Emerging stronger after Covid-19 to deliver Ireland’s future built environment

Croke Park, Dublin

6th October 2022


The past 18 months have been nothing like any of us ever expected. While the construction industry is now experiencing a major rebound and ramping up of activity, it is impossible to say what the new normal for the industry will look like. Changes to the sector will have to be made with many of those for the better.

Construction companies are used to cyclical downturns, but the speed and strength with which COVID-19 has struck is unprecedented. It is a time that is forcing employers to rethink business strategies and consider the moves they can make today to come out ahead later.

The industry stands on the verge of a digital transformation, opening a great opportunity to both boost productivity and deliver a more sustainable built environment. The construction sector is due for a true technology revolution and the pandemic maybe the catalyst needed to spring it into action.

The Government has signalled a clear commitment to infrastructure as a response to the economic situation caused by Covid-19, with Budget 2021 allocating over €10 billion to capital investment. Also the National Development Plan, part of Project Ireland 2040, is currently being reviewed.

As we start to look beyond Coronavirus, there is an opportunity to create a construction ecosystem that delivers a built environment fit for all.

Join us at this year’s CIF annual conference to learn how together we can improve the industry, as well as its social, environmental and economic impact. The 2021 conference will look forward to a bright future for construction and explore how we can emerge stronger through innovation and digitalisation. We will bring together leaders from across the construction sector to hear the latest policy updates, how to address the challenges facing the sector and explore how industry and Government can work together to maximise opportunities arising from the recovery.



Topics at CIF 2021 include:

  • The path forward for construction: Emerging stronger after Covid-19
  • Industry leaders’ insights on construction in a post-Covid world
  • Bringing innovation to the construction sector
  • Unlocking construction’s digital future
  • Planning reforms and our future planning system
  • Closing the construction skills gap: The need to address the skills challenge now
  • Reimagining our cities
  • Modern Methods of Construction: Big picture, big opportunities
  • Report on Review to Renew: Review of the National Development Plan
  • Enabling the government to deliver its infrastructure plans

Who should attend?

  • CIF members
  • Developers
  • Planners
  • Engineers
  • Contractors
  • Policy-makers
  • Service providers to the construction sector

Ticket Options

Book now to avail of our discounted pre-launch ticket offer. Available for a limited time only. 


Companies who have previously attended include:

ABB, ABM Design & Build, AIB bank, Arthur Cox, Anthony Neville Homes, Ardmac, Astra Construction Services, Autodesk, Ballymore Properties, Balfour Beatty, BAM Contractors, Bank of Ireland, Beauchamps Solicitors, BP Developments, Byrne Wallace, Canadian Embassy, CapCon Engineering, Cardinal Capital, Castlethorn Construction, Clancy Construction, Cleary and Doyle Construction, Clúid Housing, Collen Construction, Co-operative Housing Ireland, Cork County Council, Cushman & Wakefield, DAA, Davy, Deloitte, Dept. Education and Skills, Dept. Housing, Planning and Local Government, DIT, DPS Engineering, DTZ Sherry Fitzgerald, Dublin City Council, Duggan Bros. Ltd, Durkan Residential, Earlsfort Centre Development, Engineers Ireland, Enterprise Ireland, ESB Networks, EY, Fingal County Council, Gannon Homes, Gas Networks Ireland, House2Home Retrofit Ltd, Hooke & MacDonald, Hill International, Irish Green Building Council, John Paul Construction, John Sisk & Son, Jones Engineering, Kelland Homes, Kilsaran Concrete, Kingspan, Kirby Group Engineering, Lidl Ireland, Limerick 2030, Mace, Manley Construction, Matheson, McCann Fitzgerald, Mercury Engineering, Mott MacDonald, Musgraves, NAMA, NTMA, Neville Homes Ltd, O’Flynn Construction, Phillip Lee, Punch Consulting Engineers, Roadbridge, Roadstone, RPS, RSM, Sammon Contracting, SIAC Construction, Sligo IT, Ulster Bank, Walls Construction, WIT, WK Nowlan Real Estate Advisors, Wyse Property.

Media from our 2020 virtual event


Clare Cashin

Phillip Lee

Congrats on a well-planned and really thought-provoking day



Orla Purcell

Irish Planning Institute




Aidan Boyle

Weslin Construction

It was a really great day and Ivan Yates was fantastic as the host. I hope you might consider bringing him back next year!”




Marguerite Sayers

Engineers Ireland

“…your own organisation appeared to me to be supreme, with lots of engagement with the sponsors, great attention to detail and very impressive in sticking to time in what was a jam-packed agenda”


Our 2021 Sponsors & Exhibitors

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Sponsorship Opportunities

If you are interested in sponsorship, exhibition and advertising opportunities for the Construction Industry Federation Annual Conference 2022 please contact me.

Wayne Leitch

Wayne Leitch

Head of Sponsorship