Careys Building & Civil Engineering, in partnership with Engineers Ireland, was proud to sponsor a lunch event for the Engineers Ireland Conference 2018, held on Friday the 13th April at the Limerick Strand Hotel.
Engineers of all disciplines attended the conference entitled Engineering a Region: Infrastructure, Industry and Innovation; the theme of the conference reflecting the growing need for collaboration between industry, academia and innovators to create opportunities for regional development and growth.
The conference was held in association with Engineers Ireland’s Thomond Region and aimed to showcase the Mid-West region as a leader in this field.
A line-up of national and international speakers delivered engaging topics that were relevant for the spectrum of engineering professionals attending the conference. There were expert-led presentations on the subjects of sustainable infrastructure development, innovation in engineering, international best practice models and securing a vibrant graduate engineering talent pipeline.
The speaker line-up included:
- Lord Andrew Adonis, former Chair of the National Infrastructure Commission, UK
- Mr. John Moran, Member of Limerick Economic Forum and former Secretary General, Department of Finance
- Mr. Stephen Blair, Director of the Southern Regional Assembly
- Mr. Michael Lohan, Head of Lifesciences, Engineering and Industrial Technology Division, IDA Ireland
- Mr. Mike Quinn, CEO, Ervia (Irish Water and Gas Networks Ireland parent company)
- Mr. John Cormican, General Manager, Jaguar Land Rover
- Dr. Pat Daly, Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Service, Economic Development and Planning, Limerick City and County Council
- Dr. Emma Silke, Head of Business Development, ESB e-cars
- Mr. Paschal Meehan, Chair of Limerick for Engineering and Dean of Work Based Learning and VP International at Limerick Institute of Technology
- Prof Conor McCarthy, Centre Director, Confirm – Smart Manufacturing, A world leading SFI Research Centre
The impact of Brexit, use of emerging technology on construction, planning for the changing urban environment in our towns and cities as Ireland becomes increasingly urbanised, and the infrastructure investment required to meet those emerging needs were common threads throughout the presentations.
Our marketing team created a 20-minute video presentation (see below) which sparked the interest of many of the attendees at lunch and highlighted both Careys Building & Civil Engineering and the wider capabilities of our Group to the attendants of the event.