A one-day conference

Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

Date: 20th June 2019

This conference will provide an eye opening look at the requirements throughout the country to improve transport infrastructure and meet the expected 40% increased demand by 2033. During this one-day event, we will explore the practicalities of the Metro Link and Dart Underground, as well as the need to focus on more sustainable public transport, and the scope to vastly improve Dublin’s bus network. We will hear from the Dept of Transport, Tourism & Sport on what will be the key road infrastructure developments over the next 3 years, including new projects, upgrades, and also how Brexit will affect certain access routes.

These events typically sell out quickly, so prompt booking is strongly advised to secure your place at the early bird rate Save €100.00 – Early Bird Rate is €395.00 + VAT (Normal rate €495.00 + VAT)

Please note the early bird discount can close sooner than expected once a certain amount of seats fill up, therefore your prompt booking is strongly advised to avoid disappointment.

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5 Structured CPD Points

We will also hear from the CEO of the National Transport Authority on public transport project plans, including Metro North progress, Luas Cross City Project, as well as Cork and Galway Transport Strategy. Other topics to be discussed include the re-opening of the Phoenix Park Tunnel, Irish Rail’s fleet expansion, and we will hear from AECOM’s European Advisory Leader on the real business case for transport infrastructure development. We will also gain insights throughout the day on issues such as procurement challenges, transport asset management and financing infrastructure projects.

This a must-attend event for any professionals involved with transport infrastructure, from development, planning, finance, or construction. All attendees will hear from an expert panel of speakers, and will also have access to all presentations. This event will also have fantastic networking and business opportunities, and attendees can also enjoy a sit down lunch and refreshments throughout the day, as well as gaining valuable CPD hours in the process.

Full Day Programme 8.50am to 4.30pm

Conference Chairperson & Opening Remarks

Graeme McQueen, Head of Communications, Dublin Chamber

A Time for Vision and Ambition : Looking Ahead to Dublin 2050 – The Big Projects That Dublin Needs to Secure its Future

  • Metro Link & Dart Underground: the two multi-billion euro projects that will transform Dublin’s transport network for the next 100+ years. Time to get over our fear of going underground!
  • Quality of life: The need to focus on more sustainable public transport and better cycling and walking infrastructure – also electric vehicles + pedestrianised spaces
  • Integration: Bus Connects has its flaws but the plan has the potential to vastly improve the city’s bus network – better ticketing options + the need for synchronisation with the cycling, Luas and rail network
  • Why the National Children’s Hospital experience should not put us off big projects: the success stories of recent years, Luas Cross City, Port Tunnel etc

Road Infrastructure Developments 2019 to 2022

Speaker: Ray O’Leary, Management Board, Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

  • New project details
  • Upgrades and maintenance of existing roads
  • PPP Projects
  • Updates on key projects in the context of Brexit, including on:
    • Key external access routes (Port of Cork, Foynes/Limerick, Rosslare)
    • Regional access routes (Macroom/Ballyvourney bypass, N4 to Sligo, N5 to Mayo/Roscommon)

Public Transport Project Plans

Speaker: Anne Graham, Chief Executive Officer, National Transport Authority

  • New and replacement buses – Bus corridors ie. BusConnects
  • Luas Cross City Project – Strategic viewpoint –  operations since launch
  • The reopening of the phoenix park tunnel – I can cover success since re-opening
  • Metro North progress
  • Cork Transport Strategy
  • Galway Transport Strategy – Galway Bus Connects

Irish Rail Fleet Expansion

Speaker: Peter Smyth, Chief Mechanical Engineer, Irish Rail

  • Dublin city centre re-signalling programme
  • The reopening of the phoenix park tunnel – construction details
  • The construction of a new central traffic control centre for commuter and intercity rail
  • New DART fleet – why, what, when, where and how
  • New DART Train design for greater Dublin area
  • Buying an energy efficient modern Train fleet
  • Extending our Intercity trains for greater capacity
  • Hybrid conversion of the Intercity fleet

The Business Case for Transport Infrastructure Investment

Speaker: Derval Cummins, European Advisory Leader, AECOM Transportation

  • Strategic case for investment in transport infrastructure
  • The role of the business case
  • Challenges in cost estimation
  • Quantifying the socio-economic benefits
  • Financial and commercial considerations
  • Implementation planning and risk management
  • Current Government requirements

Strategic Rail Development

Contracts, Procurement & Tendering Challenges

Transport Asset Management

Financing Infrastructure Projects

Streamlining Corporate Governance & Government Approvals Process

This event will be of significant interest to anyone with responsibility for our national transport infrastructure including; policy makers, government departments, local authorities, contractors, town planners, civil contractors and engineers, semi-state agencies, researchers and legal advisors to name just a few.

There will be 5 structured CPD points awarded to all attendees at this conference from the CPD certification service.

Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

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Please note the early bird discount can close sooner than expected once a certain amount of seats fill up, therefore your prompt booking is strongly advised to avoid disappointment

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The rate to attend includes morning tea/coffee and refreshments on arrival at registration, mid-morning tea/coffee and pastries and full buffet lunch. You will receive the speakers PowerPoint presentations within 24 hours after the event. 

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