Start Up STAGE

The place for new entrants, starters and people and businesses looking to learn.

THE PLACE TO START AND IMPROVE YOUR SHORT STAY AND SERVICED ACCOMMODATION BUSINESS.

The Start Up Stage has been developed to help new entrants and people at the beginning of their short stay and serviced accommodation business get the latest information from the experts in the industry.

Our ten sessions on the stage is also the perfect starting place for ambitious and independent property owners, managers, hosts and investors with four properties and less.

This is the place to –

  • FIND YOUR PERFECT FINANCIAL PARTNER
  • DISCOVER TOP TIPS TO START OUT
  • LISTEN TO INDUSTRY EXPERTS
  • LEARN THE QUICK HACKS TO SUCCESS
  • COMPLY WITH NEW REGULATIONS

Please note: Attendance to the Start Up Stage sessions is included as part of your Marketplace Access ticket.

CHECK OUT THE LATEST START UP STAGE SCHEDULE .

TimeWhat's On
09.30–10.00

FAST TRACK

Whether you are a newbie to holiday rentals or have been listing one of your own properties for a while, this session will help you get the most out of your venture in the short term rental space.

Pragya Tyagi, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Booking.com

10.00–10.30

STARTER SESSION

This is a turbo accelerator session for new entrants to the short stay economy. Start scribbling as industry expert Jason gives you ten golden nuggets of wisdom to help your new property and business get off to an absolute flyer.

Jason Living, Managing Director, The Property Expert

10.40 – 11.10

HELLO WORLD

Crikey! At the last count there were two billion websites. In this session we will showing you how you can cut through and achieve an online visibility that puts your property on the browsers of your future customers. We talk listings, channel management, updates and reviews.

Jean-Philippe Monod, Vice President Government & Corporate Affairs, HomeAway

11.20 – 11.50

MORTGAGE MATTERS

Mortgages are a complicated business. This is a specialist session for people looking for expert advice on financing their first or next short stay property whether that's a cottage or a premium urban let or something in between.

Cammy Amaira, Sales and Marketing Director, Tipton & Coseley Building Society


12.00 – 12.30

DOUBLE DEALERS

In 25 years TV personality Paul Shamplina has dealt with all types of unscrupulous guests from rogues and hoodwinkers to scammers and frauds. Paul will outline your rights as a short-term landlord and what checks you can do to save you some serious pain.

Paul Shamplina, Owner and TV Presenter, Landlord Action

12.40 – 13.10

LOCK DOWN

Technology is having a massive impact on how you protect your property and your guests. Keycafe are developing some seriously advanced technology for owners and managers to verify guest with facial recognition and help keep your property secure with minimal hassle.

Speaker: An awesome speaker from KeyCafe

13.20 – 13.50

PICKING PROPERTY

Nidhi's company Rightmove lists 1.1 million properties and that means she has the inside track on how to pick the best properties for lettings. In this session she will share the tricks and metrics you need to consider to make sure you pick the best property to get the best return.

Nidhi Kruempelmann, Lettings Innovation Manager, Rightmove

14.00 – 14.30

NEW OPPORTUNITIES

Psst! As technology evolves in the short stay industry it has meant that the distribution channels available to property owners has opened new opportunities to a world of new guests. This session looks at the new distribution channels emerging to make short stay properties as equals to hotels and secure more bookings.

Fabio Bufalini, CCO and Co-Founder, B2Book

14:40 - 15.10

GUEST LIST

There is a science behind listings on OTAs. Get your science right and your property will be fully booked. This session looks at branding, pictures, language, reviews, response, engagement and much more to get your property at the top of the page.

Scott Giles, Marketing Director UK and Ireland and Emerging Markets, HomeAway

15:20 – 15.50

GET COVERED

Insurance in property and short term accommodation is changing - fast. Slice Labs is one of the companies at the forefront of that change and will guide you through the new policies that will give you the best cover. In this session you will be able to takeaway a list of essential clauses you need to focus on.

James Curran, Director of Business Development, Europe Slice Labs

Dawid Glawdzin, Director of Operations, Slice Labs

16.00 – 16.30

FIX UP...

…look sharp. Styling your property can give you the edge and contrary to popular belief it doesn't have to cost a fortune. In this session Laura will be giving the audience some advice about giving property character through bold vision.

Laura Ward, Design Director, Hostmaker

16.30 – 17.00

NETWORK TIME

The networking area of the Short Stay Show will be open for visitors, exhibitors and partners to network, share stories, get advice and unwind after an awesomely busy day about the exciting world of short stay.