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Ireland Development Conference; Sponsored by Turley

Wednesday, 28th April 2021 0845hrs – 1430hrs

This virtual event will look to highlight development opportunities and regeneration schemes across the Republic of Ireland whilst looking to drive investment and economic growth into the country.

As the world emerges from the Covid-19 pandemic and governments set out their plans for a major economic recovery the Republic of Ireland is aiming to capitalise on being a hub for global investment. 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, the ever growing BtR sector and placemaking.

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 include:

  • Limerick’s €500m regeneration aspirations
  • Shannon Group’s latest industrial projects
  • Bartra’s 1,000 home development plans
  • Clann Housing’s development of around 700 homes
  • Trinity College Dublin’s New €1bn Campus
  • Laois County Council’s 7 development sites
  • The IDA’s 150m euro property development plan
  • And much more…

Speakers for this event include:

Agenda and Programme:

08:45-09:10 Doors Open & Networking

Enjoy some networking time with those also attending the conference and visit the exhibitors – with the ability to video chat with attendees, enter the speed networking area or visit the booths of our sponsors.

09:10-09:35 Conference Welcome and Keynote

Chris Kane, the Director and Founder of Six Ideas is our conference keynote speaker and he joins us today to share his opinion of some of the current trends in today’s marketplace and his thoughts on an Ireland post Covid 19, collaboration between public and private sector and the opportunities that the private sector needs to align themselves with in 2021 and beyond.

Six Ideas Global; Chris Kane, Autor, Advisor and Advocate, Co-Founder

09:35-09:50 Networking & Exhibition

During the break period you’re able to move around the event – with a speed networking area to allow you to video chat at random so get your elevator pitch ready. 

You can also invite any other attendee to video chat, direct message.

And you can visit our exhibitions, chatting directly to them or watch their brand video and register your interest.

09:50-11:00 Session One: Regenerating Ireland in a Post Covid-19 World; Sponsored by Jacobs

With billions of pounds of investment potential and a multitude of major regeneration schemes being brought forward across the country, our panel of policy makers, investors, developers and nation-wide stakeholders highlight the key issues that must be addressed in 2021.

Chair: Jacobs; Monte Wilson, Global Market Director – Built Environment

Donegal County Council; Garry Martin, Service Director for Economic Development

Shannon Group; Mary Considine, Chief Executive Officer

IDA Ireland; Damien Kilgannon, Head of Property

11:00-11:30 Networking & Exhibition

During the break period you’re able to move around the event – with a speed networking area to allow you to video chat at random so get your elevator pitch ready. 

You can also invite any other attendee to video chat, direct message.

And you can visit our exhibitions, chatting directly to them or watch their brand video and register your interest.

11:05-11:20 – Utilising Technology to Accelerate the Planning Process; Sponsored by VU.CITY

Charlotte Dove McCarthy, Business Development Manager from VU.CITY, will share and discuss with Phil Laycock how increasing adoption of design and planning technology is helping built environment professionals across Ireland make better decisions, faster and create the best possible city for all.

VU.CITY; Charlotte Dove McCarthy, Business Development Manager

11:30-12:30 Session Two: Reimaging and Redeveloping Ireland’s Towns and Cities; Sponsored by Turley

Major Councils and Developers will form a panel to showcase their forthcoming schemes which will reimagine and transform Ireland’s Towns and Cities via a series of high level presentations and Q&A.

Chair: Built Environment Networking; Phil Laycock, Director

Turley; Seamus Donohoe, Associate Director

Laois County Council; Joe Delaney, Director of Services for Housing, Regeneration and Planning

Tipperary County Council; Sinéad Carr, Director of Services, Housing and Regeneration

Clann Housing; Aoife Flynn Kennedy, Head of Clann

12:30-13:00 Networking & Exhibition

During the break period you’re able to move around the event – with a speed networking area to allow you to video chat at random so get your elevator pitch ready. 

You can also invite any other attendee to video chat, direct message.

And you can visit our exhibitions, chatting directly to them or watch their brand video and register your interest.

12:35-12:50 – Unlocking Significant Construction Cost Savings With nZEB; Sponsored by Photonomi Global Group

Photonomi Global Group; John Quinn, CEO

13:00-14:00 Session Three: Major Development Projects; Sponsored by Turley

Some of the biggest game changing regeneration projects in Ireland are revealed and dissected by the developers and investors behind them in this interactive session

Chair: Turley; Karen Power, Associate Director, Strategic Communications

Limerick City and County Council; Dr Pat Daly, Chief Executive

Trinity College Dublin; Greg Power, Head of Capital Projects and Planning

Bartra; Sally Anne Sherry, Director

14:00-14:30 Networking, Exhibition & Close

We’re set to have an exceptional line-up of speakers who’ll be sharing intel into their future development projects, plans and vision for across Ireland. Here’s an overview of the confirmed speakers:

Trinity College Dublin – Greg Power, Head of Capital Projects and Planning

Irish government have recently backed plans to partly fund Trinity’s new campus, a 2.2-hectare (5.5-acre) site adjacent to Grand Canal Quay, a short distance from Google, Linkedin, Facebook and AirBnB’s offices. The plan involves the construction of a high-rise campus at the site over a 10-year period with the vision being to create an eco-system where start-ups and multinational companies co-exist alongside academic researchers and venture capitalists. Greg will reveal more intel on these exciting plans for the University.

Shannon Group – Mary Considine, Chief Executive Officer

Despite the pandemic hitting the Shannon Group’s businesses hard they are looking forward with new developments in the pipeline and attracting world class start-ups, SMEs and multinational companies to their free zone which supports over 46,000 jobs, and generates an economic impact of €3.6 billion a year . The Group’s latest proposals are to develop two new advanced manufacturing and logistics facilities totalling 100,000 sq ft and the upgrade of two existing units in the Zone for small office and warehouse accommodation. In addition, the group have secured planning for a new 4-storey 58,000 sq ft office block beside Rineanna House at Shannon Free Zone. Mary will share more details about these schemes and the Shannon Group’s post pandemic recovery plans.

Limerick City and County Council – Dr Pat Daly, Chief Executive

Limerick is undergoing a metamorphosis with over €500m being earmarked for investment in the coming five years. Whether it be in destination creation schemes such as the €180m Opera site or the Southside Masterplan, there is a great deal of opportunity in the county and Pat will delve into the details.

Pat Daly Limerick Council

Bartra – Sally Anne Sherry, Director

Bartra have big plans over the coming years for development and investment in Ireland – with 1,000 social and affordable homes in the pipeline between now and 2023. Bartra have 2 billion euros worth of property at various stages of development and Sally Anne will join the session to give more intel on these schemes and how in get involved in delivering them.

Donegal County Council – Garry Martin, Service Director for Economic Development

Donegal County Council manages a countywide programme of Urban and Village Renewal and Regeneration Projects using its own resources and a wide range of external funding sources. Prominent schemes include the “Future Ballyshannon” initiative which will see a significant investment made to transform the town centre, Letterkenny 2040 and Ballybofey Town Centre renewal. Garry joins the event to talk about each scheme and Donegal’s wider role in “Project Ireland”

Tipperary County Council – Sinéad Carr, Director of Services, Housing and Regeneration

I have been a Director of Services with Tipperary County Council for over 20 years and currently have responsibility for Housing Services along with managing programmes and activities in Clonmel Borough District. I have also held the position as Director of Services for Community & Economic Development; for Planning Services and for Clonmel Borough Council (when it was a stand alone authority). I have  held responsibility for Sports, Heritage, the Arts & EU Projects and would have played a key role at regional and national level in developing structures for the establishment of the Public Participation Network; the setting up of the Local Community Development Committee and maximising value for citizens by better coordinating policy development at local Council level with local LEADER & SICAP spend under the LCDC structure. My educational background is in the planning area with a Masters Degree in Regional & Urban Planning and I worked for many years as a planner in a number of different local authorities  at varying levels of seniority before my current role.

Laois County Council – Joe Delaney, Director of Services for Housing, Regeneration and Planning

It’s an exciting time in Laois with millions of pounds of council funding set to unlock a dearth of town centre and housing related projects. In particular, there are five burgeoning zones in Portlaoise which will be home to hundreds of new homes and commercial space. Joe will talk in depth about the opportunity that his county presents for the built environment supply chain.

VU.CITY – Charlotte Dove McCarthy, Business Development Manager

Charlotte McCarthy is a Business Development Manager at VU.CITY. Charlotte is leading business development for VU.CITY in Dublin and Belfast.

VU.CITY is a game-changing solution for urban development teams. Speeding up all aspects of the planning process from design concept stage right through to planning application submissions.

Their accurate 3D city models allow for collaborative and virtual feasibility and impact studies for proposed developments across 30+ cities in the UK and internationally.

Charlotte has previous experience in the built environment in Facilities Management, PropTech, and Placemaking.

IDA Ireland – Damien Kilgannon, Head of Property

Ireland’s inward Investment Promotion & Development agency, IDA Ireland (Investment Development Agency) is responsible for the attraction and development of foreign investment in Ireland. Ireland continues to win international investments from global corporations because it is seen as a business location where the workforce, as well as being highly qualified, has a unique capacity to improve, to innovate and to initiate new ideas, new processes and new ways of working that can make business more dynamic, more efficient and ultimately more profitable. Damien will join the session to discuss the IDA’s post-covid and property development plans, the latter of which is worth 150 million euros over the next 4 years.

Clann Housing – Aoife Flynn Kennedy, Head of Clann

Clann Housing is an age friendly housing and service provider, stemmed from market research identifying the need for a dedicated service for the over 55s, to help people to remain living in their own homes and communities for as long as possible. Clann manages over 700 homes and has a pipeline to double that number in the next few years. Clann’s focus is inclusivity, community, right sizing and future proofing homes for residents so they can age in place in their own community. Aoife will join the session to give more intel on Clann’s pipeline of approximately 700 homes.

Jacobs – Monte Wilson, Global Market Director – Built Environment

Monte Wilson is a Global Vice President and the Global Market Director for the Built Environment at Jacobs. In this role, Monte is focused on fostering innovation and creating an integrated strategy for Architecture, Interiors, Building Systems, and Cities and Places.

Monte has led global planning and design teams for the past 25 years with a specific focus on city and community building, urban redevelopment, and sustainability. He operates at the intersection of vision, strategy, design and implementation and is an advocate for a systems-based approach to creating places for people.

Monte is a husband of 30 years and a father of three. He graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture. He is the President of the Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF), an active member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), former Chair of the ULI Atlanta District Council and a charter member of the Congress for New Urbanism (CNU). Monte speaks globally on issues that face our cities and communities.

Turley (Ireland) – Seamus Donohoe, Associate Director

Turley is a full-service planning and development consultancy operating throughout the UK and Ireland, providing an integrated planning and design service to both public sector and private sector clients.

Our core strength lies in our ability to articulate and promote a comprehensive vision for places, supported by an in-depth awareness of technical and environmental compliance. Our Planning expertise is complemented by Design, Development Viability, Economics, EIA, Expert Witness, Heritage and Townscape, Landscape and VIA, Strategic Communications and Sustainability services. All services can be provided together or individually.

Seamus will join the session to discuss Turley’s unique integrated planning service and where it is being use to reimagine and redevelop Ireland’s Towns and Cities.

Turley – Karen Power, Associate Director, Strategic Communications

Karen is an Associate Director, Strategic Communications at Turley, a full service national (Ireland and UK) planning and development consultancy. With a background in media and corporate communications, she was most recently advisor to a Minister of State and played a role in the Programme for Government negotiations. At Turley she applies her understanding of local community and political context to develop bespoke strategies and programmes designed to secure success for many major development projects. With the consultation challenges presented by Covid, Turley have continued to positively engage people and communities in planning through successful digital and remote engagement recognizing its enhanced role is here to stay. Karen is also local councilor, providing a broader insight into the relationships between community, politics and positive place-making.

Six Ideas Global – Chris Kane, Autor, Advisor and Advocate, Co-Founder

Author, Founder of Six Ideas, ex head of Corporate Real Estate at BBC Workplace, and now living a portfolio life. Interested in 21st Century workplaces & place making. Chris is a strategic thinker with an innate ability to extract clarity from highly complex, cluttered and controversial situations. His strong grasp of how the property industry works, and his ability to assess what organisations need, are informed by almost three decades’ experience as a workplace professional including senior roles at the BBC and The Walt Disney Company.  He is a portfolio professional who is a founder of Six Ideas, a Non-Executive Director and a special advisor on 21st Century Workspaces and Workplaces.

Photonomi Global Group – John Quinn, CEO

John is an Electronic Engineering and Applied Finance graduate, and a serial entrepreneur in disruptive technology start-ups having founded or had significant leadership roles in over 10 Blue Chip start-ups over the last 30 years. He has been recognized by the Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Awards in 2002, the UK Business Innovation Awards in 2011, several International Innovation Awards in Semiconductor and Nanotechnology from and shortlisted for five International “Innovation of the Year” awards. In the early 90’s, he established world semiconductor nanotech benchmarks for the fabrication of CD-ROM, DVD & Blu-Ray & was technology lead for the conversion of Microsoft from floppy disc to CD-ROM for the release of Windows 95.

Photonomi Global Group a.r.l. is a world leading nanoscience and semiconductor intellectual property (IP) ecosystem in FEW Science Technologies, (Food, Energy & Water). Our company’s develop breakthrough technology applications to help solve future FEW resource and sustainability challenges. Headquartered in Jersey in the Channel Islands, Photonomi has offices around the world, including the mudP1E labs in Ireland, Uk and Germany. We operate with a strong social responsibility mandate in our investments. Our social objectives and our commercial objectives are equally as important.

HONE is the energy brand of the Photonomi Global Group.

Associate your brand with the Ireland Development Conference and position your brand at the forefront of one of the UK’s biggest discussions and debates around investment and development in the country.

Package Exhibition Stand Chair/ Speaking Opportunity Tickets VIP Backstage Access Cost (+VAT)
Conference Partner Yes Yes 15 Yes £2,500 Sold Out
Session One: Regenerating Ireland in a Post Covid-19 World; Sponsored by Jacobs Yes Yes 10 Yes £1,500 Sold Out
Session Two: Reimaging and Redeveloping Ireland’s Towns and Cities; Sponsored by Turley Yes Yes 10 Yes £1,500 Sold Out
Session Three Partner: Major Development Projects Yes Yes 10 Yes £1,500 Sold Out
Best Practice Presentation Package Yes Yes 10 Yes £1,000 View Details
Exhibitor Packages Yes 5 Yes £500 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 and the whole built environment industry.

Conference Partner

Session One: Regenerating Ireland in a Post Covid-19 World

Session Two: Reimaging and Redeveloping Ireland’s Towns and Cities

Session Three Partner: Major Development Projects

Best Practice Presentation Package

£1,000+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
  • Free exhibition space at all future Built Environment Recruitment Fair’s

Best Practice Partner

Best Practice Partner

Exhibitor Package

£500+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
  • Free exhibition space at all future Built Environment Recruitment Fair’s

Exhibitor Partner

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

keith.griffiths@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:
Wednesday, 28th April 2021

Time:
0845hrs – 1430hrs

Venue

Online – Hopin


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