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Republic of Ireland Development Conference

Tuesday, 26th April 2022 0900hrs – 1430hrs

Over €11 billion worth of development, infrastructure and regeneration plans will be discussed at this conference including the development of thousands of homes and major job creating commercial projects

This conference will look to highlight the development opportunities and regeneration schemes across the Republic of Ireland that will help the country bounce forward as we move out of the pandemic whilst looking at the opportunities to drive sustainable investment and inclusive economic growth into the country.

The Republic of Ireland has become a hub for global investment – and the country wants to see this continue. We’ll not only look at thriving cities like Dublin – but we’ll look across the wider country at the ambitious development plans being proposed – from commercial projects and data centres, to new towns, zero carbon and sustainable development, placemaking and the ever growing BtR sector.

We’ll do this by gathering key decision makers and stakeholders from the public and private sector – with short presentations, exclusive information and expert insights being shared.

Topics to be discussed:

  • 645,000 sq ft Abbey Quarter Masterplan
  • Fortwell Capital’s €300 million push into Ireland
  • Clúid’s additional 3,000 homes by the end of 2022
  • 268-unit Dublin Landings development
  • €7.66m Flower Hill Regeneration
  • 3,600+ new homes to be delivered in Fingal
  • Intel on 80 Housing Agency development sites
  • 342-home Griffith Avenue development
  • Plans for the €1.25bn earmarked for the LDA
  • Intel on phase 2 of Ballymore’s Dublin Arch scheme
  • Ballymore’s “zero carbon district” in Dublin
  • Intel on €390m Fingal housing programme
  • Intel on Tetrarch’s 1,500 home pipeline
  • Tetrarch’s €500 million housing venture

Speakers include:

09:00-09:20 Doors Open & Networking

Enjoy some networking time with those also attending the conference and visit the exhibitors. You’ll have the ability to video chat in our networking lounge with attendees, or visit the exhibition booths.

09:05-09:15 Conference Welcome

Built Environment Networking; Phil Laycock, Director

09:15-10:15 Session One: What are the Key Ingredients for a Greener, Healthier and Smarter Ireland; Sponsored by Cundall

This session will focus on the challenges that the country faces in the bounce back post-pandemic, and opportunities relating to infrastructure, the housing crisis and development from local authority leadership together with developers and other major Irish stakeholders in an interactive Q&A.

Chair: Cundall; Alan Fogarty, Head of Sustainability

Kilkenny County Council; Colette Byrne, Chief Executive

Greystar Ireland; Ward Frisby, Development Director

Ireland Strategic Investment Fund; Sarah Hickey, Senior Investment Manager

Fortwell Capital; Arthur Jennings, Managing Director

10:15-11:00 Break & Networking

Enjoy some networking time with those also attending the conference and visit the exhibitors. You’ll have the ability to video chat in our networking lounge with attendees, or visit the exhibition booths.

11:00-11:15 Session Two: The Housing Agency – Delivering Sustainable and Affordable Housing for all in Ireland

The Housing Agency are working towards delivering sustainable and affordable housing for all in Ireland. Using their knowledge and expertise, they lead the way in informing and delivering housing policy with their unique position to understand the needs of the Irish housing sector. This session will delve into the work The Housing Agency does on behalf of the Irish Government with intel on over 80 sites that are under their management.

The Housing Agency; Jim Baneham, Director of Delivery

11:20-12:20 Session Three: Major Development Projects and Placemaking

The biggest schemes and projects set to happen within Ireland will be the main focus of the session – as we hear about huge regeneration and development projects which are essential in driving jobs, and economic growth from a host of the biggest developers bringing multi-million and billion-euro projects forward.

Chair: (Available to sponsor)

Ballymore; David Killion, Development Director

Meath County Council; Padraig Maguire, Senior Planner

Clare County Council; Carmel Kirby, Director of Services

12:15-12:45 Lunch & Networking

Enjoy some networking time with those also attending the conference and visit the exhibitors. You’ll have the ability to video chat in our networking lounge with attendees, or visit the exhibition booths.

12:45-14:00 Session Four: Accelerating House Building and Creating Inclusive, Sustainable Communities; Sponsored by prepaypower; Sponsored by PrepayPower

This session will consist of a series of development lead presentations focusing on major housebuilding plans to create vibrant and inclusive communities in Ireland from a range of organisations integral to creating destination and place as well as looking into the ever growing BtR sector.

Chair: PrepayPower; Tracy Tuffin, Residential Business Sales Manager

Clúid Housing; Fiona Cormican, New Business Director

Fingal County Council; Robert Burns, Director of Housing and Community Development

Land Development Agency; Phelim O’Neill, Head of Property

Tetrarch Homes; Tom Sheridan, Development Director

14:00-14:30 Conference Summary and Close

Enjoy some networking time with those also attending the conference and visit the exhibitors. You’ll have the ability to video chat in our networking lounge with attendees, or visit the exhibition booths.

We’re set to have a plethora of expert names join us for four excellent panel discussions. The speakers include:

Ballymore – David Killion, Development Director

Diageo picked Ballymore to develop part of the Guinness Brewery in Dublin as a new urban centre. Guinness’s parent, Diageo are redeveloping 12 acres of its complex at St James’s Gate in central Dublin for housing, offices, shops and businesses with the intention of it becoming Dublin’s first “zero carbon district”. David will join the conference to give more intel on the next phases of this €700 million investment as well as looking ahead to Ballymore’s future development schemes in Ireland.

Clare County Council – Carmel Kirby, Director of Services

The Ennis Town Centre Public Realm Regeneration Project comes as a part of the Government’s Urban Regeneration and Development Fund, which is intended to drive the rejuvenation of strategic and underutilised areas within Ireland’s cities and towns. Under the town centre regeneration scheme, there will be a significant upgrade to the public realm with over €5m worth of works set to take place over several key areas throughout the town centre. Carmel joins us to share insight into the project and offer thought leadership on further public realm improvements planned for the future.

Greystar Ireland – Ward Frisby, Development Director

Greystar is a leading, fully integrated real estate company that manages and operates over $200 billion+ of real estate globally. In 2019, Greystar completed the acquisition of the Quayside Quarter development at Dublin Landings for €176 million, adding 268 apartments on Dublin’s North Wall Quay to their portfolio. Recently the property giant has closed in on a deal worth just under €180 million for 342 homes being developed by Cairn Homes for the Griffith Wood portfolio.

Ireland Strategic Investment Fund – Sarah Hickey, Senior Investment Manager

The Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF), managed and controlled by the National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA), is a sovereign development fund with a unique mandate. The ISIF is comprised of the Discretionary Portfolio (€8 billion at end-September 2020) and the Directed Portfolio (€2.2 billion at end-September 2020). The Discretionary Portfolio has a statutory mandate to invest on a commercial basis in a manner designed to support economic activity and employment in Ireland. Its predecessor was the National Pensions Reserve Fund (NPRF). The Directed Portfolio (primarily public policy investments in AIB and Bank of Ireland) continues to be held within the ISIF, under direction from the Minister for Finance.

Fingal County Council – Robert Burns, Director of Housing and Community Development

As Director of Service and part of the senior management team within Fingal County Council with responsibility for Housing and Community Development, Robert is responsible for the delivery of new housing which the council has committed €390m for a significant programme with 3,640 new homes in the pipeline to be developed between 2022 and 2026. Robert also heads up the management of an existing stock of c. 6,000 housing units and will join the conference to reveal more details about their exciting housing development plans over the coming years.

Kilkenny County Council – Colette Byrne, Chief Executive

Kilkenny County Council are undergoing major regeneration and development over the coming years. Working in the Abbey Quarter Partnership, in a joint venture with the National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA), the council will help deliver a major regeneration project at the 10-acre Smithwick’s Brewery site. The site will feature 14 blocks to create a new urban quarter that will consist of 645,000 sq ft of mixed use residential, commercial, retail, education, and civic space.

Fortwell Capital – Arthur Jennings, Managing Director

Fortwell Capital has launched a €300m (£257m) push into Ireland with a €21m construction loan to Red Rock Developments. The deal with Red Rock kickstarts Fortwell’s lending in Ireland, where it is aiming to emulate its growth in the UK debt sector. Arthur will discuss Fortwell’s plans for Ireland and the potential they see in the country for inclusive economic growth.

Clúid Housing – Fiona Cormican, New Business Director

Clúid Housing is an award winning, not-for-profit, that has grown to become the largest approved housing body (AHB) in Ireland, providing over 8,000 affordable, high-quality homes to people in need of housing. The housing body have an ambitious growth strategy to deliver an additional 3,000 homes by the end of 2022. Clúid recently entered into a financing agreement with Legal and General providing a long-term €54 million, becoming the first AHB to secure a financing agreement of this size with an international institutional asset manager. Under the agreement Clúid are to deliver 200 new social homes.

Land Development Agency – Phelim O’Neill, Head of Property

The Land Development Agency is a commercial, state sponsored body that has been created to coordinate land within State control for more optimal uses where appropriate, with a focus on the provision of housing. With over €1.25 billion of capital earmarked by the government for the LDA, there are multiple projects in the pipeline. As head of property at Land Development Agency, Phelim is best placed to share insight into their schemes which make up some of Ireland’s largest social and affordable housing projects.

The Housing Agency – Jim Baneham, Director of Delivery

The Housing Agency are working towards delivering sustainable and affordable housing for all in Ireland. Using their knowledge and expertise, they lead the way in informing and delivering housing policy with their unique position to understand the needs of the Irish housing sector. Through their active engagement, they support all housing related issues in the country. The Housing Agency is responsible for the management of over 80 sites and as Director of Delivery, Jim will be well placed to discuss their development and strategic plan for their sites as well as discussing Ireland’s housing needs as they come out of the pandemic.

Built Environment Networking – Amanda Griffiths, Director

Amanda is one of the Co-Founder’s of Built Environment Networking – formed almost 10 years ago.

She’ll be hosting a number of the sessions throughout the day, running the days proceedings and managing the interaction between our virtual delegates and the speakers.

Meath County Council – Padraig Maguire, Senior Planner

Meath County Council are looking to redevelop Navan’s Flower Hill following a €7.66 million grant under the government’s urban regeneration fund. Under the regeneration plan, the council will complete a reconstruction of the streetscape, a new community and cultural facility, an upgrade of frontage on existing buildings and an exciting riverbank project that will link Blackwater Park to the bottom of Flower Hill.

Tetrarch Homes – Tom Sheridan, Development Director

Tetrarch secured private equity backing for plans to build 1,500 homes last year with London-based Revcap backing the €500 million venture by the Irish group. Tetrarch has a strong focus on senior living accommodation in the plans that include social, affordable and private housing in a number of schemes in the greater Dublin area. Tom joined Tetrarch in 2019 and is responsible for the development and delivery of all development projects across their portfolio and will be well placed to discuss their plans for the coming years.

Built Environment Networking – Fahmida Nisa, Online Event Manager

Nisa is a research, marketing and content specialist at Built Environment Networking. She will be hosting a number of the sessions throughout the day, running the day’s proceedings and managing the interaction between our virtual delegates and the speakers.

Cundall – Alan Fogarty, Head of Sustainability

Alan heads up a specialist environmental team in Cundall which he started in 1999. The team is focused on low-energy and sustainable building design.He is a chartered building services engineer and has gained an extensive knowledge of natural ventilation design, passive design techniques and the assessment of natural lighting. He is specialised in developing energy strategies including the development of low carbon district heating for both new and existing sites.He is an accredited BREEAM Assessor, AP & SKA assessor. He is part of the CIBSE Part L working group reviewing Part L 2016 non-domestic buildings for DCLG. He developed the EFA PSBP baseline designs for natural ventilation and energy requirements.He is keenly interested in Biophilia and in particular how plants can improve air quality inside buildings and the resulting reduction in ventilation energy that can be achieved. Alan regularly is a guest speaker at Brunel and Loughborough Universities as well as a provider of CPD seminars for RIBA.

PrepayPower – Tracy Tuffin, Residential Business Sales Manager

PrepayPower is Irelands leading smart metering utility supplier with over 240,00 meter points across Ireland (electricity, gas and broadband). We support our clients sustainability commitments by providing 100% guaranteed renewable energy, sourced directly by PrepayPower from Irish windfarms. We use data from our smart meters to understand the performance of our clients buildings and support their residents to reduce waste through smart technology. We support community renewable projects such as CHP, PV and solar.  We have the highest retention rates in the utility market at 90%,  providing price stability and security through our comprehensive hedging strategy.

Our smart technology underpins our clients commitments to reduce their carbon footprint whilst creating inclusive, vibrant, smarter communities in Ireland.

Associate your brand with the Republic of Ireland Development Conference and position your brand at the forefront of one of the UK’s biggest discussions and debates about economic growth, development and regeneration within the country.

Package Exhibition Stand Chair/ Speaking Opportunity Tickets VIP Backstage Access Cost (+VAT)
Conference Partner Yes Yes 15 Yes £2,750 View Details
Session Partner Yes Yes 10 Yes £1,750 View Details
Session One Partner: What are the Key Ingredients for a Greener, Healthier and Smarter Ireland Yes Yes 10 Yes £1,750 Sold Out
Session Two Partner: Major Development Projects and Placemaking Yes Yes 10 Yes £1,750 View Details
Session Three: Accelerating House Building and Creating Inclusive Communities Yes Yes 10 Yes £1,750 Sold Out
Best Practice Presentation Package Yes Yes 10 Yes £1,250 View Details
Exhibitor Packages Yes 5 Yes £750 View Details

We have various partnership packages available, including packages with speaking opportunities, exhibition space and those that will drive brand awareness, allowing you to address your whole target audience for maximum brand awareness and impact. Our partnership packages will put you at the forefront of the industry discussion allowing you to be there, be active and be an expert within the construction and property sector, the housing sector and the whole built environment industry.

Conference Partner

£2,750+VAT

Become the headline partner of this conference and get mass awareness and brand visibility. This package is the ultimate – with a prime location during the event, a speaking opportunity, logo positioning on the top of the logo and your name in the event title – “Republic of Ireland Development Conference; Sponsored by YOUR COMPANY NAME”

  • The conference will be called the xxx Conference in association with your company name
  • Ability to help shape the conference agenda and content to bring your strategic thinking to the event
  • Option to recommend speakers
  • Inclusion with pre-conference speaker communications
  • Access to the speakers and panellists; an excellent opportunity to establish rapport and build commercially rewarding relationships
  • Prime branding for the whole conference
  • Option to do a keynote speech
  • One speaking position on one panel during the conference
  • Online exhibition space allowing you to video chat with delegates and share downloadable content such as literature
  • 15 online delegate passes for your team or guests
  • Digital media branding: your logo will appear prominently on the website, marketing emails, social media etc
  • Master of Ceremonies “thank you” in the opening and closing speeches
  • Social media – pre, during and post-conference activity
  • Inclusion with all PR and outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to video of the conference after the event

Session Partner

£1,750+VAT

The role of the session partner provides an opportunity for you to participate in one of the sessions to build brand awareness, loyalty and trust amongst hundreds of civic and business leaders from across the industry. You’ll be seen to be a thought leader within your area of expertise and showcase your company in front of key decision-makers from across the industry. Benefits include:

  • Ability to help shape the session agenda and content to bring your strategic thinking to the event
  • Option to recommend speakers for the session
  • Inclusion with pre-conference speaker communications
  • Access to the speakers and panellists; an excellent opportunity to establish rapport and build commercially rewarding relationships
  • Branding for the whole conference and your session
  • One speaking position on your panel
  • Option to do a five minute introduction to your panel or thought leaders presentation
  • Online exhibition space allowing you to video chat with delegates and share downloadable content such as literature
  • 10 online delegate passes for your team or guests
  • Digital media branding: your logo will appear prominently on the website, marketing emails, social media etc
  • Master of Ceremonies “thank you” in the opening and closing speeches
  • Social media – pre, during and post-conference activity
  • Inclusion with all PR and outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to video of the conference after the event

Session One: What are the Key Ingredients for a Greener, Healthier and Smarter Ireland

Session Three: Accelerating House Building and Creating Inclusive Communities

Best Practice Presentation Package

£1,250+VAT

During the breaks delegates are able to speed network and visit the exhibitors – but with this package you can also give them the option of coming to see your company deliver a 15-minute thought leadership presentation, enabling you to play a key role in the conference. Build brand awareness, loyalty, trust and new business leads amongst numerous civic and business leaders from across the industry. Benefits include:

  • Ability to deliver a 15-minute presentation during one of the break periods
  • Access to the VIP Room – a green room for speakers, VIP guests and sponsors
  • Branding across the rest of the conference
  • Online exhibition space allowing you to video chat with delegates and share content
  • 10 online delegate passes for your team and/or guests
  • Digital media branding: your logo will appear prominently on the website, marketing emails, social media, etc
  • Master of Ceremonies ‘thank you’ in the opening and closing speeches
  • Social media – pre, during and post-conference activity
  • Inclusion in any PR and outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to video of the conference after the event

Exhibitor Package

£750+VAT

If you’re looking for access to the event and a space to meet online delegates and chat with them – then our exhibitor package is perfect. Some people can be reluctant to approach exhibition stands – but online it’s different and you’ll be inundated with enquiries and questions about your brand. Benefits include:

  • Online exhibition space allowing you to video chat with delegates and share downloadable content such as literature
  • 5 online delegate passes for your team or guests
  • Digital media branding: your logo will appear prominently on the website, marketing emails, social media etc
  • Master of Ceremonies “thank you” in the opening and closing speeches
  • Social media – pre, during and post-conference activity
  • Inclusion with all PR and outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to video of the conference after the event

If you’re interested in any of the packages above or if you’re interested in finding out additional information then contact us on:

0113 390 4700

opportunities@built-environment-networking.com

Our online conferences will merge our face-to-face conferences with a virtual platform – providing networking opportunities, exceptional panel discussions and debates, speaker presentations and an exhibition hall.

Here’s a little video highlighting what to expect

And here’s a bit more information of key areas of our online events…

You’ll receive unique log-in details to join our online event via computer or phone – and you’ll be greeted with an easy navigation tool. You’ll be able to navigate to:

Main Stage

Where our ‘Programme’ will take place with excellent speakers and content. You’ll be able to get involved, asking questions and taking part in live polls.

Networking Area

Just like a real conference you’ll be able to meet and connect with new people in our forum. You can directly request to chat with someone or you can enter our ‘speed networking’ area to meet numerous new people within the industry. Get your elevator pitch ready!

Sponsor / Exhibitor Area

Meet our partners and sponsors – view what they’re all about, video chat with them and download their literature and product information.

Tickets

Tickets are not currently available for this event.

Details

Date:
Tuesday, 26th April 2022

Time:
0900hrs – 1430hrs

Venue

Online – Hopin


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