Virtual Summit

30th September 2021

Introduction

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

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’s impossible to say when things will get back to normal or what the new normal for the industry will look like. Changes to the industry will have to be made and some of those will be 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 current 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 boost productivity and deliver a more sustainable built environment. The construction sector is due for a true technology revolution and the pandemic ma be the catalyst needed to get it going.

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 plus 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 and learn how together we can improve the industry and 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

 

 

The Virtual Summit Experience

To adapt to the current environment and the growing demand for delegates to enjoy the conference experience in an online manner, The CIF Annual Conference 2021 will come to you as a virtual event.

While our delegates will join in from the comfort of their homes and offices across Ireland and around the world, the event itself will be broadcast live from our state of the art studio in Dublin. Many of our speakers and panellists will appear live on stage, while our international keynotes and participants will be video-conferenced in to join the conversation.

Delegates will have the opportunity to step into the unique virtual summit environment, which includes access to the main virtual conference stage for the full day, live speaker & panel Q&A sessions, a virtual exhibition hall, copies of presentations & the ability to watch content back on demand post-event, as well as the opportunity to network, connect and chat with fellow online attendees, speakers and partners in real time. Virtual attendance will be easily facilitated by our specially customised conferencing platform and dedicated AV team.

Benefits of virtual attendance include:

  • Access to Virtual Main Stage for all keynotes, presentations and debates
  • Video content of the latest technology
  • Opportunities to meet 100’s of attendees virtually, and set up meetings and conversations
  • Online virtual exhibition hall
  • Meet the industry using our matchmaking and profiling facilities
  • Copy of attendee list post-event
  • Copy of all presentations post-event
  • Ability to re-watch all content on demand post-event

 

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

Testimonials

Clare Cashin

Phillip Lee

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

 

 

Orla Purcell

Irish Planning Institute

“Excellent”

 

 

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 2020 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 2021 please contact me.

Wayne Leitch

Wayne Leitch

Head of Sponsorship