Piers is CEO of International Hospitality Media which focusses on growth areas within hospitality, and publishes the industry leadingServicedApartmentNews.comandBoutiqueHotelNews.comwebsites. Piers successfully launched the Serviced Apartment Summit inc Extended Stay Europe in 2013 to raise awareness, encourage networking, best practice and the sharing of ideas whilst addressing the challenges the sector faces to drive the industry forward. The event has since expanded to the Middle East and Americas. More recently, Piers hosts the Serviced Apartment Awards, now an annual event and widely referred to as the 'Oscars of the industry,' and the RECHARGE 'unconference' taking a different approach to doing business with wide industry support. Piers holds an MBA, ISMM and IDM Diplomas and has held senior positions in the national media and retail industries.
“It was interesting to hear a European perspective on hospitality as I work in Asia and we know all about the Asian market. The content was great, the topics were great and relevant and I really enjoyed the Escape Room but the best bit was probably the coffee breaks when we could chat with some very interesting people. You (IHM) are the only ones to put on events like this and we want to support this and you as we come over especially from Asia for this.