The Class Conference 2021

The Largest european student housing conference

Date
18 November 2021
Venue
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About

Our annual flagship event, The Class Conference, is the biggest student housing conference in Europe. Throughout the day, student housing players, city leadership, and the higher education community come together to discuss the latest trends, celebrate achievements, exchange ideas, and broaden their networks. Together we shape the future of student living, working, and learning in Europe.

Theme

More information about this year’s theme and programme will be announced at a later date but in the meantime, we highly recommend revisiting our 2020 conference. With over 900 participants spread across the globe, we envisioned a new knowledge ecosystem in an era of paradigm shifts and explored what our community can/should do to provide opportunities for global talent.

Previous Conferences
To give you an idea of what you can expect, you can view
our previous conferences on Youtube.

Why Attend The Class Conference?

Gain Insights

Together with our partners and provocative thinkers we set the
agenda for our industry.

Grow Your Network

If you want to tap into the European student housing sector, this is the
place to be.

Celebrate Achievements

With The Best in Class Awards, we recognise the organizations that are raising the bar for our industry.

Previous Conferences

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The Class Conference in Numbers

Data from the The Class Conference in 2020
906
Attendees
12%
C-level attendees
270
Organizations
4.64/5
Avg. attendee rating

Representation

Great Britain 39%,
Netherlands 16%,
Germany 8%,
Spain 5%,
Italy 5%,
Other 27%

Attendee Testimonials

Brian Welsh

ceo

Nido student

"We really respect the work that The Class is doing in expanding the footprint of the student accommodation sector and challenging local governments and those of us within the sector to continue to evolve, adapt, improve, deliver great services for students and continue to be a force."

Rosemary Feenan

International director

JLL

“At The Class Conference we are talking about student housing, attracting students, retaining them and making their lives easier, more productive and more useful to the cities, the economy and to give them a better experience.”

Henri Vuong

Director of Research & Market Information

INREV

“The diversity of the people who come together at The Class Conference is really amazing. I don’t think that you can get as much diversity in any other type of conference.”

Paula Dalziel

Residential life manager

Manchester Metropolitan university

“What surprised me most, is how willing everybody is to share the information they have on how they deliver.”

Jeremy Bamberg

Co-Founder

Factory

“There are a lot of potential partners both from the operation side and from the development side.”

Cecilia Castelli

Consultant

The European House Ambrosetti

“I love the productivity, the creativity, this is really worth the trip to find new ideas and to create useful collaborations.”

Stewart More

Chief Executive

CRM Students

“We come for two reasons: to meet new people and to expand our network and to learn about the cities.”

Martin Paul

President

Maastricht University

“Very much enjoyed participating in the 2020 conference. We had a good mix of participants, including a student voice.”

Horst Lieder

Chairman & Founder

IC Campus

“The marketplace for everybody who is part of the student accommodation sector in the real estate industry.”

Jacob Chai

Senior director of real estate

common

“This is hands down the coolest conference I’ve been to. The vibe, space, and the way it was all designed really put people into a collaborative mindset”

Tom White

Director

Glide UK

“It’s very impressive to see how the conference has grown. You’ve got the full UK and European market in one place sharing ideas and innovations. It’s quite an incredible place to be.”

Platinum Sponsors

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Other Sponsors

DWS
Hosting Sponsor
JLL
City Sponsor

Speakers

Stefano Pagliani

Investment Associate

Hines

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Eri Cuanalo

CEO - Europe

Collegiate

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Andrew Smith

European PBSA Investment Advice

Cushman & Wakefield

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Daniel Gorzawski

Managing Director, Head of Europe

Harrison Street

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Joe Persechino

Head of Residential & Student Accommodation

AXA IM Alts - Real Assets

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Programme

TBD* (Swapcard?)

Transportation

Flights (discounts)

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Public transportation

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Accommodation

Hotels (partner discounts)

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Useful information

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More information

Can I sponsor this event?

Yes. You can fill out this sponsorship contact form to register your interest and our team will get back to you promptly.

Can I become a media partner of this event?

Yes. You can fill out this media partner contact form to register your interest and we will get back to you promptly.

Do you offer press passes for this event?

Yes. Please fill out this press pass form and we will get back to you soon.

Can I become an exhibitor at The Class Conference?

Yes. You can fill out this contact form to register your interest and we will get back to you promptly.

How much will a ticket to The Class Conference cost?

We do not know yet, since the event may be hybrid, or virtual. All options require different pricing. Our team will make a final decision by July 2021. In the meantime, we suggest you sign up to receive updates so you get the news straight in your inbox.

Where will The Class Conference take place?

We do not know yet. Due to the ongoing pandemic, we want to remain agile. Our team will make a final decision by July 2021. In the meantime, we suggest you sign up to receive updates so you get the news straight in your inbox.

When does The Class Conference take place?

Thursday November 18th, 2021. Visit our conference webpage to receive more information about this industry flag-ship event.

How can I contact your team?

You can contact us via the contact form or by calling Eveline, our Head of Marketing & Communication, via +31 (0)6 1107 8115.

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