CIF Annual Conference


24th September 2024

Croke Park, Dublin

Ireland reached a significant milestone in 2023, as its population reached 5.2 million. We have a prime opportunity to seize the potential of this growth as a nation, with the construction sector poised to drive our progress forward.

Yet, these changing dynamics underscore the need for policy initiatives to ensure we can foster sustainable economic prosperity and competitiveness by delivering a built environment to support our evolving nation. The construction industry plays a key role in building this resilience.

We critically need a built environment including roads, transport systems, schools, hospitals and utilities, which in turn will underpin the country’s ability to realise housing targets and climate commitments.

A clear pipeline of work to support investment by the construction industry in the resources needed to deliver infrastructure is essential. The Government’s commitment to investing in the NDP is crucial for providing this certainty to support investment and growth in the sector.

 Join us on 24 September 2024 in Croke Park, as we explore the construction industry’s key role in building for a growing nation and how the sector can scale up to drive Ireland’s development.


until the Early Bird booking rate ends on 14th September at 5pm!

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Topics You'll See at the CIF Annual Conference Summit

Elevating Ireland: The Vital Role of Construction in Building Sustainable Growth

  • Contributions from the CIF, industry, and government
  • Supporting foreign direct investment (FDI) and economic growth for the construction industry
  • Delivering sustainable energy and growth for the population
  • Addressing the challenges of population growth
  • Delivering a planning system that supports progress

Policy Development and Implementation

  • Implementing the National Development Plan (NDP)
  • Impact of the National Planning Framework (NPF)
  • Meeting our critical climate commitment targets

Construction and Society

  • Infrastructure investments
  • Expediting infrastructure delivery
  • Constructing a sustainable built environment
  • Decarbonising construction

Innovation and Technology in Construction

  • Innovating for enhanced productivity
  • Emerging technologies and the surge of Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Quantum computing in the built environment
  • Offsite Manufacturing/Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) – the key challenges

Education and Professional Development

  • The role of youth in sustainable development
  • Education and Careers
  • Increasing pathways into construction
  • Ensuring a diverse and inclusive work culture
  • Educating the workforce of the future
  • Upskilling and empowering our current workforce
  • Construction Industry Register Ireland (CIRI)

Who Should Attend?

Local authorities

Semi-state agencies

Government departments





Quantity surveyors

Business owners



ESG leaders (Environmental, Social, and Governance)

IT professionals

Digital construction professionals

Technology providers


Skills and training providers

Recruitment consultants

Infrastructure project leaders


Policy makers




Procurement officials

Tendering officials

Contractual officials

Quality assurance managers

Taxation managers

Investment managers

Legal firms

Research and development experts

FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) firms

Utility companies

See How CIF Annual Conference 2023 Went

Interested in Becoming a Sponsor?

For Sponsorship Opportunities Contact

Wayne Leitch

Lead Partnership Manager
Mob: +353 86 857 5144
Email: [email protected]

Need Help?

If you have any questions or requests, please feel free to contact me.

Jackie Bryan

Conference Facilitator
Tel: +353 87 055 7913
Email: [email protected]


Car Parking

Croke Park provides up to 600 free parking spaces. Click here to learn more about how to access them.

By Foot

Croke Park is just a 15 minute walk from the City Centre.

By Train

The closest railway station is Drumcondra at the intersection of Drumcondra Road (N1) and Clonliffe Road, a 5 minute walk from the stadium. The closest DART stations are Connolly and Clontarf. Connolly is a 15-20 minute walk and Clontarf a 20-25 minute walk to the stadium. The closest LUAS stops are Connolly (Red Line) and Parnell (Green Line). The nearest Intercity Rail stop is at Connolly Station

By Bus

Take the No 3, 11, 11a 16, 16a and 41 from the City Centre to Drumcondra Road.

By Bike

Croke Park is just a cycle from the City Centre. The nearest Dublin Bike stations are located on North Circular Road and Mountjoy Square. There is also a two-tier parking facility in the Davin Stand car park.

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