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Construction Industry Federation Conference 2018

Construction Industry Federation Conference 2018

Constructing Ireland 2040: How the industry will shape communities, careers and competitiveness in the next 25 years

The Irish construction industry will be central to delivering the vision of Project Ireland 2040. This is a once in a century opportunity to shape Ireland’s communities, cities and society for future generations. However, the industry is facing barriers to delivering the huge backlog of essential housing and infrastructure. These have the potential to undermine Ireland’s economic and societal progress in the next decade making Ireland 2040 an impossibility. These barriers include capacity issues in skills and productivity as well as a lack of finance that could potentially impact on the industry’s ability to deliver in the medium and long-term.

Traditional business models are also facing disruption. The rapidly changing requirements of cities, communities and citizens will fundamentally alter the demands placed on the construction industry. Digital technology is causing massive change in the sector. Future leaders in construction need to be ready to adapt to the turbulent and disruptive nature of innovation.

As the voice of the Irish construction industry, the CIF’s annual conference is the industry’s flagship event attracting more than 500 delegates – members and non-members alike – from the entire range of industry stakeholders who operate both nationally and internationally. The CIF National Conference will focus on how the industry can deliver products and services that enable Ireland to compete on the global stage.

Join developers, planners, engineers and contractors at the one-day, not-to-be-missed, Construction Industry Federation Conference 2018 on 2nd October and look to the future of the industry and explore these critical issues and more.


Speakers include


Sandi Rhys Jones OBE

Management consultant, non-executive director, motivational speaker, a pragmatic and practical champion for women in construction, engineering and science


Caroline Spillane

Director General of Engineers Ireland


Chris Sexton

Technical Director, Crossrail


Mark Reynolds

CEO, Mace Group


Anne Dooley

Managing Director, Winthrop Engineering and Contracting Ltd

Gordon O’Regan

CEO and Managing Director, L & M Keating


Michael Flannery

CEO, Bartra Capital


Dermot O’Leary

Chief Economist, Goodbody Stockbrokers


Dominic Doheny

President, Construction Industry Federation


Tom Parlon

Director General, the Construction Industry Federation


Jeanette Mair

Economic and Policy Research Executive, the Construction Industry Federation


Philip Lee

Partner, Philip Lee


To reserve your place for this year’s conference, visit https://www.cifconference.ie