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Date Time Location
9th November 2023 10:30 - 16:30 Woburn House Conference Centre

The SUMS Annual Conference is back for 2023, where we will be exploring the theme: The university of the future.

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Register below!

There are three tickets available free of charge for each of our SUMS Consulting member institutions.

SUMS Consulting Conference 2023 Member registration

Delegates from institutions which are not SUMS members are welcome to book tickets. Non-member tickets are £100+VAT per person and places are limited!

SUMS Consulting Conference 2023 non-Member registration

The Higher Education sector in 2023 may feel as if it is facing a perfect storm of funding uncertainty, inflationary pressures, increased competition and a challenging regulatory environment. But future trends point to growing domestic and global demand for university education and a major role for our institutions to play in solving global challenges through original research. The path to 2050 is also paved with technological revolution and societal change.

The SUMS Consulting Annual Conference will look into the crystal ball to discover the university of the future. Our exciting programme will consider the changes that universities will need to make – across the dimensions of people, systems, processes and leadership – to adapt and thrive in this brave new world.

Join our experts from SUMS Consulting and Keynote speaker Professor Ken Sloan, Vice-Chancellor of Harper Adams University, to explore topics including:

  • Digital horizons: Introducing the university of the future
  • University 2053: Redefining the long-term university experience
  • Building a future knowledge economy: Collaborating for the common good
  • Thriving futures: Reshaping Student Services for the long-term
  • Stick or twist: Gambling on the future of university funding

Potential sponsors and exhibitors

Interested in sponsoring our event?

We have three sponsorship packages available:

Headline sponsor

  • Exclusive headline sponsor status,
  • 10-minute talk,
  • Company logo exclusively used to brand all delegate name badges,
  • Plus lots more!

Drinks reception sponsor

  • Exclusive drinks reception sponsor status,
  • 5-minute talk,
  • Space to display x2 branded pop-up banners in the main reception area,
  • Plus many more benefits.


  • Exhibition space,
  • Promoted as a conference exhibitor with company logo and description on our event website,
  • Promotion through virtual exhibitor profile that can be customised on the conference web and mobile app,
  • Plus more!

If you are interested in the opportunity to be a sponsor or exhibitor at the SUMS Annual Conference 2023, please get in touch.

I'm interested in sponsoring

Head to our conference legacy page to see the highlights from our 2022 conference here.