100's of standholders, or sitting through hours of presentations!
2019 Highlights
  • ENGAGE morning half day: devised by corporate travel buyers for corporate travel buyers - separate ticket required
  • 'The Empty Chair'
  • Larger exhibitor 'hall of solutions': 41 select exhibitors
  • Technology track and white paper launch
  • 'First with the news' company announcements and more
  • 22+ great prizes from our sponsors and exhibitors
  • Meet the 'game changers'
  • Announcing the RECHARGE 2020 date and location
  • Announcing the Serviced Apartment Awards 2020 date and venue
  • Virtual reality game on the exhibition floor

Join CEO's, business owners and hospitality leaders and lots of 'fresh faces' including at least 8 hours of hosted networking opportunites.

Hosted by the International Hospitality Media team, most sessions are short and punchy, many curated in debate, workshop and problem solving formats to help stimulate collective conversation, innovation and value curation to help drive your business forward. Presentations are in PechaKucha format - 20 seconds per slide and a maximum of 20 slides.

We're always thinking up new ways to inspire your time at our events so let us know what you'd like to see and keep an eye out for what's new in 2021...

Who Should Attend

The innovative leadership conference for hotels and serviced apartments; aparthotels / extended stay hotels; hostels; co-living and co-working; BTR and student accommodation; short term rentals; assisted living; 'healthy buildings', sustainability and wellness; proptech. URBAN LIVING FESTIVAL is designed to bring together leaders from across this fascinating and growing sector of the hospitality and real estate industry to learn, share best practice and map the future.

As well as numerous opportunities to network with owners, operators, investors, buyers and sellers in the market, there is an action packed agenda to help you engage, discover and learn how to incorporate cutting edge business practices into your organisation to drive your business forward.

A selection of attending companies from our events include:

NREP, Patron Capital, GHS, Corestate Capital, Hilton - Home2Suites, HSBC, Infraspeak, Elina, Minut, RES:Harmonics, Airwave Europe, Homewings, City Relay, UrbanDoor, Natiivo, Ruckus Networks, Stasher, Safestay  LGE, Belform, Corendon Hotels and Resorts, Situ, Skift, Reloquest, Julius Baer, Robert McAlpine, Noiascape, The Collective, APG, CG Partners, KPMG, Maslow Capital, Air Agents, Lavanda, NATIVE, Interstate Hotels and Resorts, Persepolis Investments, MagentaInvest, Igloo Homes, Life Ventures, Corporate Worldwide Stay, WayOfLife, RoomSpace, Clarendon, Interstate Hotels, Hines Europe, West Ridge Asset Management, Flex-Lets, Rasul Group, Global Hospitality Solutions, EQ Hospitality Limited, MRP Advisory Group Ltd, Expedia Group, Furnished Quarters, Town or Country Ltd, SAXBURY, Cleves EOOD, NoiseAware, PIKL, Booking.com, ServicedApartments.nl, Hypnos Contract Beds Ltd, Corporate Housing Factory, SACO The Serviced Apartments Company, IDeaS, a SAS Company, Zenya, Hewi, Staybridge Suites, Katten Law, Cyberware Ltd, Preferred Hotels, Hotel Facility Concepts, Vision Apartments, Staycity Aparthotels, Your Welcome, RMS, Bridgestreet Global Hospitality, Adagio, Elina PMS, Oakwood Asia, Nomad Apart Hotels, Criton, Cheval, Base Nyon, Maxxton, Hypnos, Jacob Street Partners, Oakwood Worldwide, Busboard, Q APARTMENTS, CSL, The Apartment Service, Forenom, Bournemouth University, RESIDE Worldwide, Atlas Concorde, HoCoSo, Roomzzz Aparthotels, Katten Muchin Rosenman UK LLP, Eko Communications, The Solution Capital, Hotel2Stay, RMS Europe, Preferred Hotels & Resorts, Everyport Ltd., Ciel Capital, Formation Architects, Staycity Group, NREP, Apartmentservice, VISIONAPARTMENTS, Blvd Suites, Gerard Nolan & Partners / C1 Capital Partners, Bushboard, Short Stay Group & Yays, Hello Here App, Businesswise Solutions, GuestRevu, Avvio, Sweet Inn, Road Rebel, Beck House, Maslow Capital, Cheval Residences, Frasers Hospitality UK, PA Life, Nine Group, Whitebridge Hospitality, Benjamin West, Graham Consulting Solutions, AHV associates, No Vacancy News, Travel Intelligence Network, AIG, Properly, Brookfield Property Group, Cuckooz Nest, IMMO Capital, Santeam Hungary KFT, STR, Dexter Moren Associates, Freelance, Relocate Global, ASAP, Compass Edge Europe, Ctrip, Short Stay Group, HVS, GBI AG, Hyper Recruitment Solutions Ltd (HRS), Select Apartments, Handelsbanken Wealth & Heartwood Investment Management, Zoku International, Revenue by Design, Cornflake, Gooee, Cycas Hospitality, Buying Business Travel, Travelport, FCM, TAS Global, PwC, JLL, IHG, Aldau Development, International HR Adviser magazine, Buying Business Travel, Hotel Analyst, Your Amsterdam Housing, Dwellworks, Accenture, b-Aparthotels, Omnam BV, Simplexity Travel Management Ltd, Gerald Eve, Business Travel iQ, Royal Bank of Scotland, Hilton Worldwide, Nomad Aparthotels, MAGICSTAY, Cyberware Ltd, Apartmentservice Germany, Interstate Hotels, Igloohome, Drum Cussac, Ernst & Young Global Limited, Alchemy Recruitment, Accenture, High Street Accommodations, Criton, The Ascott and many more


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