STRATEGIC CONFERENCE AGENDA

Engage in a complete day of profound strategic dialogues guided by industry specialists within the PBSA community, where they'll delve into crucial topics, including PBSA trends, innovative housing solutions, sustainability practices, public-private partnerships, student well-being, financial strategies, design optimization, international perspectives, policy considerations, operator best practices, PropTech advancements, affordability concerns, and more through case studies, keynote sessions, roundtables, panel discussions, and success stories.


This is your opportunity to collaborate and shape the trajectory of student accommodation for the future!

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Registration and Networking within Exhibitor Hall
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Welcome from The Chair
Speaker
Former BBC Breakfast and Countryfile Presenter
Conference Chair
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A Macro Outlook on the Sector: High Inflation and Interest Rates in Focus
  • Exploring the effects of high inflation and interest rates on student housing.
  • Managing the challenges of funding market illiquidity- insights and predictions for the second quarter.
Speaker
Partner, Head of Living Sectors Research
Knight Frank
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Panel Discussion: Did the 2023 Student Accommodation Market Influx Break the Mould or Was it Business as Usual?
  • Supply and demand of the whole market of student accommodation and its imbalance. How does the industry addressing it?
  • Uptake on apprenticeship.
  • Expectations for 2024
Speakers
CEO
HYBR
CEO
Abodus
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Panel Discussion: The Evolution of Investment: When Will the Bubble Burst? Why Still Invest?
  • Cost of construction and pricing drivers in the market
  • Will we see an influx of investors in the sector?
  • Addressing the cost of finance, new financial models, funding options, and investment strategies to develop and maintain PBSA infrastructure
  • Understanding ROI variations across different regions
  • Exploring the reasons why student accommodation is a preference and increasingly desirable asset class
Speaker
Managing Director
TSL
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Short Interval
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Keynote: Insights from the Government – The Vision for Higher Education
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Fireside Chat: Feeling the Squeeze - Balancing Student Affordability and Rising Costs
  • A fresh look at PRS vs PBSA in today’s market – which offers more affordability for students?
  • Addressing the student affordability crisis and analysing the impact of cost-of-living on student choices.


Speaker
Director
Jackman Education Solutions Limited
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Morning Refreshment Break and Networking within the Exhibition Hall

Networking and an opportunity to visit the showcase including the transition time to the Stages

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Panel Discussion: The Influence of the HMO Sector on PBSA and its Ramifications for Student Accommodation
Speakers
Co-Founder & Director
The Property Marketing Strategists
Director and Co- Founder
FAT properties
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Panel Discussion: Navigating Rental Reform Complexities
  • Understanding the impact of rental reform
  • Examining repercussions of recent measures
  • Analysing challenges and opportunities for stakeholders
  • Snapshot of the current landscape with a future outlook - anticipating upcoming changes in regulatory policies and frameworks
Speaker
Director
Jackman Education Solutions Limited
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Lunch Break and Networking Within Exhibition Hall

Networking lunch and an opportunity to visit the Exhibition Hall and catch some additional content on the Tactical Stage there.

Follow lunch by returning to the strategic conference or joining on of the 15 roundtable running simultaneously between 2.05 -2.35 pm. View roundtable topics and host information

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Investors Panel: Market Appetite and Future Investment Roadmap in Europe/Iberia
  • Assessing the current market landscape and trends
  • Analysing the dynamics shaping the regions
  • Evaluating future growth potential and anticipated shifts in demand
  • Identifying key opportunities in the short and long term
Speaker
Associate Director Alternative Investments
Stoneshield Investment Funds
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PropTech Panel: Enhancing Digital Experiences in PBSA
  • Addressing current challenges in the industry
  • Exploring the potential of PropTech solutions
  • Identifying useful and effective technologies for commercial property and student accommodation
  • Must-have technology solutions that every operator should consider
  • Explore the integration of technology into existing legacy systems
Speaker
Regional Director
Yardi
Sponsor Session
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Afternoon Refreshment Break and Networking Within the Exhibition Hall
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POLL : How Will Higher Education Differ?
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All-Star Panel: A Crystal Ball Future UK Market Outlook

Anticipating the market’s future trajectory and trends for operators, lenders, and investors

Speaker
CEO
Empiric Student Property
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Celebrity Session
Speaker
Broadcast journalist and presenter
BBC
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Conference Round Up
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Drinks Reception
Evening Awards Programme

*available for Awards Programme ticket holders only

*this content is accessible only to strategic conference pass holders

Student Accommodation and Property Week events are part of Emap, Metropolis International Group Ltd