Events, Conferences, and Expos for Short Term and Vacation Rental Industry Professionals
Attending events and conferences is a great networking opportunity for all industry professionals. Luckily, 2023 is brimming with vacation rental industry events.
In-person events and conferences are a great way to build your network, learn about new resources, and spark inspiration. As the industry continues to adapt to the new normal, this is the best time for all to learn from experts and interact with peers.
WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND SUCH EVENTS?
These events are places where you can interact with your peers and find solutions to the problems you might be facing in your business. Vacation rental events bring people from all over the world together. This provides all an opportunity to learn from experienced professionals, experts and also peers.
Improving Your Knowledge
Whether you’re just starting out or are a seasoned professional in the industry, there is always an abundant room to grow. Sometimes, it’s a simple matter of a different perspective, a different approach, or a simple anecdote that might help. Whatever it is, these events provide many learning opportunities.
Generating and creating new ideas is the biggest challenge of the new normal. Ideas are the currency of the new world. In these events you might find your next great idea for your property. Interact with your peers and experts of your industry. Many of the conferences and events these days are geared towards creating inspiration-worthy moments.
But how do you keep track of everything going on in the short-term and vacation rental industry?
We’ve got you covered! Here’s a list of all the events we found in Europe and the Americas. Click the name of each event to learn more.
We’ll keep this list updated with details, and add more events as we find them, so be sure to check back.
LIST OF VACATION RENTAL INDUSTRY EVENTS 2023
USA & Canada
|Event||Location||Start Date||Start Date||Description|
|HostCon||HostCon||8th Jan||10th Jan||HostCon is an annual conference providing professional development for Morning Edition hosts and producers from across the country. They’ve had people from stations as big as WNYC in New York and as small as KUAC in Fairbanks, Alaska.
|Real Estate Robinsons STR Summit||Orlando||20th Jan||22nd Jan||This is an event dedicated to helping you buy, manage, and scale your short term rental portfolio. Hosted by Tony & Sara Robinson, who run one of the largest YouTube Channels dedicated to Short Term Rentals, this event aims to teach all the ins and outs of launching your very own Short Term Rental business.|
|IMN STR Forum||Miami, FL||23rd Jan||24th Jan||IMN Short Term Rental (STR) Forum will not only provide exclusive educational content and industry insights, but also presents a unique opportunity for senior-level attendees to network with residential, short-term rental and vacation, investors, developers, lenders, property managers and more.|
|Level Up Your Listing||Scottsdale, Arizona||27th Feb||1st March||Level Up Your Listing is a short-term rental conference where you can learn about improving design, hospitality, and guest experience as hosts.|
|VRMA Spring Forum||Kansas city, MO||6th March||7th March||The VRMA Spring Forum plans to provide a new way to network with peers and innovative educational opportunities for vacation rental professionals.|
|STR Wealth Con||Nashville, TN||20th March||22nd March||STR Wealth Con is a fully immersive 3-day journey for innovation, surprise and growth, with presentations from top speakers that are tailored to help you reach your goals.|
|Hospitable Hosts book launch||Nashville, TN||21st March||21st March||The Data and Revenue Management Conference has been instrumental in bringing the top minds in data and revenue management together to move the industry forward. This event is intended for short-term rental executives, revenue managers, and marketers.|
|Mountain Travel Symposium||Banff & Lake Louise, AB, Canada||26th March||31st March||Mountain Travel Symposium is the largest and longest running annual gathering of mountain travel professionals in the world. More than 1,000 representatives from 35+ countries establish relationships, build their business, pursue professional development and create a stronger mountain community.|
|Real Estate Robinsons||Austin, TX||TBD||TBD||This is an event dedicated to helping you buy, manage, and scale your short term rental portfolio. Hosted by Tony & Sara Robinson, who run one of the largest YouTube Channels dedicated to Short Term Rentals, this event aims to teach all the ins and outs of launching your very own Short Term Rental business.|
|NorthWest Vacation Rental Professionals Annual Conference||Reno, NV||25th April||27th April||This conference comes with lots of opportunities for networking, education and reveling in our shared experiences in this wild, amazing industry. With informative and inspirational general sessions, and a vast array of breakout classes, there will be something for everyone in your team.|
|VRMA Executive Summit||Manalapan, FL||15th May||17th May||An exclusive event designed for executive-level leaders focused on business strategy, organizational excellence, sustained growth, and charting a vision for their company’s future.|
|IMN STR Forum||Austin, TX||29th June||30th June||IMN Short Term Rental (STR) Forum will not only provide exclusive educational content and industry insights, but also presents a unique opportunity for senior-level attendees to network with residential, short-term rental and vacation, investors, developers, lenders, property managers and more|
|Destinations Intl Annual Convention||Dallas, TX||18th July||20th July||This Annual Convention features nationally-recognized thought leaders and visionary luminaries on the main stage and an integrated approach to learning regardless of your budget size or discipline focus.|
|Streamline||Scottsdale, AZ||6th September||8th September||A three-day gathering for the Streamline family of property managers and partners focused on education, networking, and fun!|
|Glamping Show USA||Denver, CO||3rd October||4th October||A unique indoor/outdoor event focused on glamping, campgrounds, cabins, tiny houses, and RV parks.|
|Book Direct USA||Miami, FL||18th October||19th October||A hybrid virtual and live event with speakers, panel discussions, and workshops.|
|VRMA International||Orlando, FL||22nd October||25th October||The largest US event in the industry, VRMA’s International Conference brings professionals from around the world together to “learn, innovate, and collaborate.”|
|Vermont STR Conference and Trade Show||South Burlington, Vermont||12th November||14th November||This conference is dedicated to advancing Vermont’s vacation rental and homestay industry.|
|VR Women's Summit||New Orleans||29th November||30th November||Connecting the global vacation rental community – Hosts, Property Managers & Industry Pros – through an independent conference to help attendees understand what’s coming, how to get more bookings, streamline workflows and maximize rental income.|
|Expedia Explore||TBA||TBA||TBA||Expedia Explore is an opportunity to share new innovations, empower our partners, and work together to improve the end-to-end experience for travelers near and far.|
|Livrez Partnership Event||TBA||TBA||TBA||Hands-on experience in a cooperative team setting to further your understanding of LiveRez systems and recommended best practices.|
|Vacation Income Property Symposium||TBA||TBA||TBA||The symposium will bring together members of the vacation rental community in Prince Edward County and beyond, to discuss the intricacies and hot topics currently surrounding the vacation income property space.|
|bnbExcellent Good Neighbor Summit||Denver||TBA||TBA||This event brings together best-in-class short term rental professionals to share their hacks, tips, & secrets to success.|
|VRM Intel Live! Series||TBA||TBA||TBA||The final event in the series of road-show-style events, the VRM Intel Live! Series hopes to exhibit technological and educational resources for property managers on a smaller scale designed to facilitate learning and conversation. This one should be exciting!|
|Real Estate Robinsons STR Summit||LA||TBD||TBD||This is an event dedicated to helping you buy, manage, and scale your short term rental portfolio. Hosted by Tony & Sara Robinson, who run one of the largest YouTube Channels dedicated to Short Term Rentals, this event aims to teach all the ins and outs of launching your very own Short Term Rental business.|
|Event||Location||Start Date||End Date||Description|
|FITUR||Madrid||18th January||22rd January||The International Tourism Trade Fair is a five-day event geared toward the Spanish-speaking and LATM Markets.|
|Recharge||Lisbon||23rd Jan||24th Jan||A series of “short and punchy” sessions formulated to help stimulate collective conversation, collaboration, innovation, and value creation to help drive your business and the sector forward. Designed for leaders in real estate and hospitality.|
|Hotel Revenue Forum||Milan||31st January||31st January||A one-day opportunity for networking and training for the Italian revenue management community.|
|ShortStay Greece Conference||Greece||18th February||19th February||Annual short-term rental conference for Greek Short-Term Rentals, Villas & Serviced Apartments market that focuses on acquainting owners and PMs with solutions that will improve their hosting skills.|
|BTL||Portugal||1st March||5th March||The International Tourism Fair is the meeting point of professionals linked to the tourist area and scope of application of the latest trends in this market.|
|ITB berlin 2023||Berlin||7th March||9th March||Digital, sustainable and resilient solutions for the global tourism industry. This year they will focus on B2B consumers.|
|Shortyz||London||26 April||26 April||The Shortyz Awards aim to recognize excellence among your peers in the STR industry, highlight innovation and industry best practices, reward achievement, and celebrate start-up technology, as the sector navigates the ‘new normal.’|
|Short Stay Summit||London||27 April||27 April||A one-day education and networking event, the 2022 Short Stay Summit focus is “Capitalising on Growth.”|
|Vitur||Spain||10th May||12th May||The VITUR Summit fosters a space to connect and learn for the European short-term rental sector. Establishing a supportive network for professionals to come together and share timely, practical, and inspirational knowledge, developing the pillars which will shape the future of our industry.|
|Serviced Apartments Awards||London||18th May||18th May||Awards recognizing excellence at an individual, team, and corporate level for the serviced apartment, aparthotel, extended stay, and short-term rental industries.|
|Scale Rentals||Barcelona||17th May||18th May||A series of events for property managers with 50+ listings and vendors tailored to help them scale. The events in this series are not open to the public, you must apply and be approved as a vendor or attendee.|
|Rendez-Vous National des Loueurs Saisonniers||Paris||3 June||3 June||Vacation rental event that will discuss all the latest trends ongoing in the vacation rental industry.|
|Urban LivingFestival||London||5th July||6th July||Leadership and investment event for urban innovators and investors at the cutting edge of contemporary hospitality, real estate and living.|
|ALEP||Portugal||15th September||16th September||ALEP works to promote best practice in the enfranchisement sector. The Association provides a full programme of training events throughout the year, including our popular annual Lecture and Conference series.|
|Scale Rentals||London||September||September||A series of events for property managers with 50+ listings and vendors tailored to help them scale. The events in this series are not open to the public, you must apply and be approved as a vendor or attendee.|
|[FU]tourismo||Paris||TBA||TBA||The main players in the vacation rental industry in Spain (owners and professional associations, distribution platforms and technology companies), will discuss the future, how to prepare and have the most professional approach to manage the activity from all its different angles.|
|Avantio Partnership||Valencia||TBA||TBA||Avantio Partnership Event is a space to connect with recognized industry leaders, build collaborations, and immerse in inspiration to take your vacation rental business to the next level.|
|VRWS||Barcelona||5th October||6th October||Connecting the global vacation rental community – Hosts, Property Managers & Industry Pros – through an independent conference to help attendees understand what’s coming, how to get more bookings, streamline workflows and maximize rental income.|
|Bookdirect||Barcelona||18th October||19th October||The Book Direct Show is the unmissable event for short-term rental managers, hoteliers and serviced accommodation providers who want to generate more direct bookings.|
|TTG Travel Experience||Rimini||11th October||12th October||TTG Travel Experience is Italy’s key B2B show for the promotion of global tourism in the country and the marketing of its tourism offer worldwide. This three-day event is a great event to discover new trends, meet experts, and expand your network.|
|bto.travel||Italy||TBA||TBA||A combination of in-person and online events to explore the “new present” and “the future of digital tourism.” Opening day will be in person on 24 November. Then each day of the four-day online portion will have a different focus: Digital Innovation, Destination, Food and Wine, and Hospitality.|
|Scale Rentals France||Paris||November||November||Scale Rentals France is intended for seasonal rental professionals managing a minimum of 25 lots and looking to develop their business in a profitable and sustainable way.|
|Scale Rentals||Milan||November||November||Scale Rentals Italia is the conference entirely dedicated to property managers who professionally manage a portfolio of at least 25 properties, interested in scaling the sustainability and profitability of their business.|
|Event||Location||Start Date||End Date||Description|
|Vitrina Turistica ANATO||Bogota, DC, Colombia||23rd February||25th February||In this annual event, all tourism sectors such as airlines, hoteliers, tour operators, tourist representation offices and Travel Agents of Colombia know, promote and sell their tourism products and services.|
|Expo RV||Cancun||TBA||TBA||The biggest event for property and short-term rental managers in LATM, this four-day conference is a great opportunity for networking, and full of educational and informative sessions.|
|Event||Location||Start Date||End Date||Description|
|GuestyVal||Tel Aviv||8th May||10th May||This two-day networking and learning event is for Guesty customers and partners.|
|Maximum Occupancy||Sydney||26th June||28th June||Maximum Occupancy is New Zealand's premier hotel and accommodation industry conference, designed for and by the hotel industry's leaders. Suited for all types of hotel and accommodation providers and sizes, it will feature over 50+ leading industry experts and speakers from around New Zealand and the globe.|
|No Vacancy||Sydney||31st August||1st September||Maximum Occupancy is New Zealand's premier hotel and accommodation industry conference, designed for and by the hotel industry's leaders. Suited for all types of hotel and accommodation providers and sizes, it will feature over 50+ leading industry experts and speakers from around New Zealand and the globe.|
|ASTRA Here to Stay Conference||TBA||TBA||TBA||ASTRA’s annual short-term rental conference is the easiest way for newcomers and incumbents alike to learn, innovate, and collaborate. With 30+ expert speakers, networking opportunities, a trade exhibition, and a cocktail gala.|
|Event||Location||Start Date||End Date||Description|
|IVA de Vivienda Turística en el 2023. ¿Soy responsable?||Virtual||12th Jan||12th Jan||This event, by Juan Carlos Agudelo and José Manuel Rincon, resolve all our doubts regarding our tax responsibilities as providers of tourist services.|
|STR Virtual Summit for Women||Virtual||24th Jan||26th Jan||The STR Virtual Summit for Women 2023 will be an immersive, interactive summit – packed with three FULL days of roundtables, panel discussions, keynote speakers, and one-on-one networking.|
|Skift Megatrends 2023||Virtual||January||January||Skift Forum events help top travel professionals understand changing trends across sectors, geographies, and the functional silos in the travel industry.|