2021 Southern Construction Summit

November 17, 2021

A 21st century vision for Cork’s built environment

9:00

Welcome from the Chair

Jonathan Healy

Jonathan Healy

Broadcaster

9:10

Official opening by Micheál Martin TD, An Taoiseach

Micheál Martin TD

Micheál Martin TD

An Taoiseach

Invited

9:25

Welcome from the CIF

Frank Kelly

Frank Kelly

President, Construction Industry Federation

The vision for Cork city 2022-2028

9:35

Our City: Our Future: The transformation of Cork City

Creating Ireland’s first 15-minute city…

Ann Doherty

Ann Doherty

Chief Executive, Cork City Council

9:45

PANEL DISCUSSION:  Creating Cork’s “new city”

Our panelists share their perspectives on the new urban agenda for Cork city’s sustainable development.

KPMG

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Anne Graham

Anne Graham

CEO, National Transport Authority

Michael O’Sullivan Green

Michael O’Sullivan Green

Chair, CIF Cork region and Director, O’Leary & O’Sullivan Developments Ltd (OLOS New Homes)

10:25

Cork property market outlook: Residential and commercial

Marian Finnegan

Marian Finnegan

Managing Director – Residential & Advisory, SherryFitzgerald

10:40

Morning break

Building Cork’s vital infrastructure

11:10

MORNING KEYNOTE ADDRESS:

Government’s strategic capital investment priorities for Cork 

Michael McGrath TD

Michael McGrath TD

Minister for Public Expenditure & Reform

Invited

11:30

PANEL DISCUSSION:

Renewable energy: Putting Cork at the centre of the global renewable energy revolution

Insights from our panel of energy innovators on how Cork could become a beacon for the rest of the world when it comes to renewable energy.

Adam Cronin

Adam Cronin

Head of Offshore, DP Energy

Dr Val Cummins

Dr Val Cummins

Managing Director, Simply Blue Group

12:05

Irish Water’s capital investment plan for the Cork region

Brian Sheehan

Brian Sheehan

Head of Asset Delivery, Irish Water

12:25

Eirgrid Celtic Interconnector project update

Michael Mahon

Michael Mahon

Chief Infrastructure Officer, EirGrid

12:45

Q&A with speakers

1:00

Lunch break

Housing for All….but, will it be affordable?

14:00

Housing policy:  A new housing plan for Ireland

Barry Quinlan

Barry Quinlan

Head of Housing Affordability, Inclusion and Homelessness Division, Dept. of Housing at Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage

14:40

CLOSING PANEL DISCUSSION: What does Housing for All mean for the Cork region?

Our panel give their reaction to the plan and what it will mean for affordable housing in Cork

 Parag Joglekar

Parag Joglekar

Head of Development with Respond

Conor O'Connell

Conor O'Connell

Director Southern Region, CIF

Stephen McCarthy

Stephen McCarthy

Managing Director, Astra Construction Services Ltd

15:15

Closing remarks and summit close

Tom Parlon

Tom Parlon

Director General, CIF