STRz editor Paul Stevens participating at the Skift Short-Term Rental Summit this month

Excitement builds for October STR Summit in London

UK: Excitement is building for the inaugural London ShortTermRentalz Summit in partnership with Skift on Wednesday 18 October, in the second part of the aforementioned content and media partnership between International Hospitality Media [the publisher of STRz] and Skift this year.

Building on the key takeaways from the Skift Short-Term Rental Summit in New York City earlier this month, the first ShortTermRentalz Summit will bring together the leading minds of the short-term rental industry to share their visions for the future and strategies for success. It will also be a golden opportunity to network with a high-calibre investor community as we connect you to the capital and the capital to you.

All eyes will be on Skyline London, the Summit venue on 18 October, as every area of the short-term rental industry is represented – a who’s who of owners, investors, property managers and tourism boards.

The prospective agenda for the London Summit has now been announced, covering a broad and diverse range of topics ranging from M&A and investment prospects to the evolving landscape of tech and innovation, the future of payments solutions, the great convergence of travel, hospitality and real estate, and much more. The topics will be addressed across a number of session formats, including panel sessions, debates, fireside chats, keynotes, case studies and a CEO Question Time.

Confirmed speakers so far include Awaze CEO Henrik Kjellberg, VTrips founder and CEO, Steve Milo, and Ben Harper, CEO of Watergate Bay Hotel, Beach Retreats and Another Place.

Confirmed sponsors so far include Awaze, Touch Stay and VTrips.

If you would like to be considered for a speaker role, please contact, and for sponsor enquiries, please contact

Awaze CEO Henrik Kjellberg said: “Awaze are delighted to be sponsoring the inaugural Short-Term Rental Summit in London, particularly at such an exciting juncture for the segment in terms of innovation and investment. It is the perfect time to be launching this Summit and we look forward to dissecting the key topics within the space, as well as connecting with other business leaders at the cutting edge of travel, hospitality and real estate.”

Kate Stinchcombe-Gillies, CMO at Touch Stay, said: “In what’s shaping up to be another dynamic year in the holiday rental sector, we’re delighted to support an event on our home turf where we know the industry’s greatest challenges and opportunities will be debated and relationships forged and developed.”

Steve Milo, founder and CEO of VTrips, said: “The gun slinger of the Skift NYC conference comes to London to bring some straight fire. This will be a fun and entertaining event. Fasten your seat belt.”

As a reward for our dedicated readers and audience, STRz is offering a special early discount for attendees buying two tickets or more at this link [no code necessary]. A two-ticket package deal will give a discount of £100 off per two tickets.

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