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Schedule of Events

Note: Schedule is subject to change.

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Saturday, 16 March
14:00 - 21:30

Pre-Conference Activities (Optional)

  • Walking Tour of Prague
  • Dinner & Opera - Sold Out
Sunday, 17 March
10:30 - 17:00

Pre-Conference Activities (Optional)

  • Historical Tram Ride
  • Boat Cruise on the Vltava River
  • Brewery Tour & Tasting at Staropramen Brewery
18:00 - 20:00 Welcome Reception
  
Monday, 18 March 
7:45 - 8:45

Kick Start Your Day with Booking.com (Sponsored Breakfast Session)

9:00 - 10:15

Welcome and Opening Plenary Session
Tamara Lohan

10:15 - 11:00 Break in Sponsor Area
11:00 - 12:00

Concurrent Session Block 1

  • Q&A with Tamara Lohan
  • State of Governmental Affairs with VRMA
  • Property Manager Roundtable  
12:15 - 13:00

Concurrent Session Block 2

  • Upselling and Cross-Selling: How to Increase Revenue and Customer Satisfaction 
  • Staying Relevant in Today's Evolving Market       
  • GDPR: What you Need to Know
13:00 - 14:15 Lunch
14:15 - 15:15 

Concurrent Session Block 3

  • Achieving Operational Excellence: Scaling Systems from East to West      
  • Investor Roundtable      
  • Follow the Wall: A Foundational Principle behind Holiday Rental Housekeeping
15:30 - 16:15 

Concurrent Session Block 4

  • How to Maximise VRM Revenue and Optimize Properties in Today's Highly Competitive Climate
  • Tech-Enabled Property Managers in Europe       
  • New Types of Google and Facebook Ads to Increase Your Bookings          
16:15 - 17:00 Break in Sponsor Area
17:00 - 18:00  Plenary Session
Simon Lehmann
18:30 - 21:30 Evening Reception at Folklore Garden Prague (Sponsored by HomeAway)
  
Tuesday, 19 March 
7:45 - 8:45

Kick Start Your Day with Airbnb (Sponsored Breakfast Session)

9:00 - 10:00 Plenary Session
10:00 - 10:45 Break in Sponsor Area
10:45 - 11:30

Concurrent Session Block 5

  • Investing in Vacation Rental Properties: Dos and Don´ts 
  • Beaches, Biometrics & Bots: The Future of Travel            
  • 19 Must Have Marketing Tactics for 2019            
11:45 - 12:30

Concurrent Session Block 6

  • Blockchain. Drones. 5G. Artificial Intelligence: Implications on the Vacation Rental Industry    
  • How can your business aquire 100+ properties / year.    
  • European Travel Trends: A data perspective.      
12:30 - 13:45 Lunch
13:45 - 14:30

Concurrent Session Block 7

  • Is there a future for small property managers?  
  • Sharpen Your Knives. It’s Time to Double Down on the Guest Experience
  • How ancillaries can help vacation rental players differentiate in consolidating industry             
14:45 - 15:30

Concurrent Session Block 8

  • How to Win the Homeowner
  • Developing a Thought Leadership Strategy to support marketing and advocacy   
  • Using Dynamic Pricing and Operational Data to Make Better Business Decisions

15:30 - 16:15 Break in Sponsor Area
16:15 - 17:15 Closing General Session