CIF Southern Construct Summit

7th September 2023
Rochestown Park Hotel, Cork

Delivering a programme of ambition for Cork 

7 September 2023, 08:00 am

Rochestown Park Hotel, Cork

The fifth annual CIF Southern Construct Summit 2023 is the must-attend event for the entire construction sector in Cork. You will hear from the contractors, developers, investors and local authorities who are seizing the opportunities and bringing forward major exciting projects in the region.

Cork has a thriving knowledge technology ecosystem and its rapidly growing investor base is making full use of the world-class research, development and innovation (RDI), top-level educational, business collaboration and sector support for which the city and region has become famous. Cork has a very good track record in attracting global foreign direct investment (FDI) and providing the perfect platform to both large, established multinationals and high-growth scaling companies. It must retain its attractiveness for FDI and maintain investment and growth in infrastructure to enable economic activity to flourish.

It is acknowledged that there is a far greater housing need than targeted within the Housing for All and the National Planning Framework so a sustained increase in the completion of new homes is required to deliver adequate supply that meets the needs of Cork and beyond. It is vital for Cork that all regional projects identified in the National Development Plan (NDP) are delivered. A faster turnaround in planning decisions, viability of construction, a reduction in inflation, material cost reductions, improved infrastructure and an increase in a skilled labour force are critical factors for the security of continued development.

The CIF Southern Construct Summit 2023 will discuss the Port of Cork and the central role it plays for local communities and businesses. Masterplan 2050 is adapting to a shifting landscape in port operations and planning its development as a key global port of the future. This will free up development land in the city centre, which will help facilitate the future development for both residential and commercial use. The construction industry is collaborating with key partners to develop opportunities in future cargoes such as offshore wind and green energy fuels. Maritime, landside and transport connectivity will also present opportunities and digitalisation of port services and operations will boost efficiency and sustainability in the port.

So join us on 7 September at the CIF Southern Construct Summit for insightful and stimulating discussions on how to maximise the opportunities and to improve efficiencies for your business in Cork. Hear lively panel discussions, inspiring case studies, burning fireside chats and real-life demonstrations as well as interactive roundtable discussions from your peers across the sector. Don’t miss out! If your goal is to keep abreast of developments and opportunities to drive improvement in your company, then the CIF Southern Construct Summit is the event for you.

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