Summit Schedule

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

Take a 'peek behind the curtain' of New York's cutting edge, real estate / hospitality and co-working venues

Confirmed delegates only.

Limited places available! Registrations will open a month prior to the event.

Kindly hosted by AKA Residences

Confirmed delegates only - email to secure your place.

Grab a coffee and a pastry while meeting our exhibitors.

Piers Brown, CEO, International Hospitality Media

Patrick Mayock, STR presents the results of a new city by city benchmark study, specifically for the Americas serviced apartment sector

Leading hotel, extended stay, serviced apartment and mixed use developers speak out on their approach to real estate. What are the pros and cons for each?

Moderator: Jeff Higley, editorial director, Hotel News Now

• Jon Wohlfert, co-CEO, RESIDE Worldwide
• Larry Korman, CEO, Korman Communities (tbc)

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Jon Wohlfert

RESIDE Worldwide

An interactive session looking at the various methods of financing serviced apartment and extended stay construction and acquisition.
• Rodrigo Nino, CEO, Prodigy Network (tbc)

Hospitality 'game-changing' companies pitch their product to a panel of industry experts - each member of the audience has a ficticious $50 million to invest across the companies looking for investment, who will be the winner?
• Janine Yorio, CEO, StayAWhile
• Andria Santos, CEO and founder, FÜLHAUS INC
• Janera Soerel, Founder, Second House
• Elsner Erasmus, founder, Cryptocribs

Day 2

Janine Yorio


Day 2

Janera Soerel

Second House Club

Day 2

Elsner Erasmus


Go see your expert at the genius bar, and take a look at the exhibitors

Investment hub: serviced apartment and extended stay investors - the 'have invested' v the 'have not invested' and what's 'hot' and what's 'not' from the eyes of investors.
• Michael Meekins, president, Westbridge Capital (tbc)

With lots of industry conjecture over consumer awareness of the category, we grabbed a video camera and went onto the streets of Las Vegas and New York to discover what the general public really thinks.

An update on the progress made with the industry Serviced Apartment charter document now endorsed by over 60 brands representing over 350k of worldwide unit inventory.

Findings presented by Piers Brown and Glenn Haussman

Day 2

Piers Brown

International Hospitality Media

Day 2

Glenn Haussmann

Rouse Media

Discover something useful for your business and engage with our exhibitors

Meet the leaders as they relax over a cool beer
• Lee Curtis, co-CEO, RESIDE Worldwide
• Sean Worker, president and CEO, BridgeStreet Global Hospitality

Day 2

Sean Worker

BridgeStreet Global Hospitality

Day 2

Lee Curtis

RESIDE Worldwide

• Anja Graff, CEO, Vision Apartments

Day 2

Anja Graf


• George Westwell, Managing director, Cheval Residences
• BridgeStreet Global Hospitality (tbc)

Day 2

George Westwell

Cheval Residences

Afternoon happy hour drinks - well almost, at least 30 minutes to re-energise

The economy end of the extended stay sector is the fast growing segment in the industry, and is attracting serious investor interest. What does the future hold for the sector and who are the main players?

Workshop groups compered by Piers Brown, IHM and Glenn Haussman, No Vacancy

Artificial intelligence and hospitality - striking the balance between technology and hospitality skills.

discussion points: intuitive websites; “no human contact” during stay; robots in the hospitality world; can technology replace the human touch and experience?; using data to learn about your customers’ tastes and anticipate what they want

Hosted by Frank Reeves, CEO, Avvio


Design: the apartment of the future

discussion points: future technology - what will be considered standard household tech 10 years from now?; Modular and moveable -  shells with moveable walls and a range of prefabricated pods which can be reconfigured according to the resident; Carbon free living - phase change walls, Tesla batteries, smart windows: how a new wave of building materials will slash residential carbon footprints; Sleep technology - solutions for insomnia are predicted to be an $80 billion dollar industry by 2020 - how will your future apartment help you sleep? That’s entertainment - how will Virtual Reality affect in-home entertainment;  Self-cleaning - the bathroom of the future could include self-cleaning ultrasonic sanitary ware, and the home will self-treat its domestic effluents by using the processing power of plants and bacteria.

The growth of budget extended stay hotels, where next? - hosted by Mark Skinner, partner, The Highland Group

Legal - hosted by Doron Goldstein, Katten Law

Short term rentals - moving into the mainstream

discussion points: the duty of care - winning over corporate business; which are the best channels for listing; the short term rental ecosystem - the businesses that support the business; the legal minefield - keeping up with regional rulings on short term rentals; sourcing the best properties for STR

Hosted by Michael Goldin, director, business development,

What's wrong with serviced apartments and extended stay?

discussion points: public awareness and perception; getting our definitions right; are we offering good enough service, is service still required?; do we offer value for money?; are we too faceless/corporate when people increasingly want experience and personality, can technology be an enabler?

Hosted by Jeff Mahoney, COO, Reloquest (tbc)

New brands on the block - hosted by Kulveer Taggar, CEO, Zeus Living (tbc)

Day 2

Mark Skinner

The Highland Group

Day 2

Doron Goldstein

Katten Law

Day 2

Piers Brown

International Hospitality Media

Day 2

Glenn Haussmann

Rouse Media

Day 2

Frank Reeves


Leaders gather to review the day's discussions and highlight their priorities as they return back to the office.

The Serviced Apartment Summit brings together and highlights this ever growing sector and gives it a voice.

Diane Scott, Senior Hotel Consultant at Katten Muchin Rosenman UK LLP

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