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Urban Living Festival Lite Series

Bespoke Lite events for urban innovators and investors at the cutting edge of contemporary hospitality, real estate and living


Urban Living Festival LogoIHM are delighted to announce in the run-up to the Urban Living Festival, 7-8 July 2021 - that we will be hosting a series of bespoke “lite” virtual events for urban innovators and investors at the cutting edge of contemporary hospitality, real estate and living.

See below to make your booking and we look forward to helping grow your knowledge and network March 1 - 5, 2021.

Who should attend?

Operators and brands - Owners and developers - Corporate and HNWI hospitality and real estate investors - Bankers, private equity funds and other lenders - Advisory and consultancy specialists - Real estate brokers - Real estate support services - Architects and designers - Lawyers -  Travel management companies - Suppliers / Service providers - SME and corporate travel buyers

Why not position your brand amongst thought-leaders in the urban living space and sponsor the sessions? - click here.


Monday 1/3/2021, 10:00 - 1100hrs GMT: Understanding urban living markets: how are hospitality and real estate asset classes performing and what’s the outlook?
Quickfire presentations from:

Alex Robinson, Senior Manager - Industry Partners, STR

Guy Westlake, Founder, Lavanda

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Monday 1/3/2021, 14:00 - 15:00hrs GMT: Investment strategies of the future.

Jonathon Ivory, Managing Director, Packaged Living

James Gordon, VP UK Transactions Team, M&G

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Tuesday 2/3/2021, 10:00 - 1100hrs GMT:  Battle of the assets classes (Hostels vs Hotels vs Serviced Apartments vs BTR vs Student Housing vs Senior Living)-

Jo Winchester, Executive Director, CBRE

Nick Barker, Director, Gravis Capital

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Tuesday 2/3/2021, 14:00 - 15:00hrs GMT: The Future of Work


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Wednesday 03/03/2021,  10:00 - 11:00hrs GMT: The outlook on the flex economy and future of the workspace

Phillip Grace, Business Development Advisor, Node Living

Ted Orf, Co-founder, Revolt Ventures

Divya Rao, Workplace Strategist, KKS Savills

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Wednesday 3/3/2021, 14:00 - 15:00hrs GMT: Mixed-use utopia - work, rest and play

Eoin Conroy, Investment/Development Director, YOO Group

Richard Berridge, Director, Blackbird Real Estate Advisory

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Thursday 4/3/2021, 10:00 - 11:00hrs GMT:  ENGAGE! Lite: Corporate Travel Buyer event: Hotels, serviced apartments, co-living, build to rent, short term rentals - what's the best option and why?  

Thomas Magnuson, Co-founder & CEO, Magnuson Hotels

Yoni Karako, Founder & CEO, Vonder

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Thursday 4/3/2021, 14:00 - 15:00hrs GMT: ENGAGE! Lite: Corporate Travel Buyer event

Essential travel only - is travel culture-changing within organisations and if so how should travel policies change too?

Vivi Cahyadi, CEO and Co-Founder, AltoVita

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Friday 5/3/2021, 10:00 - 12:00hrs GMT: CEO and thought leader 'coffee break' Invite only

Rohit Talwar, CEO Fast Future, Scenarios for a post-pandemic future

Date TBC, 0830 - 1030hrs GMT: CitizenM, Tower Bridge, London (tbc)

                                                Is automation the start of personalisation – how far will IoT get you?

Business Breakfast Invite Only - Sponsored by Commscope.

                                                                   You can personalise more by communicating with someone digitally due to the data you acquire on them vs a hotel desk greeting on check-in, or, can you provide an individual approach towards the guest with the human touch?

Automation is now more important than ever as the ‘touch’ of human has been removed through COVID for the foreseeable. Can automation/IoT replace the human touch? Can you keep humanity with IoT.

The future younger generation of today don’t have the same expectation around human touch growing up in a digital world.


Tuesday 13/10/2020, 11:30 - 1330hrs BST: Tower Suites, Blue Orchid Hotels, 100 Minories, London EC3N 1JY

What's going down in London town? - Business Lunch Invite Only - Sponsored by Central London Alliance

Speakers: Roger Bootle, Chairman, Capital Economics; Tony Matharu, Central London Alliance; Chris Felton, Head of Data and Insight, JCDecaux; Richard Burge, CEO, London Chamber of Commerce and Industry

"We’re witnessing a groundswell of alternative accommodations challenging the status quo as to how we will stay, live and work – it’s already at the centre of many conversations. I am delighted to be part of the first true Urban Living event that addresses the complex issues of branding, distribution, supply, regulation, UX, technology and more"

Sean Worker, Managing Director, T5 Strategies

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