€40 – €125

Irish Wood & Furniture Manufacturing Network (IWFMN) 2nd Annual Conference

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Science Gallery Dublin

Pearse Street

Dublin 2

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The Conference will focus on a national imperative - Sustainability as it affects the Furniture, Construction Joinery and Interiors sectors

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Why attend?

Open your eyes to NEW IDEAS and NETWORK FOR WORK! Learn about key INDUSTRY TRENDS & OPPORTUNITIES in INTERNATIONAL MARKETS from LEADING EXPERTS. Join the NATIONAL DEBATE on SUSTAINABLE DESIGN and the CIRCULAR ECONOMY and hear of PUBLIC INITIATIVES to support YOUR SECTOR with OPPORTUNITIES TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS.

This Conference seeks to provide THOUGHT LEADERSHIP and insight into the challenges and opportunities that you face.

Who should attend?

  • Manufacturers and suppliers to the wood and furniture manufacturing sector
  • Contractors and sub-contractors in the Construction sector
  • Educators in the furniture, joinery and construction sectors
  • Architects & Designers, Developers and all those affected by and leading the way in promoting a sustainably built environment for the future!!

So, ACT NOW, avail of our ‘early bird rate’ of €95 (€40 for IWFMN Members) and join the debate; network with potential partners and prepare to uncover new opportunities to grow and develop your business in this rapidly developing ‘4th industrial age’.

The Conference will be chaired by Dermod Dwyer , Executive Chairman

The Conference Centre

Our line-up of industry leading speakers includes the following key speakers:

1. Keynote Speaker. Minister Heather Humpries, Minister for Business, Enterprise & Innovation

2. Neil Kerrigan, Enterprise Ireland - Forest Technology Hub : Opportunities for Irish Manufacturing & Construction Sectors ( to be confirmed )

3. Steve Bowcott, CEO, John Sisk & Son Construction - 4D Construction and Sustainable Design a Case History in Materials Engineering and Project Management

4. Des O’Toole, Coillte - Bio-Economy & the Carbon Economy : Opportunities for Irish Wood

5. Susanna Campogrande, Research & Innovation, Wood.BE, Belgium - Interiors and Furniture : Trends from the Milan Furniture Fair [AND Belgium’s experience?]

6. Dr. Frank O’Connor, Eco-design and the circular economy: an opportunity to lead globally

7. Sean Downey, Specialist Contracting Director, CIF

8. Gabriella Kemendi, General Secretary, European Furniture Industry Confederation.

9. Brendan Phillips, Managing Director OVVO Ltd Product innovation.

10. Dermot O’Donovan, GMIT Letterfrack - the Evolution of Work-based Learning

Discussion Panel: Irish Case Studies for Collaboration - Led by Simon Dennehy, Perch Design Studio and Sean Phillips OVVO.

Discussion Panel: Sustainability in the Wood Industry – Led by Dr. Frank O’Connor & Mr.Mark Sweeney EI.

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Science Gallery Dublin

Pearse Street

Dublin 2

Ireland

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