7-8 July, 2021 7/7/2021 12:00:00 AM 7/8/2021 12:00:00 AM Europe/London


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Festival Schedule

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

Join us for the inaugural 2021 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 Editor-in-Chief, George Sell, Editor, Serviced Apartment News; Eloise Hanson, News 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 operations@internationalhospitality.media to resend the link.

Running concurrently with the drinks reception, this is your opportunity to connect with 100 - 120 hospitality and real estate investors and extend your network of contacts. Limited places available.

Pre-approval required.

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Dresscode: Smart Casual

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


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

Piers Brown, CEO, IHM

Piers Brown

International Hospitality Media

How do Urban Living markets match up within residential, commercial and other property asset classes? How have these asset classes grown in the last three years? Which Urban Living asset classes will 'weather the storm' best and where will they be in another three years time? ?

This session will place a 'laser-like' focus on the asset classes under discussion through the event across the three stages: Stay, Live and Work - hotels, hostels, serviced apartments, aparthotels, coworking, coliving, senior living, student housing, PRS and mixed-use development.

Thomas Emanuel, Director, STR (hotels, serviced apartments / extended stay)

Tom Caton, Chief Revenue Officer, AirDNA (short term rentals)

Hybrid Accommodation


Student Housing

Senior Living

Is the crisis a death blow to our cities, and our ideal of dense, communal urban living?

Hospitality and real estate innovators interview each other.

Sharan Pasricha, Founder and CEO, Ennismore (tbc)

30 mins to meet, engage and do business in the exhibitor area

What hospitality and real estate investment models will be more popular than others in the cycle reinvention? What are the buying opportunities, and the challenges posed in hotels; student housing; serviced apartments and co-living. 

Hosted by Katherine Doggrell, New Dog PR

Joe Persechino, Head of Residential and Student Accommodation, AXA Investment Managers

Gerard Nolan, GN and Partners; Chairman, C1 Capital


How are build to rent, student housing and senior living asset classes rebounding, where's the innovation and what is the future outlook?

Hosted by Rupert Bates, Editorial Director / Owner, Show House Magazine (tbc)

Nick Barker, Director, Gravis Capital Co-lead Manager, GCP Student  Index Fund

Jo Winchester, Executive Director, Student Accommodation: Valuation and advisory services, CBRE

Honor Barratt, Managing Director, Birchgrove

Honor Barratt


Nick Barker

Gravis Capital

Rupert Bates

Show House

With the growth of WFH and the working on the move culture, numerous co-working, private members' clubs, hospitality and office options, does where we work matter any more?

Hosted by Antony Slumbers, Advisor, Future of Work, Workplace, Tech and Real Estate.

How does the evolution of digital apply to urban living today? The Covid-19 crisis has created a renewed sense of urgency for businesses to be more creative and innovative, embracing cost effective data-driven solutions. How do companies take advantage in this unprecedented time of change.

Satyan Joshi, Google

Yoni Karako, Founder, Vonder



Richard Berridge, Head of strategy and data, Howsy (tbc)

Real estate innovators outline their visions for the future

Ravi Sharma, Co-Founder and CEO, Respublica

Ravi Sharma


Presentation looking at the evolution of co-living as an asset class and its likely future direction.

The presentation will draw attention to the different terms and criteria being used across real estate and other industries to describe 'experience'; look at trends and common metrics and discuss the possibility and benefits of industry recognised benchmark categories.


Richard Berridge

Blackbird Real Estate Advisory

Hipsturbia: the urban living trend for the 2020s

As millennials grow up and have families they are looking to move out from city centres but want to retain their urban lifestyles. How are real estate owners, investors and operators addressing this need?

NUVEEN Real Estate (tbc)

Navneet Bali, CEO and Founder, LYVInn

A chance to re-energise, do business and have some fun!

Investment in the UK proptech sector slumped almost two thirds from nearly £1bn in 2018 to £375 mill last year, according to CREtech. By contrast, global proptech investment more than tripled to hit a record £23.9 bn in 2019.

How important a consideration is proptech within buildings when investors evaluate potential real estate acquisitions?

Ted Orf, Managing Partner, Revolt Ventures

Lavanda (tbc)

Philip Laukart, Managing Director, WeWash, GmbH




Ted Orf

Revolt Ventures

Employees, operators and investors alike are now fully tuned in to the healthy buildings movement. But what are the implications from wellbeing, development, operations and profitability viewpoints?

New concepts for senior and assisted living

Jan Garde, Founder and Chairman The Embassies Of Good Living AG

Jan Garde

The Embassies Of Good Living AG

How to refresh your investment strategy to create a more sustainable portfolio.

  • Analyzing changing fund structures and the longer-term requirements to your ESG strategy
  • Building the right team, responsibilities and policy frameworks; setting in-house KPIs and remuneration structures
  • Creating a comprehensive in-house 'ESG matters' strategy across the entire firm



With the growth of more flexible home and office based working, how does a business embrace a more agile workforce, and what are the leadership considerations as employees return to a new working environment.

What are the latest innovations in construction and build materials

Challenger banks have continued to lend during the crisis – we place the spotlight on how successful deals are happening, what’s changed, and the future outlook.

Ben Barbarel, Head of Debt Finance, OakNorth Bank

Project case study featuring architect developer, operator and funder.

James Gordon, VP UK Transactions, DWS Group

James Gordon

DWS Group

Separating fact from fiction with all the recent media hype on coworking & flex workspace. A discussion on flex-rentals and 'space as a service' in the aftermath of the crisis and recent administration casualties (eg.Central Working and the Clubhouse), what are the implications for heads of real estate. Exploring the role & value of flexible workspace in an enterprise real estate portfolio.

Last chance to engage and do business in the exhibition of solutions

The collective splits in to smaller groups for interactive round table sessions, led by industry leaders.

  • In-room technology
  • Revenue management
  • Hostels / poshtels
  • Preparing your business for a sale
  • Social, communal spaces and the role of placemaking
  • Diversity and inclusion in hospitality and real estate
  • Loyalty and subscription based models
  • Planning - are approvals keeping up to speed with the changing nature of development?

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“Having hosted numerous events within co-working, co-living, hostels, BTR, hotels and serviced apartment venues over the last few years, attendees are already witnessing the convergence of urban hospitality and real estate first-hand - it makes sense to bring everybody together for this unique experience of doing business.”

Piers Brown, CEO International Hospitality Media

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