CIF ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2017

Realising the construction industry’s potential to build Ireland’s future

October 12

Croke Park

CIF ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2017

REALISING THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY’S POTENTIAL TO BUILD IRELAND’S FUTURE

OCTOBER 12
CROKE PARK

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Introduction

October 12th – Croke Park, Dublin

The construction industry is crucial for society, the economy and the environment. It drives economic growth, creates new jobs and provides solutions for social, climate and energy challenges. Indeed, according to the World Economic Forum, the industry accounts for about 6% of global GDP with total annual revenues of almost $10 trillion. But, is the industry’s full potential being realised?

Due to the changing nature of the Irish economy, the construction industry faces more fundamental change than any time in the past 50 years and it must adopt and adapt leading technologies and processes into its business model. New (digital) technologies – such as building information modelling (BIM), wireless sensing and 3D printing – have begun transforming the way that infrastructure and buildings can be designed and constructed. This digital disruption has the potential to boost efficiency and productivity levels in construction and even re-shape societies and economies as a whole. Countries such as Ireland will increasingly require digital construction to remain competitive at a global level. But, how can the Irish construction industry capitalise on this opportunity?

The industry in Ireland is still in recovery and despite several initiatives over the last few years, output remains below where it should be. The availability of skills and finance has delayed the recovery to more normal levels of activity. The industry will need to absorb an additional 112,000 workers over the next four years to deliver the Government’s ambition of 35,000 housing units per annum and over 45 billion euro in public capital investment up to 2021. How can government and the industry work together to deliver these ambitious targets optimally and sustainably?

Bringing together the key stakeholders from the entire national construction eco-system, the CIF’s Annual Conference 2017 looks to the future of the industry, exploring these critical issues of how technological advances promise to enhance productivity and boost ROI and innovative ways to prevent skills shortages. Plus of course, we’ll also discuss the more immediate challenge of Brexit, responding to the housing shortage and addressing the infrastructure deficit.

Join house-builders, developers, planners, engineers, contractors and senior policy-makers at the CIF’s 2017 flagship 1-day conference as we explore the future of our industry.

Topics to be discussed at CIF Conference 2017 include:

  • Global mega trends and construction
  • How Irish construction can shape a positive post-Brexit Ireland
  • The future of the construction industry’s labour and business model
  • Realising construction’s digital future
  • Embracing innovation to solve the construction capacity crisis
  • Constructing tomorrow’s buildings and infrastructure
  • Ireland in 2040: Building an international construction industry
The range of stakeholders who attend this event include:

  • CIF members
  • Developers
  • Planners
  • Engineers
  • Contractors
  • Policy-makers
  • Service providers to the construction sector
Previous CIF Conferences have had attendees from the following organisations:

ABB, ABM Design & Build, AIB bank, Arthur Cox, Anthony Neville Homes, Ardmac, Astra Construction Services, Ballymore Properties, 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, Cork County Council, Cushman & Wakefield, DAA, Davy, Deloitte, DIT, DPS Engineering, DTZ Sherry Fitzgerald, Durkan Residential, Earlsfort Centre Development, Enterprise Ireland, EY, Fingal County Council, Gannon Homes, House2Home Retrofit Ltd, Hooke & MacDonald, Hill International, John Paul Construction, John Sisk & Son, Jones Engineering, Kelland Homes, Kilsaran Concrete, Kingspan, Kirby Group Engineering, Manley Construction, Matheson, McCann Fitzgerald, Mercury Engineering, NAMA, NTMA, Neville Homes Ltd, O’Flynn Construction, Phillip Lee, Punch Consulting Engineers, Roadstone, RPS, RSM, Sammon Contracting, SIAC, Sligo IT, Ulster Bank, Walls Construction, WIT, WK Nowlan Real Estate Advisors, Wyse Property and many more…

Speakers

Our expert speaker panel includes:

Dominic Doheny

President, Construction Industry Federation

Mark Farmer

Author of The Farmer Review of the UK Construction Labour Model

Eoin Murphy TD

Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government

Marian Finnegan

Chief Economist, Cushman & Wakefield

Dominic Thasarathar

Primary Thought-Leader and Evangelist for the Global Construction, Energy and Natural Resources Sectors, Autodesk, UK

Leo Varadkar

An Taoiseach

Claire Penney

Global Industry Leader, Watson IoT for Buildings, IBM

Tom Costello

Head of Construction, IPUT & 2017 Construction Industry Leader of the Year

Testimonials

Read below to see what some of our past attendees have to say about us:

Shane Grennan

CPL

Great event, really good speakers and great set-up. Really positive to see that the outlook is bright and that there’s a lot coming down the line so long may it continue!

Arthur Byrne

ESB Networks

Today is my first experience of the CIF Conference, it’s a fantastic event. I’ve had the opportunity to meet many people across the construction sector and exchange contact details. I’m looking forward to working with everyone we met today to improve electrical safety in the construction sector.

Tim Murnane

Punch Consulting Engineers

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

Cormac Bradley

RPS Group

All the speakers were very good and well prepared. Good balance to panels. Well-paced proceedings.

Ticket and Pricing Options

Member, Non-Member, Premium and Standard tickets available:
Book 3 or more tickets and get a 10% discount

Member

Standard Ticket

€139

Plus VAT

34

Must End 4th October

(Late Booker Price €159 +VAT)

34

Access to conference and exhibition

34

Access to all presentations

34

Lunch and refreshments

34

List of attendees (without contact details and with attendee permission)

34

Pre-conference networking breakfast (starts 8am)

34

Fast track registration

34

Reserved seating

34

An energy and refreshment pack

Member

Premium Ticket

€239

Plus VAT

34

Must End 4th October

(Late Booker Price €259 +VAT)

34

Access to conference and exhibition

34

Access to all presentations

34

Lunch and refreshments

34

List of attendees (without contact details and with attendee permission)

34

Pre-conference networking breakfast (starts 8am)

34

Fast track registration

34

Reserved seating

34

An energy and refreshment pack

Non-Member

Standard Ticket

€239

Plus VAT

34

Must End 4th October

(Late Booker Price €279 +VAT)

34

Access to conference and exhibition

34

Access to all presentations

34

Lunch and refreshments

34

List of attendees (without contact details and with attendee permission)

34

Pre-conference networking breakfast (starts 8am)

34

Fast track registration

34

Reserved seating

34

An energy and refreshment pack

Non-Member

Premium Ticket

€339

Plus VAT

34

Must End 4th October

(Late Booker Price €379 +VAT)

34

Access to conference and exhibition

34

Access to all presentations

34

Lunch and refreshments

34

List of attendees (without contact details and with attendee permission)

34

Pre-conference networking breakfast (starts 8am)

34

Fast track registration

34

Reserved seating

34

An energy and refreshment pack

Sponsors

Our valued partners for this event include:

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For Sponsorship Opportunities Contact

Wayne Leitch

Head of Sponsorship Sales/ Conferences and Events

Mob: +353 86 8575144

Email: wayne@sbpevents.ie

A PACKED DAY

Media from last year’s event

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

Organisers

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.

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

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