Building a profitable and sustainable industry fit for the future

Croke Park, Dublin

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Introduction

The Irish economy depends on a thriving, dynamic and innovative construction industry. Most government strategies such as Project Ireland 2040, the National Development Programme, Rebuilding Ireland, the government’s housing strategy and the recent Climate Action Plan are all contingent on the construction industry’s capacity, adaptability and innovativeness.

What are the barriers impacting the industry’s ability to deliver on these ambitious strategies? With an acute housing shortage and significant infrastructure deficits, what policies and practices have to change within the construction ecosystem to release this industry’s huge potential to positively shape Ireland’s economic future?

Recovering from a dramatic decline and now back on a strong growth trajectory, the construction sector will be a key job creator over the next decade and beyond. The industry and government must ensure that the hard won recovery is sustainable to avoid the boom/bust cycles that have bedevilled construction in the past.

Some clouds are gathering: Brexit looming large with the increased risk of a hard departure for the United Kingdom from the European Union; The continuing skills shortage in the industry; Addressing diversity, equality and inclusion in the workforce; Recalibrating the planning system to be more efficient; Investment priorities to achieve balanced regional development; Improving the public sector procurement system and ensuring there is adequate funding in the industry.

These are some of the issues we’ll be exploring at our 2019 annual conference, the CIF’s flagship event that attracts more than 500 delegates from our membership who operate both nationally and internationally, as well as the range of other stakeholders in the industry.

Join contractors, home-builders, planners, engineers, investors and suppliers at this annual conference as we explore the key issues we need to address in order to grow our industry in a profitable and sustainable way.

 

 

Topics at CIF 2019:

  • Creating a built environment for our changing world
  • European Construction industry address: Construction 2050: Building tomorrow’s Europe today
  • Industry outlook: Are clouds gathering?
  • Building our future workforce: How do we get young people excited about careers in construction?
  • Smart procurement: How to modernise and transform procurement practices
  • Planning our future: Creating a sound and sustainable approach to planning in Ireland in the years ahead
  • Project Ireland 2040: We’ve got the plan… now let’s deliver it!

Who should attend?

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

 

 

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 2018 event

Testimonials

“Excellent!

Stephen Hughes

Director, Enterprise Ireland

“Excellent event, flowed well and interesting topics

Conor Quinn

Commercial Director, Felix O’Hare Building Contractor

“An industry event not to be missed and some great opportunities for education and collaboration

Brian Glancy

Head of BIM Strategy, Kingspan

“Excellent event overall – very relevant topics discussed. Each speaker was given sufficient time to present their ideas. Panel discussions and Q&A very good as well

Cyril Mulcahy

Quality Systems & EHS Manager, Winthrop Engineering and Contracting

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Sponsorship and advertising opportunities

If you are interested in sponsorship and advertising opportunities for the Construction Industry Annual Conference 2019 please contact me.

Wayne Leitch

Wayne Leitch

Head of Sponsorship Sales/ Conferences and Events

Venue - Croke Park

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

Email: info@crokepark.ie

Eircode: D03 P6K7

Croke Park