Registration and exhibition time
Welcome and opening remarks from the Chair
Editor, The Sunday Business Post
Leo Varadkar, TD
CIF PRESIDENT’S ADDRESS
How Irish construction can shape a positive post-Brexit Ireland
President, Construction Industry Federation
Global mega trends and construction: Managing strategy and technology in a changing world
The world is changing at an ever-increasing rate. This coming decade is set to see some of the most significant and fundamental economic, demographic, and technological change ever witnessed. As these events unfold, what will their impact be on the global construction industry?
Primary Thought-Leader and Evangelist for the Global Construction, Energy and Natural Resources Sectors, AutoDesk, UK
Q&A with speakers
Morning Break sponsored by
Construction 2020: Overcoming today’s challenges
Despite overall recovery in the economy, the construction industry still faces considerable fundamental challenges today and in the period up to 2020.
MORNING KEYNOTE ADDRESS
The future of the construction industry’s labour and business model: The case for change
An action plan to modernise the construction industry
CEO, Cast Construction Consultancy and Author of The Farmer Review of the UK Construction Labour Model
Constructing an industry for the 21st century
Perspectives on the industry’s future business models, skills requirements, building methodologies and standards
Head of Construction, IPUT and 2017 Winner of The Construction Industry Leader of the Year
Chief Economist, Cushman and Wakefield
Head of School of Surveying and Construction Management, DIT
Director, Insulated Panels and Benchmark by Kingspan
Construction 2030: Innovation, Digitisation and Evolution
Realising construction’s digital future
The digital transformation of construction heralds innovation in both processes and new ways of working. But what do these innovative ways of working look like, and how should the industry be adapting?
Senior Innovation Lead for Smart Infrastructure, Innovate UK and Management Officer, Building Information Modelling (BIM) Task Group, UK
How will we deliver a digital future for the construction industry?
Senior Construction Advisor and Chair of the Government Construction Contracts Committee, Office of Government Procurement (OGP)
Dr. Claire Penney
Global Industry Leader, Watson IOT for Buildings, IBM
CEO, Mercury Engineering
Welcome back from the Chair
Editor, Sunday Business Post
Construction 2040: Building an international construction industry
As we move towards a vision of Ireland in 2040 envisaged in the National Planning Framework, what must the industry and Government do now to be equipped to compete in the international economy?
What will Ireland look like in 2040?
Eoghan Murphy TD
Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government
AFTERNOON KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Building the future’s infrastructure
Our speaker has more than 30 years experience in infrastructure projects. Most recently, his focus has been on the delivery of the UK’s critical economic infrastructure projects as well as the provision of infrastructure to deliver urban regeneration and housing. Stephen shares his insights on how to ensure major infrastructure projects are delivered efficiently and effectively.
Head of Infrastructure Delivery, Infrastructure Projects Authority, UK
LOCKNOTE PANEL DISCUSSION
Building Ireland 2040
We close with a range of perspectives on Ireland’s built environment in 2040 and how we can develop an international construction industry.
Partner, Philip Lee Solicitors
Head of Infrastructure and Credit Investments, Irish Strategic Investment Fund
President, Association of Consulting Engineers of Ireland
Partner - Government and Infrastructure Advisory, EY
Closing remarks and conference close
Director General, CIF