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13 and 14 November 2019
Felix im Lebendigen Haus am Augustusplatz, Leipzig (Germany)
At a glance
- Programme on 13 and 14 November 2019
- Location and how to get there
Big, bigger, visions is the topic in 2019. We discussed perspectives, prospects and possible options of the fast growing serviced apartment sector.
How important is a brand-name really to growth? Will new developments only work with the "big Co"? On 13 November 2019, Anett Gregorius, founder and owner of Apartmentservice, and moderator Kai Böcking welcomed the attendees and top speakers in Leipzig (Germany) to a lively, two-day expert exchange on perspectives, projects and plans in the temporary housing segment. After market overviews with exclusive figures and analyses by Anett Gregorius and Christian Strieder, Country Manager DACH of STR, Stay Kooook revealed the latest developments and project statuses in the "New Kids on the Block" section. In addition, the rapidly growing new Limehome brand was presented to the public, and Stayery drawed an interim conclusion about its Berlin premiere and the rollout to other cities. As another highlight of the day, Henning Weiß, Chief Product Ofﬁcer at 25hours Hotel Company, talked about the possibilities and experiences with a strong design storytelling.
Once again a single location was on focus. This time it was Berlin and to what extent the top 3 location remains a market to dream about. In addition lawyers brought up for discussion investmentable operator contracts and fiscal bases in puncto FF&E treatment. In BarCamps both specialist perspectives and operating cost topics were discussed. The highlight of the first day was the presentation of the SO!APART-Awards 2019 on the roof of the Felix im Lebendigen Haus am Augustusplatz. "Since its premiere last year, the glazed event room with its view of Leipzig, the special lighting installation and the restaurant has developed into a top location in the city and beyond," emphasizes Anett Gregorius.
The second day of the SO!APART was dedicated to the motto "Mindset, Brand and Community". Dr. Marc Schumacher, Managing Partner at Liganova, made it clear in his keynote speech "Unlearn what you have learned" how much mindset will dominate the segment in the future. In panels, industry experts discussed how "co-topics" will change. Petra Heß also presented survey results on the current significance of brands in the growth strategy.
In the afternoon, "The Flamingo`s Nest" took place for the third time. "With a view to winners such as WeWash and Mama Stove, the industry pitch has developed into a true yardstick for particularly innovative products in our segment," says Anett Gregorius. In 2019 the jury chose RefresherBoxx, which neutralises unpleasant odours on clothes without washing them.
The SO!APART 2019 was supported by the renowned companies PRO URBAN AG, ADAPT APARTMENTS and Adina Apartment Hotels as part of an exclusive partnership. With their product portfolio, they represent the wide variety of concepts in temporary living and underline the rapid development in the sense of the conference motto "big, bigger, visions".
SO!APART will start at 9.30 a.m. on 13 November 2019 and ends at 4.15 p.m. on 14 November 2019.
Felix im Lebendigen Haus am Augustusplatz
How to get there
Leipzig can be easily reached via freeways A9, A14 and A38.
Leipzig-Halle Airport is 18 km from Leipzig and is connected to Leipzig's main train station by public transport and can be reached within 15 minutes. Within Germany it offers almost daily direct connections with Düsseldorf, Cologne/Bonn, Frankfurt/Main, Stuttgart, Nuremberg and Munich as well as Vienna, Zurich and London. More information on the website www.leipzig-halle-airport.de
Arrival by train:
Leipzig's main railway station is within walking distance (approx. 800 m) of Das Lebendige Haus. From Berlin main station you can reach Leipzig in approx. 1 ¼ h, from Frankfurt/Main or Hamburg in approx. 3 h. From Nuremberg it takes about 2 h, from Munich 3 ¼ h, Dresden is about 1 h away. Travel information can be found on the website of Deutsche Bahn www.bahn.de
Unfortunately, the contingent in the FELIX Suiten im Lebendigen Haus am Augustusplatz in Leipzig is no longer available.
For your individual planning, please contact the FELIX Suiten im Lebendigen Haus directly:
FELIX Suiten im Lebendigen Haus
04109 Leipzig (Germany)
Phone: +49 (0) 341 21 82 99 182
An alternative in the same complex is the Motel One Leipzig-Post.
The SO!APART is meanwhile THE industry meeting in the German-speaking area. The decision makers of the segment meet there to network and international brands sound out the market. The conference program therefore not only addresses the most important topics of temporary living, but also provides many opportunities for interactive exchange.