Day 0 – Wednesday, 1 February 2017

20:00 – midnight:  Opening party at MEININGER Hostel.


Day 1 – Thursday, 2 February 2017

09:00 – 13:00: Amsterdam Fam Trip for buyers

13:30: Registration opens

14:00 – 14:30: Welcome and STAY WYSE research update – Philip Houghton and David Chapman

14:30 – 14:50: Boosting performance with benchmarking – Patrick Mayock, STR

Knowing your numbers is only half the battle. To succeed in an increasingly competitive marketplace, owners and operators must have a better view into performance of their market and competitive set. In this 30-minute session, Patrick Mayock of benchmarking platform STR will provide that perspective, sharing never-before-seen data on hostel performance in Greater London.

14:50 – 15:50: Traveller panel

A panel of young travellers will discuss their travel needs, preferences and expectations. How do the economy and prospects for the future shape their current lifestyle and consumer decisions and describe their anticipations for the future of youth, student and educational travel.

15:50 – 16:20: Coffee break

16:20 – 17:20: Buyer Panel 

A panel of buyers  from different markets will discuss their approaches to working with accommodation providers, quality and safety standards, and product packaging for the youth and student market.

17:20 – 18:20: BEDx – Moderator: Philip Houghton

Open stage for a small group of hand-picked BEDx speakers. Each of them will share 15 minutes of industry best practice presentations about topics such as ancillary revenues, sales, events, direct booking, social media marketing and many more. Apply here to be a BEDx speaker.

18:20: Sandemans Walking Tour to Clink

19:20: Reception at Clink 

Day 2 – Friday, 3 February 2017

08:30: Registration open

09:00 to 10:30: Business Appointments

10:30 to 11:00: Coffee break

11:00 to 13:00: Business Appointments

13:00 – 14:00: Lunch

14:00 – 15:30: Business Appointments

15:30 – 16:00: Coffee break

16:00 to 17:30: Business Appointments

17:30: Closing drinks

This is a provisional programme and is subject to change.