CUBO Summer Conference 2018

Universities Challenged – building business agility in an uncertain world

Wednesday 27th, June - Friday 29th, June

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 Photo by courtesy of Marketing Manchester

Manchester Metropolitan University is delighted to be hosting the CUBO 2018 summer conference 

The theme for this year’s conference is ‘Universities Challenged – building business agility in an uncertain world’.  Across higher education we are operating in increasingly competitive and turbulent times. The CUBO Summer conference will provide an opportunity to explore our collective and individual responses to the challenges and opportunities of this new agile world.

Our conference host will be Sheona Southern, Managing Director of Marketing Manchester, and our keynote speakers include:

Professor Malcom Press, Vice Chancellor of Manchester Metropolitan University, who will open proceedings with a welcome to Manchester Met and paint a broad picture of the current HE and Political environment.

Adam Kingl, Managing Director of Duke Corporate Education will provide a practical approach on how to survive challenging times.  

International bestselling author and renowned motivational speaker Michael Heppell in what’s sure to be an energetic, insightful and memorable session

Alice Webb, Director BBC Childrens and BBC North, who was responsible for successfully orchestrating the BBC move to Manchester, which has been the catalyst for a media and creative boom, creating the second largest cluster of digital and creative business in Europe.

We are developing a packed programme of activity, including an interactive session with the students of tomorrow and a range of seminar sessions, which will provide insight and encourage innovative thinking.

Our social programme includes a cultural tour of Manchester for the early birds on Wednesday morning, followed by the Annual Gala Awards Dinner that evening.  Football fans will have the opportunity to watch the big game, as Thursday’s informal social event will provide an evening of fun and entertainment for everyone.


Conference contacts
For delegates: 
Sarah Dhaliwal/Laura Kay
Assured Events
0161 428 1250
For sponsors:
Roxana Mocanu
Assured Events
0161 428 1250