9:00

Welcome & opening remarks from the Chair

Ian Kehoe

Ian Kehoe

Award-winning journalist, author and broadcaster

9:10

OPENING ADDRESS: Investment priorities for the next 5 years

Dominic Doheny

Dominic Doheny

President, the Construction Industry Federation

Productivity and Competitiveness

9:25

What skills do we need for our digital future?

Digital technology and global megatrends are set to cause massive disruption in the industry. But there are ways companies can prepare for the changes ahead. Future leaders in construction need to be ready to adapt to the turbulent and disruptive nature of innovation. How can construction companies build a successful skills development roadmap for digital transformation? How do we attract the next generation to the industry and create a workforce to meet the demands of the future?

Brian Morrisroe

Brian Morrisroe

Founder and CEO, Morrisroe Group and member of the Construction Leadership Council, UK

9:45

INDUSTRY LEADERS’ PANEL DISCUSSION: Solutions and challenges to improving productivity and competitiveness

How do we ensure that capacity issues in productivity, skills and finance don’t undermine
the industry’s ability to deliver our huge backlog in housing and infrastructure?

Tara Flynn

Tara Flynn

Director, Paul Flynn Construction

Fergal Murphy

Fergal Murphy

General Manager, Kingspan Insulation Ireland

Gordon O’Regan

Gordon O’Regan

CEO, L&M Keating

Anne Dooley

Anne Dooley

Managing Director, Wintrop Engineering and Contracting Ltd.

10:35

Morning Break

11:05

MORNING KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Embracing the 4th industrial revolution: How 3D printing transforms the future of construction

As the industry continues to modernise, 3D printing could play a key role in project delivery. This exciting technology offers greater design freedom, accelerated delivery, reduced labour needs and a lower environmental impact. Several large building contractors have made serious investments and strategic moves in this area with start-ups and demonstration projects proliferating.

We’ll hear of one such project, the first 3D printed building that complies with EU building regulations – the BOD (Building on Demand) project created by 3D Printhuset in Denmark, plus what is happening in this exciting technology around the world. Is construction 3D printing about to move from niche market to the mainstream?

Henrik Lund-Nielsen

Henrik Lund-Nielsen

Founder and CEO, 3D Printhuset A/S, Denmark

The challenge of delivering major infrastructure projects

11:35

INTERNATIONAL CASE STUDY: Crossrail and what can we learn from it?

The £14.8bn (€16.8bn) Crossrail project is a 118-kilometre railway line under development in London and the home counties of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Essex, England.

As we embark on our own transport mega project, Metrolink, what can Ireland learn from London’s Crossrail experience?

Chris Sexton

Chris Sexton

Technical Director, Crossrail, UK

12:05

PROJECT 2040 PANEL DISCUSSION: What are Ireland’s key capital infrastructure priorities and what is the best way to deliver them?

Project 2040 is Ireland’s blueprint to improve the state’s infrastructure as it plans for an anticipated one million extra people who will be living here 25 years from now. What should be the priorities?

Paul Quinn

Paul Quinn

CEO, Office of Government Procurement and Government Chief Procurement Officer

Shane MacSweeney

Shane MacSweeney

Partner, Head of Government and Infrastructure, EY

Caroline Spillane

Caroline Spillane

Director General, Engineers Ireland

Philip Lee

Philip Lee

Partner, Philip Lee

Pat Lucey

Pat Lucey

Director for Infrastructure, John Sisk & Son (Holdings) Ltd.

12:45

Lunch

1:50

Welcome back from the Chair

Ian Kehoe

Ian Kehoe

Award-winning journalist, author and broadcaster

Housing

2:00

MINISTERIAL ADDRESS: Building the future

Eoghan Murphy TD

Eoghan Murphy TD

Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government

2:20

HOUSING PANEL DISCUSSION: How can we stimulate a supply revolution?

Perspectives on delivering a housing revolution and the role the different stakeholders need to play

Wesley Rothwell

Wesley Rothwell

Chief Commercial Officer, Glenveagh Properties Plc

John O'Connor

John O'Connor

Chief Executive, the Housing Agency

Michael Flannery

Michael Flannery

CEO, Bartra Capital

Margaret Sweeney

Margaret Sweeney

Chief Executive, Ires REIT

Skills, diversity and inclusion

2:55

AFTERNOON KEYNOTE ADDRESS: The slump test: addressing the gender mix in your firm

  • Why a gender diverse workforce is vital for increasing productivity, innovation and the bottom line for your business
  • What are the imperatives for building a successful inclusion and diversity strategy?
  • How can we make sure that gender diversity remains high on the business agenda despite all the other pressures businesses are facing?
Sandi Rhys Jones OBE

Sandi Rhys Jones OBE

Management consultant, non-executive director, motivational speaker, pragmatic and practical champion for women in construction, engineering and science

The Economic Outlook and Budget 2019

3:25

LOCKNOTE PANEL DISCUSSION: The role of the state in delivering Ireland’s housing, infrastructure and construction needs

Our panelists will give their reaction to the Minister’s speech, as well as give their own views on what more (or less) the government can do to help shape Ireland’s communities, cities and society for future generations. They will also look forward to Budget 2019 and what measures they would like to see included.

Mike Quinn

Mike Quinn

CEO, Ervia

Robert Watt

Robert Watt

Secretary General, Department of Public Expenditure and Reform

Jeanette Mair

Jeanette Mair

Economic and Policy Research Executive, the Construction Industry Federation

Dermot O’Leary

Dermot O’Leary

Chief Economist, Goodbody Stockbrokers

4:05

Closing remarks and conference close

Tom Parlon

Tom Parlon

Director General, CIF