SAN teams up with AltoVita for APAC-focused webinar stream

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UK/APAC: Serviced Apartment News has revealed details of Rising Up, an APAC-focused webinar stream, in association with AltoVita.

Running over four days in May, the Rising Up series will examine a number of key issues facing the serviced apartment, coliving and corporate accommodation sectors in the vibrant Asia Pacific region.

Hosted by Serviced Apartment News editor George Sell and Boutique Hotel News news editor Eloise Hanson, the webinars will feature a stellar cast of industry thought leaders from the region, including Dean Schreiber, interim CEO, Oakwood and managing director, Oakwood Asia Pacific; Aaron Lee, founder, Dash Living; Bradley Haines, Regional VP, Asia Pacific, Siteminder; Caroline Chou, design director, Openuu; and many more.

George Sell, editor of Serviced Apartment News, said: "We're delighted to team up with AltoVita to launch this webinar series. The APAC region is home to several of the largest serviced apartment companies in the world as well some of the most innovative players in the coliving space - its accommodation market is one of the most dynamic anywhere in the world, and we're really looking forward to engaging with our readers in APAC and beyond, sharing the knowledge of our thought-leader panels. The sessions will be really interactive too, with readers submitting questions to our speakers during the webinars."

AltoVita co-founder Vivi Cahyadi Himmel said: "This series, dedicated to the APAC region, is the first of its kind. A unique combination of thought leading perspectives from technology, hospitality, architecture and real estate investors. We will also hear directly from corporate travel and mobility specialists from Fortune 1000 companies."

Her fellow co-founder Karolina Saviova added: "We are thrilled to expand our footprint in Asia-Pacific and operate in such a culturally diverse and complex environment. Working with a dynamic and forward thinking ecosystem of hospitality operators has been an enormous pleasure for us. AltoVita’s Singapore office services 50 locations and 15 countries with a portfolio of fully vetted housing options."

Details of the sessions can be found below. Click here to register for the no-cost sessions.

• May 11th, 16:00 - 17:00 SGT (09:00 - 10:00hrs BST): APAC Investor sentiment out of the crisis

The session will cover:
• How investor sentiment towards the sector has changed
• How owners and operators have managed their assets during the crisis
• Actual and potential new investors in the space
• A round-up of the latest deals and a look at those that could happen
• How will real estate and operating company asset values be affected in the future and more

• May 12th, 16:00 - 17:00hrs SGT (09:00 - 10:00hrs BST): The apartment of the future
How are changes to the way we live, travel and work shaping the architecture, design and functionality of apartments in the APAC region?

The session will cover:
• How architects are incorporating separate zones, even in smaller units
• Flexible layouts and multi-purpose furniture
• User-facing and operational technology
• Modular construction techniques
• Incorporating sustainability and wellbeing
• The evolution of communal spaces
• The crossover between hotel and residential design

• May 13th, 16:00 - 17:00 SGT (09:00 - 10:00hrs BST): A Work From Anywhere (WFA) future? Trends driven by WFA in APAC

The session will cover:
• The impact WFA will have on the corporate accommodation and housing market
• What assets appeal to WFA population
• How rise of WFA will impact accommodation distribution technology
• Is there an increased demand for short/flexible leases
• Is there a rise in demand for homes that are ready to move into?
• The impact of working from anywhere on housing market operations
• HR perspective: the future of working from home / working from anywhere

• May 14th, 16:00 - 17:00hrs SGT (09:00 - 10:00hrs BST): Smart Technology to Smart Distribution

The session will cover:
• How distribution technology will evolve post pandemic
• How rise of WFA will impact distribution technology
• Landscape of extended stay property management system
• Travellers/assignees seek greater control over accommodation post pandemic
• Combining distribution and duty of care



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