CIF Conference 2021

30th September – Virtual Summit

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

 

9:00

Welcome & opening remarks from the Chair

Ivan Yates

Ivan Yates

Broadcaster, entrepreneur and politician

9:10

GOVERNMENT ADDRESS:

Micheál Martin TD

Micheál Martin TD

An Taoiseach

The path forward for construction

 

9:20

OPENING ADDRESS:

A bright future for Irish construction: Emerging stronger after Covid-19

The pandemic is almost behind us as we look forward to the opportunities to deliver Ireland’s future built environment

 

Frank Kelly

Frank Kelly

President, Construction Industry Federation

9:30

INDUSTRY LEADERS PANEL:

Construction in the post-Covid19 world : Reflections on leading through the crisis

  • What will be the lasting effect of the covid19 pandemic?
  • What should companies have learned from Covid19?
  • Sustaining and maintaining the health and well being of our workforce
  • Keeping the forces of team collaboration flowing when colleagues are remote and distanced
  • How do we build on the positive impact of technology adoption?
Stephen Garvey

Stephen Garvey

Co-Founder, CEO & Executive Director of Glenveagh Properties PLC

Eugene O’Shea

Eugene O’Shea

Managing Director, Walls Construction

Claire Solon

Claire Solon

Managing Director, Greystar Ireland

Phil Kane

Phil Kane

Country Manager, Eaton Corp

10:05

Networking break

 

Planning for a digital future

 

10:15

Build Digital Project for the Construction Sector

speaker (tbc)

10:35

PANEL DISCUSSION:

Unlocking construction’s digital future

  • Supporting the industry in understanding the potential savings and productivity benefits of digitalisation
  • Embedding digital across businesses especially in SMEs
  • Digitalisation and immersive learning
  • Applying modern methods of construction
  • The government’s role in the digitisation of construction

 

Chris Chambers

Chris Chambers

Dublin Regional Director, Clancy Construction

PJ Rudden

PJ Rudden

Managing Director, Aengus Consulting Ltd and Chair, Innovation and Digital Adoption, Construction Sector Group (CSG), Dept. of Public Expenditure & Reform

11:10

An Bord Pleanála’s role in delivering our future built environment

Dave Walsh, Chairperson of An Bord Pleanála discusses a range of issues from planning reforms, tackling delays to developments and infrastructure projects, greater transparency in planning and steps to digitise the planning process…
Dave Walsh

Dave Walsh

Chairperson, An Bord Pleanála

11:30

Networking break

 

We switch into conference streams until lunchtime. Choose your stream:

 

STREAM 1

Closing the construction skills gap

 

STREAM 2

Reimaging our cities

 

STREAM 3

Modern Methods of Construction: Big picture, big opportunities

    1:05               Lunch

1:30

Welcome back from the Chair

Ivan Yates

Ivan Yates

Broadcaster, entrepreneur and politician

 

Government and industry in partnership

 

1:35

AFTERNOON KEYNOTE ADDRESS:

Public investment in Project Ireland 2040

Delivering sustainable development in every region, town and city of our country

Michael McGrath, TD

Michael McGrath, TD

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform

Invited

1:50

PANEL DISCUSSION:

Enabling the Government to deliver its infrastructure plans

  • Review of the National Development Plan from 2022
  • Supporting sustainable growth
  • Ensuring we have the capacity to deliver Project Ireland 2040
  • Delivering real sustainable development, improving people’s lives and effectively tackling the emergencies of climate change and air pollution
John G Murphy

John G Murphy

Managing Director, Murphy International and President, Civil Engineering Contractors Association(CECA)

Martin Cooney

Martin Cooney

Partner, Byrne Wallace

Dominic Doheny

Dominic Doheny

Joint Managing Director, John Flanagan Developments Ltd. & past President, Construction Industry Federation

2:30

CLOSING REMARKS AND CONFERENCE CLOSE

Tom Parlon

Tom Parlon

Director General, CIF