2018 Event Programme


21st February 2018

8.30 – 9.00 Registration, coffee  and pastries  Kindly sponsored by Staycity 

9.00-9.10 Welcome and opening remarks
Andrew Sangster, Editorial Director, Hotel Analyst


Broadening the accommodation asset class

9.10 – 9.25 Session 1 – Presentation
Andrew Sangster, Editorial Director, Hotel Analyst


Deal round-up: Investors target alternatives in the hunt for returns

9.25 – 9.45 Session 2 – Presentation

The key deals in the alternative accommodation sector over the past year

Patrick Angwin, Senior Director, Horwath HTL UK


The leaders’ perspective

9.45 – 10.25 Session 3 – Panel discussion

The CEOs of top players in hotel alternatives give their view on the market. As barriers between market segments break down, what business are key protagonists in? AccorHotels is across the accommodation space and now in coworking too, while the gap between serviced apartments and student accommodation is blurring. What is the outlook across the alternative niches?

Moderator: Michael Jones, Managing Director, Hospitality Impact

Navneet Bali, Chairman, MEININGER Hotels
Tom Walsh, CEO, Staycity
Guy Parsons, CEO, easyHotels PLC
Sean Worker, CEO, Bridgestreet

10.25 – 10.55   COFFEE BREAK
Kindly sponsored by Staycity


Battle of the brokers

10.55 – 11.40 Session 4 – Presentations

Three property experts are invited to make their case for their segment:

10.55 – 11.05 Serviced Apartments
Ben Davis, Director, Saxbury

11.05 – 11.15 Healthcare
Adrian Clery, Director, Colliers

11.15 – 11.25 Student accommodation
Jo Winchester, Executive Director and Head of Student Housing Advisory, CBRE Ltd

The brokers debate

11.25 – 11.40 Session 5 – Panel

Moderator: Russell Kett, Chairman, HVS London

Jo Winchester, Executive Director and Head of Student Housing Advisory, CBRE Ltd
Ben Davis, Director, Saxbury
Adrian Clery, Director, Colliers


Investor Panel

11.40 – 12.20 Session 6 – Panel discussion

From established players to newcomers, who is entering the alternatives market? Institutional (pension funds), private equity, landed estates.

Andrew Harrington, Owner, AHV


Gavin Woodhouse, Chairman, Northern Powerhouse Developments
Asli Kutlucan, Director of Development and Acquisition, Cycas Hospitality
Andrew  Southern, Chairman, Southern Grove
Camil Yazbeck, Partner and Investment Director – Hospitality, Patron Capital


A view from a Serviced Apartment company

12.20 – 12.40 Session 7 – Interview

Interviewer: Andrew Sangster, Editorial Director, Hotel Analyst
Interviewee: George Westwell, Director, Cheval Residences


12.40 – 1.10 Session 8 – Panel discussion

Debt funding – innovative approaches

Moderator: Katherine Doggrell, Editor, Hotel Analyst
Trevor Morris, Debt Finance Director, OakNorth
Justin Lanzkron, Senior Consultant, West Ridge Asset Management
Shona Pushpaharan, Head of Hotel and Real Estate Finance, Clydesdale Bank

1.10 – 2.10  LUNCH
Kindly sponsored by Staycity


Breaking the mould

 2.10 – 2.40 Session 9 – Panel Discussion


Joanne Owen, Partner, Corporate Private Equity, Proskauer

Mark Anderson, Managing Director, Property & International, Whitbread PLC
Rohan Thakkar, HQ, VP Development & Strategy, Yotel
Ben Roberts, Development Consultant, Jansons Property
Jill Xiaozhou Ju, Investment Director, The Collective

Case Study

2.40 – 2.55 Session 10 – Interview

Katherine Doggrell, Editor, Hotel Analyst

Charlie McGregor, Founder & CEO, Student Hotel

Hostel markets mature

2.55 – 3.25 Session 11 – Panel discussion

As Generator’s new owners look to the US, and Safestay consolidates its European presence, a look at a maturing sector – is it now more easily investible?

Moderator: Macy Marvel, Associate, Hotel Analyst
Nuno Sacramento, Chief Operating Officer, Safestay
Andrew Landsburgh, Owner and Developer, CODE Pod Hostel
Pieter van Tilburg, CEO, CityHub

3.25 – 3.55 COFFEE BREAK
Kindly sponsored by Staycity


 3.55 – 4.25 Session 12– Panel discussion

Moderator: Chris Bown, Editor, Hotel Analyst
Elie Younes, Executive Vice President & Chief Development Officer, The Rezidor Hotel Group
Tariq Bsharat, Strategy and Business Development Director, Al Marjan Island
Chris Graham, Managing Director, Graham Associates
Rod Taylor, Director, Savills


In bed with homesharers

4.25 – 4.45 Session 14 – Presentation

Tim Sander, Director, BDRC

Blurring the boundaries

4.45 – 5.25 Session 15– Panel discussion

Who gets to grab the consumer? A look at online agglomerations, from Airbnb through OTAs to upcoming collaborators, such as Bridgestreet, AccorHotels etc. What impact will the further growth from Airbnb, and the move to voice activated search, have on consumer behaviour? How will their growth impact pricing and returns?

Moderator: Ian Sloan, VP Client Strategy, Avvio
Carl Michel, Chairman, Veeve
Richard Bowden-Doyle, Chairman, Neilson Active Holidays
Nakul Sharma, CEO, Hostmaker
Giulio Leporatti, Vice President, Global Strategy & Corporate Development, IHG


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