Press Release: The Co-Liv Summit comes to Bansko for largest real estate event in the coliving industry
The world’s largest coliving organization partnered up with the Coliving Unconference Bansko Bulgaria (CUBB) to hold the Co-Liv Summit in Bansko, Bulgaria, on May 2nd, 2022.
Co-Liv (co-liv.org), the global association of coliving professionals, brings together the worldwide community of coliving actors to exchange, learn and connect at the Co-Liv Summit. More than 1000 coliving professionals are expected to participate in a hybrid format event, with approximately 100 participants in Bansko and 900 participants virtually present. More than 40 speakers from 15 different countries are going to contribute to this event.
This year’s theme is “Rise, Radar, Resistance”. The Summit has the intention to explain the main drivers and innovation behind the rise of the coliving movement, giving a global market overview of where the industry is at, and distilling major roadblocks for coliving actors to enter the market with practical solutions on how to overcome these. Kristen Zupancic, COO of Co-Liv and Co-Liv Summit lead, emphasized that this Summit will be a landmark event for the industry:
“The Summit is meant to transform the industry in radical ways. This year’s selection of speakers has been exceptional. We are confident that participants will leave the Summit not only with ideas, but with actionable resources and connections.”
In 2021, the Co-Liv Summit gathered 850+ coliving operators, developers, investors, real estate owners, public policy officials and service providers in a virtual format, making it the largest coliving conference to date. Operators comprised a quarter of attendees, including the top ten large-scale players and emerging niche actors. The major brokerage firms CBRE, Colliers, Cushman & Wakefield, JLL, Knight Frank and Savills also had significant attendance.
For 2022, the demande for the Co-Liv Summit has increased, according to Gui Perdrix, Co-Liv director and host of the Co-Liv Summit:
“With the rise of the coliving industry, the Co-Liv Summit remains one of the most important events to educate the market, existing and emerging actors, while offering an overview to outsiders into innovations and leading actors from the scene.”
A strong focus across the agenda will be to highlight best practices across the sector: from modular design construction to adopting blockchain technology on real estate, as well as how to reach operational excellence and scalability. Furthermore, virtual networking sessions will give participants the opportunity to meet other professionals and collaborate.
Hosting the Co-Liv Summit in Bansko is a sign of industry collaboration between parties, according to Matthias Zeitler, founder of Coworking Bansko and of the CUBB conference:
“We are thrilled to host the Co-Liv Summit in Bansko. Being currently in the process of creating a community owned coliving space in Bansko itself, it’s a sign that the coliving movement truly is a global one, led by actors who believe in a global vision.”
The Co-Liv Summit will be held on May 2nd, 2022, from 9am to 7pm CET. Tickets, detailed schedule and more information are available at colivsummit.co.
About Co-Liv: Co-Liv is the global association of coliving professionals. Established in 2016, it leads the coliving movement with a network of 5000+ coliving actors. Co-Liv hosts 100+ events per year, publishes reports and publications such as the newly released Art of Coliving book, offers training and consultancy to members, and drives the industry through data-driven research. Co-Liv is a completely remote organization and is supported by its network of 35 global ambassadors, who represent the organization in their respective countries.
About CUBB: The Coliving Unconference Bansko weekend organized by Coworking Bansko is an opportunity to network with other coliving operators in a mix of formal and informal sessions and activities to create human connections among professionals in the thriving coliving industry. Unlike large scale conferences, this boutique event breaks down barriers between speakers and audiences by creating interactive peer learning opportunities. And of course we will use the magic of Bansko to create memories in the mountains together.