Looking ahead: Brexit inspires ASAP Convention 2018

The Association of Serviced Apartment Providers (ASAP) 2018 Convention is set to take place in London on December 5 and 6.

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Following an extensive survey carried out by the not-for-profit trade body for serviced apartments, ASAP has revealed Brexit as the biggest concern among its members over the next 12 months.The results are helping to shape the agenda for the annual ASAP Convention, now in its ninth year.Event organisers are looking to address concerns for the industry surrounding Brexit with key sessions planned focusing on diversity and inclusion.
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James Foice, chief executive of ASAP, which represents members across 16 different countries who collectively operate over 100,000 apartments and offer three million beds per year, said:“We carry out our survey every year ahead of the convention and as the results flood in, we adapt the schedule and speakers for the two-day convention accordingly to meet the needs of our members. “They are our number one priority and if Brexit is their biggest concern for the industry over the next year, we want to make sure we’re addressing this. “We’ll be looking at Brexit’s potential effect on the hospitality sector, what we can do about it and ultimately, how to ensure a memorable guest experience moving forward.”
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A people-focused approach

Mr Foice added: “This year’s convention will also heavily focus on the people in our sector. While technology developments are crucial, it’s the people who are at the heart of this fast-paced industry who really count when the pressure is on.”Keynote speakers will include Jim Lawless, an internationally renowned speaker, while featured speakers include Stephen Frost, a globally recognised diversity and inclusion expert.

Networking and seminars

Live Q&A sessions, additional seminars, specialist workshops and interaction with attendees with extensive networking opportunities will also be available across the unique two-day event.Mr Foice concluded: “This year’s convention is the must-attend event of 2018 for the serviced apartment sector. Those who are new to the industry or even just those familiar with what’s involved in our world are all more than welcome to attend.”

Read more about developments in the sector in the newly published edition of Relocate Serviced Apartments Ultra.

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