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    Monday, October 14 | 12:15 pm 

    What Is Streamline Up to Now? Can Your System Do This?

    Presented by Brett Parry, Chief Product Officer, Streamline
    Location: Celestin E

    This session will be an interactive exploration of the evolving Streamline platform. Get a sneak preview of the latest direction of the Streamline platform, facilitated by the newly appointed Chief Product Officer.


    Grow Your Business with Airbnb

    Presented by Stephanie Kerr, Regional Market Manager, Airbnb and Scott McMullan, Product Manager, Airbnb
    Location: Celestin D

    Join us to hear the latest updates on new tools, features and programs that enable property managers to grow their business with Airbnb, both on our platform or through our growing network of integrated software providers. Don’t miss this informative session!


    Vacation Rental Trivial Pursuit (Interactive Game Sponsored by Kigo)

    Presented by Kigo, a RealPage Company, Kigo
    Location: Celestin F

    How dialed in are you on the pulse of the Vacation Rental industry? Test your knowledge and see how you rank vs your peers in this fun, anonymous and interactive game of trivial pursuit. Everyone in the group with the highest score GUARANTEED to win a prize (value between $10 and $500)!


    Tuesday, October 15 | 12:00 pm

    Marketing to Max Out Your Bookings

    Presented by Scott Blum, VP, Sales and Marketing, VacationRentPayment (Yapstone)
    Location: Celestin F

    Get tools and strategies for marketing, payments, and guest experience that help you stay ahead of the competition. In this constantly changing industry, vacation rental professionals need to stay ahead of the game with the latest tools, technologies, and trends. We surveyed hundreds of vacation rental property managers and administrators like you, and have built this presentation to address your most prominent needs.

    During this session, attendees will:

    • Learn about tools they can use to market their property
    • Pick up basic strategies for analyzing payment data
    • Develop a business strategy and optimize their guest experience


    Growing Together: How Has Your Feedback Shaped Booking.com's Approach to Driving Stronger Partnerships? And What's Next?

    Presented by Ian Ackland, Regional Manager, Connectivity & Vacation Rental and Lissa Terrel, Group Product Manager, Booking.com 
    Location: 
    Celestin G & H


    Sponsored Education Hub Sessions


    Monday, October 14 | 10:20 am | Elite Hall, Booth 1315

    What Does It Mean to Be an Independent Property Management Company in 2019?

    Presented by Pierre Becerril, CEO, Transparent

    In this session, Transparent will look into the results of the Survey it conducted in partnership with VRMA to more than 300 Property Managers in North America. There are very different dynamics distinguishing urban and leisure markets and large from small PMs. Pierre Becerril, Transparent's CEO, will address these differences and explain what opportunities may lay ahead for PMs of all sizes and types.


    Monday, October 14 | 10:50 am | Elite Hall, Booth 1315

    5 Smart Strategies to Surviving the Supersaturated STR Market

    Presented by Igor Kostin, CTO and Co-founder at iGMS

    Each year the vacation rental industry accelerates the pace of its growth and now Airbnb users can book 1.9 million listings at any given time. Operating in such a saturated market is becoming a hard nut to crack even for seasoned professionals. More than 90% of vacation management companies are already noticing a significant drop in occupancy rates. Wondering how to cut through the noise and even strengthen your position in the overcrowded market? iGMS will share with you the top 5 tested strategies to drive your business forward.


    Monday, October 14 | 2:30 pm | Elite Hall, Booth 1315

    Built to Last: The Next Generation of Streamline

    Presented by Brett Parry, Chief Product Officer, Streamline

    Explore the newest era of product initiatives for Streamline Software. Facilitated by Streamline’s Chief Product Officer, this session is sure to excite property managers that are seeking their long term technology solution.


    Monday, October 14 | 3:00 pm | Elite Hall, Booth 1315

    Remote Lock

    Information coming soon!


    Tuesday, October 15 | 10:00 am | Elite Hall, Booth 1315

    Streamlining Your Operations: How Property Managers Can Use Technology to Take Their Lives Back

    Presented by Shelbi Lifshitz, Sales Team Leader, Guesty

    It's no secret that the high turnover of guests in the short-term & vacation rental industries leaves property managers with a lot to do and not a lot of time to do it. This session will look at the various ways that property managers can use technological solutions to save time, take their lives back and overcome those tedious obstacles to growth.


    Tuesday, October 15 | 10:30 am | Elite Hall, Booth 1315

    Winning with Vrbo and HomeAway Software

    Presented by Bryan Boice, Director of Sales, VRBO, HomeAway Software

    From rates to artificial intelligence and everything in between, come learn the top 10 ways professional property managers are accelerating growth with more bookings and properties using our software and marketplace.


    Tuesday, October 15 | 10:30 am | Elite Hall, Booth 1315

    Maximize Revenue Through Data

    Presented by Bryan Boice, Director of Sales, VRBO

    Learn about Escapia’s new Performance Dashboard, with real-time business and market reporting, and the Opportunity Hub, which provides actions to improve business and property performance right in your vacation rental software.


    Tuesday, October 15 | 2:20 pm | Elite Hall, Booth 1315

    Hands On with Airbnb

    Presented by Alex Berman, Product Manager, Airbnb

    Join Airbnb for a deep dive into new tools and features designed specifically for property managers.  This hands on demo will help you learn how to grow and optimize your business on Airbnb. 


    Tuesday, October 15 | 2:50 pm | Elite Hall, Booth 1315

    Is the Short-Stay Industry a Victim of its Own Success?

    Presented by Buster Bark, Head of Business Development, Minut

    Short-stay rentals have transformed the way we travel, but as the industry has grown have we lost sight of the home away from home mentality that fueled the success? Minut explores how to bring the feeling of home back into the industry, and reestablish a sense of hospitality and trust between hosts and guests.