Cork conference aiming to shaping Ireland’s future

Business | Wed 1 Mar | Author – Business & Finance
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What does the future of business look like? The inaugural Cork University Business School (CUBS) conference, ‘Shaping Ireland’s Future’ taking place on March 6th in Cork Opera House, will speculate on what lies ahead.

Up to 900 delegates are expected to attend the conference, which will feature leading international experts from the spheres of finance, business, technology and politics who will speak on a diverse range of topics.

It will be Ireland’s largest student led, student-focused conference and is organised by students in Cork University Business School’s Accounting and Finance Society, Business Information Systems Society, Commerce Society, and Entrepreneurship and Social Society at UCC.

Open to both students and the business community, delegates at the at the day-long event will hear from speakers including Marissa Carter, Willie Slattery, Jim Norris, Joe Guinan, Eugene O’Callaghan, Colm Lyon and Chris Kennedy.

The conference will also feature younger entrepreneurs making waves in their specialist areas, including 18-year-old Leaving Cert student Harry McCann, founder of Kid Tech/Digital Youth Council; and 18-year-old Conor O’Flaherty, founder and CEO of Pursue, an influencer management agency that works with video platforms delivering bespoke experiences and opportunities for influencers and brands alike.

Professor Ciaran Murphy, Dean of Cork University Business School said: “We want to produce graduates who’ll be thinkers, shapers, designers and developers of the future – essentially movers and shakers in the business sphere – like many of the great speakers the student organisers have lined up for March 6th. This conference will further emphasise the need for students to be inventive and entrepreneurial in their approach to business, and will provide delegates with insights and ideas which will help them to develop their careers and become leaders within their industries – shaping Ireland’s future.”

Effective since January 2015, CUBS at UCC is one of the two largest business schools in Ireland and is already home to the largest number of full-time undergraduate students in any business school in Ireland. It is an engine for growth for the region and is committed to enhancing the knowledge and practice of business.

The CUBS Conference will run from 9.45am to 4pm on Monday, March 6th in Cork Opera House, and student tickets are priced at €10 each, with corporate tickets available for €50, including lunch.