PREMIUM ACCESS CONFERENCE

THE PLACE WHERE THE SHORT STAY INDUSTRY MEETS

Developed in partnership with the STAA, the Premium Access Conference is the leading stage for the new world of the short stay economy. 

This is the perfect place for people who are tackling the big challenges facing the industry today to make it a better place for everyone tomorrow. 

Our speaker line up includes representatives from; 

  • UK AND EUROPEAN GOVERNMENT
  • LEADING EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS
  • WORLD CLASS RESEARCH GROUPS 
  • PROGRESSIVE HOTEL CHAINS
  • INCLUSIVE OTA’S AND PLATFORMS

The Premium Access Conference is a meeting place to seize new business opportunity and strengthen partnerships

Available for just £495 + VAT, the premium access will be a meeting of minds for delegates wanting to; 

  • Listen to original content tackling the most innovative and disruptive topics in the Short Stay economy
  • Discover the latest thinking on themes such as future city planning, AI, analytics and second home trends. 
  • Access the latest insight and trends impacting the short stay economy from national and local government.
  • Unrivalled networking opportunities with influential leaders and exciting new start ups. 

 

WHO BOOKS TO ATTEND THE PREMIUM ACCESS CONFERENCE?

The Conference has been built for major stakeholders in the UK and EU ecosystem of the short stay economy including representatives from; 

  • Leading OTAS and Booking Platforms
  • Large Property Management Companies
  • Market Analysts
  • Banking and Finance Houses
  • National and Local Governments
  • Progessive Hotel Operators
  • Traditional Hospitality Providers and Suppliers
  • Business Travel Specialists

 

WHAT DOES THE PREMIUM ACCESS CONFERENCE TICKET GIVE YOU? 

The conference ticket is fantastic value price of just £495 + VAT, giving delegates exclusive content and priority treatment including; 

  • Access to the Short Stay Conference
  • Access to Speakers Post Event
  • Exclusive White Paper Access
  • Super Fast Welcome Gate
  • All Day Catering Zone
  • Post Show VIP Drinks

 

  • Access to Start Up/Scale Up Presentations
  • Access to Marketplace Area
  • Access to Start Up Stage
  • Access to Scale Up Stage
  • First Sight Newsletter
  • Exclusive Show Only Offers

CHECK OUT THE LATEST SCALE UP STAGE SCHEDULE .

TimeWhat's On
08.00 – 09.00

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION

A chance to set yourself up for the day and network with fellow delegates.
09.00 – 09.10

WELCOME ADDRESS

Lord Bourne and STAA Chair, Merilee Karr, welcome the audience to the inaugural Short Stay Premium Access Conference outlining the day's format and the rules of engagement.

Lord Bourne, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, HM Government
Merilee Karr, Founder and CEO, UnderTheDoormat
09.10 – 10.10

PESTON TALKS

As the UK heads into a period of uncertainty, famed political journalist and presenter Robert Peston joins us to present the implications of Brexit and the economy on short stay hospitality and tourism sector in the next year. Following the presentation, Robert will hold a Q&A session with the audience about the detail of required focus for short term industry in the wider economy.

Robert Peston, Political Editor, Journalist and Presenter
10.10 – 10.50

HUMANS AND TECHNOLOGY

The driving force of the short stay economy is the interface between humans and technology. Technology of communication, technology of commerce and technology of movement. Lasana is a social cognition scientist at UCL and in this session will outline the human essence which drives decision-making and how businesses will need to personalise everything they do - at scale.

Dr. Lasana Harris, Senior Lecturer in Experimental Psychology, University College London
10.50 – 11.15

COFFEE BREAK

11.15 – 12.00

WESTMINSTER WAYS

A top-level panel chaired by the STAA discuss the short stay sector from the vantage point of Westminster and SW1A. The panel talks about the industry and its position against wider stakeholders as well as the issues it needs to overcome to continue its pathway towards a stable and supportive future.

Edouard Peers, Solicitor, STAA Board Member
Rt Hon Alistair Carmichael, Member of Parliament
Rt Hon Kevin Hollinrake, Member of Parliament
Anthony Pickles, Head of Tourism Affairs, VisitBritain/VisitEngland

12.00 - 12.45

SECOND HOME ECONOMY REPORT

An exclusive research presentation which looks at the UK's growing trend towards a second home market. The report conducted by Savills and HomeAway looks at how digital technology is giving birth to a new generation of income-seeking second home owners.

Paul Tostevin, Associate Director, Savills World Research
Gavin Gray, Senior Manager of EMEA Strategic Accounts, HomeAway
12.45 – 14.00

LUNCH

A chance to refuel and enjoy the extensive lunch menu with fellow delegates as part of your conference access ticket. The extended lunch also lets you wander through the Short Stay Show Marketplace before the afternoon sessions.
14.00 – 14.45

SAY WHAT?

Parry Malm is one of the leading experts in AI having launched his own multi-million pound, artificial intelligence company, Phrasee. Parry will talk about how AI is at the forefront of new technology and how it will change the game for travel and tourism. How does he know? He's done it with Virgin Holidays.

Parry Malm, Founder and CEO, Phrasee
14.45 – 15.30

BUSINESS TRAVEL

The future of business travel is far from certain. The future of work will shape the future visitor economy. This session looks at how accommodation demand could change, as new technology and economic paradigms take root.

Luke Bujarski, Founder, LUFT

15.30 – 15.50

COFFEE BREAK

15.50 – 16.30

FORWARD VISION


The Short Stay industry is on the cusp of amazing change which will have significant impact the worlds of travel, tourism, hospitality and property. The panellists in this session look at the evolution of the industry in the next 5-10 years and discuss the new opportunities that will be presented to the brave!

Merilee Karr, Founder and CEO, UnderTheDoormat
Carl Michel, Chairman, Veeve
Simon Lehmann, CEO and Co-Founder, AJL Consulting
16.30 – 17.15

POLICY PANEL


The mandate of the STAA is to shape the policy for the future of the industry. Building on from the government panel session earlier in the day, it is now the time for the industry to discuss the commercial pressures that need to be addressed in the current environment.

Shomik Panda, Director General, STAA
Katerina Shearer, Public Affairs Officer, Booking.com
Jean-Philippe Monod, VP Government and Corporate Affairs, HomeAway
Marie Lorimer, Policy Manager, Airbnb

17.15 – 17.20

CLOSING REMARKS

STAA Chair, Merilee will summarise the discussions of the conference and outline the year ahead before pointing the audience to the VIP networking area.

Merilee Karr, Founder and CEO, UnderTheDoormat

17.15 – 18.00

VIP NETWORKING DRINKS

As the day closes, you are invited to attend our VIP Networking Drinks Reception as part of your conference access ticket