Experience an unparalleled one-day extravaganza specifically tailored for short-term rental proprietors owners and managers. Immerse yourself in a transformative gathering designed to elevate your rental business to new heights.
STRIVE to Thrive - Melbourne edition
12th of July 2023!
Mark your calendars and prepare to set off to Melbourne for Australia's most exciting and anticipated gathering in the short-term rental industry!
STRIVE to Thrive isn't just another business event - it's a vibrant, pulsating celebration and a massive day of enlightenment in the heart of Melbourne. This is the ultimate learning fiesta, a dazzling spectacle of knowledge and camaraderie where you can elevate your rental business to unprecedented heights.
On July 12, 2023, immerse yourself in a whirlwind of insights, strategies, and cutting-edge tools designed to empower you in this fiercely competitive market. STRIVE is more than just a conference; it's a dynamic, unmissable experience that seamlessly blends education, celebration, and connection.
Think you know the STR industry? Wait till you feel its heartbeat right here!
Feel the electric buzz in the air as you dive into engaging sessions on industry trends, marketing strategies, guest experience, property management, and technology advancements. Our expert speakers are the trailblazers who've carved a niche in the STR industry. Bart Sobies, the energetic CEO of The Accommodation Show and iBooked.Online, and book direct expert, is an influential figure with an unrivaled passion for technology, marketing, and investment. Julie George, the 'Million Dollar Host,' amassed a staggering STR portfolio of 130 properties, netting $8M in just three years. Quirin Schwaighofer, the award-winning CEO and co-founder of MadeComfy, leads one of the fastest-growing global short-term rental brands. Yoav Tourel, a technology-savvy leader with a 20-year tenure in marketing and sales, currently helms the APAC region at Guesty. In addition to these industry leaders, we have many more experts ready to share their wealth of knowledge and success secrets in the STR industry (read more below).
But we're not just about intense learning! Get ready to rub shoulders with like-minded professionals, forging bonds that extend beyond business. And when the sun dips beneath the horizon, let your hair down at our celebration dinner and afterparty. Feast on a gourmet dinner, toast to your achievements, and lose yourself in an evening filled with lively entertainment and networking opportunities.
And the cherry on top? A full-day conference led by industry leaders, lunch by Craft and Co, and energizing coffee services and afternoon tea to keep you buzzing with enthusiasm and ideas. And when night falls, the STRive Diner opens its doors for dinner, drinks, and an afterparty that promises to keep the energy high and the conversations flowing.
STRIVE to Thrive is not just an event; it's a milestone on your journey in the STR industry, a moment of learning, collaboration, and celebration that you'll cherish forever. So gear up, buckle in, and get ready for an unforgettable ride!
Learn about industry trends, marketing strategies, guest experience, property management, and technology advancements. Learn how to scale and THRIVE!
Expert Speakers: Gain knowledge from influential figures in the STR industry who have achieved remarkable success. We are thrilled to announce that Bart Sobies, the book direct expert from ibooked.online, and Julie George, renowned as "The Million Dollar Host," will be sharing their expertise. Stay tuned as we add more exciting speakers to the lineup!
Networking Opportunities: Connect with fellow professionals and build meaningful relationships that can enhance your business.
Schedule of Events
* Schedule subject to change
9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. | Registration and Coffee
10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. | Welcome and Opening Remarks
10:15 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. | AI: Your Co-Driver for Increasing STR Bookings A Practical Session (Bart Sobies)
10:50 a.m. – 11:20 p.m. | Mastering STR Branding: A Peek into MadeComfy's Secret Sauce (Quirin Schwaighofer)
11:20 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Smart Solutions: Leveraging Technology for Profitable Short-Term Rentals (P Smith, Y. Tourel, J. Kelso, J Lawry)
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Networking Lunch
1:00 p.m. – 1:30: p.m. | Visualise Success in 2024: Increase Bookings with Strategic Photography (Mauro Risch)
1:30 p.m. – 2:00: p.m. | Publicity without the Price: How to get a lifetime of free publicity (Jules Brooke)
2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. | Technology Lessons from the Field: Triumphs & Tragedies of Scaling an STR Business (Truyen Nguyen)
2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. | Networking Break
3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. | Profit and Purpose: The Dual Benefits of Accessible Tourism (Kerry Williams)
3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Cashing In: The Million Dollar Host's Secrets to Scaling and Selling! (Julie George)
4:10 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. | Building a Resilient STR Business: The Importance of a Process-Oriented Approach (Daniel White)
4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Charting the Course: Preparing for Economic and Regulatory Challenges (W Creedon, D Whelan, Y Tourel)
5:00p.m. – 5:15 p.m. | Closing Remarks
5:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. | Networking Drinks
6:00 p.m - onwards | Celebration dinner, dancing and networking
STRIVE is more than just a conference; it's an experience that combines education, celebration, and connection. Don't miss out on this extraordinary and massive event, where you can learn, collaborate, and celebrate your journey in the short-term rental industry.
Simon Taylor, renowned Melbourne-born comedian, is set to entertain at "STRIVE to Thrive" conference. Simon's early career saw him writing for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, leading to his historic debut as the first Australian stand-up comic on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon. His acclaimed comedy special was recorded at the Sydney Opera House, and he's also an accomplished author, celebrated by The Age, Adelaide Radio, and Herald Sun.
Music, "STRIVE to Thrive", is not just a conference, we will have a fabulous DJ joining us for the evening, delighting you with delectable tunes.
Prepare for a night of laughter and relaxation after a day of industry insights and networking. This will be an unforgettable conclusion to a day dedicated to short-term rental business success.