CIF Southern Construction Summit Presentations Page

We would like to thank all our attendees, speakers, moderator, sponsors and associates for attending the CIF Southern Construction Summit on Wednesday, September 4 in the Clayton Hotel Cork City. We hope you found the day and content of benefit to you and your organisation.


Please see below links to the following post event communications:

Registered Attendee List

The Sunday Business Post as featured on Sunday, September 8th



Aidan Mangan, Chairman, Construction Industry Federation, Cork Branch

Pat Lucey, President, Construction Industry Federation

Tom Parlon, Director General, Construction Industry Federation

Ray O’Connor, Regional Manager, South-West Region, IDA

Dr Frank Crowley, School of Economics, University College Cork

Brendan Keating, CEO, Port of Cork

Conor Lee, Director of Operations, Tower Holdings Group in Ireland

Marian Walsh, Director and Founding Partner, Carron & Walsh

David Conway, Chief Executive, Limerick Twenty Thirty

Paul Moran, Regional Manager, South West Roads Capital Programme, Transport Infrastructure Ireland

Conor Healy, Chief Executive, Cork Chamber of Commerce

Fran McFadden, National Customer Acquisition Manager, Gas Networks Ireland


Upcoming Events
UK & Ireland Construction Forum 2019
Leonardo Royal Hotel, London, EC4V 5AJ
Wednesday, September 18, 2019


Business Post Events is delighted to announce the staging of the inaugural UK & Ireland Construction Forum 2019. This unique event will facilitate collaborative thinking amongst construction industry leaders on both sides of the Irish Sea. The programme is designed to generate discussion, thought leadership and insights on the pertinent challenges and opportunities facing the sector at large. The UK & Ireland Construction Forum will bring together developers, planners, architects, engineers, consultants, contractors, material and solution providers, and other key stakeholders pivotal in the construction industry to explore the best strategies and plans to safeguard and maximise opportunities for further expansion and growth in both markets.

After the conference there is a Networking Reception for all attendees which is kindly sponsored by Grace O’Malley Whiskey, in The Sky Bar of the hotel with spectacular views overlooking St. Paul’s Cathedral and the City of London. This will run from 5.30pm to late into the evening. The event is organised in partnership with a number of associations including the Construction Industry Federation of Ireland, the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity, the London Irish Construction Network and the British and Irish Trading Alliance.

Special 2 for 1 ticket offer for Southern Construct attendees – click on the link and enter the code: CIFSC


CIF Annual Conference
Croke Park Conference Centre, Dublin 3
Wednesday, October 2, 2019

The Irish economy depends on a thriving, dynamic and innovative construction industry. Most government strategies such as Project Ireland 2040, the National Development Programme, Rebuilding Ireland, the government’s housing strategy and the recent Climate Action Plan are all contingent on the construction industry’s capacity, adaptability and innovativeness. Recovering from a dramatic decline and now back on a strong growth trajectory, the construction sector will be a key job creator over the next decade and beyond. The industry and government must ensure that the hard won recovery is sustainable to avoid the boom/bust cycles that have bedevilled construction in the past.

Some clouds are gathering: Brexit looming large with the increased risk of a hard departure for the United Kingdom from the European Union; the continuing skills shortage in the industry; addressing diversity, equality and inclusion in the workforce; recalibrating the planning system to be more efficient; investment priorities to achieve balanced regional development; improving the public sector procurement system and ensuring there is adequate funding in the industry. These are some of the issues we’ll be exploring at our 2019 annual conference, the CIF’s flagship event that attracts more than 500 delegates from our membership who operate both nationally and internationally, as well as the range of other stakeholders in the industry. Join contractors, home-builders, planners, engineers, investors and suppliers at this annual conference as we explore the key issues we need to address in order to grow our industry in a profitable and sustainable way.


Thank you for attending the Cork event. If you have any comments, feedback or wish to be contacted regarding our upcoming events, we would love to hear from you: [email protected].

Kind Regards

iQuest Ltd: Conference Partners with The Sunday Business Post
Tel: 087 2381824
Email: [email protected]