CIF Annual Conference

CIF Annual Conference
11 August 2020
Est. Reading: 3 minutes

The CIF Annual Conference takes place 1st November and will be chaired by Ivan Yates. This year's agenda will focus on how to revive the sector during such unprecedented and turbulent times. 

Like many other industries in Ireland and around the world, the global COVID-19 pandemic has caused the construction sector to witness a decline the likes of which has never been seen before, even paling in comparison to the crash of 10 years ago. With tremendous pressure on global supply chains, legal implications, new health and safety regulations for construction sites and much more, it has never been more important for the industry to rally together and look for solutions to overcome some of the biggest challenges the industry has ever faced.

While the fall-out from the effects of the pandemic is far from clear and no-one can predict its full impact, many experts agree that COVID-19 will have long-term implications for many aspects of the construction industry. However, is it possible to consider this crisis from another perspective and find opportunities for our industry to learn from, develop new ways of working and prepare for the long-term?

This year’s CIF Annual Conference will focus on how to revive the sector during such unprecedented and turbulent times and will remain the foremost event for the industry to come together to discuss the future. Featuring leading content, panel debates, keynotes and discussions, this conference is one that will look to rebuild the industry and explore how we turn this crisis into an opportunity to learn, improve and better prepare for the future.

To reflect the unprecedented times we find ourselves in; as well as the live event that will take place for delegates in Croke Park, this year’s conference will also be available online for those not in a position to attend in person. You can log-on in a virtual conference environment from the comfort of your home or office and see the same great content delivered in a new and exciting way. You will also be able to interact with our speakers, sponsors and exhibitors and network with other delegates in an online setting.

Topics at CIF 2020 include:

  • Resetting amid COVID-19
  • What’s the economic outlook in the short, medium and long-term?
  • Could COVID-19 be the catalyst for the shift to modular construction?
  • How will the pandemic accelerate change in construction and our built environment?
  • The next normal in construction: How disruption is shaping the world’s largest eco-system
  • Re-imagining the way we work
  • 6 ways to supercharge construction productivity and boost profitability
  • Project 2040: Are we committed to delivering it?
  • Creating certainty in the infrastructure pipeline to ensure we deliver future plans

Who should attend?

  • CIF members
  • Developers
  • Planners
  • Engineers
  • Contractors
  • Policy-makers
  • Service providers to the construction sector

 The ‘Hybrid’ Summit

To adapt to the current environment and the growing demand for some delegates to have the ability to attend conferences and events in a virtual environment, the CIF Annual Conference 2020 will be a ‘hybrid’ event. The ‘hybrid’ nature of the CIF Annual Conference 2020 will cater for those delegates that want to attend the live event experience in-person in Croke Park and also for those that wish to tune in virtually from the comfort of their home or office.


The Live Summit Experience:.
Benefits of live in-person attendance include:

  • One of the country’s highest quality venues with health & safety, sanitisation and social distancing measures guaranteed
  • Access to the full day conference in Croke Park, including all keynotes, presentations and debates
  • Arrival refreshments, tea and coffee breaks and full working lunch
  • Opportunities to connect with fellow attendees in person, meet the industry and network with fellow delegates
  • Full exhibition hall with innovative technologies and techniques that can create the sustainable infrastructure and buildings the country needs alongside support services and solutions providers
  • Copy of attendee list post-event
  • Copy of all presentations post-event

The Virtual Summit Experience:

Virtual attendance will be easily facilitated by CIF's specially customised conferencing platform and dedicated AV team.
Benefits of virtual attendance include:

  • Access to Virtual Main Stage for all keynotes, presentations and debates
  • Video content of the latest technology
  • Opportunities to meet 100’s of attendees virtually, and set up meetings and conversations
  • Online virtual exhibition hall
  • Meet the industry using our matchmaking and profiling facilities
  • Copy of attendee list post-event
  • Copy of all presentations post-event

Construction Jobs Expo will take place on 14th November at the Citywest Convention Centre. Meet leading employers in the construction and engineering sectors with job and career opportunities


Stay up to date with the latest from Construction Jobs Expo

linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram