A World Class Conference – And It’s All For Free


HOST is a multi-faceted conference experience with over 200 presentations delivered in five themed theatres over two action packed days.


Through use-cases, mini-workshops and future oriented presentations you will have a tool kit to navigate your rapidly changing world. And to help you grow your business and increase profitability.


Business Strategy and Growth – Technology and Innovation – Marketing, Distribution and Sales – Regulation, Finance and Tax – Business Partnerships

 

 

 

OUR CONTENT STREAMS

BUSINESS STRATEGY AND
GROWTH

 

  • Market dynamics and what this means for the whole business of hosting
  • This is a serious business: $170 billion and counting 
  • What large hotel groups bring to the party
  • Insights from North America 
  • Insights from Continental Europe
  • How property consultants can add value to your buy-to-host investment 
  • Fundamentals of buy-to-host investment 
  • Entrepreneurial opportunities in Europe and the UK 
  • Urban accommodation use case 
  • Ski-lodge use case
  • Yacht charter use case
TECHNOLOGY AND
INNOVATION

 

  • Technology futures and what it could mean for your business 
  • Block chain in the sharing economy 
  • Interactive websites and value creation 
  • Innovation in distribution and reservations 
  • Cloud-based turnkey management systems 
  • Using big data and analytics to make better decisions 
  • New wave property management and maintenance solutions 
  • Automated revenue optimisation software 
  • Home automation systems for security and guest comfort 
  • Customer verification systems
MARKETING,
DISTRIBUTION AND SALES

 

  • Branding and a great customer proposition 
  • Conversion and the customer journey 
  • Content marketing and compelling content 
  • Making your property sing in a noisy, noisy world 
  • Market knowledge and revenue growth
  • Old fashioned customer service in a new fashioned industry 
  • Repeat business and lifetime customers 
  • Digital remarketing 
  • Making your website look and feel great 
  • Getting ROI from search marketing
REGULATION, FINANCE
AND TAX

 

  • Financing your buy-to-host 
  • Dynamic pricing and how to work it 
  • What regulation is doing to the future of your business and what you can do about it 
  • What to do when you fall foul of regulation 
  • Innovation in payment processing
  • Fundamentals of taxation and understanding your position 
  • Fraud prevention 
  • Effective tax planning
  • The importance of insurance and getting the best deal
BUSINESS
PARTNERSHIPS

 

  • How to assess potential partners 
  • How to maximise the value of your platform partner 
  • Managing your manager – some top tips 
  • Working with and selecting technology partners

 

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