Day 1 Speakers


Marie Pistinier

President SPLM / Lokim CEO and Co-Director Scale Rentals France

Gail Bosclair

Directrice Perfectly Paris and Co-Director of Scale Rentals France

Heather Bayer

Co-Founder at Vacation Rental Formula

Recovering PM, trainer and consultant, with 25 years industry experience, Heather is the voice behind the Vacation Rental Success podcast & creator of education resources for VR professionals.

Ezio Albanese

Co-founder BI-Lemon

Ezio is a hospitality industry expert, with expertise in profit management and business intelligence architecture, customizing specific solutions to driving up revenue, optimizing the financial sustainability of the short terms rentals companies and hotels.

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Romain Giacalone

Holiday Rental Specialist

Romain Giacalone was Head of SEO for a leading e-commerce company, before joining the vacation rental industry. He combines experience as a property manager and consultant for major companies and property managers in the sector. He specializes in acquisition strategies via SEO.

Noelia Novella

Founder & CEO of Doinn

Founder & CEO of Doinn, the housekeeping platform for rentals to outsource professional services, optimize your workforce, elevate services quality and improve financials and logistics.

Victoria Trochoux

Vacation Rental Advisor at SV Consulting

Victoria Trochoux began as a consultant for Airbus. At 25, she created her 1st company in Hospitality, partner of AmEX. In 2017, in parallel with her 2nd company, she gives keynotes in Europe and Africa.

Cristiana Carpini

Commercial Director at Happy Rentals

With 16 years of experience in the holiday rental industry, Cristiana’s specialty is producing growth, where growth does not only means a growing portfolio but also higher profits and higher quality of service.

Kristina Sprindyte

Head of Global Communications AirDNA

Kristina is an accomplished communications professional who currently heads AirDNA’s public relations and events team. With a talent for creating impactful brand awareness strategies and expanding global media footprints, Kristina has spent 3+ years leading AirDNA and her team to new heights of success.

Jamie Lane

Vice President of Research at AirDNA

With 10+ years of hospitality industry experience, Jamie is a sought-after short-term rental expert able to communicate complex concepts in an accessible way. Jamie hosts AirDNA’s STR Data Lab podcast, and contributes to top media outlets such as WSJ, NYT and Bloomberg, providing industry analysis and forecasts to global audiences.

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Vanessa De Souza Lage

Founder & CEO Sustonica

Vanessa is an entrepreneur and CMO. She’s the founder of Sustonica, the 1st sustainability recognition for short-term rentals. She also co-founded the leading short-term rental channel manager, Rentals United, and is the founder of VRTech, which was a series of events for the vacation rental tech start-up scene to further innovation in the industry.

Margaux Belhade

Marketing Director Swikly

Margaux is Marketing Director at Swikly with experience in the web industry. Her expertise lies in scaling businesses and customer success. She has helped start-ups to raise funds and to navigate the challenges of rapid growth. Margaux’s customer-centric approach has been a key factor in her success in scaling businesses, as she understands that happy customers are the key to sustained growth.

Javier Cedeño-Barreiro

Team Lead Business Development Iberia & Greece Holidu

Javier holds a BA in Business Administration from Tecnologico de Monterrey and an MA in International Studies from the University of Freiburg. In 2019, he joined Holidu, the fastest-growing online travel agency in Europe, and since then he has been involved in the STR industry, as part of the Business Development team for Spain, Portugal, and Greece.

Daniela Derin

Holiday Rental Manager Skol Apartments Marbella

Holiday Rental Manager + Real Estate Broker since last century. When all bookings were direct and a result of personal connections and a genuine love for guest communication. I fell in love with digital marketing in lockdown and the rest is history. I achieve 100% direct bookings and I’m going to share some of my strategies with you.

Louis Andrews

CEO OVO Network

Louis Andrews is the CEO of OVO Network France. OVO Network is a growing high end Chalet rental platform in the northern French Alps.

Sophie Desnoulez

CEO & Founder LLA Selections

Sophie Desnoulez, is an entrepreneur who has been working in the high-end holiday rental sector for over 15 years in the Annecy area and the french alps ski resorts. After 20 years of experience as head of the organization of major sporting and musical events worldwide.

Paola Lazzaretti

Senior Manager B2B Partner Success VRBO

Paola Lazzaretti is the B2B Partner Success team Senior Manager for Southern Europe at VRBO. With over 12 years of experience in e-commerce, in 2017 she joined the VRBO family, where she manages the team dedicated to supporting Southern European Property Managers, helping them make strategic choices aimed at optimizing their performance on the website. Prior to VRBO, she worked as a Sales Manager at Groupon and Eventbrite.

Sonia Chennoufi

Head of Business Development Europe at HomeToGo

With over 12 years of expertise and knowledge of the short-term rental ecosystem, Sonia joined HomeToGo in 2021, where she manages the business development team for Europe. Under her leadership, her team has successfully onboarded thousands of property managers and partners onto the group’s 25+ international distribution websites, cementing HomeToGo’s place as one of the fastest-growing booking channels in the world.

Xavier Cárdenas

CEO & Founder

PhD(c) IE Business School and a Master in Hospitality from Swiss Hotel Management School with experience in C Level positions in the hospitality sector, as well as founder of My Revenue Revenue Management company and a property management with more than 500 properties in Latin America.

Piero Azzariti

Co-founder & CEO Feeling Italy

Co-founder and CEO of Feeling Italy, with over 20 years of experience in the tourism sector, he is the creator of the concept of hospitality at the basis of the Feeling Italy project. In 2007 he left his position as Area Manager of one of the most important tour operators in STR industry sector to settle in Sorrento, fascinated by the beauty and genuineness of the Amalfi Coast.

Raz Patrascioiu

Digital Marketing Manger

Helping property managers navigate the digital marketing landscape and get more bookings on OTAs & own website / app / conversational agents.

Steve Davis

Founder Operto Technologies

Steve is a 25+ year veteran of the technology industry with a passion for innovative tech and a dedication to revolutionizing the hospitality industry through exceptional property automation solutions.

Chema González

Founder Alterhome and Alterschool

He is the founder of Alterhome, a property management company specialized in well-decor apartments around Spain and LATAM. He acts as chairman of the Madrid Vacation rental association, Asotur, he is also the founder of Alterschool, the online university which main target is to professionalize the holiday rental industry worldwide.

Steve Taggert

Founder My Getaways

Founder and Managing Director since 2015 at My Getaways  experts in serviced accommodation, short and holiday lets since 2015. My Getaways is one of the UK’s leading independent vacation rental providers and soon to be launched Property Management software and App suite of goodies for the serviced accommodation, vacation rentals and short stay property managers.

Rebecca Cribbin

Founder & Owner at Holiday Rental Specialists & Holiday Rental Experts

Rebecca Cribbin is a woman and mother first and in addition to that, an accomplished STR Property Manager and team leader, award-winning industry advocate, published author and Founder of multiple businesses.

Dale Smith

CEO SDDE Smith Group

A property entrepreneur, Dale has grown what is now The SDDE Smith Group to a group of eleven customer facing brands with over 300 employees and forecasted revenue of over £30million for 2023

Dave Cordner

Founder of Central Belfast Apartments, Author, Airbnb Coach

Dave is the founder of multi award winning Central Belfast Apartments. A PMC with a portfolio of over 70 units. He’s also a 2X author and coaches people on how to set up and scale their STR business.

Fausto Vieira Da Silva

Strategic Partnerships Lead Pricelabs

Fausto Vieira da Silva works for PriceLabs and serves as Strategic Partnerships Lead, working on growing the partner ecosystem and improving the relationships with strategic partners.

Andrea Laghi

Head of Business Development Affitti Brevi Italia

International Business Development with extensive experience in developing growth strategies, expanding client relationships, innovating products, and generating profitable revenue. Innovative and strategic thinker, delivering and implementing medium-term growth plans and product roadmaps, especially in the B2B segment. Involved in hackathons, accelerator programs, startups, and scale-ups.



Day 2 Speakers


Mike Ortegon

Hospitality Advisor | WFH advocate
Evan Dolgow

Evan Dolgow

Head of Predictive Hospitality - Aidaptive

Evan is an innovative real estate entrepreneur and early disruptor in two of the hottest asset classes: warehousing and short-term rentals (STR). As the Head of Predictive Hospitality, Evan boosts direct booking websites with OTA-grade machine learning to transform them into advanced e-commerce operations.

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Jessica Gillingham

Founder & CEO Abode

Jessica is the founder and CEO of Abode Worldwide, a B2B public relations agency focused on raising the profile of transformative technology solutions operating within the global short-term rental, hotel and ‘living’ property sectors. With over 20 years of experience in public relations, hospitality and technology, Jessica is also an advisor, leadership mentor and industry commentator.

Bob Garner

Founder EnviroRental & Green VR Events

Bob Garner is co-owner of Casal dei Fichi, sustainable holiday apartments in Le Marche, Italy. He is a passionate advocate for the environment, working to inform, persuade and lobby all parts of the short-term rental industry to acknowledge that we each have a role to play in tackling the climate emergency.

Nikki Mattei

Sustainability Marketing Specialist

Nikki is the Co-Owner of Villa in the Vineyard and a Sustainability Marketing Specialist, empowering holiday rentals to become purpose-driven brands. Better for the planet, better for people, better for business.

Richard Vaughton

Richard Vaughton

Vacation Rental Advisor at Yes Consulting

Richard is an ex-private portfolio owner, founder of professional management and rental technology companies, now working with a small number of successful rental businesses focusing on growth & M&A.

Marco Celani

CEO Italianway, President AIGAB

Marco Celani is the CEO of Italianway one of the largest PM in Italy, and from 2020 he is also President of AIGAB, the Italian Association of Short-Term Rental Managers.

Willy Chang

CEO Marbella Lane

With data engineering background, he is an industry thought leader with years of experience in vacation rental business in respect to data, revenue management, platform scalability, and acquisitions in the hospitality industry.

Sergio Lombardi

Founder Taxbnb

Sergio Lombardi, founder of Taxbnb, President of the Accountants Board Tourism Commission in Rome, and Member of CFE Tax Advisers Europe.

Viktorjia Molnar

Secretary General European Holiday Home Association (EHHA)

Viktorija Molnar is an Interim Secretary General at the European Holiday Home Association (EHHA). Having over 12 years of lobbying experience in Brussels, Viktorija ensures that the voice of short-term rentals is heard at EU institutions – European Commission, Parliament and Council.

John An

Founder & CEO TechTape

John An is a short-term rental industry expert, with particular expertise in optimizing and customizing the technology stack, driving up revenue, and continually streamlining operations. Experienced in building and operating a short-term rental brand from the ground up, generating multi-million dollars annual revenue laser focused on profit-first.

Xavier Rouhaud

Co-founder Swikly

With over 25 years of experience in IT engineering, Xavier is the co-founder of Swikly since 2016. Passioned about new technologies and the hospitality industry, he dedicated the last 8 years to building the best solution to secure and protects rentals thanks to a simplified and secured online deposit system.

Andrew Kitchell

Founder & CEO Wheelhouse

Andrew Kitchell is CEO and Founder at Wheelhouse, a revenue management platform that serves the leading professional operators in the short-term, vacation rental, corporate rental space & boutique hotel space.

Francois Gouelo

Co-founder & CEO Enso Connect

Francois is the Co-founder & CEO of Enso Connect, an AI-driven guest experience platform that spans 20k homes in 53 countries. Francois is a recognized tech leader for his entrepreneurship, innovation, and contribution to the industry.

Francesco Zorgno

Co-founder & CEO CleanBnB

In the last ten years he has been at the head of leading companies in Italy and abroad in the asset management and facility management sector, supporting the managerial role with the start-up of entrepreneurial initiatives. A pioneer in the development of online networking platforms in 2013 he founded Seed, an investment incubator for early-stage startups.

Maria Flores Portillo

Director EMEA Beyond

Maria brings a wealth of experience in the technology sector through her various Executive roles at SaaS scale ups and is enjoying the unparalleled hospitality of the STR industry.

Paul Castro

Global Sales Manager Avantio

Passionate by the vacation rental industry, Ive been working already 8 years in Avantio providing solutions and tools to help property managers empowering their business.

Andy Fenner

Chief Executive UK Short Term Accommodation Association (STAA)

Andy worked across Africa & Europe in tourism for over 20 years promoting sustainability. He founded numerous low environmental impact STR businesses & is an expert lobbyist for our industry.

Boris Pavlov

CEO Flataway

Boris is the CEO of FlatAway – a housing service for the remote generation. Previously he founded one of the largest vacation rental operators in SEE. He also chairs the Bulgarian STR association.

Tyann Marcink

Queen of guest experience at Touch Stay

The Queen of Guest Experience for Touch Stay, co-host of The Guest Cast podcast, industry leader and consultant, author, speaker, and owner/manager of two vacation rental brands: Branson Family Retreats and Missouri Haus. VRMA Excellence Award winner.

Mahwussh Alam

Founder One Perfect Group

Mahwussh is the founder of One Perfect Group, centered around hospitality, Tech and Real estate. One Perfect Stay is an alternate hospitality brand which provides tailored-made services to the homeowners.

Sally Henry

Vice President Business Development, EMEA

I have been in the Vacation Rental industry for over 20 years and joined Key Data to help grow their international footprint and deliver amazing data and business intelligence tools across the globe.

Alex Penadés

CMO Avantio

Worked for 15 years as Global VP in apparel & fashion (together with Levi Strauss, Nike, Ralph Lauren, Hugo Boss, or Zara).
Graduated in Econometrics & Business (Valencia), MBA, and MBI (Deusto).

Thibault Masson

Founder Rental Scale-Up and Head of Product Marketing @ PriceLabs

Thibault is a vacation rental manager and tech marketer who launched & managed properties in Paris, Bali & in St. Barths. He has led several innovative projects to create new tools and news services for short-term rental operators and previously worked for international online travel agencies like ebookers &

Ittai Savran

CEO Olala Homes

Experienced Chief Executive Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the hospitality industry. Skilled in Entrepreneurship, Business Strategy and Operations Technologies. Strong business development professional with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Tel Aviv University.

William Parry

Co-Founder & CEO Altido

Will Parry is co-Founder and CEO of ALTIDO, a European short-term rental management company managing a portfolio of over 3,000 properties and rooms across six countries.

Cesar Augusto Ramos

Head of partnerships, Avantio

Accomplished Head of Partnerships at Avantio with 15+ years of experience in the tourism sector. Proven track record in creating new revenue streams through strategic partnerships, business operations, BD/Growth and transformational projects. Highly skilled in account management, sales, negotiation, and partner discovery.

Amber Hurdle

CEO Employer Brand Central

Amber Hurdle is a hospitality veteran, speaker and CEO of Employer Brand Central. She is recognized among the top 10 branding professionals in the world thanks to her proprietary branding philosophy.


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