Summit Schedule

The region's only b2b conference for the serviced apartment, branded residence, aparthotel, corporate accommodation and short-term rental sectors

Connect with your industry colleagues and explore Bangkok off-the-beaten-track and witness the city’s ongoing transformation

Meet at Amari Watergate, then catch a boat to Old Town to experience Chinatown coffee culture and hip hostels - Prince Theatre Heritage Stay hostel and Ching Cha hostel (tbc). Jump on the waiting Tuk Tuk caravan and embrace Bangkok’s new co-working wave with a curated visit to the Great Room at Gaysorn / Gaysorn Urban Resort.

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 to resend the link.

Join us at the inaugural Serviced Apartment Summit Asia cocktail reception on the rooftop of the stunning Oriental Residence, Bangkok hosted by ONYX hospitality.

Special 'on-property' activities to be confirmed - pool party optional!


Pick up your delegate pack, make connections and take the opportunity to engage with exhibitors

Piers Brown, CEO of International Hospitality Media sets the scene with Douglas Martell, President and CEO of ONYX Hospitality Group and Dean Schreiber, Managing director, Oakwood Worldwide Asia

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Piers Brown

International Hospitality Media

Collective 'mind nourishment' meditation session

Speed overview of current Thailand and Asia serviced apartment v hotel performance, followed by a short Q&A.
To include trading performance, transaction activity, who's investing/operating?

Bill Barnett, Managing director, C9 Hotelworks (tbc)


Property experts take to the stage to fight for specialist verticals. They have just 8 minutes to make the case why a particular segment offers the best opportunities

What are the key metrics to consider for serviced apartments v hotels v hostels v co-living v student housing


Grab a coffee and catch up with our exhibitors.

An in-depth analysis of 3 new brands and concepts in hospitality, based on the following criteria: investment costs, contracts, architecture/design, floor area/programming, competitive positioning and distribution.

Hosted by David Johnson, CEO, Delivering Asia Communications

• Cuckooz Nest: Charlie Rosier, Director, Cuckooz
• YAYS: Peter Heule, CEO, Short Stay Group and YAYS


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Charlie Rosier

Cukooz Nest

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Peter Heule

Short Stay Group/YAYS

What's 'hot' and what's 'not' from the eyes of investors

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Piers Brown

International Hospitality Media

Presentation and video voxpop: With lots of industry conjecture over consumer awareness of the category, we grabbed a video camera and went onto the streets of Bangkok to discover what the general public really thinks.

An update on the progress made with the Serviced Apartment charter document, now endorsed by over 60 brands representing over 350k of worldwide unit inventory.


David Keen, Chief executive, QUO Global (tbc)

Time to refuel, network and meet our exhibitors.

Combining hospitality investors and operators interests to create a totally unique extended stay concept.

Focus group huddles to include on:
• Investor considerations - hosted by Markus Aklin, VP Development, ONYX Hospitality Group
• New concepts
• Room design
• Services and operations - hosted by Brian Tan, Country general manager (Thailand, The Ascott Limited) 
• Public spaces
• Networks in the neighbourhood
• Technology
• Sustainability


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Brian Tan

The Ascott Limited

Choose 2 to attend (25 mins each)

Branded Residences - Live, work and play: what is the success criteria for branded residences and mixed use developments, what are the most important components to consider?

Jeff Tisdall, VP Residential development, Asia Pacific and India, FRHI Hotels and Resorts (tbc)

Distribution: Blurred lines – the demand environment and impact on distribution

As we witness increased convergence in the hospitality sector, who are tomorrow's distribution game changers and what's next for channel / revenue management?


Medical tourism / assisted living

Human capital


Co-working / co-living


Grab a cool beer or soft drink and meet the leaders as they discuss the opportunites and challenges for their company and the industry in the future.

Douglas Martell, President and CEO of ONYX Hospitality Group

Dean Schreiber, Managing director, Oakwood Worldwide Asia (tbc)


With hoteliers and lots of serviced apartments now listing inventory on short term rental websites, join the debate on whether short term rentals are a friend or foe to Asia hospitality? 

Motion: Private accommodation is transforming global accommodation

Discuss the issues arising from the day's agenda with the audience and host of the day



Piers Brown , CEO IHM

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Piers Brown

International Hospitality Media

Loosen your ties, let your hair down and enjoy the best the Pratunam neighborhood has to offer

Agenda Gallery

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"It’s been a great excitement to be here at the Summit. It’s enabled us to network with operators from different regions, to understand where the market trends are going, to partner with technology companies to see how we can improve our properties. It’s like a crash course in serviced apartments and we have really enjoyed ourselves." (SASMEA)

Samantha Muna, Managing Director, Trianum Hospitality

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