Summit Schedule

The region's only leadership conference for the serviced apartment, extended stay / aparthotel and short-term rental sectors.

Experiential urban expedition as we explore Berlin; visiting some ground breaking hospitality and real estate concepts.

  • Anja Graf, CEO, welcomes RECHARGERS for 'Escapism with VISION' - VISION APARTMENTS Otto-Braun-Straße 67, 10178 Berlin 

Join us for immersive experiences while checking out the interiors of 5 of VISION's biggest and most stylish apartments in Berlin!

Escape Room Experience

Work in a team to solve a series of puzzles and riddles using clues, hints, and strategy to complete the objectives at hand. Working in groups, RECHARGERS will be given a set time limit to unveil the secret plot which is hidden within the rooms as one clue leads to the next to 'crack' your ultimate escape.

  • Adina Apartment Hotel Mitte, Platz vor dem neuen Tor 6, 10115 Berlin
  • SMARTments business, Prenzlauer Berg, StorkowerStraße 156a, 10407 Berlin

    Confirmed delegates only.

A maximum of 100 places are available! Registrations will open two weeks prior to the event.

Confirmed delegates only will receive an online sign up form link, please fill in to secure your place.

 

Locations and meeting times vary depending on your group, if you are unsure of your group please email operations@internationalhospitality.media to confirm. 

Group 1: George will meet you at VISIONAPARTMENTS, Otto-Braun-Straße 67, 10178 Berlin, Germany at 13:15 sharp for a 13:30 start.

Group 2:  Katie will meet you at Adina Apartments Hotel Mitte, Platz vor dem neuen Tor 6, 10115 Berlin at 14:45 sharp for a 15:00 start. 

After much exploring we'll whisk you off to our shhh.. secret invitation only event at... SMARTments, Storkower Str. 156a, 10407 Berlin, Germany.

Join us as we explore a taste of Berlin
Live music, Mulled wine and more....

Limited to 140 places maximum.

Confirmed delegates only will receive an online sign up form link, please fill in to secure your place. If you are registered and have not received the form, please email operations@internationalhospitality.media to resend the link

Join us for a celebratory 'nightcap' and those that are more adventurous may wish to tour some of the hottest nightlife hubs post business hours in Berlin - first drink on us!

Feel refreshed and ready to start the day and be part of our  morning walk with a chilling 'Cold War twist'. You will

  • Visit the outdoor Wall Documentation Center on Bernauer Strasse
  • Explore the different types of wall built during partition
  • Visit escape sites like 'Tunnel 57'
  • Walk through 'no-man's land', and the former 'death-strip'
  • See the Church of Reconciliation 
  • Hear stories of KGB, CIA and MI6
  • Visit Nordbahnhof - 'Ghost Station'
  • Learn about the methods of the Stasi (East German State Security)

all within 60 minutes, arriving in plenty of time back to catch the coach from Silicon Allee to Colonia Nova for more networking whilst enjoying a coffee and pastry before the sessions commence.

Confirmed delegates only will receive an online sign up form link, please fill in to secure your place. If you are registered and have not received the form, please email operations@internationalhospitality.media to resend the link.

Grab a post walk pastry and reconvene with peers, along with our sponsors and speakers to talk about the days hopes and goals.

RECHARGE is both the event’s manacle and its energetic spark - what do you want of your event asks your host.

• Piers Brown, CEO, International Hospitality Media

Day 2

Piers Brown

International Hospitality Media

When you look back at life, will you be able to say that you have given it everything? Have you lived a life of real meaning and depth? Have you given your very best to the family, the business, your friends and, of course, yourself? Can you say that you have worked hard for what you really believe in?

In an ever increasing busy world, we are becoming more and more visual, overloaded with stimulation.

We will be joining inspirational speaker Craig Goldblatt to take time for meditation, breath and to set our own intention and path! This powerful guided visualisation exercise will allow you to practice a deep sense of gratitude for your life and all you care for. Through this practice Craig will guide you to focus on what is most important to you in this moment and for the future.  

Day 2

Craig Goldblatt

Craig Goldblatt

Grab a bloody mary (non-alcoholic alternatives available) and join one of our stellar co-working and co-living round table workshops, hosted by some of the biggest players in the industry.

As investors and operators get their heads around co-working and co-living, consider how this will change traditional accommodation? What other big ideas are out there and could invade the hotel and apartment space soon? Put yourself in the minds of digital nomads, start-ups, student accommodations and more.

Hosted by Paul Wells, Associate, Dexter Moren Associates and Glenn Haussman, No Vacancy News and Here to Stay TV with 'huddle' leaders:

• Harry Harris, Managing director, SUSD
• Marc Jongerius, co-founder, Zoku

• Andrew Fowler, Acquisitions director, SACO Property Group; Co-founder, Locke Hotels
• Travis Todd, co-founder, Factory International S.à r.l. and co-founder / CEO, Silicon Allee
• Steve Burns, Managing director, EMEA & APAC, BridgeStreet
• Katy Zühlke, Head of projects, St Oberholz 

Day 2

Glenn Haussman

Rouse Media

Day 2

Paul Wells

Dexter Moren Associates

Day 2

Travis Todd

Factory

Day 2

Steve Burns

BridgeStreet

Day 2

Andrew Fowler​

Locke & SACO

30 minutes to freshen up, grab a coffee and get ready for the morning's second half

Property experts take to the stage to fight for specialist verticals, making the case why a particular segment offers the best opportunities:
Hotels v serviced apartments v hostels v co-working
• Hotels: Andreas Martin, Initiator and Partner, hotelforum management GmbH
• Serviced apartments: Dr Steve Grundmann,
senior project manager, ZIEGERT
• Hostels: Anna Friedrich, associate director, Christie and Co

• Coworking: Carsten Foertsch, Founder bei Deskmag - Explore Coworking

Day 2

Anna Friedrich

Christie & Co

Day 2

Steve Grundmann

Ziegert Bank

Hosted by Adam Lowenthal, co-founder and director, Saxbury

• Lisa Neubueser, hotel acquisitions and development, Cycas Hospitality
• Vedrana Riley, founder and CEO, Ciel Capital
• Martijn Vos, senior portfolio manager, APG Asset Management
• Jan Winterhoff, director, hotel development, GBI AG

Day 2

Vedrana Riley

Ciel Capital

Day 2

Lisa Neubueser

Cycas Hospitality

Day 2

Martijn Vos

APG Asset

Day 2

Adam Lowenthal

Saxbury

Germany v United Kingdom v Rest of Europe investors:

Hotel, serviced apartment, hostel and student accommodation investment specialists debate whether Germany v United Kingdom v the rest of Europe will be their investment 'region of choice' for 2019, and what's 'hot' and what's 'not' from a structuring the deal perspective. 

Hosted by Weldon Mather, WM Consultancy

• Erik Jacobs, partner, HORECA Investment Partners
• Benjamin Rüther, fund manager, Catella Real Estate AG
• James Lapushner, managing director, Anacott Capital

Day 2

Erik Jacobs

HORECA Investment Partners

Day 2

James Lapushner

Anacott Capital

Day 2

Weldon Mather

WM Consultancy Ltd

Network with peers over lunch before rejoining for the afternoon's sessions

Speed overview of current German and European serviced apartment v hotel performance, followed by a short Q&A from 2 people that know!
To include trading performance, transaction activity, who's investing/operating?
• Anett Gregorius, founder and owner, Apartmentservice
• Christian Strieder, country manager DACH, STR

 

Day 2

Anett Gregorius

Apartmentservice

In this open session, RECHARGERS are encouraged to 'take to the chair' highlighting a topic they would like to raise for contributions from the collective.

MOTION: Private accommodation is transforming global accommodation.

Proposers:
• Will Smith, Head of Internationalization, Plum Guide
Christoph Kasper, founder, The Homelike

Opposers:
• Markus Lehnert, VP, international hotel development, Marriott International
• Dean Schreiber, Managing Director, Oakwood Worldwide Asia

Hosted by Piers Brown, IHM

Day 2

Markus Lehnert

Marriott International

Day 2

Dean Schreiber

Oakwood

Day 2

Piers Brown

International Hospitality Media

Day 2

Will Smith

The Plum Guide

Day 2

Christoph Kasper

Homelike

At least 30 mins to recharge and re-energise with a 'happy hour' drink - non alcoholic options available

Development workshop combining investors and operators interest to create an innovative extended stay concept. The workshop will trigger the delegate’s creative ideas

Workshop lead by Jonathan Humphries, Chairman, and Kilian Vollbach, Concept development Co-ordinator, HoCoSo

Focus group huddles to include:
• Investor considerations - hosted by Navneet Bali, Chairman, MEININGER Hotels
• Room design - hosted by Janice Mitten, Head of Business development, Dexter Moren Associates
• Services and operations - hosted by Georgios Ganitis, regional general manager, Adina Apartment Hotels
• Public spaces - hosted by Guy Nixon, Founder and CEO, Native
• Networks in the neighbourhood - hosted by Chalana Perera  Real Estate Development Manager, Shortstay Group and Yays
• Technology - hosted by Séverine Obertelli, Head of Sales and marketing, EMEA, Maxxton
• Sustainability - hosted by Jouke Baaima, Director, Co-owner, ServicedApartments.nl and Corporate Housing Factory

Day 2

Janice Mitten

Dexter Moren Associates

Day 2

Guy Nixon

Native

Day 2

Georgios Ganitis

Adina Apartment Hotels

Day 2

Navneet Bali

Meininger Hotels

An interactive session exploring how some brands have successfully developed an emotional connection with large audiences who believe in them and buy from them frequently without questioning the value or authenticity of their products or services? Why nowadays creating a community around your brand is more important than simply having guests? We will dive into the power of brand psychology that has been used by brands such Apple, Starbucks and more.

You will learn:
• How to create a following of faithful individuals who buy from you frequently
• Brand activities you can put in place to create the most engagement
• What happens when you create a brand community instead of guests
• What brand psychology strategies are effective

Flavilla Fongang, creative brand director, 3 Colours Rule

Day 2

Flavilla Fongang

3 Colours Rule

Jonathan and Kilian conduct 3 minute snap interviews with 'huddle' leaders on their findings, with 'open mike' opportunity from the RECHARGE collective.

• Investor considerations - hosted by Navneet Bali, Chariman, MEININGER Hotels
• Room design - hosted by Janice Mitten, Head of Business development, Dexter Moren Associates 
• Services and operations - hosted by hosted by Georgios Ganitis, regional general manager, Adina Apartment Hotels
• Public spaces - hosted by Guy Nixon, Founder and CEO, Native
• Networks in the neighbourhood - hosted by Chalana Perera  Real Estate Development Manager, Shortstay Group and Yays
• Technology - hosted by Séverine Obertelli, Head of Sales and marketing, EMEA, Maxxton
• Sustainability - hosted by Jouke Baaima, Director, Co-owner, ServicedApartments.nl and Corporate Housing Factory

 

Day 2

Guy Nixon

Native

Day 2

Janice Mitten

Dexter Moren Associates

Day 2

Georgios Ganitis

Adina Apartment Hotels

Day 2

Navneet Bali

Meininger Hotels

Piers Brown, CEO, IHM

Day 2

Piers Brown

International Hospitality Media

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This is a wonderful conference. Coming from the US, it gives us exposure to operators and potential partners that we wouldn’t normally have access to. We’re looking for some likeminded partners and there are some really great ones here at the conference.

Ken Brown, VP Global Solutions, Furnished Quarters

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