VANESSA DE SOUZA LAGE // CMO AND CO-FOUNDER // RENTALS UNITED
In the vacation rental industry since 2004, Vanessa started off as an agent with her own global website that at one point had 8000 online bookable rentals.
In 2015 she co-founded Rentals United, a channel manager for vacation rentals and acts today as the Chief Marketing Director. Having gone through the hardships of setting up & marketing a number of online businesses, Vanessa is very much driven by supporting the myriad of innovative start-ups in the industry.
As a result she founded the VrTech events where tech companies meet property managers to further innovation in the industry. She also founded the only industry-recognised Vacation Rental Tech Competition celebrating & rewarding the start-ups of tomorrow. Often labelled an “influencer” in the industry, Vanessa speaks at travel events around the world.