SPAIN & PORTUGAL SUMMIT
Tuesday, 15 September
Beyond Higher Education: Accommodating International Talent
Iberia is a magnet for international students and mobile talent, but without sufficient housing, the social and economic impact is rather temporary. Europe’s most competitive cities look to innovative housing models to provide a home base for those relocating for study and work. Spain and Portugal prove to be attractive student destinations, drawing an estimated combined annual influx of 159,700 international students with a steady growth each year. Mobile professional talent are also flocking to Spain and Portugal for high-quality lifestyles to suit remote work preferences. Industry reports indicate a 400,000-bed supply and demand mismatch in Spain, while some claim the mismatch truly lies in the type and pricepoint of housing offered. Join us in analysing the opportunities for PBSA and blended living models to catalyse city competitiveness across Europe, highlighting the Iberian market.
At our Spain and Portugal Summit, we will bring together the experts to deliberate:
— What determines the success of city competitiveness efforts?
— How can the industry fulfil the supply and demand mismatch to accommodate international talent?
— What are the changing preferences of international students and mobile talent in Iberia?
Registration & Networking Lunch
PANEL: Attracting & Retaining International Talent for Thriving Cities
PANEL: Alternative Real Estate Solutions for a Mobile Market
Highlights & Closing Remarks
ATTRACTING & RETAINING INTERNATIONAL TALENT FOR THRIVING CITIES
The success of cities is often measured by the attraction and retention of talent. Iberia’s draw for international talent is largely due to leading higher education institutions, increase in English Taught Programmes and high quality of life. However, sufficient housing to accommodate these mobile talents is still undersupplied. On this panel, we will highlight preferences of international students and talent, overview mobility trends across Europe, with a focus on Iberia and deliberate the influence of talent attraction and retention for cities, universities and alternative real estate sector.
ALTERNATIVE REAL ESTATE SOLUTIONS FOR A MOBILE MARKET
How can cities expect to retain mobile talent if they have nowhere to live? The alternative real estate landscape across Europe is evolving to better accommodate international students and post-graduates. On this panel, we will highlight key market figures to drive discussion on supply and demand imbalances in the sector, pipeline housing projects in Iberia and investment opportunities and challenges for blended living models.