CIF Annual Conference

Building a resilient industry

6th October 2022

Croke Park, Dublin

8:30

Welcome from the Chair

Ivan Yates

Ivan Yates

Entrepreneur & Broadcaster

8:40

Welcome and opening address from the CIF

Frank Kelly

Frank Kelly

President, Construction Industry Federation

8:50

GOVERNMENT ADDRESS:

The role of the construction industry in the growth of our economy Invited

9:05

Economic and Market outlook

 

Delivering Ireland’s vital infrastructure

9:25

PANEL DISCUSSION: 

Delivering on the National Development Plan

David Moloney

David Moloney

Secretary General, Department of Public Expenditure & Reform

Anne Graham

Anne Graham

Chief Executive Officer, National Transport Authority

Gus McCarthy

Gus McCarthy

Director, MKO – Planning & Environmental Consultants

Niall Gleeson

Niall Gleeson

Chief Executive Officer, Irish Water

10:00

Morning break

 

Residential delivery

10:30

PANEL DISCUSSION: 

Making Residential delivery viable

John Downey

John Downey

BA, MRUP, MBA, Dip. Law (kings Inns) MRTPI MIPI, Director, Downey Planning

Sean O’Neill

Sean O’Neill

Managing Director, Park Developments & Chair, Irish Home Builders Association

Reforming Procurement and the Public Works contract

11:05

Introduction: Modernising procurement: Refocusing on outcomes instead of lowering costs

Paul Sheridan

Paul Sheridan

Director of Main Contracting, CIF

11:15

Reforming public procurement

David O'Brien

David O'Brien

Construction Advisor, the Office of Government Procurement

11:35

How to make the public works contract look like the National Engineering Contract (NEC)?

Legal expert tbc

11:50

PANEL DISCUSSION: 

Reforming the Public Works contract and international experience

Mark McGreevey

Mark McGreevey

Chief Commercial Officer, Sisk Group

12:25

Lunch

 

 

1:25

Welcome back from the Chair

Ivan Yates

Ivan Yates

Entrepreneur & Broadcaster

Recruitment, upskilling and modernising the construction workforce

1:30

PANEL DISCUSSION: 

Recruitment and apprenticeships in the construction sector

Dr Mary-Liz Trant

Dr Mary-Liz Trant

Director of the National Apprenticeship Office (NAO)

Joanne Cluxton

Joanne Cluxton

HR Director, Mercury

Dermot Carey

Dermot Carey

Director Safety and Training, CIF

Creating a sustainable and digitally enabled construction industry

2:05

A digital roadmap for Ireland’s construction industry

Jonathan Reinhardt

Jonathan Reinhardt

Chartered Architectural Technologist, Diatec

2:20

Towards net-zero buildings

Chris Collins

Chris Collins

Country President, Schneider Electric

2:35

PANEL DISCUSSION:

The future of construction: The industry’s journey to digital transformation: Taking stock – where are we now and where are we headed?

Ross O’Colmain

Ross O’Colmain

Manager High Tech and Construction, Enterprise Ireland

Dr. Avril Behan

Dr. Avril Behan

Project Director, Build Digital Project at TU Dublin

Dr. Jamie Goggins

Dr. Jamie Goggins

Established Professor and Principal Investigator, Engineering and Information, NUI Galway

3:00

Closing remarks and conference close

Tom Parlon

Tom Parlon

Director General, CIF