Following record ticket sales in September, and with special rate tickets still available for members and non member serviced apartment operators (saving up to £250_ per person), as well as supplier and non-member opportunities we continue the countdown to the ASAP Convention in December with this new series of ASAP Convention Session Spotlights where we will be looking in closer detail at one of the sessions taking place over this two day event.

Day 2: Grand Panel – World of Opportunity

Day 2 will bring together key industry and hospitality leaders, the ASAP Advisory Board and the chair of the Corporate Housing Providers Association (CHPA) for a live Q&A panel.

The members of the ASAP Advisory Board will be joined by Kate Nicholls, CEO of UKHospitality and Lee Curtis, CHPA Chair who collectively will discuss the world of opportunity within the serviced apartment, corporate housing, aparthotels and extended stay sectors.

The delegates will have the chance to submit questions to the panel via the event app, as well as the opportunity to vote on questions they see listed.  The session, which will be hosted by Mike Ashton of ABCG, the 2019 event compere will offer an ideal opportunity to discuss what the future has in store, the current challenges within the sector and what we can collectively do to raise awareness of accredited serviced acommodation as a credible and safe choice for the consumer around the globe.

What does the future hold for ASAP?  What can we as a collective do to continue to raise awareness?  Are there specific challenges the industry is facing?  How can collaborating with other associations such as UKHospitality, and CHPA do for the future of the sector?  What is the current situation in the hospitality sector that is or will have an effect on the serviced apartment sector?  Kate Nicholls will give a round up interview on the Hospitality sector and the panel and delegates will have the chance to participate in an industry led panel, live discussion and audience submitted live questions.

 

Joanna Cross, Managing Director of Clarendon who sits on the ASAP Advisory Board comments “I’m very much looking forward to being involved at the 2019 ASAP Convention! 2018 saw me re-join the ASAP community after a few years of absence; much progress has been made and the structure of the convention and the quality of the programme is impressive. The ASAP arena really is a must for any operator or agent within our sector – not least because it’s a platform for engagement and growth, but mostly because there’s a real strength in numbers when it comes to driving awareness and change.”

The panel will be made up of the following speakers: Kiri Ballard, Director, Globe Apartments; Joanna Cross, Managing Director, Clarendon Serviced Apartments; Liz Devaney, Sales Director, Supercity Aparthotels; James Foice, CEO, ASAP; Doug Greenwood, Director of Sales & Marketing, Cheval Collection, ASAP Chair; Stephen Hanton, President International, Synergy Housing; Evelyn Haran, Chief Operating Officer (UK) & Brand Standards Manager Europe, PREMIER SUITES; Lee Curtis, RESIDE, CHPA Chair,;Kate Nicholls, CEO, UKHospitality; Tracey Stephenson, Managing Director, Staying Cool; John Wagner, Co-Founder, Cycas Hospitality, ASAP Deputy Chair.

If you’d like to submit a question for this panel prior to the day for consideration then please do email your question for this or the OTA panel on Day 1 to events@theasap.org.uk

Robert Alley, Chief Operating Officer from Roomzzz Aparthotels“ who joined the ASAP Advisory Board in September comments “I’m really looking forward to participating in the convention this year, it’s a key event for the sector to capture the development of the market, make new connections and support the association.”

For the full event programme click HERE  and to secure your tickets for the two day event, click HERE special rates for members and ASAP Business Partners and for non member serviced apartment operators offering you the ideal opportunity to engage with industry experts and to find out more about the Association and the benefits to you and your business.

For all Convention information check out the dedicated event website HERE 

Event queries, exhibitor or sponsorship opportunities please contact Karen Taylor at events@theasap.org.uk