With the rapid expansion of Nido Student in to Europe and beyond, the Class Conference in Milan and its insightful programme came at an ideal time. It provided us with the opportunity to meet with partners old and new, exchange ideas, and learn from industry experts across Europe.
There were some fantastic speakers and sessions which Tony Allen (Nido Student Operations Director) and I were privileged to be able to contribute to.
The key takeaways from the conference for us as were:
Going forward, we will be putting as much of this in to practice as we can, but it was also great to affirm that our Nido Student brand values align with topics high on the student agenda.
There have been many changes in PBSA in the last decade, and this is set to continue, however there is one fundamental which has remained constant since I entered the sector in 2005 – we must continue to put students at the heart of everything we do. They are the leaders of the future, and we have a responsibility whilst they are with us to empower them to help us create the homes and communities they need to accomplish more during their time with us and into their exciting futures.
I’m excited to see how as an industry we all commit to this.
The Class of 2020 team once again organised another great conference. Being a platinum sponsor for the second-year running was brilliant and allowed me to show off my Italian to those at the awards dinner! If you didn’t get a chance to visit our stand and/ or speak to us at the conference, do get in touch and if not, we will see you in Berlin next year. I’m already practicing my German…
– Brian Welsh, CEO, Nido Student