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Thursday, October 10 • 9:05am - 9:50am
Breakout Session: It's Accommodation Jim, But Not as We Know It - Alternative Accommodation

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Following its meteoric rise in recent years, the alternative accommodation sector is here to stay. But where has it come from? Why now? Where is it going? And what else is lurking out there? Our panel of alternative operators will reveal all.

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Merilee Karr

Founder and CEO, UnderTheDoormat
Merilee is an expert and industry leader in Short-term accommodation. She founded UnderTheDoormat in July 2014 after a decade-long career at energy giant Shell where she led the Global Maintenance Operations of its 12,000 petrol stations across 42 countries.She has taken her passion... Read More →
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Nicola Cattan

Area Manager, Booking.com
Nicola is Area Manager for North England and Vacation Rentals UK & Ireland and has worked for Booking.Com for over 7 1/2 years.She is responsible for driving key activities that support Booking.Coms revenue goals and strategic objectives through leading a team of Senior Account Managers... Read More →
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Robert Godwin

CEO, Lamington Group and room2 Hometels
Robert is a trained economist and entrepreneur with a background of sporting excellence, and a passion for design and experience.Robert heads up Lamington Group, an established group of companies investing and developing real estate in the residential and commercial sectors. He is... Read More →
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Steven Haag

General Manager - UK & Ireland, Sonder
Former corporate finance lawyer and elite strategy consultant, turned hotelier. Now I have the privilege of building a brave new world for hospitality with Sonder as I lead a team to make the UK and Ireland the world's foremost location for Sonder properties.
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Chris Stephenson

Senior Director, Homes & Villas, Marriott International
Chris Stephenson is Senior Director for Homes and Villas by Marriott International in Europe, responsible for managing the overall performance of the European business unit. Chris joined the company in 2015 and his previous role was within Innovation, Design and Development, working... Read More →

Thursday October 10, 2019 9:05am - 9:50am BST
Deansgate 3