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Forthcoming Events

The 2019 John Bell Day Lecture

‘A New Quantum Revolution: from Einstein’s Questions to Quantum Information’ with Professor Alain Aspect, ForMemRS

Wednesday 6 November 2019

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Confronting the Productivity Challenge

A roundtable discussion from the Long Run Initiative in association with the Chief Executives' Club at Queen's University. The keynote speaker will be Andy Haldane, Chief Economist, Bank of England

Friday 8 November 2019

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Previous Events

All Island Innovation Programme Masterclass

'Innovation for Growth in SMEs: Exploring Successful Innovation Practices' with Dr Lawrence Dooley, University College Cork

Wednesday 16 October 2019

All Island Innovation Programme: Innovation for Growth in SMEs

Declan Kelly Teneo Leadership Lecture

'Are Democracy and Capitalism under threat?' A Chief Executives' Club Lecture with Lord Mervyn Davies

Wednesday 2 October 2019

CEC Events: 3rd Annual Declan Kelly Leadership Lecture

Climate Breakdown Belfast

Sir Jonathon Porritt engaged with a roundtable of Belfast business representatives and Queen's University staff to discuss how we avoid climate breakdown and strive build a sustainable city

Tuesday 6 August 2019

Interview with former Irish President Mary McAleese

Queen's Management School Inaugural Mary McAleese Diversity Lecture

Friday 21 June 2019

Mary McAleese Diversity Lecture

Chief Executives' Club Breakfast

The Chief Executives' Club at Queen's were hosted by Pinsent Masons for an executive breakfast.

Thursday 13 June 2019

CEC Event: Pinsent Masons Breakfast

Leadership: Caring for and Empowering your Team

Tuesday14 May 2019

The Chief Executives' Club at Queen's University Belfast hosted an evening lecture with Mr Feargal McCormack, President of Chartered Accountants Ireland and Managing Director of PKF-FPM Accountants on Tuesday 14 May. Mr McCormack is a proud Queens University Belfast Alumnus, having graduated with an Economics honours degree in 1982 and successfully completed the postgraduate diploma in Accounting in 1983. In the academic year 1982/83 he became the inaugural President of the Queens University Accountancy Society.

Leadership: Caring for and Empowering your team

Handley Page Named Lecture 2019

Thursday 2 May 2019

Queen's University Belfast provided a live stream of this prestigious lecture from the Royal Aeronautical Society Headquarters in London. This year's lecture was titled 'Aeronauts and Innovators – Northern Ireland’s Aviation Pioneers and their Inspirational Engineering Achievements' and was given by Professor Mark Price, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences at Queen's University Belfast.

M&S Food: Transforming with Integrity

Wednesday 27 March 2019

The Annual KPMG Lecture in association with The Chief Executives' Club at Queen's and Queen's University Management School presented a keynote lecture from Steve Rowe, Chief Executive at Marks and Spencer on Wednesday 27 March 2019 titled 'M&S Food: Transforming with Integrity'. Mr Rowe was introduced by Professor Nola Hewitt-Dundas, Head of School, Queen's University Management School and Ashleen Feeney, Director, KPMG and after the keynote address a Q&A session was facilitated by Professor Chris Elliott, founder of The Institute of Global Food Security at Queen's University Belfast.

M&S Food: Transforming with Integrity

Creating Sustainable Low-Carbon Organisations

Thursday 21 March 2019

Professor John Bratton, Visiting Professor at Edinburgh Napier University & Strathclyde University, addressed the issues linking leadership in organisations and the challenges they face in trying to lead low-carbon sustainable changes in organisational practices.

Creating Sustainable Low-Carbon Organisations: Leadership Challenges

Resolving failing banks: Better next time?

Thursday 7 March 2019

In this talk, Patrick Honohan - who was in the thick of the post-crisis recovery as Governor of the Central Bank of Ireland and a member of the European Central Bank's Governing Council between 2009 and 2015 - will look back at the damage the last failures caused and consider whether the new approach that banking authorities in the UK, the euro area and the US are implementing to resolve failing banks can deliver on what it promises.

Excellence from Technology

Tuesday 19 February 2019

The 18th Annual Sir Bernard Crossland Lecture was hosted at Riddel Hall by The Chief Executives' Club at Queen's University and Engineers Ireland as part of the NI Science Festival. Professor Frank Kirkland, Chief Designer of Civil Aerospace at Rolls-Royce gave an excellent address titled 'Excellence from Technology: The Rolls-Royce Trent Engine' to a capacity audience.

18th Annual Sir Bernard Crossland Lecture - Excellence from Technology

Tech Trainee Scheme: Business Breakfast

Monday 11 February 2019

Queen's University Belfast - in partnership with the British Council held an information breakfast to introduce the Tech Trainee Scheme. The Tech Trainee Scheme aims to make International students more accessible by removing barriers to recruitment in the UK. International students from Queen's bring diversity and skills that will equip your business to compete in an increasingly competitive global economy.

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Positive Externalities

Breakfast Lecture with Martin Taylor, Member of the Financial Policy Committee, Bank of England

Thursday 7 February 2019

Positive Externalities - Breakfast Lecture with Martin Taylor, Bank of England

All Island innovation Programme

It's not all about unicorns...Growth through Innovation:Start-up to Scale-up

Tuesday 22 January 2019

All Island Innovation Programme: 'It's not all about Unicorns...Growth through Innovation: Start-up to Scale-up'

Zappos Keynote Lecture & Masterclass

Making Customer Experience your Competitive Advantage in 2019

Thursday 6 December, 2018

All Island Innovation Programme: 'Making Customer Experience your Competitive Advantage in 2019'

Regeneration NI Conference

Creating 21st Century Towns and Cities

Thursday 29 November, 2018

Regeneration NI Conference: Creating 21st Century Towns and Cities

IntertradeIreland Innovation Platform Launch

Breakfast Innovation Workshop and Launch of the InterTradeIreland All Island Open Innovation Platform

Wednesday 24 October, 2018

All Island Innovation Programme: Open Innovation Workshop

Chief Exectuives' Club Breakfast

The Chief Executives' Club at Queen's were hosted by Allstate Northern Ireland for an executive breakfast.

Friday 5 October, 2018

CEC Events: Allstate Breakfast

Declan Kelly Leadership Lecture

Ursula Burns, former Chairperson and CEO of Xerox gives Chief Executives' Club Leadership Lecture

25 September 2018

CEC Events: 2nd Annual Declan Kelly Lecture Leadership

All-Island Innovation Programme

Future-proofing your competitive advantage by redesigning your business model: An SME perspective

Wednesday 13 June, 2018

All Island Innovation Programme: Future Proofing your Business Plan

WLCW 2018

3rd Annual Conference on "Women and Leadership in a Changing World"

Monday 21 and Tuesday 22 May 2018

The 17th Annual Sir Bernard Crossland Lecture

'Responsibility amidst a Revolution in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics' with guest speaker Professor Noel Sharkey

Tuesday 20 February 2018

17th Annual Sir Bernard Crossland Lecture

Spotlight on Success Lecture Series

Guest Speakers Margot Slattery, Country President, Sodexo Ireland and Elspeth Beard, architect, and first British woman to ride a motorcycle around the world.

Thursday 18 January 2018

Spotlight on Success with Women in Business

Professor William C. Campbell

Professor William C. Campbell, Nobel Laureate in Medicine, delivered a fascinating lecture on 'Finding Ivermectin: A Medication for the Control of River Blindness and other Parasitoses'.

Tuesday 21 November 2017

Professor William C. Campbell Lecture

John Bell Day Lecture 2017

Professor Antonio Acin of the Institute of Photonic Sciences delivered the John Bell Day Lecture on 'Quantum Information and Communication: the Legacy of John Bell' in Riddel Hall

Monday 6 November 2017

CEC Events: 2017 John Bell Day Lecture

All-Island Innovation Programme

Patrick Collister, Creative lead in Google, gives an Innovation Breakfast Lecture and Masterclasses

Monday 25 September 2017

All Island Innovation Programme: 'Fame, Fortune and Beautiful Lovers – How to Use Creativity and Innovation in the Workplace'
Patrick Collister forthcoming

Professor Declan Kelly

Teneo CEO gives Chief Executives' Club Leadership Lecture

12 September 2017

CEC Events: Inaugural Declan Kelly Leadership Lecture
Declan Kelly at lecturn

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