Summer Conference

12 - 14 June 2024
Queen's University Belfast

Why attend?

The HE sector's annual conference for leaders in commercial and campus services is a unique learning and networking event.

The carefully curated programme:

  • supports strategic and operational planning, decision-making and career development
  • provides insights, thought leadership, case studies and best practice
  • builds professional connections through outstanding networking
  • spans accommodation, catering, retail & hospitality, conferencing & events, sport, residence life and other commercial and campus services 
  • can be combined with a pre-conference study tour of five Scottish universities, adding even more value to your trip!

Take time out to reflect, gain new information, build valuable connections, challenge your thinking and embrace opportunities to deliver improved outcomes, economic and social value.




What they say....

“Magnificent surroundings, good food, relevant exhibitors and high calibre speakers, overall a really well organized and fulfilling event, thank you CUBO.” 

Mark Errington, Associate Director, Campus Operations, University of Southampton

“An enlightening and enlivening two days of excellent speakers, relevant workshops and opportunity to meet up with both new and familiar colleagues - proud to be working in the HE sector.” 

James Cornewall-Walker, Head of Catering & Hospitality, Queen Mary University of London

“For those of us providing services to students in Higher Education, CUBO is a must. Insight into the sector, great networking opportunities and most importantly, sharing best practice are my main takeaways. I would definitely recommend regular attendance.” 

Kereen Turner, Customer Service Manager, Derby Student Living

“An excellent opportunity to hear more about trends within the sector and trends affecting the sector - as well as an enjoyable way to meet professional services colleagues from across the UK.” 

Gordon Hodge, Head of Conferencing & Events, University of Strathclyde

“As a first-time attendee I was impressed at the amount and breadth of commercial sessions packed into a tight schedule. A great opportunity to make some new contacts and share experiences and some key takeaways for implementation on return.” 

Damon Shaw, Head of Commercial Enterprises, Leeds Trinity University

“Superb calibre of speakers from a mix of academic and business backgrounds. The insights on Generation Alpha will influence our strategy development.” 

Ann Duggan, Commercial Manager, NUI Galway

“Attending CUBO has allowed me to build a strong network of peers by sharing ideas and challenging convention.” 

Louise Dybell, Conference and Catering Manager, De Montfort University

“CUBO conferences are packed with knowledge and great speakers, and provide a unique opportunity to network with industry colleagues. I have found every event to be inspirational and a wonderful forum for discussion, debate and self-development.” 

Deirdre McIntyre, Head of Residential Life, Bangor University

“Interesting conference and another great networking event.” 

Paul Harris, Residential Service Manager, Anglia Ruskin University

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