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Top 2024 Vacation Rental Conferences for Hosts and Property Managers

Get your calendar ready! 2024 is shaping up to be an incredible year for vacation rental conferences worldwide. Learn directly from industry leaders and explore the latest trends in short-term rental hosting and property management.

By The Turno Team

Last updated: December 22, 2023

Our curated list of 2024 short-term rental conferences includes a variety of focus areas, audiences, and locations to explore. We’ll update our list as more dates and location details become available. Be sure to bookmark this page and check back often!

Benefits of Attending Vacation Rental Conferences 

Vacation rental conferences are a great way to stay up-to-date with the latest industry trends and discover what’s in and what’s out in the world of STRs. Events offer an opportunity to connect with like-minded professionals and gain valuable insights into the ever-changing vacation rental market.

Attending in-person short-term rental conferences affords you an immersive learning experience with workshops, seminars, panel discussions, and exhibition floors. You’ll learn strategies and best practices on topics like property management, marketing, operations, and guest experience enhancement.

These events also often showcase cutting-edge vacation rental technologies and tools tailored to vacation rental businesses, equipping you with practical knowledge and applicable solutions.

Perhaps most importantly, networking is a key aspect of attending STR conferences. In these collaborative environments, you’re able to create meaningful connections and establish relationships with peers, potential partners, and industry leaders while engaging in discussions and sharing experiences. 

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Popular Vacation Rental Conferences in 2024

The following conferences are among the most anticipated 2024 events for the STR community. 

2024 Short-term Rental Events in the U.S.

IMN Short-Term Rental Winter Forum

January 9-10, 2024 – Aventura, FL

Unlock new connections by attending the IMN STR Winter Forum. Residential, short-term, property managers, investors, and other industry professionals are invited to attend. The event’s agenda includes multiple panel discussions and a variety of exhibits. The IMN STR Winter Forum offers a great Q1 opportunity to learn, network, and plan growth strategies for the year ahead. Experience the forum to gain actionable tips and best practices for running a successful short-term rental business from 75+ speakers and more than 500 attendees. 

STR Wealth Conference

February 5-7, 2024 – Nashville, TN

Sponsored by STR Insights, the STR Wealth Conference is an immersive 4-day event for success-driven hosts and property managers. Hosted by leading industry experts, Bill Faeth, and Micheal Sjogren, this conference offers you an opportunity to capitalize on expert insights and focus on growing your business. The annual STR Wealth Conference offers workshops covering topics from property investment tips to building a short-term rental and hospitality portfolio. Daymond John, Founder & CEO of FUBU and Star of ABC’s Shark Tank, will keynote this year’s event. 

VRMA Spring Forum

April 15-16, 2024 – New Orleans, LA

Prepare for an educational spring session with the VRMA Spring Forum. This two-day event will provide short-term rental hosts, owners, and property managers the opportunity to gain valuable insights through interactive workshops and discussion panels. The event’s agenda leaves you with plenty of time to explore the exhibition floor and connect with other STR professionals.

Mark your calendar for these 2024 spring and fall events. Check back for links and more details. 

VRMA Executive Summit

May 29-31, 2024 – Boca Raton, FL

VRMA International Conference

October 14-16, 2024 – Phoenix, AZ 

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2024 International Short-term Rental Events

SCALE Show and Open 

May 14-16, 2024 – Barcelona, Spain

Check out this action-packed 3-day event for short-term rental professionals. The Scale Show is a 2-day conference for vacation rental property owners, managers, and hosts. Topics include property acquisition, regulation trends, maximizing profits, leveraging AI and technology, and more. The third-day event, Scale Open, focuses on short-term rental hosts who wish to learn more about what it takes to scale their operations and overall business. If you are attending Scale Open, take the opportunity to also attend the Book Direct Show! Both events are at the same venue, giving you two for the price of one in STR conferences. You can choose to purchase tickets via either conference and plan for a day full of educational panels, workshops, and exhibits.   

VRMA European Conference 

March 4-5, 2024 – Paris, France

The VRMA European Conference is a great opportunity for the vacation rental professional community in Europe. This two-day event gives hosts, property owners, and managers actionable insights into navigating the European STR market. The event also delivers educational sessions, various speakers, and networking events aimed at helping STR professionals achieve business success. 

Here are a few more 2024 international STR conferences to consider. Details to come!

STRive to Thrive 

March 20-21, 2024 – Melbourne, Australia

Holiday Cottage Handbook and The Property Investor Show 

April 19-20, 2024 – London, UK

Short Stay Summit 2024 (UK STAA)

April 24, 2024 – London, UK

Vacation Rental World Summit 2024

October 3-4, 2024 – Porto, Portugal

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Noteworthy Regional and Niche Vacation Rental Conferences 

Discover more opportunities to learn and grow your STR business. Attending smaller, more targeted conferences can offer you an opportunity to develop personal, valuable relationships with industry peers in your region or shared niche. Here are a few events to consider:   

Short-Term Rental Virtual Summit For Women

January 22-25th, 2024 – Remote

2024 Midwest Real Estate Investor Conference

February 22-23, 2024 – Grand Rapids, MI

Alp Conference

March 2-6, 2024 – Orlando, FL

Level Up Your Listing Summit

March 11-13, 2024 – Scottsdale, AZ

STR Innovate Conference 

March 17-19, 2024 – Chicago, IL

Vacation Rental Design Summit

April 10-12 – High Point, NC

NWVRP Annual Conference 2024 (NorthWest Vacation Rental Professionals)

April 29-30, 2024 – Boise, ID

STR Summit by The Real Estate Robbins 

June 23-25, 2024 – Denver, CO

The Lodging Conference 

October 7th-10th, 2024 – Phoenix, AZ

How to Prepare for STR Conferences

Make the most of your attendance! Conferences can be busy, tiring, and hectic. Plan your time and activities. Go in with a strategy for sessions, potential and confirmed meetings, and business goals. While schedules will inevitably shift onsite, a little preparation can help you stick to what’s most important to you, helping ensure you leave with a sense of accomplishment. 

Tips for maximizing your conference experience:

  • Set goals for what you’d like to learn about. Review the agenda and choose session topics that align with your business and educational objectives.
  • Establish networking strategies and approaches; know who you’d like to first approach. 
  • Prepare questions for educational sessions, panel discussions, or workshops you will attend. 
  • Pack essentials like business cards or other swag you want to hand out to make a lasting impression. 

If you are traveling, make sure you have everything in order regarding your accommodations. Check conference websites for info on lodging or transportation deals. 

Treat conferences like the business investments they are. Arrive prepared to make the most of every panel discussion, educational session, and personal interaction with exhibitors and other attendees. 

Turno executive Michael O'Connell speaking on stage at a vacation rental conference

Implement a Post-Conference Action Plan

When you arrive home from any industry event, spend a little time on a post-conference strategy. 

Review the list of people you met. Start by reaching out to new contacts. Send them an email or connect via LinkedIn. People appreciate the effort, and this follow-up is vital for nurturing relationships and exploring potential collaborations or partnerships.

Thoroughly review your notes and any materials you gathered. This includes keynote insights, workshop handouts, or resources shared by speakers. Extract key points and identify actionable takeaways relevant to your vacation rental business.

Once you have a list of key takeaways, focus on action and implementation. Whether it’s refining your marketing strategies, exploring new investment avenues, or adopting operational tips, applying these insights promptly – while they’re fresh in your head and your motivation remains high – can positively impact your business efficiencies and growth opportunities.

You invest time and money to attend conferences. Ensure that the valuable insights you gain don’t remain passive knowledge. Translate them into actionable steps that will optimize your vacation rental business.

More 2024 STR Events to Come!

We’ll update our list as information becomes available. Bookmark this page and check back regularly!

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