5-6 July, 2023 7/5/2023 2:00:00 PM 7/6/2023 6:00:00 PM 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
East Wintergarden, 43 Bank St, London E14 5NX, United Kingdom East Wintergarden

Festival Schedule 2023

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

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

Sailmakers, South Quay, Canary Wharf

Vertus, 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 eme@internationalhospitality.media to request a sign-up form

Join us 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; 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.

Moderator - Yolande Barnes, professor of real estate, Bartlett Real Estate Institute
- Tony Matharu, founder and chairman, Integrity International Group
- Alexander Jan, chair, Central District Alliance
- Dan Batterton, head of residential, Legal & General Investment Management

Yolande Barnes

Bartlett Real Estate Institute

Tony Matharu

Integrity International Group

Alexander Jan

Central District Alliance

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
• Matthias Huettebraeuker, hospitality consultant

Eloise Hanson

Boutique Hotel News

Dominic Sherry

Viridian Apartments & Mura Living

Dimitris Manikis

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts

A panel of investors and developers 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

Joe Persechino

AXA Investment Managers

Rebecca Shafran

BNP Paribas Real Estate



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 Darren Gardner, CEO, Nido

Neil Davies

Neil Davies Architects

• The evolution of coliving: hosted by Riccardo Tessaro, CEO, Gravity Coliving
• 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

Angeliki Krania

Lamington Group

Dale Smith

SDDE Smith Group

Riccardo Tessaro

Gravity Coliving

• AI and web3 - what does it mean for hospitality and real estate? Led by Dan O'Gorman, chief product officer, 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, Antonyslumbers.com
• Technology - how to choose what's best for your business

Carol Fergus

Fidelity International

Antony Slumbers


A quick summary of the day's events.

Piers Brown

International Hospitality Media

• Future Living Report: Rob Parker, head of Vita Labs, Vita Group
• What do later living customers really want?: Honor Barratt, CEO, Birchgrove
• Coliving - the state of the nation: Dr Penny Clark, co-founder, Conscious Coliving
• Designing real estate to enhance mental health and wellbeing: Tom Manwell, director, Wellstudio Architects

Tom Manwell

Wellstudio Architecture

Honor Barratt


Rob Parker

Vita Group

Dr Penny Clark

Conscious Coliving

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.

"We were super impressed by the whole event, from the details around the marketing pre-conference, the amazing care and attention to detail from our respective panel leads Paul Rands and Leo Colgan, and the actual event itself. A very diverse mix of people and companies, and I know from our perspective we have made some superb connections for the future progression of Loopliv. All too often events like this are just a tick box, however for us, this really did feel like the people in attendance are genuinely aiming to make their respective sectors more progressive, and that has to be a positive for all concerned."

Christine Young, Co-Founder and Director, LoopLiv