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Infrastructure Ireland 2019

eolas magazine is organising the 2019 Infrastructure Ireland® conference which will look at how we can deliver the next generation of infrastructure. The National Development Plan 2018-2027, fully integrated with the National Planning Framework, will drive Ireland’s long term economic, environmental and social progress across all parts of the country over the next decade.

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Project Ireland 2040

It has now been over a year since Project Ireland 2040 was launched, which detailed how more than €116 billion will be spent over the next ten years and beyond. In its first year, progress has been mixed. For semi-state organisations such as ESB and the National Transport Authority (NTA) it has started very well – ESB is ahead of forecast in its five year plan and the NTA already had a transport plan in place for the greater Dublin area and one for Galway which could be rolled into the NDP.


Certainly challenges remain in terms of infrastructure projects and cost overruns. The National Broadband Plan and its potential cost alongside the National Children’s Hospital is putting strain on central government in terms of affordability. Further progress and clarity on timing for some of the larger projects is also needed. And as ever, ongoing pressures from demographics, planning, climate change, Brexit and a potential skills shortage will have to be overcome.


Where there is challenge there is also opportunity. The pipeline of projects is encouraging for the wider construction sector. Collaboration is essential – a regular and open dialogue between government and industry on how to successfully deliver on the commitments in Project Ireland 2040. There is also the potential for digital technology to disrupt the construction sector and ensuring that the transition to a low carbon economy is centre of every project will create economic, environmental and social benefits for years to come.

Key issues examined

✔ Priorities for investment: Progress report
✔ Supporting the delivery of major infrastructure projects
✔ Innovative collaborations between the public and private sector
Financing and funding the National Development Plan
✔ What is the solution to the housing crisis?
✔ Ensuring we have a skilled labour force to deliver on investment
✔ Delivering better healthcare through better infrastructure
✔ What do end users need and how should it be delivered?
✔ Embracing disruptive technologies and data driven insights
✔ Investing in energy infrastructure as we transition to a low carbon future
✔ Future outlook and key legal issues for the PPP market
✔ The role of the private sector in delivering investment priorities
✔ Linking planning and investment: A long term approach
✔ Future outlook and delivering the next generation of infrastructure


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Infrastructure Ireland 2019
Speakers

Who should attend?

This conference will provide an excellent opportunity to bring together the key stakeholders who are delivering Project Ireland 2040. The event is aimed at all those with an interest in the development of Ireland’s future infrastructure both in the public sector and those in the private sector working in advisory or service delivery roles.

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Professor James Barlow

Centre for Health Economics and Policy Innovation, Imperial College London
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Kieran Fitzgerald

Director, AIB Corporate Banking
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Paddy Hayes

Managing Director, ESB Networks
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Hazel Jones

Planning and Development Director, Bartra Capital Property Group
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Rachel Kenny

Director of Planning, An Bord Pleanála
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Joseph Mady

Managing Director, Digital Construction Technologies Group
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Cormac Murphy

Head of Group Office, European Investment Bank
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Donal Murphy

Head of Infrastructure and Credit Investments, Ireland Strategic Investment Fund
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Michael Nolan

Chief Executive, Transport Infrastructure Ireland
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Eoin O’Broin, TD

Committee on Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government
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James Richardson

Chief Economist, National Infrastructure Commission, UK
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Caroline Spillane

Director General, Engineers Ireland
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Neil Walker

Head of Infrastructure, Ibec
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Robert Watt

Secretary General, Department of Public Expenditure and Reform

Conference programme

Registration and morning coffee

Chairman's welcome and introduction

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Delivering on Ireland's investment priorities

Robert Watt

Secretary General, Department of Public Expenditure and Reform
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Future outlook for the PPP market in Ireland

Cathy Bryce

Director, National Development Finance Agency (invited)
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A National Infrastructure Assessment to shape future investment

James Richardson

Chief Economist, National Infrastructure Commission, UK

Questions & answers / Panel discussion

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The role of the private sector in delivering Project Ireland 2040

Hazel Jones

Planning and Development Director, Bartra Capital Property Group

Pat Lucey

Managing Director, Civils Ireland, Sisk (invited)

Neil Walker

Head of Infrastructure, Ibec

Caroline Spillane

Director General, Engineers Ireland

Morning coffee / networking break

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Financing and funding the National Development Plan

Donal Murphy

Head of Infrastructure and Credit Investments, Ireland Strategic Investment Fund

Cormac Murphy

Head of Office, European Investment Bank

Kieran Fitzgerald

Director, AIB Corporate Banking
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Enhancing regional accessibility: Investing in road and rail infrastructure

Michael Nolan

Chief Executive, Transport Infrastructure Ireland
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Delivering better healthcare through better infrastructure

Professor James Barlow

Centre for Health Economics and Policy Innovation, Imperial College London

Questions & answers / Panel discussion

Networking lunch

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The role of planning in delivering Project Ireland 2040

Rachel Kenny

Director of Planning, An Bord Pleanála
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Digital technology to disrupt the construction industry

Joseph Mady

Managing Director, Digital Construction Technologies Group
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Home: Why public housing is the answer

Eoin O’Broin, TD

Committee on Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government
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Investing in energy infrastructure for a low carbon future

Paddy Hayes

Managing Director, ESB Networks

Questions & answers / Panel discussion

Chairman’s summary and conference close

Sponsorship opportunities

There are a limited number of opportunities for interested organisations to become involved with the conference as sponsors. This is an excellent way for organisations to raise their profile with a key audience of senior decision-makers from across Ireland’s public, private and voluntary sectors. For more information on packages available and speaking opportunities at the event call Lynda Millar on 01 661 3755.

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Conference Registration

Delegate fee

240

+VAT 23% = €295.20
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