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ASAP Annual Convention
December 5th & 6th 2018

Day 1  – 5th December 2018
Institute of Directors, 116 Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5ED

Day 2 – 6th December 2018
etc venues, 155 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 3YD

Gala Dinner – 6th December 2018 1830-2345
etc venues, 155 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 3YD

“Embracing the Future”

As the largest gathering of serviced apartment professionals in Europe, the ASAP Convention is the flagship event for the serviced apartment sector.

Now in its ninth year, the 2018 ASAP Convention will be held over two days, offering additional opportunities for delegates to participate in workshop and seminar breakout sessions, hear from more keynote speakers, engage within live Q&A panels as well as hear industry updates and future forecasts.  There will be over 10 hours of networking opportunities with drinks receptions being held on both days with the whole event being rounded off with a celebration of excellence with the Gala Dinner featuring the presentation of the 2018 ASAP Serviced Apartment Industry Awards.

Embracing the Future:  Like most other industries, the hospitality industry is a fast-paced and ever-changing world. And the serviced apartment sector itself is about to meet some major headwinds. How will Brexit effect our business and the industry? How do we raise awareness of our product and reach a wider audience by embracing social media marketing? How can technology help our business meet the ever-growing needs of the consumer? Do OTAs have a future place within the sector? What are other companies doing that we can learn from? How do we attract and retain top talent? What of the rise in vacation rental, and the ever-growing sharing economy sector? How do we stay compliant of GDPR, health and safety or planning enforcement? Throughout the two days we will aim to identify these and many other challenges, and discuss how we can embrace them, to take our businesses into the future.

The 2018 ASAP Convention will review the current industry status, changes we have seen over the past year and what the future has in store, with key industry data and insights.  A key focus at the 2018 event will be on people – as technology becomes more automated, and blockchain moves into our sector, we seek to keep both consumers and colleagues at the focus of everything. We will look at employee retention, engagement and motivation and how we can ensure that we are getting the best from our teams to ensure we are offering the guest an ultimate and memorable experience. And how we can reach even more consumers and keep our sector relevant and proactive, as we embrace new emerging markets and an ever-changing flow of travellers?

With an increased level of interaction with other attendees via the brand new event app, live Q&A interactive panel sessions, additional seminars, breakouts and workshops, grand panels and keynote speakers, the 2018 event offers a unique and unrivalled opportunity to be inspired by the best speakers around, hear valuable insights from, and interact with, the industry’s most experienced professionals, take part in educational seminars and network with operators, agents, investors and suppliers in the exhibition.

As a not-for-profit association, the Association of Serviced Apartment Providers (ASAP) is dedicated at its Annual Convention, to providing unrivalled value for money, and encouraging attendance from every type of business regardless of size and geographical location to what continues to be the industry leading event for the serviced apartment, corporate housing and extended stay industry, bringing together the largest number of professionals over the course of the event.

ASAP is the recognised trade body for owners, operators and agents, currently representing members in 150+ cities and 19 countries with more members joining every day. ASAP members collectively operate well over 100,000 apartments and offer more than 3 million bed nights per year.

 

The Serviced Apartment sector has seen massive change in the 20 years in which I have been involved and whilst most of that change has been fantastic for all involved … not all of it is good. The ASAP plays a pivotal role in trying to ensure that our industry grows in a safe, trustworthy, and transparent way and it's members gather to support each other at this amazing event that motivates us all to do better. That makes it the most rewarding event in our industry and a pleasure to attend.david smith, director, city apartments ltd

“It is always a pleasure and honor to attend the ASAP Convention and hear cutting edge leaders in our sector discuss relevant topics regarding the ongoing evolution of our industry. We are operating in exciting, yet volatile times and ASAP does a great job in highlighting was is most important.”Lee Curtis, co-ceo and founder, reside worldwide

Delighted to attend the Conference. Less a Conference and more like a meeting of friends working together to help the sector and each otherstephen hanton, saco the serviced apartment company

We have been a partner of ASAP for a number of years now and find it very beneficial to be able to communicate our business to the Serviced Apartment industry. We especially enjoy attending the yearly Conference as it give us a great opportunity to meet new potential customers as well as networking with our existing customers.
gemma franco, johnsons stalbridge linen services

The annual conference is a great opportunity to network with new people and to catch up with old faces. I personally find it very useful to learn about the new and forever changing world of serviced apartments: what's around the corner and who is doing what. All in all, a great day out.
danny purewal, staying cool at the rotunda

“The ASAP convention is always packed full of useful takeaways, so it’s a great way to keep up to date with whats happening in the sector.”
Julie grieve, director, criton

The ASAP events enable us to meet with decision makers and explain the benefits and advantages of our service.
As an organisation, the ASAP people are a pleasure to work with. They bring together the whole Serviced Apartment world which enables us to stay in touch with developments and trends and friends

gareth morris, change the picture

The ASAP convention helps us to meet new and existing customers and is an excellent environment to promote our business offering.
james patterson, director, pattersons accommodation supplies

The ASAP Convention is the perfect opportunity for the serviced apartment community to come together to network, share best practices and to hear about the trends within both the UK and global serviced apartment sectors. It’s also great to meet face-to-face with colleagues, clients and partners who you work with day-to-day but rarely get to spend time with.  I would encourage all of our members to bring as many employees as possible as it is time well invested.richard whittaker, oakwood worldwide

Having direct contact with members at ASAP events helps strengthen existing relationships and presents opportunities for building new ones.

There is also the prospect of meeting other sponsors (outside of the serviced apartment industry) at these events  opening up new avenues for business.

ken warner, energy renewals