Early Bird ticket sales for the 2019 ASAP Serviced Apartment Convention are on sale right now, available to ASAP Member companies, as well as others that would fit into our serviced apartment operator/provider or agent membership categories, who are looking to find out more, but haven’t yet joined.

But please note: these substantial savings – over £150 for Members – will close on 30th September.

You may think, hmm, that leaves eight weeks yet – but don’t forget they’re the eight weeks that fly past during the busy summer season!

And as if you needed a reminder why this is always a must-attend event, we’d like to show over the next few weeks why this year’s Convention is going to be even better than ever before. We’re loading up the innovations, it’s all fully app-managed, and runs over two full days this time – both the sessions and the exhibition – with even more opportunities to network, mingle and share of all kinds of news and information.

To get the juices flowing, this week we’d like to announce our day 1 and day 2 keynote speakers – Simon Calder and Shed Simove.

Day one Keynote will be delivered by Simon Calder, well-known to anyone with an interest in travel from his many appearances across press and broadcast media as “the man who pays his way”.

From the start of his career at Gatwick airport, where he cleaned out planes for Sir Freddie Laker and, later, frisked passengers (for a job, that is; not a hobby), Simon has seen the industry evolve into the integral part of our national economy it is today. 

On Wednesday, day two, edgy tech entrepreneur, expert in ideas and author Shed Simove will regale delegates with his thoughts and insights on “Unlocking Your Creativity: 3 Ways to Have Amazing Ideas”. 

Shed, who believes that “when an idea pops into your head, it can send you on amazing adventures – if you follow the idea through…” will share techniques that can be used to unlock creativity and help to make anyone’s ideas happen. He fervently believes in ‘failing upwards’ by trying to launch numerous ideas and learning from the amazing experiences they bring.

The whole event will capture new thinking, share innovations and offer over 16 hours of networking opportunities to engage directly with operators, agents, investors and suppliers via the two-day exhibition in addition to encouraging engagement, discussion and collaboration.

James Foice, ASAP Chief Executive, comments: 

It’s fantastic to have secured not one, but TWO, inspiring speakers for this year’s Convention. It’s an exciting time for our part of the hospitality sector, and we know that the programme is shaping up into something quite remarkable.

The event grows every year in terms of delegate numbers, exhibitors and opportunities, and the positive comments and suggestions we receive from our delegates after the Convention are testament to the interest there is, in making this an even more comprehensive programme. 

I await with interest how many days we will need to run over next year if this keeps up!’  

Tickets are now on sale for the event and can be booked on the dedicated Convention website – don’t forget, early bird rates end on 30th September.