25-26 November 2020 11/25/2020 1:00:00 PM 11/26/2020 6:00:00 PM Europe/London


The leading industry news resource; industry awards and international b2b conference and exhibitions for the sector Unit 1, Canada Water Retail Park, Surrey Quays Rd SE16 2XU International Hospitality Media info@internationalhospitality.media
Tobacco Dock, Tobacco Quay, Wapping Lane, London, E1W 2SF Tobacco Dock, London

Festival Schedule

The region's only investment and leadership conference for urban innovators at the 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

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

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 and where will they be in another three years time? Which Urban Living asset classes are growing fastest?

This session will set out the asset classes under discussion during the day across the three stages: Stay, Live and Work - hotels, hostels, serviced apartments, aparthotels, coworking, coliving, senior living, student housing, PRS and mixed-use development.

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

A new wave of properties is catching the eye of developers and raising serious capital - they variously describe themselves as aparthotels, proptech platforms, serviced rentals - but they all operate under the masterlease model.

We debate whether the model is here to stay and how it will evolve to stay competitive.

How are build to rent, student housing and senior living asset classes performing, what's the outlook for the future?

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

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?

Real estate innovators outline their visions for the future

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

Realising the vision of collaborative hotel, accommodation and shared office space

Bringing you up to speed with valuation trends across a range of hospitality and real estate asset classes.

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 professionals addressing this need?

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

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



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

New concepts for senior and assisted living

Are planning systems worldwide keeping up to speed with the changing nature of development?

A behind the scenes look at the conception, delivery and operation of two contrasting co-working properties.

Project case study featuring architect developer, operator and funder.

Separating fact from fiction with all the recent media hype on coworking & flex workspace. A discussion on the aborted WeWork IPO & recent administration casualties (eg.Central Working and the Clubhouse), what are the implications for heads of real estate. Explaining the role & value of flexible workspace in an enterprise real estate portfolio.

How can operators, with the use of technology, become multi-disciplined in response to mixed-use development? Will we see serviced apartment operators taking on colving and student housing projects for example?

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

Key note speech from an inspiring visionary.

Presentation of two awards to outstanding individuals who are influential in shaping urban environments.

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

  • In-room technology
  • Sustainability
  • Modular construction
  • Accessibility
  • Operational technology
  • Hostels/poshtels
  • Preparing your business for a sale
  • Security
  • Placemaking
  • Social and communal spaces
  • How to get a deal over the line
  • The mechanic of putting a deal together

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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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