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Irish Wood & Furniture Manufacturing Network (IWFMN) National Conference

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The Conference will focus on Sustainability, and its affect on the Furniture, Construction Joinery and Interiors sectors.

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This national conference is an opportunity to Learn, Discuss & Consider

NEW IDEAS and NETWORK FOR WORK, INDUSTRY TRENDS & OPPORTUNITIES in INTERNATIONAL MARKETS , LEADING EXPERTS, the NATIONAL DEBATE on SUSTAINABLE DESIGN and the CIRCULAR ECONOMY, PUBLIC INITIATIVES to support YOUR SECTOR , OPPORTUNITIES TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS.

This Conference will provide Leadership , Expertise & Insight into the challenges and opportunities of our Industry.

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!!

Avail of our ‘early bird rate’ of €95 (€40 for IWFMN Members). The Conference will be chaired by Dermod Dwyer , Executive Chairman. The line-up of industry leading speakers includes:

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

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

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

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

5. Ms. 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. MR. Sean Downey, Specialist Contracting Director, CIF

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

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

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

Discussion Panel 1: Irish Case Studies for Collaboration - Led by Simon Dennehy, Perch Design Studio and Sean Phillips OVVO. Discussion Panel 2: Sustainability in the Wood Industry – Led by Dr. Frank O’Connor & Mr.Mark Sweeney, EI.

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