Festival Schedule

The region's only investment and leadership conference for urban innovators at teh 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 concepts 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: hostels, mixed-use developments, co-living / co-working, build to rent / student accommodation, hotels and serviced apartments with 'fast track' sessions hosted at the property.

Confirmed attendees only.

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 2020 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 Paul Stevens, News Editor, ShortTermRentalz.com, George Sell, Editor, Serviced Apartment News 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 30 - 40 hospitality and real estate investors and extend your network of contacts. Limited places available.

Pre-approval required.

We raise a glass to the pioneers in Urban Living

Dresscode: Smart Casual

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

 

It's never too late to grab your mat and join Stephen Marks for our serviced apartment yoga class!

Limited to 15 places with complimentary use of guest changing room facilities.

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

Day 2

Stephen Marks

Mind Body Building

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

STAY, LIVE, WORK and ENGAGE

Welcome

The future of cities

'Changemakers': The thinkers, the creators, the agitators

Debt financing and capital markets

Space as a service

'Socialising the box' - a community state of mind

Understanding the Urban Living markets - how do these match up within Residential, Commercial and other property asset classes?
How have these asset classes grown in the last 1-3 years and where will they be in another 3 years time? Which Urban Living asset classes are growing fastest?

STAY
• Debate - The new hybrid master-lease investment, bubble waiting to burst?

• Distribution – beyond the OTAs. What will the distribution landscape look like in 2025? Will Google and Facebook be the dominant channels or is there a new wave of startups about to be unleashed?
• Investment

• Debatedoes categorization really matter: We love to talk about it, but do consumers care?

• Debate - are short term rental and serviced apartment valuations closer to residential real estate or hotel real estate?

• In unit technology solutions

• Case studies x 2

• Creating great guest experiences without hotel infrastructure

• Work, rest and play - the rise of blended, mixed-use and co-living / home-office hybrid developments. Modern travellers are not looking for demarcated areas to work, sleep, eat and socialise – they want it all in one building. Which brands are addressing this need in the most exciting and innovative ways?

• New concepts for inter-generational and assisted living

• F&B: DIY or Deliveroo?

Workshop session – designing for Gen Y
The room splits in to smaller groups to invent a concept for a 24 yr old tech savvy well-travelled entrepreneur. Groups will cover:
• Unit design
• Social spaces and community
• Branding, marketing and social media
• Technology
• Sleep science
• Investment credentials

Round tables
• In-room technology
• Sustainability
• Accessibility
• Operational technology
• More tbc

LIVE

Benchmark: How are BTR, Student housing & Assisted living asset classes performing, what's the outlook for the future?

• Case studies x 2

• Rebels with a cause

• Mixed-use megatrends: guests from 18 to 80 love to live, work and relax in a casual lifestyle environment.

What synergies can be generated from the new mixed-use components of co-living, co-working, hostels, serviced apartments, boutique and lifestyle hotels, student housing, offices and F&B outlets? What are the challenges in design, construction/financing and guest experience? What is the best approach for creating new sustainable micro cities with their own communities?

• Planning

• Co-living: compact, community and convenience

• The rise of 'Hipsturbia' - urban real estate trend 2020

WORK

Technology, Transformation and the Future of Work

•Work mobility debate – with the growth of 'working on the move' culture, numerous co-working, private members clubs and hospitality options, does where we work matter any more?

• Better Together: Realizing the vision of collaborative hotel and shared office space

• Blurring the lines - what is blended space and what can it do for the workplace? Consider CSR; differentiating space; placemaking; employee experience

• Case studies x 2

• Will leases be around in 5 years?

The 'Fate of the flex economy' Separating fact from fiction with all the recent media hype on coworking & flex workspace. A discussion on the aborted WeWork IPO & implications for heads of real estate. Explaining the role & value of flexible workspace in an enterprise real estate portfolio

PROPTECH: 

• AI: Man v Machines

• Scaling for profit

• March of technology: the what and when of disruption

ENGAGE

08.30 – 09.30 Nutritionally balanced breakfast to boost energy levels and improve focus. Selected and hosted by our wellness chef, Emma Broome (Life Acrobat), Elite Perforrmance Coach

Meet, energise, and create your purpose and intentions for the day by joining us:

09:15 - 09:30 INTRODUCTION AND WELCOME BY CAROLINE EVANS, SENIOR ACCOUNT MANAGER, IHM AND JO LAYTON, DIRECTOR, CAP WORLDWIDE SERVICED APARTMENTS

09:30 - 10:15 GUIDED VISUALISATION AND LEADING WITH PASSION BY CRAIG GOLDBLATT  

Join Craig for a guided visualisation exercise which will allow you to practice a deep sense of gratitude for your life and all you care for. In an ever increasing busy world filled with expectation, take a moment to breathe and reflect knowing we are enough. Craig will then set your purpose and intentions for the morning with an insight into his story of courage and leading with passion.

Sponsors 3 minutes of fame

10:15 -10:45  POWER JUICE BREAK TO REFLECT AND REVITALISE

10:45 – 11:45 ROUND TABLE DISCUSSIONS HOSTED BY CORPORATE TRAVEL BUYERS AND INDUSTRY LEADERS (CHOOSE 2)

ROUND TABLE THEMES….

   •  The future of reporting tools for the alternative accommodation space – Are the buyers getting the management information they need, and are alternative accommodation suppliers providing it? - HOSTED BY SHERRY MARKS, TRAVEL MANAGER, INVESTEC ASSET MANAGEMENT
   •  Loyalty versus reward dilemma. Is a loyalty scheme vital for survival? - HOSTED BY SIMON ROBINSON, TRAVEL MANAGER, BEAZLEY
   •   Adapting corporate travel programmes to focus on business traveller’s mental health and wellbeing – what is everyone doing to embrace this? HOSTED BY CRAIG GOLDBLATT,  PHILANTHROPIST, COACH
   • Live availability for cross selling each other’s products does it exist in reality? HOSTED BY JO LAYTON, DIRECTOR, CAP WORLDWIDE SERVICED APARTMENTS
   •  The blurring lines of the TMC and apartment agent – should they be one or are they already one?
   •  What is wrong with the RFP/RIP to the RFP? Debate. What’s wrong and right with the RFP is it time for disruption? - HOSTED BY CAROL NEIL, GLOBAL TRAVEL MANAGER, FIDELITY INTERNATIONAL

11:45 -12:00

A SNAP REVIEW OF THE LAST 12 MONTHS IN THE BESPOKE ACCOMMODATION SPACE AND LOOKING TO THE FUTURE

Thomas Emanuel Director – STR

12:00 – 12:45 BATTLE OF THE ACCOMMODATION PROVIDERS

Accommodation experts take to the stage to fight for specialist verticals, making the case why a particular segment offers the best accommodation opportunities – Hotels v Serviced Apartments v Hostels v Co-living / co-working v Short term rentals.

Hosted by Catherine Chetwynd, Buying Business Travel with:

Hotels: Jason Wischhoff

Serviced Apartments: Jouke Baaima, Director and co-owner, Corporate Housing Factory

Hostels: Nuno Sacramento - Chief Operating Officer - Board Director Safestay PLC

Short Term Rentals: Fran Milsom – Co Owner – The Air Agents

Co-living / co-working: James Penfold - Planning and strategic communications director, The Collective

12:45 - 13:00 CLOSING REMARKS with Caroline Evans, Senior Account Manager, IHM and Jo Layton, Director, CAP Worldwide

13.00 ONWARDS DISCOVERY LUNCH…

 

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“ It’s great to see the Urban Living Festival embracing the many facets of hospitality and real estate that are converging to ultimately define Urban Living today”

Fred Lerche-Lerchenborg, CEO, Lavanda

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