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Schedule of Events

Note: schedule subject to change

Sunday, 12 March

18:00 - 20:00

Welcome Reception at Amsterdam Marriott

Kick off the conference at our Welcome Reception, sponsored by TripAdvisor Vacation Rentals! Build new connections, catch up with colleagues, and explore the new products, services, and technologies that our sponsors are showcasing.

Monday, 13 March

9:00 - 10:15 Plenary Session: Holiday Property Manager Panel - Designing the Guest Experience
10:30 - 11:15

Concurrent Sessions

  • How to Craft Owner Agreements for Different European Markets
  • Building A Winning Vacation Rental Sales Team
  • Holiday Rental Photography - A Totally Different Focus
11:15 - 12:15 Break in Sponsor Area sponsored by HolidayRentPayment
12:15 - 13:00

Concurrent Sessions

  • Is Your Holiday Rental Management Business the Next Corner Shop?
  • Holiday Rental Technology Trends
13:00 - 14:30 Networking Lunch sponsored by Airbnb
14:30 - 15:15

Concurrent Session

  • Curating an Exceptional Customer Experience
  • Dynamic Pricing Strategies For Vacation Rentals
  • Regulatory Trends in Europe: What’s Happening and What it Means for Your Business
15:15 - 16:00 Break in Sponsor Area
16:00 - 17:00 Plenary Session: OTA 2016-2017 Updates - An Unfiltered Look at a Year of Change
18:00 - 21:00

Evening Social Event: Taste of Amsterdam Cocktail Party with Booking.com

Get ready to experience Amsterdam! You will start your evening with an exciting walking tour through central Amsterdam. You will be dropped off at the Booking.com headquarters in the heart of the city, where your Amsterdam adventure will continue with food and drinks, live music, a photo booth, and much more! The Booking.com team look forward to meeting you and welcoming you at their headquarters.

Tours will leave from the hotel lobby beginning at 17:30 and run every 15 minutes until 18:30. Entertainment at the Booking.com headquarters will begin at 19:00 and run until 21:00.

SPONSORED BY BOOKING.COM

Tuesday, 14 March

9:00 - 10:15 Plenary Session: A Market Transformed - The State of Private Accommodation
10:30 - 11:15

Concurrent Sessions

  • The Benefits and Challenges of a Data Driven Multichannel Marketing Approach
  • Risk/Security: The Impact of Preceded Danger in the Minds of Europeans and Visitors from the USA
  • The X Factor: Exposure – The Only Credible Alternative to Listing Sites
11:15 - 12:15 Break in Sponsor Area
12:15 - 13:00

Concurrent Sessions

  • Generate More Direct Bookings by Focusing on Actionable Social Media Tactics
  • How the Sharing Economy Will Continue to Transform the Vacation Industry
  • Traveler Spotlight - Staying Ahead
13:00 - 14:30 Networking Lunch sponsored by Airbnb
14:30 - 15:15

Concurrent Sessions

  • The Anatomy of the Perfectly Optimized Holiday Rental Website for Increasing Booking Conversion
  • Global Ambition, Local Vision: Implementing Global Business and Marketing Strategy in Local Markets in Europe
  • How to Get New Owners and Keep Them 
15:15 - 16:00 Break in Sponsor Area
16:00 - 17:00 Plenary Session: OTA Panel - The Competitive Landscape and Building Successful Partnerships in the Holiday Home Rental Industry