Rising Up Webinar Series


11 May to 14 May 2021

RISING UP webinar series hosted by George Sell, Editor Serviced Apartment News: a special focus on APAC region with 4 webinars over 4 days. SERIES SPONSOR: ALTOVITA (please note SGT local time)

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

View the recording HERE

You will learn:

  • 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

Vivi Cahyadi Himmel, co-founder, AltoVita
Mak Hoe Kit, managing director, Ascott Global Serviced Residence Fund & head, business development, The Ascott Limited
Blake Olafson, founder and managing partner, Asia Capital Real Estate (ACRE); founder, HOMA
Charles Blocker, founder and CEO, IC Partners Ltd

• May 12th, 16:00 - 17:00hrs SGT (09:00 - 10:00hrs BST): The apartment of the future

View the recording HERE

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

Dean Schreiber, interim CEO, Oakwood and managing director, Oakwood Asia Pacific
Caroline Chou, Associate AIA, Design Director, Openuu
Marc Hediger, acting COO, Ovolo Hotels
Joshua Moorrees, CEO, Tablebed
Paul Gannicott, SVP technical services, Onyx Hospitality Group

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

View the recording HERE

You will learn:

  • 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
  • Impact of working from anywhere on housing market operations
  • HR perspective: the future of working from home / working from anywhere

Hosted by Eloise Hanson in conversation with:
David Abraham, co-founder, Outpost
Eva Lu, Total Rewards Regional Lead, APAC, Cargill Investments (China) Ltd
Ellen Zisselsberger, strategic resourcing and mobility lead, KPMG Asia Pacific
Quirin Schwaighofer, CEO, MadeComfy

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

View the recording HERE

You will learn:

  • How distribution technology will evolve post pandemic
  • How rise of WFA will impact distribution technology
  • Landscape of extended stay property management system
  • Travelers/Assignees seek greater control over accommodation post pandemic
  • Combining Distribution & duty of care

Karolina Saviova, co-founder, AltoVita
Bradley Haines, Regional VP, Asia Pacific, SiteMinder
Carl Jones, VP, head of travel, Asia Pacific, SAP Concur
Aaron Lee, Founder, Dash Living
Joseph Lapka, product director, Mews Systems

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