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.

Anne O'Leary

Anne O’Leary is the CEO of Vodafone Ireland. As CEO of Vodafone, Anne is committed to continued investment in Ireland’s telecommunications infrastructure, resulting in Vodafone's nationwide roll out of 4G and most recently the launch of 5G.

Barrie O'Connell

Barrie is Partner in charge of the KPMG Cork office, Head of Audit Markets for KPMG in Ireland and member of the Markets Executive of KPMG Ireland.

Ciara O'Callaghan

Ciara is a CIT graduate, a Qualified Chartered Accountant and a Director in KPMG Ireland. In over 11 years with KPMG, Ciara has provided audit, assurance and advisory services to a large and diverse portfolio of clients, including the world’s leading avia

Professor John O'Halloran

Prior to taking up this role in 2018, John served as Vice-President for Teaching & Learning for almost 4 years. He led a team that supported the provision of high quality teaching & learning at UCC.

Ryan O'Neill

LEGIT FIT is an online platform that supports Independent Health & Fitness Professionals to manage and grow their business.

Meadhbh O'Sullivan

Meadhbh O’Sullivan works as a manager within the EMEA Staffing Services team (SST) as part of People Operations (HR) at Google Ireland.

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