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PKF hotelexperts to be present at MIPIM UK as a partner of the hospitality conference programme

15 Oct 2018

PKF hotelexperts is proud to be a partner of MIPIM UK - the leading property summit for all key stakeholders in UK real estate to be held from 17 to 18 October 2018 at London Olympia.

Game Changing is the main topic of the fifth edition of MIPIM UK, where conference discussions will focus on today´s era of unprecedented social, economic and political change and debate the big issues in real estate which will shape the future of the industry.

In preparation for the event PKF hotelexperts partnered with STR team to produce a white paper that focuses on industry game changers and the potential opportunities and challenges faced by hospitality real estate developers. The full report can be downloaded by clicking this link.

Further insight can be gained at the three hospitality pitching sessions taking place in the Innovation Room at MIPIM UK organised by PKF hotelexperts, where new hotel brands and projects will be presented. The programme of the projects showcases could be found below:

Wednesday, 17 October 2018
Innovative hotel showcases by

  • CODE Pod Hostels, presented by Andrew Landsburgh, CEO
  • Village Hotel Club, presented by John Bates, Director of Acquisitions
  • The Student Hotel, presented by Julien Mattei, Investment Director
  • moderated by Adam Maclennan, Head of UK and Ireland, PKF hotelexperts


Thursday, 18 October 2018
Innovative hotel showcases by

  • AccorHotels, presented by  Prakash Krishnamurthy, Senior Development Manager
  • citizenM Hotels, presented by MariaPia Intini, Development & Investment
  • Qbic Hotels, Will Sandbach, Property Acquisitions
  • Vastint, presented by Peter Andrews, Managing Director, Vastint
  • moderated by Adam Maclennan, Head of UK and Ireland, PKF hotelexperts 

    14:00 – 14:50
    aparthotel & serviced apartment showcases by
  • The Air Agents, presented by Fran Milsom, Co-founder
  • Cuckooz, presented by Charlie Rosier and Fabienne O’Neill, Co-founders
  • Roomzzz Aparthotels, presented by Robert Alley, CEO
  • ZOKU, presented by Roman Kulik, Real Estate Developer
  • moderated by George Sell, the editor of Serviced Apartment News

In addition to the pitching sessions PKF hotelexperts contributes to two high level panel sessions of MIPIM UK conference program:
Game-changing lifestyle and hospitality concepts
17 October, 15:00-15:45

Synopsis: Get acquainted with the game-changer destinations, decision makers and drivers for the evolving hospitality industry.


  • Martin Edsinger Senior Vice President KSL Capital Partners
  • Julien Mattei, Investment Director at The Student Hotel
  • Tom Walsh, CEO Staycity Serviced Apartments

Moderator: Adam Maclennan, Managing Director, PKF hotelexperts Ltd

Format: 40 minutes panel discussion and open debate between 3 speakers & the Moderator + Q&A with the public

Hotel innovation in a disruptive world
17 October, 16:00 - 16:45

Synopsis: In recent years, the coexistence between OTA’s and hotels, has fallen on hard times. Millennials hold the largest travel market share at 33% and, 52% of Millennials prefer to book their hotels via an OTA. How does the traditional market react to emerging trends and the need to differentiate to win?


  • Carmen Hui, Commercial Director, Owner Partnerships, Booking.com
  • Nicholas Chadwick, SVP hotel Asset Management at Starwood Capital
  • Peter Andrews, Managing Director, Vastint
  • Samantha Sheridan, Commercial Manager, Locke Living

Moderator: Andrew Sangster, Editorial Director, Hotel Analyst

Format: 40 minutes panel discussion and open debate between 3 speakers & the Moderator + Q&A with the public

Full MIPIM UK conference programme could be found here

Watch the video about MIPIM UK

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