Engineers Ireland Annual Conference and Exhibition 2017 - Speaker Line-Up announced led by Minister

Engineers Ireland Annual Conference and Exhibition 2017 - Speaker Line-Up announced led by Minister Naughten with contributions from Dutch National Sea and River Defence Programme, European Commission and an Bord Pleanála

21 April 2017 at 17:12
Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Natural Resources Denis Naughten TD will deliver a keynote address to delegates at this year’s Engineers Ireland Annual Conference, taking place in the Tullamore Court Hotel, Co. Offaly on Thursday 4th May. 
Entitled ‘Challenges and Opportunities: Flooding and Renewable Energy in 2017’, the theme reflects the critical role of engineering in assessing and mitigating challenges while excelling in innovation to meet future energy demands and flooding risks. In collaboration with the Midlands Region Committee, Engineers Ireland has assembled an esteemed line-up of national and international speakers and engaging topics that are relevant for the spectrum of engineering professionals who will gather at the conference.  
Sharing the platform with the Minister at this day-long conference includes:
Erik Kraaij,  (Dep.) Director of the National River and Sea Defence Programme, The Netherlands
Conall Boland, Board Member and Deputy Chairperson, An Bord Pleanála 
Marie Donnelly, Director for New and Renewable Sources of Energy Efficiency and Innovation at DG Energy, European Commission
Anthony Cawley, Hydrologist and Visiting Lecturer at University of Limerick
Mark Adamson, Head of Flood Relief and Risk Management Division, Office of Public Works 
Dr Paul Quinn, School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Newcastle University
Gary Healy, CEO, Irish Wind Energy Association
Tom Marren, CEO, CES Energy
Speakers will share their experience and knowledge of the resources, techniques, innovation and focus required meet Ireland’s future challenges and opportunities.  Delegate packages are available and competitively priced from €159 and can be purchased on our conference website: 
A series of late afternoon activities have also been organised to engage delegates, including a tour of Mountlucas Wind Farm, led by Brendan Connolly, Business Development Manager, Bord na Móna Powergen and the screening of Dream Big: Engineering our World will also be shown in the conference centre. 
A detailed line-up and agenda is listed on our conference website: