CUBS Conference


The CUBS Conference 2020 took place on Tuesday, 10 March in the Cork Opera House. The theme of the conference was ‘Future-proofing Business' - get on board.  

Click here to view the 2020 Conference Programme.

The event was opened by Gina London, ex CNN journalist and Communications Expert and will include Anne O’Leary, (Chief Executive Officer, Vodafone Ireland), Kenny Jacobs (Chief Marketing Officer, Ryanair), Dave and Stephen Flynn (the Happy Pear), Shane Casey, The Young Offenders, Eleanor Hayes, MTV plus many other interesting speakers lined up. Further speakers to be announced. 

Corporate tickets are now available for purchase on the Cork Opera House website. Non-corporate / student tickets can be bought from direct campus sales and online.

Running since 2016, the annual CUBS conference is Ireland’s largest student led conference and attracts a student audience of 900. The event typically features a selection of notable guest speakers and graduates to offer insights into the changing landscape of Irish and international business.

It is a really exciting time for the Business School. UCC recently secured planning permission in the centre of Cork city for a new Business School building which will be the location of CUBS’ second city-based premises, last year we opened a new centre for Executive Education on Lapps Quay. This new building, is expected to open for business as soon as 2022 or 2023, and will span 220,000 sq. ft and 1.46 acres and will act as a base for some 200 staff and 4,000 students.

Mike Hayes

Mike is a UCC graduate and has been a Partner in KPMG Ireland for the past 20 years and is the Global Renewables Leader for KPMG.

Professor Thia Hennessy

Professor Thia Hennessy, Dean of School and Chair of Agri-Food Economics at Cork University Business School.

Eleanor Hayes

Eleanor Hayes is a Senior Events Manager at ViacomCBS in London, working across a range of live entertainment events at Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and MTV.

Niall Horgan

Niall has spent over 9 years in various sales and marketing roles including time at Twitter, Slack, Sky and Irish Mainport Holdings.

Jonathan Healy

Jonathan is a Communications Consultant and Broadcaster, working in radio, television and online media for two decades.

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For more details about the 2020 Conference, please contact Alison O'Connell
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