Short Term Rental Conferences 2024 - Global List

Mar 15, 2024
STRive to Thrive is back in March 2024

Attending short-term rental conferences can be a game-changer for your vacation rental business, offering a myriad of benefits that can propel your success in 2024 and beyond. Here's why these conferences are essential and how you can make the most out of your experience:


Networking Opportunities: 

One of the primary draws of vacation rental events is the opportunity to network with fellow property managers. These gatherings bring together industry professionals from various backgrounds, providing an atmosphere for forging valuable connections. Whether you're seeking potential collaborators, suppliers, or mentors, conferences offer a platform to expand your professional network. Remember, networking is not just about promoting your own business; it's also about listening to others' insights and experiences. Come prepared with business cards (yes, good old business cards are back!!  And for you young ones bring your ‘QR codes’) and a genuine interest in building mutually beneficial relationships. 


Brainstorming and Idea Exchange: 

In the rapidly evolving landscape of vacation rental management, staying innovative is crucial for staying ahead of the curve. Conferences offer a melting pot of ideas, where participants can share strategies, discuss emerging trends, and brainstorm solutions to common challenges. By engaging in conversations with peers and industry leaders, you gain fresh perspectives that can inspire new approaches to managing your properties. Take advantage of workshops, panel discussions, and keynote presentations to absorb knowledge and contribute your own insights to the collective pool of expertise.
**You may also be surprised at how collaborative our industry is at these events!  Collaboration OVER Competition. 


Maximizing Your Conference Experience: 

To make the most out of your conference experience, consider the following tips: 


  1. Set Clear Goals: Before the conference, define what you hope to achieve. Whether it's gaining insights into marketing strategies, learning about regulatory updates, or improving guest experiences, having clear objectives will guide your conference itinerary. 


  1. Plan Your Sessions: Review the conference agenda and identify sessions that align with your goals and interests. Prioritize attending workshops, seminars, and panel discussions that offer relevant and actionable information for your business. 


  1. Develop Networking Strategies:Approach networking with intentionality. Research speakers, exhibitors, and attendees in advance to identify individuals you want to connect with. Prepare conversation starters and be proactive in initiating discussions with fellow attendees. 


  1. Come Prepared:Pack essentials such as business cards, promotional materials, and any other items you want to distribute. Consider bringing branded swag or giveaways to leave a lasting impression on potential partners or clients. 


  1. Engage Actively: Participate actively in sessions by asking questions, sharing your experiences, and contributing to discussions. Don't be afraid to introduce yourself to new contacts and exchange contact information for future follow-ups. 


  1. Don’t Drink too much!! I had to add this in here as I see new attendees to these events get carried away with the ‘social’ side and then often end up missing the valuable learning from the educators because they are unwell from the night before. 


Attending short-term rental conferences offers invaluable opportunities for networking, idea exchange, and professional development. By approaching these events with purpose and preparation, you can harness their full potential to drive growth and success in your vacation rental business.


So what events are on this year.... I have collated a comprehensive list below.  T

17-19 March: STR Innovate - Chicago, IL, US
20 & 21 March: STRive to Thrive - Melbourne, Australia
8-10 April: LiveRez Partner Conference - Lost Pines, TX, US
15-16 April: VRMA Spring Conference - New Orleans, LA, US
17-18 April: Vitur Summit - Malaga, Spain 

19-20 April Holiday Cottage Handbook & The Property Investor Show – London, UK 

20-22 April: CanStays Rental Alliance Conference - Banff, Canada
23 April: The Shortyz - London, UK
24 April: Short Stay Summit - London, UK
25 April: SCALE Green - London, UK
29-30 April: NWVRP Conference - Boise, ID, US
7-9 May: Everything Vaycay Expo - Pigeon Forge, TN, US
14-15 May: SCALE Show - Barcelona, Spain
16 May: Book Direct Show & SCALE Open - Barcelona, Spain
29-31 May: VRMA Executive Summit - Boca Raton, FL, US
24-25 June: IMN Short Term Rental Summer Forum - Austin, TX, US
28 June: ExpoRV Urban – Mexico City, Mexico 

23-23 June: STR Summit by The Real Estate Robbins – Denver CO, US

7-9 July: STR Nation - San Diego, CA US
8/10/12 July: ExpoRV Connect – Puerto Vallarta / Los Cabos/San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
18-19 September: NoVacancy Expo & Conference - Sydney, Australia 

19-20 September: The Glamping Show (UK), Stoneleigh UK 

1-2 October: The Glamping Show (USA), Aurora CO US
3-4 October: Vacation Rental World Summit - Porto, Portugal
3-4 October: Expohost - Medellin, Columbia
9-10 October: SCALE Dubai - Dubai, UAE
14-17 October: VRMA International Conference - Phoenix, AZ, US
21-22 October: VRM Days - Zagreb, Croatia
28 -29 October: Here to Stay Conference (ASTRA)  - Brisbane, Australia

29-30 October: SCALE Italia - Florence, Italy

6-7 November: SCALE UK - London, UK
13-16 November: Expo RV Summit - Cancun, Mexico
27-28 November: SCALE France - Paris, France 

Have you noticed any events forgotten any on this list above?  Please get in touch with Julie George at [email protected]  with any new additions to the calendar that we should be aware of.