Event Schedule

The Short Stay Show serves an exciting ecosystem of brilliant minds and businesses bringing new ideas and growth to the complementary worlds of hospitality, property, tourism, business travel and future city planning.

We have structured (and priced) the event to suit all people involved in the industry from the home hosts right through to the international tech players.

If you are new to the industry and you are looking to be inspired by learning, conversation, exploration and networking – this is the show for you.

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The Premium Access Stage is the only place in the UK where the influencers and game changers of the short stay industry come together to discuss the challenges and trends we face in the coming year. Featuring keynote speakers, panels, insight reports and government representation the Premium Access Stage helps shape the discussion of the fastest growing trend in accommodation, hospitality, travel and tourism. Tickets to access this stage cost £295 + VAT and can purchased here.

10:30 - 10:45
Welcome and Hospitality Address

Premium Access Stage Host and TV Travel Presenter, Jo Sinnott, and STAA Chair, Merilee Karr welcome delegates to the Premium Access Conference outlining the programme and speakers for the day.

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Merilee Karr
Chair, STAA
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Jo Sinnott
TV Travel Presenter
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Steve Double MP
Chair, All Party Parliamnetary Group for Hospitality
10:45 - 11:30
UK Government Regulatory Environment

The UK regulatory landscape varies drastically depending on the location, communities and economies that the short stay industry is currently impacting. We take a tour around the UK to discover trends that will signal a future direction for the industry.

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Shomik Panda
Director General, STAA
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Nickie Aiken MP
Member of Parliament for Cities of London and Westminster
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Karen Buck MP
Chair, APPG Short Lets Sector
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Andrew Mott
Chair of Short Lets, Scottish Government
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Steve Double MP
Chair, All Party Parliamnetary Group for Hospitality
11:30 - 12:15
Professionalism and Hospitality

Short term rentals and the traditional hospitality sector are converging.  With major hotel brands entering and investing in the sector, there is more change to come.  As the industry grows, calls for standards and regulation and a ‘level playing field’ will only grow stronger.  How will the industry professionalise and develop the quality standards required for its next phase of meteoric growth?

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Merilee Karr
Chair, STAA
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Alessandro Pacilio
Global Product Marketing Manager, Booking.com
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Mike Ortegon
Director of Global Connectivity Partnerships, HomeAway
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Robin Rossman
Managing Director, STR
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Deborah Heather
Head of Assessment Services, Quality in Tourism
12:15 - 13:00
When property, hospitality and travel collide

Short stay is in the sweet spot between three giants of property, hospitality and travel and to stay ahead of the game it needs to serve all three in abundance.  This panel looks at the current and future demands these sectors place on our fledgling industry and what it needs to do to meet it.

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Fred Lerche-Lerchenborg
CEO, Lavanda
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Marcus Angell
Managing Director, SIlverDoor Apartments
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Matthew Ede
Director, Sales and Marketing, Greystar
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Will Smith
Co-Founder - Head of Science Behind the Perfect Stay, Plum Guide
13:00 - 14:00
LUNCH AND NETWORKING
14:00 - 14:45
Ecosystem and Evolution

The short stay ecosystem is expanding at an unprecedented rate.  Wouter opens with a Skift presentation showing the latest trends and follows the panel as they look at future growth, direction and the pockets of innovation.

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Dr Wouter Geerts
Senior Research Analyst, Skift
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Maud Larpent
VP Product Management, HomeAway
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Michael Driedger
CEO, Operto Guest Technologies
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Merilee Karr
Chair, STAA
14:45 - 15:30
Investment and Money

A look at the most lucrative investments in the short stay, guest experience and proptech space over the last twelve months and predicting what will unfold in 2020.

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Simon Lehmann
CEO, AJL Consulting
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Camille Rumani
Co-Founder and COO, Eatwith
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David Soskin
Partner and Co-Founder, HOWZAT Partners
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Graham Donoghue
CEO, Sykes Holiday Cottages
15:30 - 16:10
The Customer Experience Layer

The customer experience is becoming a business-critical function for the short stay industry and for goes well beyond the check in process of guests. This panel looks at how the industry’s emergent customer experience companies can make a real difference to the established ecosystem.

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Jannik Lawaetz
Founder and CEO, LuggageHero
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Henry Bennett
CEO, YourWelcome
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Vivienne Mackinnon
Head of Marketing, Zipcar UK
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Nick Hurley
Head of Hotel Sales, Travelzoo
16:10 - 16:50
Coronavirus Outbreak Discussion

Coronavirus is set to impact the world of travel, tourism and short stay for the coming months. In a level-headed discussion the expert panellists look beyond the headlines as they talk about the global outbreak and how the short stay industry reacts to the now and proacts in the coming months.

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Carlos Villaro Lassen
CEO, EHHA
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Alessandro Pacilio
Global Product Marketing Manager, Booking.com
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Maxime Leufroy-Murat
Founder and CEO, City Relay
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Humphrey Bowles
Co-Founder and CEO, GUARDHOG Technologies
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Na’ím Anís Paymán
Chief Revolutionary, Zeevou
16:50 - 17:00
Closing Remarks

We reflect on the day’s sessions and speakers before heading to the networking zone for an informal drinks debrief where delegates can discuss their findings and look ahead to 2020.

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Jo Sinnott
TV Travel Presenter