September 18-19, 2024 7/3/2024 3:01:05 PM 7/4/2024 3:01:21 PM Europe/London


The leading industry news resource; industry awards and international b2b conference and exhibitions for the sector LONDON International Hospitality Media
Mary Ward House, Bloomsbury, LONDON LONDON

Festival Schedule 2023

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 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 BTR, coliving and hotel properties

Sailmakers, Canary Wharf

The Collective, Canary Wharf

Tribe Hotel, Canary Wharf

**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 to request a sign-up form

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.

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.

A welcome from Piers Brown, CEO of event organiser International Hospitality Media; Tom Venner, chief development officer of our hosts Canary Wharf Group; James Baird, CEO of sponsor ResiCentral and Dale Smith, CEO of SDDE Smith Group.

Piers Brown

International Hospitality Media

Moderator - Yolande Barnes, professor of real estate, Bartlett Real Estate Institute
• Tony Matharu, founder and chairman, Integrity International Group
• Alastair Mullens, managing director, Vertus
• John Edwards, deputy chairman, streets and walkways, City of London
• Matthew Dixon, managing director, Corinthia Hotels

Yolande Barnes

Bartlett Real Estate Institute

Tony Matharu

Integrity International Group

John Edwards

City of London

Matthew Dixon

Corinthia Hotels

Everything I know about later living and everything I don't -

Presented by Honor Barratt, CEO, Birchgrove

Honor Barratt


As asset class convergence continues apace, why are operators and developers are looking at combining aspects of hospitality and living in the same portfolio, and in some cases the same product?

Moderator: Eloise Hanson, editor, Boutique Hotel News

• Dimitris Manikis, president and managing director EMEA, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts
• Dominic Sherry, CEO, Viridian Apartments and Mura Living
• Maxime Leufroy-Murat, CEO and founder, Opago

Eloise Hanson

Boutique Hotel News

Dominic Sherry

Viridian Apartments & Mura Living

Dimitris Manikis

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts

• Designing real estate to enhance mental health and wellbeing: Tom Manwell, director, Wellstudio Architects

Tom Manwell

Wellstudio Architecture

Coliving - the state of the nation: Dr Penny Clark, co-founder, Conscious Coliving

Dr Penny Clark

Conscious Coliving

A panel of investors, developers and agents discuss the challenges and opportunities they are facing in buying, funding and delivering real estate across the living sector.

Moderator: Rebecca Shafran, senior associate director, alternatives research, BNP Paribas Real Estate


• Anil Khera, founder and CEO, Node
• Joe Persechino, head of residential & student accommodation, AXA IM Alts – Real Assets
• Andrew King, investment director, Canary Wharf Group
• Jenna Harris, head of coliving, Harris Associates

Joe Persechino

AXA Investment Managers

Rebecca Shafran

BNP Paribas Real Estate

Andrew King

Canary Wharf Group

Jenna Harris

Harris Associates

Future Living Report: Rob Parker, head of Vita Labs, Vita Group

Rob Parker

Vita Group



Eloise Hanson

Boutique Hotel News

• Planning - how can operators, investors and planners work together to grow the living sector? Hosted by Natalie Render, associate director, DP9 and Jermaine Browne, co-founder Reshape Living and Ark Co-Living
• Meanwhile space as a neighbourhood regenerator: hosted by Neil Davies, founding partner, Neil Davies Architects
• Serviced apartments and extended stay: hosted by Richard Maurin, CEO, Charles Hope Apartments
• What does Gen Z want from its accommodation? hosted by Tony Allen, global operations director, Nido and Joe Stather, VP, market leader - operational real estate, Questex
• From dream to reality: concept, design & build, and FF&E hosted by Alex Stewart, Mathilde Le Villain and Michelle Hetherington, hubbl

Neil Davies

Neil Davies Architects

Jermaine Browne

Reshape Living and Ark Co-Living

Richard Maurin

Charles Hope Apartments

• The evolution of coliving: hosted by Riccardo Tessaro, CEO, Gravity Coliving and Anil Khera, CEO, Node
• How data will drive real estate innovation: hosted by James Baird, CEO, ResiCentral and Dale Smith, CEO, SDDE Smith Group
• Sustainability and net zero carbon - walking the walk: hosted by Angeliki Krania, sustainability manager, Lamington Group
• Reinventing the office - the new world of flex: hosted by Gabriela Hersham, CEO, Huckletree
• Pricing strategies for mid-term and flex rentals: hosted by Fausto Vieira da Silva, strategic partnerships lead, PriceLabs

Angeliki Krania

Lamington Group

Dale Smith

SDDE Smith Group

Riccardo Tessaro

Gravity Coliving

• Technology, AI and web3 - what does it mean for hospitality and real estate? Led by Guy Windsor-Lewis, CEO and founder, Locale
• What do corporate travel buyers want from accommodation providers? Led by Carol Fergus, director - global travel, meetings and ground transportation, Fidelity International
• Space as a service - Led by Antony Slumbers, founder,
• Technology - how to choose what's best for your business Led by Leo Colgan, co-founder, IMS and Markus Feller, CEO, likeMagic
• Financing options in an inflationary world: hosted by Andrew Harrington, partner, AHV Associates

Carol Fergus

Fidelity International

Antony Slumbers

Markus Feller


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 was my first attendance at the Urban Living Festival which I found to be informative, well structured featuring some great panels and speakers and – what makes it different and stand out from many other conferences – the calibre of attendees and their clear willingness to listen, learn and comment on current issues facing the residential and hospitality sectors – all in all a fascinating and ‘well worth the visit’ occasion.”

Guy Windsor-Lewis, CEO and founder, Locale