Developing unique collaborative opportunities for the UK and Ireland’s construction leaders…
Registration and coffee
Welcome from the morning Chair
Journalist and past Deputy Editor, Construction News
OPENING AMBASSADORIAL ADDRESS:
Irish Ambassador to the United Kingdom
POLICY, INVESTMENT AND THE BIG PICTURE
MORNING KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Fireside chat with Michael O’Flynn
Michael O’Flynn will outline his views on the current challenges facing the Irish construction industry
Chief Executive, O’Flynn Group
PANEL DISCUSSION: Mutually beneficial partnering and collaboration opportunities for the UK and Ireland
Senior Advisor & Global Lead, Enterprise Ireland, United Kingdom
Director General, Construction Industry Federation (CIF) of Ireland
Chief Executive, Federation of Masters Builders, United Kingdom
PANEL DISCUSSION: Financing for construction – making the case for investment
- Financing options
- Competition for capital
- Debt finance
- Infrastructure in the UK after Brexit
Managing Director, DRS Bond Management Limited
Principal, Invennt Ltd
PANEL DISCUSSION: How the construction supply chain can add value to the industry
Adding value to customers by improving supply chain management performance
- What’s driving your client – predictability or flexibility?
Putting collaboration at the heart of an agile customer supply chain
Finding balance between efficiency and elements that can be standardised or automated
Managing Director, O’Donovan Waste Disposal
Group Director, Keltbray
Purchasing Director, Brooks Group
PRODUCTIVITY, MANPOWER AND INNOVATION
PANEL DISCUSSION: Building the workforce of the future
It is no secret that the construction industry struggles to recruit and retain the workforce it needs and with Brexit in motion, this concern is only amplified. Before change can occur, the industry must address the underutilisation of resources, high dissatisfaction rates and poor diversity levels. How can cultural transformation be achieved to build diverse, inclusive and ultimately more productive teams?
- Overcoming the skills gap and attracting digital natives through more effective education, partnerships and recruitment.
- Tackling deeply ingrained representational bias to encourage sector diversity.
- Improving mental health in the industry.
- What can be done to tackle the skills shortage?
- Transferable qualifications for both markets.
Head of Construction, Brick by Brick
Health and Safety Wellbeing Director, Mace
Chief Executive, Lighthouse Construction Industry charity
Partnership Director, CITB
Diversity and inclusion in the workforce – who’s leading the way and what does it look like?
Director of People and Infrastructure, Sir Robert McAlpine
New developments in advanced manufacturing and offsite building
Director, Cast Consultancy
Lunch and Exhibition Viewing
Welcome back from afternoon Chair
Editor & Chief Content Officer, The Sunday Business Post
AFTERNOON KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Modular Building
Chairman, Tide Construction and Vision Modular Systems
UNLOCKING THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT’S DIGITAL FUTURE
PANEL DISCUSSION: Technology – The industry’s key enabler
- How does the industry in Ireland and the UK compare to the rest of the world in terms of digital advances and technical innovations?
- How technology is advancing in terms of building modular
CEO, i3PT Certification
Deputy Director of Construction, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
Digital Manager, Multiplex
Director and Head of Global Systems, Bryden Wood
Challenge Director – Transforming Construction, Innovate UK
THE IMPORTANCE OF COLLABORATION IN STIMULATING DELIVERY
IRELAND 2040: What Ireland needs to deliver its housing requirements
Principal Adviser (Planning) Department of Housing Planning and Local Government, Ireland
Principal Adviser, Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government, Ireland
PANEL DISCUSSION: Regional Opportunities in the United Kingdom. Where can Irish companies get involved?
Supply Chain Manager, HS2 ltd
Partner and Head of Strategic Research and Insight team, Arcadis
Director of Operations, Scape Procure
PANEL DISCUSSION: Unlocking the potential of build to rent housing – The key to solving housing crises on both sides of the pond
Acquisitions and Development Manager, YOO
Director, Geraghty Taylor
Senior Director, Greystar
PANEL DISCUSSION: Forward thinking – the future of construction for Ireland and the UK. A leadership view on the evolution of the construction market.
Concluding this year’s summit will be an exhilarating debate from three influential veterans in construction and development. Speakers will share their perspectives on how construction in Ireland and the UK has changed over recent times and what needs to happen in terms of planning and investment to ensure both countries maximise all opportunities for commercial and residential development…
- Post Brexit opportunities for the industry
Group CEO, Durkan
Chief Executive, John Sisk & Son