Each year vacation rental professionals get together in important industry events across the world. From trade shows and conferences to workshops and webinars, the ecosystem is rich in learning and growth opportunities. That’s why we have created the ultimate list of crucial vacation rental industry events of 2018 and a downloadable ical calendar to boost! Hopefully, we will see you at one of them!

1. Vacation Rental Managers Association (VRMA)

This year the Vacation Rental Managers Association organises four events around the globe to bring the industry together. During these events you´ll have the opportunity to receive the best-in-class education as well as networking with other peers, suppliers and holiday rental professionals. Even more exciting, our own CMO Vanessa de Souza Lage will be presenting in Paris on Tuesday the 6th of March (14:15-15:15)!

The VRMA events scheduled in 2018:
European Conference, March 4th – 6th, Paris (France) »Book a meeting slot with Rentals United
Western Conference, March 26th – 27th, Portland (Oregon)
Eastern Conference April 16th – 17th, Miami (Florida)»Book a meeting slot with Rentals United
International Conference, October 27th – 30th, Las Vegas (Nevada)

2. VrTech Events

Attend the after work meet-ups that bring together industry leaders and innovative vacation rental tech companies. Starting from the VRTech Arena Competition on the 9th of March in London. The competition for young and innovative vacation rental start-ups aims to get them the limelight they deserve and celebrates its second year.

This conference will be a joined day with VRM Intel Live with an exceptional lineup of 15 speakers who will discuss the trends and challenges of the vacation rental industry in 2018.

»Get your tickets for the event here.
»Apply to compete in the start-up arena here.
»Book a meeting slot with Rentals United

3. VRM Intel Live!

VRM Intel Live aims to help professionals to build their business by addressing the challenges and opportunities in the vacation rental industry. VRM intel live! will feature 22 speakers over 13 sessions and live product demos, all in one day!
In 2016 VRM began organising events throughout the US, but 2018 is the first year they will hold an international event. VRMS intel live! events in 2018:
VRM inter live!, 9th of March, London (UK) »Book a meeting slot with Rentals United
VRM inter live!, 5th of June, Breckenridge (USA)
VRM inter live!, 4th of December, Maui (USA)

4. Vacation Rental Events by Homeaway

REZFEST – Last year’s event was a huge success, attended by hundreds of vacation rental professionals. This year you can join other vacation rental peers for in-depth software training or even 1-on-1 sessions. The 2-day event starts on the 25th of September and is held in Marco Island, FL. »Book a meeting slot with Rentals United
HomeAway Partner Summit – join 500+ vacation rental owners, professional speakers and the HomeAway team on a two-day event, accessible to all HomeAway partners on the following dates:
◦ 18th – 19th of August, Nashville
◦ 6th – 7th of November, Honolulu

5. VR Mastered

After the success of last year, VR Mastered decided to offer two bootcamps in 2018. One is already sold out and the second is yet to be announced. The 2018 novelty is the 1-day ‘mini’ bootcamp, during which you will follow workshops about photography and video, graphic design and Instagram, directed by industry leaders and creators of VR Mastered Tyann Marcink and Alanna Schoeder. Very limited places available so get your name on the list now!

6. Vacation Rental Success Summit (VRSS)

This annual event is organised by independent vacation rental professional. One of the 3-day events will be dedicated to workshops. Join other professionals, attend the presentations of inspirational speakers and expand your network as over 300 vacation rental owners as expected to show up. Limited spots are available, so get your tickets asap! »Book a meeting slot with Rentals United

7. Streamline Summit

450 success stories, 100 workshops, 5 speakers in just 3 days! After months of research with senior executives from the biggest brands in the industry, this year´s event will emphasize the challenges of Revenue Management, data management, marketing and product teams. More details Streamline Summit, 10th – 12th of September, Arizona. »Book a meeting slot with Rentals United

8. Vacation Rental World Summit

Rentals united will be attending
Born in 2014 as an independent online educational event, the Vacation Rental World Summit is now an in-person event gathering top performing industry experts and acknowledged professionals. With 16,000 + attendees, professional managers and property owners from 50 countries, the 2018 edition will take place in Lake Como (Italy), from the 6th – 7th of October.

9. Northwest Vacation Rental Professionals 2018 Spring Conference

In their 7th year of running vacation rental conferences, the newly expanded Northwest Vacation Rental Professionals will host their spring conference at Semiahmoo Resort, Washington, from the 23d to the 25th of April. This is an important event for vacation rental managers, industry professionals and venderos in the Northwest and the perfect opportunity to network and learn. More details and registration here: NWVRP 2018.

10. Eyefortravel

Eyefortravel specialises in business intelligence for the global travel and tourism industry. Over the years, EyeforTravel has successfully organised various vacation rental industry events bringing together leaders from every corner of the world. In 2018, you can attend one of the below:
Smart travel summit North America, Feb 27 – Feb 28, Miami (USA)
EyeforTravel San Francisco, April 9 – April 10, San Francisco (USA)
EyeforTravel Europe, Jun 4 – Jun 6, London (UK)
EyeforTravel North America, Oct 25 – Oct 26, Las Vegas (USA)
EyeforTravel Data & Digital Europe, Nov 28 – Nov 29, Amsterdam (NL)

11. ITB Berlin

Rentals United will be presenting
Every year in March, over 10.000 professionals gather at the world’s leading trade travel show, including all the big names. This year the highlights of the event will be Overtourism, the revolution of travel and digitalization. The conference will take place in Berlin on 7th – 10th March. »Book a meeting slot with Rentals United

12. Phocuswright

Rentals United will be attending in Amsterdam
Phocuswright investigates the dynamics influencing hospitality distribution, travel and tourism. This year Phocuswright organises two events where they share their latest insights in the industry.
Phocuswright Europe, 15th – 17th of May in Amsterdam (NL)
The Phocuswright conference, 13th – 15th of November in Los Angeles (USA)


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Will you be attending any of these vacation rental industry events in 2018? Let us know in the comments below!

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