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2020 Summer conference
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Connecting and Developing Leaders to Deliver




The UK and Ireland's premier conference on the strategic and operational management of campus and commercial services takes place in Belfast in 2020. Under the theme of IMPACT, CUBO and Queen's University Belfast promise outstanding networking, stimulating conference content, a busy exhibition of products and services, and an unforgettable Belfast experience. Join us for all this and the CUBO Awards 2020!



Political Impact - Nick Watt  / The Art of Effective Networking - Susan Hayes  / Lead with Your Head – David Meade  / Mental Health - Hannah Shields  / Campus Experience – The Student Perspective  / University Challenges - Panel Debate  / Reputation and Internationalisation - Panel Debate  / Impact of Academic Conferencing on Global Reputation  / Third-party Catering  / Active Campus  /  Mental Health and Students  / Accommodation Occupancy Trends  / Benchmarking  / Sustainability and the Internet of Things  / University Trends  / CUBO Update and AGM  / Campus Tour  / Networking Night in Belfast  / CUBO Awards  / Partner Exhibition



This year we finish after breakfast on Friday morning - unless you opt for the Queen's University Campus Tour. Fly in early for Wednesday's 11 am start, or come the night before for the optional dinner and get networking early. We recommend booking soon for some great travel deals and the conference early bird rate!

Tuesday 9 June – Day 0
Pre-conference networking dinner at the Deane's at Queen's Restaurant on campus - Optional - book when you register

Wednesday 10 June – Day 1
10:00 Exhibition opens / 11:00 Conference opens
CUBO Update / Welcome Address / Keynotes / Workshops / Panel Debate / Social Night

Thursday 11 JuneDay 2
CUBO AGM / Keynotes / Workshops / Panel Debate / CUBO Awards

Friday 12 June - Departure
10:00 Campus Tour – Optional - Approx 1 hour - Book when you register



The conference and exhibition take place in the heart of the University campus against the backdrop of the iconic Lanyon Building.  The exhibition marquee will be on the Quadrangle Lawn, with the conference in the adjacent Sir Peter Froggatt Centre. Accommodation is a short distance away at Queen’s Elms Village, BT9, on the Malone Road.


Find out more via the tabs at the top of this page, or if you're ready, register here 



"In these uncertain times the ability to forge and develop partnerships is increasingly important. Through all the sessions, and networking with colleagues and partners the “take away” messages and ideas generated will help us to develop our services and better respond to the challenges ahead."

Gillian Almond, CUBO Chair.
College & University Business Officers
General Enquiries:
07958 599 947