Summit Schedule

The region's only b2b conference for the serviced apartment, branded residence, aparthotel, corporate accommodation and short-term rental sectors

Pick up your delegate pack, start networking and take the opportunity to engage with exhibitors in the hall of solutions

An introduction for the day ahead.

Piers Brown, CEO of International Hospitality Media.

Day 1

Piers Brown

International Hospitality Media

Be part of our collective mind-nourishment meditation exercise

Presentation: A comprehensive overview of the mixed use, serviced apartment and short term rental model, including top tips on managing inventory, strategy, and positioning for success.

Christopher Lund, Head of Hotels, Colliers International MEA


Day 1

Christopher Lund

Colliers International

Investor v operator v developer strategies at the forefront of hospitality.

Paul Bridger, Corporate director of Operations, ROVE Hotels

Oakwood (tbc)


In conversation with leaders from innovative companies with 'game changing' business models in the short term rental sector.

Robin Clifford, Host Operations Lead, Northern Europe and MEA

Fran Milsom, Co-Founder, The Air Agents

Paul Mallee, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Maison Privee

Coffee in the hall of solutions

Grab a bloody mary (non-alcoholic alternatives available) and join one of our stellar co-working and co-living round table workshops, hosted by some of the biggest players in the industry.

As investors and operators get their heads around co-working and co-living, consider how this will change traditional accommodation? What other big ideas are out there and could invade the hotel and apartment space soon? Put yourself in the minds of digital nomads, start-ups, student accommodations and more.

Hosted by George Sell, Editor at large, IHM with 'huddle' leaders:

  • Developing shared working in boutique hospitality environments - Omar AlMeiri, Co-founder, letswork
  • Creating a hybrid between the home and the office - Richard Anderton, Chief Commercial Officer, OurSpace (tbc)
  • Global shared living/work space with a sense of community for the digital nomad
  • Shared working in a creative technology driven environment
  • Home from Home: the corporate client market for business travel
  • Café culture coworking! Creating a relaxed working environment


Day 1

George Sell

International Hospitality Media

Property experts take to the stage to fight for specialist verticals. They have just 6 minutes to make the case why a particular segment offers the best opportunities

What are the key metrics to consider for serviced apartments v short term rentals v hotels v co-living / working v assisted living

Serviced apartments:

Short term rentals:


Co-living / co-working:

Assisted living:

An opportunity to discuss what you've learnt so far and do business with fellow industry leaders over a healthy lunch.

Development workshop combining investors and operators interest to create an innovative extended stay concept. The workshop will trigger the delegate’s creative ideas

Workshop lead by Jonathan Humphries, Chairman, HoCoSo, Hospitality Consulting Solutions

Focus group huddles to include:
• Investor considerations
• Room design
• Services and operations hosted by Rico Picenoni, Executive Director Development – Residential & Extended Stay, Accor Hotels 
• Public spaces
• Networks in the neighbourhood
• Technology
• Sustainability

Day 1

Rico Picenoni

Accor Hotels

A real life case study of the steps a Dubai real estate developer took to discover the best and most appropriate use of his building to maximise profitability.

Ali Manzoor, Partner, Hospitality and Leisure Development Consultancy (MENA), Knight Frank, Middle East

Day 1

Ali Manzoor

Knight Frank

Dean highlights the successes and challenges Oakwood Worldwide have faced with a look to the future.

Last chance to re-energise and take a look at our exhibitors

The value of 'trust': the new reputation currency Rana Mukherji, Founder and CEO, Hotelier Coin

Property management:

Channel management and distribution: Peter Ferris, Managing director, EMEA - RMS, The Cloud

The 'smart' apartment:

Day 1

Rana Mukherji, Powered by Hoteliercoin

The empty chair and quick fire Q and A

Another chance to engage with your fellow attendees about the day over a cool drink or two, and optional tour of Letswork

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"I see so much potential in this segment of the hospitality industry and events like the Serviced Apartment Summit help to further innovate and unlock the potential value."

Marc Jongerious, co-founder and managing director, Zoku

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