CIF Annual Conference – The move to stimulus

The Construction Industry Federation will be holding their Annual Conference on Friday 27th September in the Aviva Stadium, Dublin.  The half day conference which is entitled The move to stimulus sets out to examine some of the significant issues and opportunities that will determine how the sector performs in the coming year. 
Influential speakers of major importance to the industry will address the conference this year, covering topics of great interest to all those associated with construction activity.

Keynote speaker will be An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD.  With the conference taking place only a couple of weeks before the early October Budget this year, this will provide a great opportunity to hear about the Government’s thinking on the construction sector and what we can expect in Budget 2014.

NAMA Chairman, Frank Daly will discuss the NAMA investment and property market programmes and how they have been playing a role in helping to get the construction sector working again.  We will also hear from Robert Watt, Secretary General at the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform.  His Department will have a major impact on the construction sector in the short and medium term.  As well as managing capital spending, they will also be overseeing the changes to the public procurement process and the review of the Government form of Construction Contract.  The potential introduction of project bank accounts and the rollout of the stimulus investment are also issues that will be under the direction of Robert’s department.

Other speakers will include John Tierney, Managing Director of Irish Water, Dave O’Leary of Diageo and CIF President Philip Crampton.  Other significant speakers will be announced between now and the conference.

Lunch will also be provided for those attending.

A full itinerary for the conference is available in the brochure which can be read here.

The cost of attending is €75 for members and €100 for non members.  If you are interested in attending and would like to book a place please contact Gillian Heffernan on 01 4066016 or on