STRz and Skift announce partnership for STR events in 2023

UK / US: ShortTermRentalz, a division of the International Hospitality Media [IHM] portfolio that provides news and intelligence for the short-term rental industry, and Skift, the most influential media company in global travel, are announcing a content and media partnership to share fresh ideas and insights at their respective events.

Skift’s Short-Term Rental Summit will take place in New York City on 7 June, and bring together a wide range of founders, CEOs, investors and veterans at the forefront of the impact of technology, platforms and professionalisation on both the urban and traditional vacation rental sector, to discuss the opportunities and challenges ahead. As part of this exciting content partnership, STRz editor Paul Stevens will join the Skift event onstage, providing expert editorial coverage and hosting interviews with key industry leaders.

STRz will also launch an inaugural event in London on 8 November, and bring Skift editors and research analysts to the stage as they welcome speakers from across this rapidly growing sector. Both events will feature unique perspectives on the future of short-term rentals and insights for industry founders, operators, startups and service providers on how the sector will evolve to meet the needs of consumers.

Confirmed speakers for Skift’s Short-Term Rental Summit in June include: Laurence Tosi, managing partner and founder at Westcap Group; Jennifer Hsieh, VP, Homes & Villas at Marriott Bonvoy; Henrik Kjellberg, Group CEO of Awaze; Steve Milo, founder and CEO of VTrips; and Francis Davidson, co-founder and CEO of Sonder.

Among the topics discussed at Skift’s Summit will be:

  • Where the market is headed in 2023 and how global forces will impact the sector
  • How “The Great Merging” is reshaping expectations and experience for travelers
  • What technologies will transform how STRs attract travelers and manage operations
  • What greater price transparency will mean for larger and smaller players
  • How the relationship with OTAs is evolving for short term rentals
  • What shifts in real estate will provide growth opportunities for STRs and hotel brands
  • How STRs as a sector will continue to build trust with consumers

International Hospitality Media CEO Piers Brown said: “We are thrilled to be collaborating with Skift for their upcoming Short-Term Rental Summit in New York in June and our inaugural event in London in November. During a period of accelerating convergence and professionalisation, short-term and vacation rentals are arguably the most dynamic hospitality and real estate asset class today.

“Both events promise to have the best content, amongst the most innovative business leaders, and investors. I look forward to welcoming sponsors, speakers and attendees to do lots of business and collectively help scope out the industry’s future direction,” he added.

Rafat Ali, founder and CEO of Skift, said: “We are excited ShortTermRentalz will bring their expertise onstage at our upcoming Skift Short-Term Rental Summit in New York City on 7 June. We are equally excited to assist with STRz inaugural event happening in London on 8 November. At what is a crucial inflection point for this vertical, both events promise to be unmissable for travel leaders focused on cutting edge innovation for both hospitality and real estate.”

Tickets for Skift’s upcoming Short-Term Rental Summit can be found here. Ticket information regarding the 8 November event will be shared in due course.

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