How can the industry improve, better prepare and prosper in a changed world?

Croke Park Stadium and Online

1st October 2020


Like many other industries in Ireland and around the world, the global COVID-19 pandemic has caused the construction sector to witness a decline the likes of which has never been seen before, even paling in comparison to the crash of 10 years ago. With tremendous pressure on global supply chains, legal implications, new health and safety regulations for construction sites and much more, it has never been more important for the industry to rally together and look for solutions to overcome some of the biggest challenges the industry has ever faced.

While the fall-out from the effects of the pandemic is far from clear and no-one can predict its full impact, many experts agree that COVID-19 will have long-term implications for many aspects of the construction industry. However, is it possible to consider this crisis from another perspective and find opportunities for our industry to learn from, develop new ways of working and prepare for the long-term?

This year’s CIF Annual Conference will focus on how to revive the sector during such unprecedented and turbulent times and will remain the foremost event for the industry to come together to discuss the future. Featuring leading content, panel debates, keynotes and discussions, this conference is one that will look to rebuild the industry and explore how we turn this crisis into an opportunity to learn, improve and better prepare for the future.

To reflect the unprecedented times we find ourselves in; as well as the live event that will take place for delegates in Croke Park, this year’s conference will also be available online for those not in a position to attend in person. You can log-on in a virtual conference environment from the comfort of your home or office and see the same great content delivered in a new and exciting way. You will also be able to interact with our speakers, sponsors and exhibitors and network with other delegates in an online setting.



Topics at CIF 2020 include:

  • Resetting amid COVID-19
  • What’s the economic outlook in the short, medium and long-term?
  • Could COVID-19 be the catalyst for the shift to modular construction?
  • How will the pandemic accelerate change in construction and our built environment?
  • The next normal in construction: How disruption is shaping the world’s largest eco-system
  • Re-imagining the way we work
  • 6 ways to supercharge construction productivity and boost profitability
  • Project 2040: Are we committed to delivering it?
  • Creating certainty in the infrastructure pipeline to ensure we deliver future plans

Who should attend?

  • CIF members
  • Developers
  • Planners
  • Engineers
  • Contractors
  • Policy-makers
  • Service providers to the construction sector



             The ‘Hybrid’ Summit

To adapt to the current environment and the growing demand for some delegates to have the ability to attend conferences and events in a virtual environment, the CIF Annual Conference 2020 will be a ‘hybrid’ event. The ‘hybrid’ nature of the CIF Annual Conference 2020 will cater for those delegates that want to attend the live event experience in-person in Croke Park and also for those that wish to tune in virtually from the comfort of their home or office.


The Live Summit Experience:

We will be delighted to welcome you in-person to the live conference in Croke Park, Dublin.
Benefits of live in-person attendance include:

  • One of the country’s highest quality venues with health & safety, sanitisation and social distancing measures guaranteed
  • Access to the full day conference in Croke Park, including all keynotes, presentations and debates
  • Arrival refreshments, tea and coffee breaks and full working lunch
  • Opportunities to connect with fellow attendees in person, meet the industry and network with fellow delegates
  • Full exhibition hall with innovative technologies and techniques that can create the sustainable infrastructure and buildings the country needs alongside support services and solutions providers
  • Copy of attendee list post-event
  • Copy of all presentations post-event



The Virtual Summit Experience:

Virtual attendance will be easily facilitated by our specially customised conferencing platform and dedicated AV team.
Benefits of virtual attendance include:

  • Access to Virtual Main Stage for all keynotes, presentations and debates
  • Video content of the latest technology
  • Opportunities to meet 100’s of attendees virtually, and set up meetings and conversations
  • Online virtual exhibition hall
  • Meet the industry using our matchmaking and profiling facilities
  • Copy of attendee list post-event
  • Copy of all presentations post-event


Companies who have previously attended include:

ABB, ABM Design & Build, AIB bank, Arthur Cox, Anthony Neville Homes, Ardmac, Astra Construction Services, Autodesk, Ballymore Properties, Balfour Beatty, BAM Contractors, Bank of Ireland, Beauchamps Solicitors, BP Developments, Byrne Wallace, Canadian Embassy, CapCon Engineering, Cardinal Capital, Castlethorn Construction, Clancy Construction, Cleary and Doyle Construction, Clúid Housing, Collen Construction, Co-operative Housing Ireland, Cork County Council, Cushman & Wakefield, DAA, Davy, Deloitte, Dept. Education and Skills, Dept. Housing, Planning and Local Government, DIT, DPS Engineering, DTZ Sherry Fitzgerald, Dublin City Council, Duggan Bros. Ltd, Durkan Residential, Earlsfort Centre Development, Engineers Ireland, Enterprise Ireland, ESB Networks, EY, Fingal County Council, Gannon Homes, Gas Networks Ireland, House2Home Retrofit Ltd, Hooke & MacDonald, Hill International, Irish Green Building Council, John Paul Construction, John Sisk & Son, Jones Engineering, Kelland Homes, Kilsaran Concrete, Kingspan, Kirby Group Engineering, Lidl Ireland, Limerick 2030, Mace, Manley Construction, Matheson, McCann Fitzgerald, Mercury Engineering, Mott MacDonald, Musgraves, NAMA, NTMA, Neville Homes Ltd, O’Flynn Construction, Phillip Lee, Punch Consulting Engineers, Roadbridge, Roadstone, RPS, RSM, Sammon Contracting, SIAC Construction, Sligo IT, Ulster Bank, Walls Construction, WIT, WK Nowlan Real Estate Advisors, Wyse Property.

Media from our 2019 & 2018 events

Ticket Options

Premium tickets available

Buy your ticket today to avail of the early-bird offer. When you purchase a live conference delegate pass you will receive a complimentary 2 month digital subscription to the Business Post

Virtual Access

Only Ticket


plus VAT


  • Online access to conference and virtual exhibitor booths
  • Access to all presentations
  • List of attendees (without contact details and with attendee permission)


Clare Cashin

Phillip Lee

Congrats on a well-planned and really thought-provoking day”

Orla Purcell

Irish Planning Institute


“Some fantastic discussions about the key issues we need to address in order to grow our industry in a profitable and sustainable way”

Aidan Boyle

Weslin Construction

“It was a really great day and Ivan Yates was fantastic as the host. I hope you might consider bringing him back next year!”

Our 2020 Sponsors & Exhibitors

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Sponsorship Opportunities

If you are interested in sponsorship, exhibition and advertising opportunities for the Construction Industry Annual Conference 2020 please contact me.

Wayne Leitch

Wayne Leitch

Head of Sponsorship

Venue - Croke Park Stadium & Online

The Construction Industry Federation Annual Conference takes place in the Hogan Stand, Croke Park, Dublin 3 – located off Jones’ Road. Please DO NOT enter the Cusack side for this event.  The button below has directions to this event including all bus, DART, train and Dublin Bike information.

Parking: Free car parking is available in the Davin Car Park this is located on North Circular Road and accessed via St Margaret’s Avenue. There is pedestrian access from the car park onto Jones’ Road / Russell St for the main entrance to the Hogan Stand (on Jones‘ Road, opposite the Croke Park Hotel).

GPS coordinates 53.360712, -6.2533977

Tel: + 353 1 819 2300


Eircode: D03 P6K7

Croke Park