Constructing Ireland 2040: How the industry will shape communities, careers and competitiveness in the next 25 years

October 2nd - Croke Park
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The CIF Annual Conference 2018

October 2nd
Croke Park

Introduction

The Irish construction industry will be central to delivering the vision of Project Ireland 2040. This is a once in a century opportunity to shape Ireland’s communities, cities and society for future generations. However, the industry is facing barriers to delivering the huge backlog of essential housing and infrastructure. These have the potential to undermine Ireland’s economic and societal progress in the next decade making Ireland 2040 an impossibility. These barriers include capacity issues in skills and productivity as well as a lack of finance that could potentially impact on the industry’s ability to deliver in the medium and long-term.

Traditional business models are also facing disruption. The rapidly changing requirements of cities, communities and citizens will fundamentally alter the demands placed on the construction industry. Digital technology is set to cause massive change in the sector. Future leaders in construction need to be ready to adapt to the turbulent and disruptive nature of innovation.

As the voice of the Irish construction industry, the CIF’s annual conference is our flagship event attracting more than 500 delegates – members and non-members alike – from the entire range of industry stakeholders who operate both nationally and internationally. At our national conference, we will focus on how the industry can deliver products and services that enable Ireland to compete on the global stage.

Join developers, planners, engineers and contractors at our 1-day conference on October 2nd as we look forward to the future of the industry, exploring these critical issues and more.

TOPICS

  • Improving productivity and competitiveness
  • Ireland’s key capital infrastructure priorities
  • The challenge of mega infrastructure projects
  • Diversity, inclusion and skills development
  • The intersection of technology and infrastructure
  • What does the future hold for the construction workforce?
  • The economic outlook and impact of Budget 2019

Our previous CIF Conferences have been attended by:

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

Past attendees included delegates from the following companies:

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.

Testimonials

Testimonials from last year’s conference:

Arthur Byrne

ESB Networks

Today is my first experience of the CIF Conference, it’s a fantastic event.

Tim Murnane

Punch Consulting Engineers

… I thought it was a really excellent event. The who’s who of the industry was there.

Martin Groome

Xtratherm

Great atmosphere, very upbeat, hopefully reflecting future growth.

John O’Shaughnessy

Clancy

Great discussion on the Irish construction industry…the one takeaway for me for successful projects: COLLABORATION!

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Media from last year’s event

A selection of media from last year’s successful event, also held in Croke Park.

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Contact Us

This summit is organised by The Construction Industry Federation, The Sunday Business Post and our events partner iQuest. If you have any questions, requests, or require assistance with your booking, please feel free to contact me:

Who are the Construction Industry Federation?
CIF is the Irish construction industry’s representative body. All stakeholders recognise the CIF as the voice for construction because each sector and region are represented. CIF is member-led organisation through its 34 member Executive Committee. All members of this committee and other policy-groups are appointed from and by the CIF’s branches and associations. The executive committee directs a team of executives, subject matter experts and support staff in pursuing the objectives of the CIF’s committees, associations and branches. To find out more, click HERE. 
Who are The Sunday Business Post?
A national weekly broadsheet newspaper published across the island of Ireland since 1989. The Sunday Business Post provides independent insight, commentary and analysis of the important stories and issues across a broad spectrum of topics: business, finance, politics, technology, markets, media, marketing and personal finance. For more information visit www.businesspost.ie
Who are iQuest?
iQuest is a leading Irish conference and exhibition company formed in 2001. Their goal is to create superior quality events on the issues that matter most to Irish business and government. For more information visit: www.iquest.ie

Jackie Bryan Conference Facilitator Tel: (+353) 87 055 7913 Email: Jackie.bryan@sbpevents.ie

The Venue

Croke Park, Dublin

Croke Park Conference Centre

The CIF Conference takes place in the Hogan Suite of Croke Park Conference Centre – Level 5.

Pedestrian entrance is on Jones Road opposite the Croke Park Hotel.

Car parking is available in the DAVIN Car Park.

GPS coordinates 53.360712, -6.2533977

Tel: + 353 1 819 2300

Email: info@crokepark.ie

Eircode: D03 P6K7

Croke Park