Upcoming Events 2019

17 Jul 2019

We have a very busy second half of the year to look forward to in the CIF, with some excellent events and campaigns lined up.

Top of the bill is the Annual Conference on October 2nd in Croke Park.  The conference will feature leading Irish and international speakers focusing on four key areas for the industry: People, Planning, Procurement and Productivity.  Tickets sales and exhibition stands are already moving quickly. Visit www.cifconference.ie for more information.

The Southern Construction Summit will take place in the Clayton Hotel, Cork City, on September 4th.  This event will focus on the potential of the southern region to underpin economic and social progress in the area and across the country. For more information and to buy tickets, see www.southernconstruct.ie

The CIF are delighted to continue the Building Equality, Women in Construction campaign with an event which will be hosted by Eaton Ireland. We will be celebrating diversity and inclusion in the workplace with inspiring guest speakers on the night as well as networking with those in the construction industry. For more information on the Building Equality event, please contact Michaela Courtney at [email protected]

Towards the end of the year, we will be holding the CIF’s second annual Health and Safety Summit in Croke Park on November 12th. More details on this event to follow.

Other events of note include:

A Morning Briefing will be held on Tuesday the 13th of August 2019 in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Little Island, Cork at 08:45am on the new Guidance on Soil and Stone By-Products. Registration and tea/coffee will begin at 08:30am, with the presentation beginning at 08:45am. The event will run for approximately 60 minutes. Registration for the event is free to CIF members with reservations allocated in order of requests received. To book your place please contact Bríd Cody at [email protected] or 021-4351410.


The IHBA Building Regulations Seminar will be held in the Louis Fitzgerald Hotel on Tuesday, the 10th of September from 8.30am until 10.30am. More details on this event to follow in due course.


The CIF Western and Midland Branch invite you to an evening briefing on September 12th 2019 which will focus on the outlook for the construction industry in the west of Ireland. Speakers for the evening include representatives from IDA Ireland and AECOM as well as CIF President Pat Lucey and CIF Galway Branch Chairperson, Tara Flynn. Speakers will be followed by a Q&A session with Tom Parlon, CIF Director General. This event is a free to attend event and is open to non-CIF members also. The event is also eligible for 2 CIRI CPD points. Please reserve your place with Bríd at [email protected]


The Joint ACEI and M&ECA Conference is scheduled to take place, following respective committee meetings, on the morning of Thursday, 10th October, at the Killarney Plaza Hotel, Co. Kerry.

The aim of this conference is to provide an opportunity for senior management from leading Irish based contractors to come together with consulting engineers from the building services sector. This year’s theme of “Building Resilience” will be addressed by speakers from both the public and private sector. The conference will be followed by a gala dinner in the Killarney Plaza Hotel. A limited number of rooms have been held at the Killarney Plaza Hotel. For more information, please contact Jennifer Nisbet-Daly [email protected]


The ‘Sustaining Success in Specialist Contracting’ event will take place on the morning of Friday 8th November (8:30am – 12:30) Castleknock Hotel. Specialist Contractors face unique challenges in managing their construction business. This event aims to provide an understanding of the risks and how to minimise them. This seminar will provide practical advice and will assist you in understanding the critical conditions and terms that you should be aware of. For more information, please contact Gillian Ross at [email protected]


And finally, this year’s Construction Safety Week will take place between 21st and 25th October. As ever, we encourage every CIF member to get involved.  Please ask your respective membership grouping to get involved. For further information on Safety Week 2019, please contact Michaela at [email protected]

From today, we ask that you send us your safety stories, as well as any on-site video content and images about safety. We are delighted to share member company stories, safety efforts and campaigns across CIF social media as part of the continuous safety campaign.

As you may be aware, Rory from Rory Stories is our safety ambassador this year and he’s been busy doing tours of construction sites for the past few months with his toolbox talks, promoting safety and mental health awareness in the construction industry.


Shane Dempsey, Director, Communications

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