The Class Conference 2017

The Global Student: Building Bridges Over Growing Barriers

Date
November 15-16, 2017
Venue
Lisbon, Portugal
About
Attendees

About

Our Conference gathers more than 70 highly recognised speakers to discuss through 20 panels the future of student living, working, and learning. It equally focuses on investment trends, the future of education in Europe, the role of technology, and the way talent is shaping knowledge cities. Making The Class Conference a unique place to network, deepen one’s knowledge, and reassemble essential insights.

Theme

The theme of The Class Conference 2017 envisioned the European student living sector as a source of unity against a growing divisive political discourse emphasizing borders and differences.

Takeaways

1. The Global Student finds itself in a political discourse that is full of barriers, thankfully many countries in a stark contrast, act as good examples by opening their borders to young talents.

2. Language is still one of the fundamental barriers to overcome as it is proven that English taught courses can attract the students who no longer have the UK and the US as options.

3. Value the intangible. Attractiveness of cities does not depend only on available jobs and a lower than average cost of living. This Conference highlighted that soft values such as great weather, a vibrant culture, the quality of public space and the cuisine can turn cities into hotbeds.

4. Whereas co-living has been around for hundreds of years, we are now seeing it having a renaissance. Co-living caters to a generation that is used to live in superior student accommodation and wishes to continue that communal lifestyle past graduation.

5. Through residence life programs, as well as architecture, communities are now being shaped in a way that promotes inclusion among very diverse bodies of students. Topics like mental health and inclusiveness are becoming increasingly important.

Speakers

Fernando Medina

Mayor

Municipality of Lisbon

Eduardo Grilo

Director & Former Minister of Education for Portugal

The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

Karin van der Ven

Founder & Managing Director

Jules Group

Duarte Cordeiro

Deputy Mayor

Municipality of Lisbon

Pierfrancesco Maran

Vice Mayor

Municipality of Milan

Paloma Lisboa

Director of Operations

King's College London

Charlotte Constance

Founder

Conductor

Duarte d'Eca Leal

Founder & Managing Partner

The Collective

Miguel Fontes

Executive Director

Startup Lisboa

Christian Scheuerl

Managing Director & COO

Staytoo, MPC Micro Living Development

Cecilia Castelli

Consultant

The European House - Ambrosetti

Arnold Persoon

Managing Director, Europe

Navitas

Luis Rebelo de Andrade

Founder

RA\​\ Rebelo de Andrade

Lydia Brissy

European Research Director

Savills

David Tigg

Director

Tigg + Coll Architects

Tim Daplyn

Managing Director

Red Brick Research

Guillaume Truong

Director of Asset management | Development of Student Housing

Gecina

Brian Welsh

CEO

Nido Student

Miguel Santo Amaro

Co-Founder

Uniplaces

Davide Dattoli

Co-Founder & CEO

Talent Garden

Talent Garden provides coworking spaces, future skills education, Corporate Transformation help for 150 big corporates across 8 countries.

Niels van Deuren

Founder

HousingAnywhere

Jo Winchester

Executive Director

CBRE

Günther Schmidt

CEO & Founder

Medici/Quarters

Vinika Porwal

Student Life Officer

Amsterdam University College

Steve Hawkins

European Director of Student Living

Sodexo

Susanna Graziano

International Relations Manager

Camplus

Sten Wetterblad

CEO

StWe Properties AB

João Mourato Pinto

President

Erasmus Student Network

Carel van Houte

Owner

Prolodge

Vitaliy Tonenchuk

Senior Research & Analytics Manager

INREV

Jonathan Burrows

Founder & CEO

ASK4

James Ransom

Policy Researcher

Universities UK

Melle Bos

Head of Digital

The Student Hotel

Paula Dalziel

Residential Life Manager

Manchester Metropolitan University

Brikena Xhomaqi

Director

Lifelong Learning Platform

Pablo Callejo

Senior Director

CBRE

Jo Cash

European Marketing Director

Sodexo

Klaus Puchta

Chair

EUniverCities

Klaus Kortebein

Senior Advisor | Expansion

Corestate

Peter van der Hijden

Independent Higher Education Strategy Advisor

Eri Cuanalo

CEO

Collegiate

Paulo Silva

Board Member

Savills Aguirre Newman

Louis Furner

Associate Director

CBRE

Fernando Mendes

Founder

CoWork Lisboa

Marcus Roberts

Director

Savills

Henri Vuong

Director of Research & Market Information

INREV

Andreas Junius

Partner & Managing Director

BaseCamp Student

Walter Palma

Director

Caixa Capital

Stewart Moore

CEO

CRM Students

Stuart Osborn

Job Title

Knight Frank

Advising on the disposal, acquisition, development and funding of student and residential investment assets.

Matti Schenk

Senior Research Consultant

Savills

Naomi Cleaver

Founder

Naomi Cleaver Architecture

Horst Lieder

Chairman & Founder

International Campus

Xavier Bodart

Director

Odalys Campus

Roger Hensman

Advisor, Student Housing

WP Carey

Russell Petrie

Senior Vice President

Round Hill Capital

Jules Choukroun

Real Estate Director - Iberia

The Student Hotel

Martin Johansson

General Secretary of Student Housing

Studentbostadsföretagen

Richard Kington

Director of Accommodation Catering & Events

The University of Edinburgh

Neil Burton

Global Practice Lead

Greystar

Oliver Cummings

Vice President

WP Carey

Samuel Vetrak

CEO

BONARD

Petra Nau

Head of Accommodation

Deutsches Studentenwerk

Harald Hübl

Investment Director

Value One

Remy van de Gaar

Development Manager

AM

Rick Voogt

Managing Director

SALTO KS

Frederico Serras Gago

Executive Board

Portugal Ventures

Ivan Stammelluti

Strategy Consultant

The European House - Ambrosetti

Joaquim Ramos de Carvalho

Vice-Rector for International Relations

University of Coimbra

Matthew McAdden

Founding Director

Atelier Property Group

Juliette Willemse

COO

Student Experience

Walter La Gamma

Global Business Development

Camplus

Andrea Galardi

CEO & Co-Founder

rtmliving

Attending Organisations

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Aareal Bank AG
ACCINNO Invest nv
Acteva
ACUHO-I
Aermont Capital
AF Bostäder
Aguirre Newman
Akademiska Hus
Alternative Developments Limited
AM
Amber Energy
Ambrosetti
Amro Real Estate Partners Limited
Amsterdam University College
Amvest Management BV
Apache Capital
APG Asset Management
Arlington Advisors
ASK4
ASSA ABLOY Hospitality
Atelier
Atelier Property
BaseCamp Student
Belos Ares Sociedade Imobiliária S.A.
Berlin Partner für Wirtschaft und Technologie GmbH
Bill Free Homes
Blue Tagus Advisory Lda
Bournemouth University
Bouwfonds
Bouwinvest REIM
bulwiengesa AG
CableCom Networking Ltd
Cairn Homes Plc
Caixa Capital
Camplus
Campus Life Services
Campus Living Villages
Campuskey
Capinha Lopes Consulting, Lda
Carey European Student Housing 1
Catella Residential Investment GmbH
CBRE
Charles Irvine Real Estate Ltd
Clay solutions
Collegiate AC Ltd
Comforts of Italy
Conductor
Conferenza Collegi Universitari di Merito
Consultan Portuguesa, Lda
CORESTATE CAPITAL HOLDING S.A
Corpcom
Cowork Lisboa
CRM Students Ltd
Crosslane Investments Ltd
Crystal Facilities Management Ltd
Cushman Wakefield
E.H. Mulder Beheer B.V.
Elegant Family Hotels Management, S.A.
Endutex
Equal Capital S.A.
Erasmus Student Network
EUCA
EUniverCities
FBAUL
Fondazione CEUR
Forestay Development Ltd.
GECINA
Gemeente Amsterdam

Gibsen Investments SL
Greystar
GSA
HAMLE GLOBAL İNŞAAT A.Ş.
Hamlet studentflats
Harrison Street Real Estate Capital Ltd
Helsingin seudun opiskelija-asuntosäätiö sr Hoas
HG Capital
Hora Capital
Hotel Casa Amsterdam
HousingAnywhere.com
ICEF GmbH
INREV
International Campus AG
IP Investment Management
JCRA Group
JLL
Joensuun Elli
Jules Group
KARLÍN GROUP
Karolinska Institutet
KI Housing AB
Kinetic Solutions Ltd
Kinos Property Investment Oy
kop
LANDEV
LANTIA
LD Events Property
Lead Architect
Linesight
Links FF&E Limited
LLLP
Lloguering, SL
London Nest
Loyens & Loeff
Manchester Metropolitan University
Matching Capital BV
Meble Vox sp. z o.o. sp. k.
Medici Living
MILESTONE student living
MPC Capital
Municipality of Milan
N.V.E Engenharias S.A.
Naomi Cleaver
Navitas
New Republic PR AB
NOVO BANCO, S.A.
NREP
NSP Security
NTNU
Oaktree Capital Management (UK) LLP
Odalys Campus
OPERA INVERSIONES URBANAS
PKF hotelexperts
Portugal Ventures
PrimoRE Srl
PROJECTS XYZ GmbH
Prolodge
Property Recruitment Company
REBEL & The Independente Collective
Red Brick Research
Republika Yönetim ve Danismanlik A.Ş.
RESA
Rexidence
Rigg Collar Architects
Roggenkamp Immobilien Consulting
Round Hill Capital
RTP

San Francisco State University
Sauer Real Estate 1936
Savills
Select Property Group
Sierra Portugal, S.A.
Sit Studentsamskipnaden
So.ges srl
Sodexo
Southern Grove
SSH
SSSB
SSWZ
StarRez
Startup Lisboa
Stengel Steel Concept GmbH
Stiftelsen AF Bostäder
Stockholm 6000+
Studapart
Student Experience
Student Source
Student.com
Studentbostadsföretagen
Studentenwerke
StudentMarketing, s.r.o.
Study Abroad Apartments
Study Travel Magazine
Summix Capital
Suomen opiskelija-asunnot SOA
Super Positive Experience
Talent Garden
Temprano Capital Partners
The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
The Collective
The European House - Ambrosetti
The Student Hotel
The Welfare Council
Theta Color Sp. z o.o.
Think Young
Threesixty Developments Ltd.
TigerLime Ltd
Tigg Coll Architects
TURISMO COM ESSENTIA, SA
Uliving
Union Investment Real Estate GmbH
Uniplaces
United Investments Portugal, S.A.
Universidade Nova de Lisboa - Nova SBE
University College Dublin
University College London
University of Coimbra
University of Edinburgh
University of Essex
University of Porto
University of Warwick
Upgrade Estate
UPP Group Ltd
URBANIA MADRID MANAGEMENT, S.L.
Ursem Modulaire Bouwsystemen
Utrecht University
VERYMOMENT Lda
VIDA Holding AG
VISION SRL
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Walker Modular
Wildfire Comms
WP Carey
Xior Student Housing nv

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