2024 schedule

A ‘one of a kind’ urban experience for innovators at the cutting edge of contemporary hospitality, real estate and living.

Join your fellow RECHARGERS for lunch, networking and the best conversations in the Riverside Restaurant, Hilton Belfast courtesy of Pandox AB

Curated experiential urban expedition as we explore Belfast; visiting some ground breaking hospitality and real estate properties.

We will be walking so comfy shoes and a waterproof coat will be a must! The total route with 4 stops is 2.2 miles - a great chance to get your daily steps in during January!

Hilton Belfast
4 Lanyon Pl, Belfast BT1 3LP

The Regency and Crescent One
11-12 Upper Crescent, Belfast BT7 1NT

Wilton House Belfast
5-6 College Square N, Belfast BT1 6AR

Urban HQ
Eagle Star House, 5-7 Upper Queen St, Belfast BT1 6FB - FINISHING WITH DRINKS IN THE MEMBERS BAR AT URBAN HQ

A maximum of 50 places are available for the tours on Day 1! Registrations will open 1 week prior to the event.

Confirmed 'RECHARGERS' only will receive an online sign up form link to complete to secure your place. 

Please contact joanne@internationalhospitality.media for more details.

 *Please note tour venues are subject to change.

Join us for a celebratory nightcap and first drink on us, for those that are more adventurous you may wish to tour some of the hottest nightlife hubs in Belfast.

Join us at the Crown Liquor Saloon - 46 Great Victoria St, Belfast BT2 7BA

Optional precharge activities, discover something new about your fellow RECHARGERS - designed to invigorate and set you up for the day ahead!

07.30am - 5km run with your tour leader George Sell (we've got you and your January resolutions!) around the city centre of Belfast!

08.00am - 08.30am if the day has to start with a brew - then this could be just the thing for you!

Come and do a loose leaf tea tasting in Winnie's on the ground floor in room2's very own rosie lee - tea room

Elevate your mornings, invigorate your days, and soothe your nights with our exquisite range of the finest teas. Sip by sip, embrace the best time of your day.

Tea menu 

Please email joanne@internationalhospitality.media and book your place!

Grab a coffee and pastry and reconvene with your peers, along with our sponsors and speakers to reconnect and do business.

RECHARGE is both the event’s manacle and its energetic spark - what do you want of your event? ask your host.

• Piers Brown, CEO, International Hospitality Media

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Piers Brown

International Hospitality Media

Keynote speech - Cathy Reynolds, director, city regeneration & development, Belfast City Council

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Cathy Reynolds

Belfast City Council

A panel of investors and developers discuss the challenges and opportunities they are facing in buying, funding and delivering real estate across the living and hospitality sectors.
Moderator: Weldon Mather, director, hotels, tourism and leisure, Crowe ireland

• Justin Quirk, proprietor, Wilton House Apartments
• Guy Hollis, director, Guvin Investments Ltd; non-exec chair, Hubbl; consultant to Oakland Holdings
• John McDonald, managing director, GRAHAM Investment Projects

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Justin Quirk

Wilton House Belfast

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Weldon Mather

Crowe Ireland

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John McDonald

GRAHAM Investment Projects

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Guy Hollis

Guvin Investments Ltd

30 minutes to freshen up, grab a coffee and get ready for the morning's second half

Stuart Godwin explains how room2 became the first whole-life net zero carbon hotel brand, and what the company's plans are for becoming even more efficient and sustainable.

• Stuart Godwin, managing director, Lamington Group

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Stuart Godwin

Lamington Group

As Gen Z becomes a critical element of the real estate and hosptality sectors' demographic core, how are the industries responding to evolving ways of living, working and travelling.

• Sarah Canning, co-founder and director, The Property Marketing Strategists

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Sarah Canning

The Property Marketing Strategists

How can investors, developers and operators play their role, alongside other stakeholders such as planners, government and residents, to ensure urban development creates the best environments possible?
Moderator: George Sell, editor-in-chief, International Hospitality Media
• Iain Murray, senior director BTR consultancy (Europe), Cortland Consult
• Anthony Kieran, managing director, Aurient Investments Ltd
• Suzanne Wylie, chief executive, Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry

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Iain Murray

Cortland Consult

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George Sell

International Hospitality Media

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Anthony Kieran

Aurient Investments

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Suzanne Wylie

Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Optional tour of host venue while networking with peers over lunch

Ryandeep Bains of STR gives an update on the performance of the Irish hospitality sector.

How are apartment buildings becoming more adaptable by responding to a range of user groups, and how are design, tech and operations fuelling the flex living phenomenon?
Moderator: Paul Stevens, editor, short-term rentals, IHM
• Keith Somers, head of design and product, Lioncor
• Dave Cordner, founder, Central Belfast Apartments
• Richard Maurin, CEO, Charles Hope Apartments

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Keith Somers


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Paul Stevens

Short Term Rentalz

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Richard Maurin

Charles Hope Apartments

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Dave Cordner

Central Belfast Apartments

Belfast’s Titanic Quarter is one of Europe’s largest urban waterfront regeneration projects. In just over a decade Titanic Quarter has gone from master plan to reality as a thriving and bustling destination. Over £618 million has already been invested and some 20,000 people Live, Work, Visit and Stay in Titanic Quarter on Belfast’s Maritime Mile daily. It is now attracting more than 3.6 million visitors every year.

Chief executive James Eyre gives us the inside story.

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James Eyre

Titanic Quarter

RECHARGE and re-energise with a happy hour drink - non alcoholic options available.

We will take a moment to experience the local gin Jawbox (non alcoholic available) and experience the exquisite taste of Belfast's finest gin!


Workshop - Proptech challenge part 1

Attendees are split in to teams and tasked with inventing a proptech offer to address an issue they have come across in their businesses
• What is the issue addressed?
• What is the team's solution and how does it work?
• Who is the target market?
• How will you market and sell the offer?

Hosted by Sean Worker, managing director, T5 Strategies

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Sean Worker

T5 Strategies

The teams present their concepts, with feedback from group leaders.

Group leaders:
• Rav Bhalla, VP commercial partnerships - hospitality, IHM
• Vedrana Riley, founder and CEO, Ciel Capital
• Alex Stewart, group CEO, H+G Design Group & Hubbl

Piers Brown, CEO, IHM

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Piers Brown

International Hospitality Media

 Finish your day by making those final important contacts and reflect on what you've learnt with drinks courtesy of Room2


"I just wanted to say thank you to you and your team for organising Recharge. We were all agreed that it was probably the best real estate and networking event that we have been to, and it was great to hear so many positive plans for Belfast."

Aubrey Calderwood, managing director, Gateley Capitus

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