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National Sunday Business Post Infrastructure Summit 2017

National Infrastructure Summit
National Sunday Business Post Infrastructure Summit
Paschal O'Donohue, TD, Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform
National Sunday Business Post Infrastructure Summit
Fred Barry, Former CEO, National Roads Authority
Cormac Murphy, Head of the European Investment Bank Group, Ireland
Anna-Marie Curran, Partner, A&L Goodbody
Brian Sheehan, Head of Asset Delivery, Irish Water
Caroline Spillane, Director General, Engineers Ireland
Marc Coleman, Director, Financial Services Ireland (FSI), IBEC
Tom Parlon, Director General, Construction Industry Federation
Helene Graham, Chief Network Strategist, eir

Agenda for National Sunday Business Infrastructure Summit

The second National Sunday Business Post Infrastructure Summit takes place on Wednesday, 05 April at the Aviva Stadium, starting at 8.45AM.

The all-day event will include presentations by major players in the Irish Infrastructure sector.


Morning Agenda National Sunday Business Post Infrastructure Summit

8.45 Welcome & opening address for The National Sunday Business Post Infrastructure Summit from the Chair Michael Brennan (Political Editor, The Sunday Business Post)



9.00 Pascal Donohue TD (Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform)

“Delivering a long-term investment plan to increase productivity and growth”


9:20 Keynote Address: Fred Barry,(Former CEO, National Roads Authority

“May we live in interesting times…”



9:45 Cormac Murphy (Head of the European Investment Bank Group, Ireland) “European Investment Bank support for infrastructure investment in Ireland, including what’s under the EU backed Investment Plan for Europe – the ‘Juncker Plan’”


10:10 Morning Panel Discussion: “How to attract infrastructure investment and where is it needed? Why invest in infrastructure? Impact of Brexit on attracting investors”

Shane MacSweeney (Partner, Government & Infrastructure, Transaction Advisory Services, EY)

Jim Arigho (Senior Manager, AIB Corporate Banking)

Fergal O'Brien (Director of Policy and Public Affairs, IBEC)

Brian Murphy (CEO, National Development Finance Agency)


10:50 Morning Break


11.15 Anna-Marie Curran (Partner, A&L Goodbody) “How smarter procurement techniques can help deliver large capital works projects whilst staying on the right side of the law”



11:35 Transport Update: “Connecting people and connecting economies”

Geraldine Fitzpatrick (Head of Roads Capital Programme, Transport Infrastructure Ireland, TII) & Paolo Carbone (Head of Public Transport Capital Programmes, TII)


12:00 Brian Sheehan (Head of Asset Delivery, Irish Water)

“Delivering a €3.5bn Capital Programme to Fix Ireland's Water Infrastructure”


12:20 Lunch


Post Lunch Agenda National Sunday Business Post Infrastructure Summit


1:30 Welcome back from the afternoon Chair, Caroline Spillane (Director General, Engineers Ireland)



1:35 Marc Coleman (Director, Financial Services Ireland (FSI), IBEC)

“Infrastructure and Financial Services: A new partnership

How effective regional infrastructure development will assist job creation outside of Dublin post Brexit & Digital Infrastructure Delivery”


2:00 Tom Parlon (Director General, Construction Industry Federation)

“Infrastructure: connecting regions and driving economic and social progress


2:25 Helene Graham (Chief Network Strategist, eir)

“Mobile connectivity – the invisible infrastructure to power future economies? Are we ready for 5G?”


2:45 Afternoon Panel Discussion: “Perspectives from planners, builders and users of infrastructure on what improvements are required for the sustainable delivery of critical infrastructure”

Tom Phillips (MD, Tom Phillips & Associates & Chair, Property Industry Ireland

Frank Conlan (Divisional Manager, IDA)

Philip Green (Assistant Director of Planning, An Bord Pleanála)


3:30 Close


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