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Dine with GM for Northern Europe at Airbnb: what’s next for Airbnb?

at The Driver, Kings Cross (map)

Who's coming

  • Eyal
  • Saurabh

    Director, Precium Associates

  • Sangeeta

    CEO and Founder, Crossing- The Travel Company

  • Harry

    CEO, TonkaBI Ltd

  • Richard

    Co-founder, OttaVivo Ltd

  • Gil

    Pioneering Fastest growing Retiremet Lifestyle Market- Active 50+ Retirement Holiday Living Community Resorts, summers Villages

  • Charlie
  • Elmar Gasimov

    Founder, Rentoo

  • Samuel

    Director, Digital Uncut

  • Jane +1

    Founder, Bitcoin Mandates Ltd

  • Sajni

    Hostess Extraordinaire, TableCrowd

  • Nick

    Founder & CEO, The Villa Collective

  • Ryan

    Videographer, Williams Lea

  • Natalia

    Content Marketing Specialist, Netguru

  • James

    GM Northern Europe, Airbnb

  • Julie

    Co-Founder, Cat in a Flat

  • Austin

    Founder, FeedUp

  • Henry

    Co-Founder & CEO, BICILET Bike Rental

  • Nicolas

    Head of Sales, Germany, Travelzoo (Europe) Ltd.

  • Christopher

    Digital Director, PassageWay

  • Charmaine
  • Davide

    Founder, Splitcab


The Driver

2 - 4 Wharfdale Road, Kings Cross, London, North London, UK, N1 9RY

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Enjoy dinner drinks and a chance to meet…
James McClure is GM for Northern Europe at global giant Airbnb, the online marketplace and hospitality service, which enables people to lease or rent short-term lodging. Founded in 2008, Airbnb are reported to have raised in total a whopping a $3.4b in investment and are seen as a beacon for the sharing economy worldwide. They have, along the way, acquired several competitors, including Accoleo, CrashPadder, NabeWise and Localmind. James will be talking about the growth of Airbnb and what’s next on the agenda for the business.

This dinner is perfect for…
Business owners, CEOs and management working in travel, sharing economy or two-sided marketplaces.
If you'd like to join but don't fall neatly within the above categories, please email us at to discuss whether this is the right dinner for you.

The dinner conversation will be…
James will be speaking about:
✓ Building a business when you don't own the product.
✓ Being the first to market and staying there.
✓ Launching the new Airbnb experiences.
✓ What's next for Airbnb.
This is a great opportunity to hear from a game-changing business. Expect to leave the table brimming with ideas and inspiration to take your own business forward.

Who is James McClure?
James McClure, GM for Northern Europe at Airbnb, joined the company in Dec 2014. He was previously at Google, where he worked for over 6 years, as head of emerging markets for S&SE Asia. Prior to his role at Google, James worked at Arthur D. Little strategy consultancy.

What’s included?
You get a private dining experience with a knowledgeable speaker, 2 course dinner with wine or soft drinks plus highly curated and relevant crowd.


P.S. TableCrowd are offering complimentary cab rides home (£15) thanks to their partner, Gett, on first download of the app. Download the app in advance.

James McClure is the General Manager for Northern Europe at global giant Airbnb, the online marketplace and hospitality service, enabling people to lease or rent short-term lodging. James has worked for Airbnb since December 2014, after leaving Google, where he worked for over 6 years, with his last role working as the Head of Emerging Markets for S&SE Asia. Prior to Google, James worked at Arthur D. Little strategy consultancy.

Founded in August of 2008 and based in San Francisco, California, Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world — online or from a mobile phone. Whether an apartment for a night, a castle for a week, or a villa for a month, Airbnb connects people to unique travel experiences, at any price point, in more than 33,000 cities and 192 countries.

For any dietary requirements, worry not, we have it covered, as long as we know in advance. If you are vegetarian, vegan, dairy free or gluten intolerant let us know by filling out the dietary requirements section in the your preferences section of your profile on the TableCrowd website.

2 course dinner with wine or soft drinks.



Pickled beetroot, roasted mix nuts, squash, raspberry vinaigrette


Avocado & cherry tomato salad with halloumi, rocket and honey mustard dressing


Butternut squash puree, Serrano ham, basil oil



Coriander, sweet potato, pak choi, pineapple salsa.


Thai style fishcake, rocket and mooli salad, homemade fries


Topped with cambozola pine nuts, rocket & parmesan

You will be welcomed through the door by Sajni, one of the TableCrowd hosting team.

Sajni has transitioned from cocktail waitress to investment banker and is now a tech startup geek. She enjoys meeting new people, learning and sharing ideas to make the world a better place. By day she works for Accomable, an online platform to help disabled people find accessible accommodation worldwide and in the evening she loves to host, bringing TableCrowd diners together.

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