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2020 VRMA European Conference Call for Proposals

VRMA invites you to submit a proposal to present at the 2020 VRMA European Conference, 15-17 March 2020 in Lisbon, Portugal.

This is an opportunity for you to share the knowledge and expertise you've gained through your daily experiences with other professionals in the holiday home rental industry.

All accepted speakers will be notified by the end of December. If you have any questions, please contact our education team by email.

Conference Education Tracks

As always, we are looking for presentations that showcase best practices, innovative strategies, and lessons learned. This year, to help guide your presentation submissions, we’ve compiled a list of highly requested education topics. This list was created from numerous sources of member feedback to meet the education and training needs of our European members and attendees. 

Review our list of suggested topics:

  • GDPR regulations, taxes and implications for the industry
  • How to choose a property management software system and what to look for in a platform
  • Working with OTAs and the rise of distribution
  • Utilizing Google analytics
  • Social media strategy
  • Data utilization to optimize listings
  • Introductory session for those new to the industry

In addition to the member requested topics outlined, we welcome and encourage session submissions on other critical issues in the holiday home rental industry. 

Who Should Submit Proposals?

All holiday rental industry professionals are encouraged to submit presentation proposals. The European Conference Committee is especially interested in receiving proposals from those who work for/own vacation rental holiday home management companies. As a vacation rental management professional, you work every day to find innovative ways to increase revenue, improve homeowner satisfaction and keep guests coming back. Attendees value your efforts, and we hope you will consider sharing your hard-earned insights. We encourage vendors and suppliers to partner with vacation rental managers when submitting proposals. 

VRMA seeks and values diversity and inclusive practices within our membership, leadership, and the vacation rental industry as a whole. As such, VRMA and the European Conference Committee encourages submissions from industry professionals of any age, appearance, disability, ethnicity, gender, geographic location, nationality, professional level, race, religion, sexual orientation, and other factors that shape creative perspectives and professional experiences. (Read VRMA’s full Diversity and Inclusion Statement.)

What Should Be Included in Proposals?

All submissions must be educational in nature and should not include promotions for products or services. Sessions are evaluated and selected strictly on educational content; sponsorship of VRMA or the conference have no impact on the committee’s selection preferences. 

Submissions should be as detailed as possible to allow the European Conference Committee to make a final determination on your proposal. Specifically, we want to hear what makes your presentation unique and the value it can bring to conference attendees. We highly encourage all speakers and companies to give thoughtful consideration to all proposals submitted.

All submission must include all applicable session details at the time of submission, including speaker and panelist names, a full session description and learning outcomes in order to be considered for the program.

Submitters are highly encouraged to submit an outline of the presentation or sample PowerPoint deck to help the European Conference Committee make an informed decision about the submission.

While there is no maximum on the number of submissions any one company or speaker can submit, we are only able to offer a limited number of sessions to any one company or speaker, due to a finite number of speaking opportunities available and to ensure a diversity of companies and speakers on the program.

Login Required

You must log into the VRMA website to submit your presentation.

  • VRMA members will use their normal login credentials. Click here to log in and make sure your profile information is up-to-date.
  • Non-members must create a non-member speaker account. Click here to start the process.


Apply to Join a Panel Discussion

If you don’t wish to lead a breakout session, we still want to hear from you! Click here to fill out a short questionnaire and our staff will follow up with information on becoming a panelist.


Questions on proposal submissions can be directed to