Summit Schedule

The region's only b2b conference for the serviced apartment, branded residence, aparthotel, corporate accommodation and short-term rental sectors

Connect with your industry colleagues and explore Bangkok off-the-beaten-track and witness the city’s ongoing transformation.

Meet at The Great Room, Unit A, 25th Floor and Unit A, 26th Floor, 127 Gaysorn Tower, Ratchadamri Rd, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330 and embrace Bangkok’s new co-working wave, then catch a boat to Old Town to experience Chinatown culture and one of the hippest hostels around - jump on the waiting Songthaew (an 8 seater Tuk Tuk) as we head for Prince Theatre Heritage Stay, 441/1 Charoenkrung Road (Siwiang), Silom, Bangrak, Bangkok 10500.

Confirmed delegates only will receive an online sign up form link, please fill in to secure your place. If you are registered and have not received the form, please email to resend the link.

Please note - There will be free time between the Tour and Reception. Transport is provided between tour venues but the tour will end at Prince Theatre Heritage Stay, where guests will make their own way back to hotels for a freshen up.

Our team will be able to point you in the direction of the BTS which is the quickest way to travel in Bangkok at this time of day. The BTS also has easy links if you wanted to head directly to Oriental Residence but please don't arrive before 18:00!

Get your network on at Oriental Bar, Oriental Residence, Bangkok 110 Wireless Road Bangkok Thailand 10330 to the clink-and-tinkle of cocktail creations crafted with premium Iron Balls gin from Bangkok by grand mixologist Carson Quinn against the silky smooth jazz tunes of guest artist Julian Cary with the Silpakom Faculty Trio hosted by ONYX hospitality.

Dress code: Smart casual 



Make your way to registration, enter our business card competition, make connections and take the opportunity to engage with exhibitors. 

Grab drinks, fruits and pastries and reconvene with your peers, along with our sponsors,exhibitors and speakers to connect, talk about the days hopes and goals, and do business.

Collective 'mind nourishment' meditation session

Piers Brown, CEO of International Hospitality Media sets the scene with Douglas Martell, President and CEO of ONYX Hospitality Group and Dean Schreiber, Managing director, Oakwood Worldwide Asia

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Speed overview of current Thailand serviced apartment v hotel performance trends, followed by a short Q&A.

Bill Barnett, Managing director, C9 Hotelworks


Lada Shelkovnikova, Partner, Hotels and Hospitality, Withers KhattarWong LLP in conversation with Ekanut Ungphakorn, COO Boutique Corporation Public Company Limited

Property experts take to the stage to fight for specialist verticals. They have just 6 minutes to make the case why a particular segment offers the best opportunities

What are the key metrics to consider for serviced apartments v hotels v co-living / working

Hotels: Paola Orneli Bock, VP, HVS

Serviced Apartments: Nikhom Jensiriratanakorn, Director, Horwath HTL Asia

Co-living / co-working: Alex Sigeda, VP - Hotels & Hospitality, JLL Asia

Hosted by Simon Allison, Chairman, HOFTEL


Grab a coffee and catch up with our exhibitors.

An in-depth analysis of 2 new brands and concepts in hospitality, based on the following criteria: investment costs, contracts, architecture/design, floor area/programming, competitive positioning and distribution.

Hosted by David Johnson, CEO, Delivering Asia Communications

• Cuckooz Nest: Charlie Rosier, Director, Cuckooz
• OUTPOST: David Abraham, Co Founder, OUTPOST

How should serviced apartment owners choose who to brand, operate and sell their property? Is it best to go it alone, sign up with one of the big brands or join a soft brand or marketing alliance?

Hosted by Atakawee Choosang, Associate director, CBRE Hotels, Thailand

Andrew Pang, Managing director, YOO Asia

Karan Kaul, AVP development, Langham Hospitality Group

Peck Yan Koh, Director of Sales – APAC, Global Hospitality Services


The 'have invested' v the 'have not invested' and what's 'hot' and what's 'not' from the eyes of investors

Hosted by Charles Blocker, IC Partners in conversation with

Christophe Forsinetti, Executive Director, Strategic Property Investors

Paisit Kaenchan, CEO, FICO Group

Vorada Jia Thangsurbkul, FEVP Investment Banking Div, Siam Commercial Bank PCL

Presentation and video voxpop: With lots of industry conjecture over consumer awareness of the category, we grabbed a video camera and went onto the streets of Bangkok to discover what the general public really thinks.

An update on the progress made with the Serviced Apartment charter document, now endorsed by over 60 brands representing over 350k of worldwide unit inventory.

Wayniq Urairat,  Associate Strategy Director, QUO Global

Piers Brown, CEO, IHM

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Time to refuel, network and meet our exhibitors.

Combining hospitality investors and operators interests to create a totally unique extended stay concept.

Focus group huddles to include on:
• Investor considerations - hosted by Markus Aklin, VP Development, ONYX Hospitality Group
• New concepts - hosted by Anthony McDonald, Director / Co-founder, Flat Monthly
• Room design - hosted by Mark Eacott, Associate, HBA
• Services and operations - hosted by Brian Tan, Country general manager (Thailand), The Ascott Limited
• Public spaces - hosted by Vincent McIlduff, Founder, ALT 254 
• Networks in the neighbourhood - Phillip Pond, Chief creative officer, Atelier Pond
• Technology - hosted by Jeff Swanson, Managing director, EMEA, RMS - Hospitality Cloud


Choose 2 to attend (25 mins each)

Branded Residences - Live, work and play: what is the success criteria for branded residences and mixed use developments, what are the most important components to consider? Hosted by

Jeff Tisdall, SVP development - residential and extended stay, AccorHotels

Andrew Pang, Managing director, YOO Asia

Distribution: Blurred lines – the demand environment and impact on distribution

As we witness increased convergence in the hospitality sector, who are tomorrow's distribution game changers and what's next for channel / revenue management?

Co-working / co-living: Hosted by

Marc Bichet, Chief marketing office, Gaw Capital Group

Serviced apartments in Japan: Current trends and growing number of opportunities for Serviced Apartment Operators  

The Japan National Tourism Organization announced that more than 30 million overseas travelers visited Japan in 2018, an all-time record and an 8.7% increase over 2017 (the previous record year).

Hosted by

Paul Yang, General Manager, Space Design Inc, Tokyo, Japan

Hostels / 'poshtels':

Hosted by

Kittisak Pattamasaevi, Chief Commercial Officer, Montara Hospitality

Opportunities in Vietnam:

Hosted by

Kevin Wallace, CEO, T and T Hospitality (Vietnam)


In this open 'live' session, attendees are encouraged to 'take to the chair' highlighting a discussion topic they would like to raise for contributions from the audience.

Grab a cool beer or soft drink and meet the leaders as they discuss the key findings from today and the opportunites and challenges for their company and the industry in the future.

Piers Brown, CEO, IHM in conversation with:

Douglas Martell, President and CEO of ONYX Hospitality Group

Dean Schreiber, Managing director, Oakwood Worldwide Asia



Discuss the issues arising from the day's agenda with the audience and host of the day



Piers Brown , CEO IHM

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Loosen your ties, let your hair down and enjoy the best the Pratunam neighbourhood has to offer

Agenda Gallery

Use the arrows and the slider to take a glimpse at the days ahead.

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“It’s been excellent. It’s great to have you guys out here at last, and it’s great to connect with all of our industry colleagues in the region.”

Dean Schreiber, managing director, Oakwood Asia Pacific

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