CIF Southern Construct Summit & Exhibition

This year’s Construction Industry Federation (CIF) Southern Construct Summit & Exhibition will take place at Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Cork on 8th September 2022, chaired by broadcaster Jonathan Healy.

Expert keynote speakers and panellists will explore how industry and government can successfully work together by examining best practice in Europe and further afield.

Some of the most influential regional projects will be showcased, across transport, property, life sciences, pharmaceuticals, energy, and manufacturing.

Pictured here are Ger O’Leary, Chairman, Construction Industry Federation of Ireland (CIF) Cork Branch; Shaun O’Brien, Electrical Apprentice, Weltec Engineering;David Purdon, Technical Director, Autodesk Division, Diatec Group;Ronan O’Brien, Executive, Southern Region, Construction Industry Federation of Ireland (CIF) and Michael O’Flynn, Managing Director, O’Flynn Construction

The CIF’s Southern Region Construction Summit & Exhibition will bring together developers, planners, architects, engineers, consultants, contractors, material providers, and other key stakeholders pivotal to the construction industry, and will provide an excellent opportunity to network with fellow construction stakeholders.

Keynote speakers on the day include:

  • Michael McGrath T.D. Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform
  • Joe Seymour, Head of Active Travel & Public Transport Investment, National Transport Authority
  • Ronan Murphy, Construction Manager, Amarenco
  • Stephen Griffin, Site Services Director, Boston Scientific
  • Catherine Sheridan, Chief Operations Officer, EIH2
  • Barry McDermott, Associate Director & Group Head of Environment & Sustainability, PM Group
  • Eamon Judge, Senior Director Global Engineering, Eli Lilly
  • David Purdon, Technical Director, Diatec Group
  • Ger O’Leary, Managing Director, Weltec Engineering

This event will feature two panels focused on housing and infrastructure requirements in the region, with speakers including:

  • Michael O’Flynn, Managing Director, O’Flynn Construction
  • Stephen McCarthy, Director, Astra Construction
  • Michael Lynch, Director of Service – Planning & Development, Cork County Council
  • Dave Coakley, Director, Coakley O’Neill Town Planning
  • Clare Cashin, Construction Law Partner, Philip Lee
  • Fearghal Reidy, Director of Service, Cork City Council
  • Conor O’Connell, Director of Housing, CIF
  • Parag Joglekar, Head of Development, Respond

Established in 2019, Southern Construct has grown year on year, and for the first time, this September’s event will include a separate exhibition area showcasing the latest products, technologies, and services from leading suppliers across the full spectrum of the construction industry. Members of the public & representatives from across the construction sector are encouraged to attend. View the exhibitor list here.

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