CIF Annual Conference Croke Park Thursday 6 October

This year’s Construction Industry Federation (CIF) Annual Conference will take place at Croke Park, Dublin this Thursday, 6 October 2022, chaired by entrepreneur and broadcaster Ivan Yates.

This year’s theme is ‘Building a resilient industry’ and will examine how we can increase the industry’s resilience to prosper in a cyclical, ever-evolving market.

The CIF’s Annual Conference will bring together leaders from across the construction sector to discuss how we can address the challenges we face and explore how industry and Government can work together to ensure the delivery of Ireland’s vital housing and infrastructure plans.

WHO: Keynote speakers on the day include:

  • Simon Harris T.D., Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science
  • Michael McGrath TD, Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform
  • Frank Kelly, President, Construction Industry Federation
  • Danny O’Shea, Managing Director, Building Information Ireland
  • Pia Feeney, Director, Government & Infrastructure, Strategy and Transactions, EY Ireland
  • Paul Sheridan, Director of Main Contracting, CIF
  • David O’Brien, Construction Advisor, the Office of Government Procurement
  • Tom Carey, Chairperson, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) and Director Advisory/Contract Services, Turner & Townsend
  • Jonathan Reinhardt, Chartered Architectural Technologist, Diatec
  • Kas Mohammed, Vice President of Digital Energy and leading Smart Buildings, Schneider Electric UK and Ireland
  • Tom Parlon, Director General, CIF

This event will feature five panels focused on residential delivery, the National Development Plan, Reforming the Public Works contract, recruitment & apprenticeships, and digital transformation. Panellists include:

  • Fiona Cormican, Chief Commercial Officer, Clúid Housing
  • Pia Feeney, Director, Government & Infrastructure, Strategy and Transactions, EY Ireland
  • John Downey, Director, Downey Planning
  • Michael Kelleher, Group Operations Director, O’Flynn Group
  • David Moloney, Secretary General, Department of Public Expenditure & Reform
  • Anne Graham, Chief Executive Officer, National Transport Authority
  • Gus McCarthy, Director, MKO – Planning & Environmental Consultants
  • Niall Gleeson, Chief Executive Officer, Irish Water
  • Brian Collier, Procurement Lead Construction, Dublin Airport Authority
  • Gary Wright, Director, Rowsell Wright Ltd
  • Karen Killoran, Partner, Construction and Engineering, Arthur Cox LLP
  • John G. Murphy, Director, Murphy Ireland and Former President, CECA
  • Mark McGreevy, Chief Commercial Officer, Sisk Group
  • John O’Shaughnessy, Managing Director, Clancy
  • Dr Mary-Liz Trant, Director of the National Apprenticeship Office (NAO)
  • Joanne Cluxton, HR Director, Mercury
  • Derek Byrne, General Manager, Way to Work Ireland
  • Rob Fox, CEO, Site Passport Supply Chain
  • Ross O’Colmain, Manager High Tech and Construction, Enterprise Ireland
  • Sean Downey, Director, Specialist Contracting, CIF
  • Prof Jamie Goggins, Director, National Construction Technology Centre

WHERE & WHEN: The Federation’s annual conference will take place in Croke Park tomorrow, 6 October 2022, with 500 delegates from across the sector expected to attend. The conference will run from 08:30 to 16:00.