8:00

Registration and exhibition time

9:15

Welcome and opening remarks from the Chair

Ian Kehoe

Ian Kehoe

Editor, The Sunday Business Post

9:25

TAOISEACH’S ADDRESS 

Leo Varadkar, TD

Leo Varadkar, TD

An Taoiseach

9:45

CIF PRESIDENT’S ADDRESS

How Irish construction can shape a positive post-Brexit Ireland

Dominic Doheny

Dominic Doheny

President, Construction Industry Federation

10:00

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?

Dominic Thasarathar

Dominic Thasarathar

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

10:25

Q&A with speakers

10:30

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.

10:55

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

Mark Farmer

Mark Farmer

CEO, Cast Construction Consultancy and Author of The Farmer Review of the UK Construction Labour Model

11:20

PANEL DISCUSSION

Constructing an industry for the 21st century

Perspectives on the industry’s future business models, skills requirements, building methodologies and standards

Tom Costello

Tom Costello

Head of Construction, IPUT and 2017 Winner of The Construction Industry Leader of the Year

Patrick Hogan

Patrick Hogan

Director - Asset Services, Cushman & Wakefield

Tom Dunne

Tom Dunne

Head of School of Surveying and Construction Management, DIT

Fergal Murphy

Fergal Murphy

Director, Insulated Panels and Benchmark by Kingspan

Construction 2030: Innovation, Digitisation and Evolution

12:00

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?

Simon Hart

Simon Hart

Senior Innovation Lead for Smart Infrastructure, Innovate UK and Management Officer, Building Information Modelling (BIM) Task Group, UK

12:20

PANEL DISCUSSION

How will we deliver a digital future for the construction industry?

Stephen Hughes

Stephen Hughes

Head of Construction, Enterprise Ireland

David O’Brien

David O’Brien

Senior Construction Advisor and Chair of the Government Construction Contracts Committee, Office of Government Procurement (OGP)

Dr. Claire Penny

Dr. Claire Penny

Global Industry Leader, Watson IOT for Buildings, IBM

Eoin Vaughan

Eoin Vaughan

CEO, Mercury Engineering

1:00

Lunch

2:05

Welcome back from the Chair

Ian Kehoe

Ian Kehoe

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?

2:10

MINISTERIAL ADDRESS

What will Ireland look like in 2040?

Eoghan Murphy TD

Eoghan Murphy TD

Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government

2:30

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.

Stephen Dance

Stephen Dance

Head of Infrastructure Delivery, Infrastructure Projects Authority, UK

3:00

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.

Philip Lee

Philip Lee

Partner, Philip Lee Solicitors

Donal Murphy

Donal Murphy

Head of Infrastructure and Credit Investments, Irish Strategic Investment Fund

Tony Horan

Tony Horan

President, Association of Consulting Engineers of Ireland

Shane MacSweeney

Shane MacSweeney

Partner - Government and Infrastructure Advisory, EY

3:35

Closing remarks and conference close

Tom Parlon

Tom Parlon

Director General, CIF