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Grant Thornton Construction Conference 2017

22, March 2017

Grant Thornton Construction Conference

Event Grant Thornton Construction Conference 2017

Date: Wednesday 22 March 2017

Where: Croke Park Conference Centre

The annual Grant Thornton Construction Conference 2017 will be held in Croke Park on Wednesday 22 March 2017. The theme of the conference is “Sustainability & Innovation” and it will feature a broad range of industry speakers and leaders.

Student Accommodation & Office Accommodation

A Grant Thornton spokesperson spokesperson says: “Given the extensive coverage the housing aspect of the industry receives in the media, it is heartening to know that some other parts are growing rapidly and the recent construction sector metrics are testament to this. The conference will, no doubt, address the positives for the student accommodation and office segments in particular while also addressing the areas for adjustment.”


Brexit and its implications is well documented as being both a threat and opportunity for the Irish construction sector. Those active in both markets in the recent period will give their views on how the process towards the final act is being managed and how the construction sector here can best protect itself and benefit. Indeed, in advance of the conference more certainty should be obtained by us all given the parliamentary voting dates scheduled in the UK.

National Spatial Strategy

The Government’s National Spatial Strategy (NSS) has recently been launched. Given his media commentaries in early 2017 regarding Ireland and “future proofing” it will be interesting to hear John Moran’s (Former Secretary General in the Department of Finance) views regarding their future impact and whether they are in line with what society requires. Indeed with the European Investment Bank (of which John is a board member) recently committing funding to Ireland (in the area of forestry) it will be worth asking if similar funds are in the pipeline for infrastructural projects.

Project Finance

Another topic to be addressed is the area of Project finance. In the past few years there has been a dramatic shift in project financing, it has moved from a situation of a lack of finance for projects of note, to a situation today, where some lenders will actively consider funding projects before planning permission has been obtained.

Grant Thornton Construction Conference networking

As always, this conference will be both informative and thought provoking with the wide array of attendees gleaning insightful remarks from the contributors. Naturally, the networking opportunities that arise will give a great sense of the optimism that surrounds the industry at the present time.

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Grant Thornton Construction Conference



22, March 2017
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Croke Park Conference Centre
Jones Road
Dublin,LeinsterD03 P6K7 Ireland
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