Construction BUSINESS

Dublin Selected as Host City For Global DIY Summit in 2019

 Breaking News
  • An Overview of the Irish Construction Pipeline A traditional barometer of the construction industry environment in Ireland is the number of cranes punctuating the Dublin skyline. “The crane count in Dublin reached a record 123 in March 2019 – the fifth consecutive month when the survey recorded a new high,” pointed out Tom Moloney, Managing Director of CIS (Construction Information Services), when [...]...
  • Construction Companies Turning Again to Apprentices to Build the Future Construction companies are eager to hire apprentices again after the decade decline in apprenticeship registrations has been arrested. A Construction Industry Federation (CIF) survey has found unanimous support for apprenticeships, however 73% of construction companies feel that they are not able to hire an apprentice. According to a survey carried out by the Construction Industry Federation, 23% of [...]...
  • €31 Million Project Secured For Floating Wind Project Off the West Coast A €31 million project has been approved for an ambitious four-year floating offshore wind project. Subject to consenting, it is planned  that a full-scale floating wind turbine be deployed for testing off the west coast of Ireland at a Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) test site near Belmullet, County Mayo, by 2022. The project is [...]...
  • New Opportunities For Construction Companies as Dublin Airport Invests Over €1 Billion in Capacity Expansion Having welcomed 31.5 million passengers during 2018 – a new record – Dublin Airport is currently being expanded to ultimately cater for more than 20 million additional passengers. “We are building an airport to accommodate 55 million passengers a year,” pointed out Brian Collier (pictured above), Head of Construction Procurement at daa (Dublin Airport Authority), when [...]...
  • OPW Prepared For No Deal Brexit “If there is a ‘crash-out’, we will be ready. We are working 24/7,” said Maurice Buckley (pictured), Chairman of the Office of Public Works (OPW) and Vice President of Engineers Ireland, about preparations for installing infrastructure at ports and airports in the event of a ‘no deal Brexit’. “Eighteen separate construction projects are now underway [...]...

Dublin Selected as Host City For Global DIY Summit in 2019

Dublin Selected as Host City For Global DIY Summit in 2019
August 08
14:49 2018

Dublin has been selected to host the 2019 Global DIY Summit following a competitive process which included bids from a number of key convention destinations including Rome and Amsterdam. The event, which will take place over the course of two days in the Convention Centre Dublin next June, is expected to generate up to €5 million for the Dublin economy.

It is anticipated that the Summit will attract over 1,200 senior executive delegates from 65 countries, representing approximately 200 of the global industry’s top retail groups who together operate 28,000 stores, employ 1.6 million people, and generate sales in excess of €300 billion annually.

The Dublin bid was headed by Patrick Cassidy, CEO of Ireland’s leading independent hardware group United Hardware, which owns and operates over 150 Homevalue and Arro stores across Ireland.

Commenting on the successful bid, Patrick Cassidy said: “Hosting this Summit in Dublin next year is a major coup as it is a truly global event of significant scale and importance. The global DIY market is valued at approximately €570 billion annually and it is hugely satisfying that many of this industry’s most important strategic decisions will be made here in Ireland next year.”

“The domestic Irish DIY market has become a leader in shaping global trends within our industry and we now have a wonderful opportunity to demonstrate this excellence at first hand and share our learnings with international peers and partners.”

Topics for discussion at the event will include how technology is transforming consumer behaviour in home improvement, navigating potential geopolitical challenges such as trade tariffs, and global trends in relation to home ownership versus rental.

Tickets for the global summit will go on sale internationally in early 2019 along with confirmation of the programme of speakers.

The 2018 Summit was hosted in Barcelona last week and featured a long list of high profile speakers including Véronique Laury, CEO of Kingfisher; Sylvain Prud’homme, President of Lowe’s International; Ignacio Sanchez, General Director of Leroy Merlin; and Henning von Boxberg, Global President of Bosch.

CAPTION:

Pictured (L-R): Stephen Meehan, Chief Executive, Convention Centre Dublin; Adrienne Clarke, Head of Conference Sales, Convention Centre Dublin; and Patrick Cassidy, Group CEO, United Hardware.

About Author

admin

admin

Related Articles


Constrcution Summit

PROMO – Construction Summit 2016 – Sustaining the Momentum

Lean Construction Ireland – Enhancing Ireland’s Competitive Advantage

The Magazine – Construction Business

The Magazine – Construction Summit 2016

The Magazine – Construction Summit

Upcoming Events

  • No upcoming events
AEC v1.0.4

New Subscriber

Subscribe Here



Advertisements