Welcome & opening remarks from the Chair
Tina Marie O’Neill, Property Editor, The Sunday Business Post
MORNING KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Policy update on housing delivery and Budget 2017 measures to address Ireland’s housing crisis
Simon Coveney TD, Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government
Review of Action Plan for Housing and Budget 2017: An economist’s perspective
The budget announced a much anticipated help-to-buy scheme for first time buyers plus incentives to boost the supply of rental property. But, are these the right measures to address the same old problem? Supply v demand. Or, are we heading for another property bubble?
Conall MacCoille, Chief Economist, Davy Research and Author of MyHome.ie quarterly property report
Spotlight on housing development: A legal perspective
What is the current legal and taxation context for housing development? And how does this impact on the supply of new housing? Does the Action Plan for Housing and Homelessness identify and address the most critical legal bottlenecks contributing to "the chronic undersupply of new homes"?
Michael Walsh, Head of Property and Construction, ByrneWallace
Q&A with speakers
We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them
Our speaker explains why he believes the government’s new housing plan is trying to do just that...
Tom Dunne, Head School of Surveying and Construction Management, DIT
PANEL DISCUSSION: Unlocking land for residential development
Hazel Jones, Planning and Social/Affordable Housing Director, Bartra Capital
Margaret Geraghty, Director of Housing, Fingal County Council
Michael O'Flynn, Managing Director, O'Flynn Group
Niall Cussen, Principal Advisor(Planning), Dept. of Housing, Planning, Community & Local Government
Welcome back from the Chair
INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Towards a sustainable private rented sector: What we can learn from other countries?
Our speaker is a housing researcher at the London School of Economics who writes on housing, planning and the role of government. She has studied housing markets and policy in several EU countries and the US and has advised government departments, international organisations and development banks. Kathleen has written extensively about Britain’s private rented sector and the role of new corporate landlords. She has recently been involved in a project looking at how to accelerate new residential development in London.
Kathleen Scanlon, Research Fellow, London School of Economics
PANEL DISCUSSION: Residential debt funding: lenders' perspectives
CHAIR: Jack Horgan-Jones, Business Correspondent, The Sunday Business Post
Robert Gallagher, CEO, Activate Capital Ltd
Fergal McAleavey, Head of Private Equity, Irish Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF)
Neil Collins, Director, KPMG Corporate Finance
CASE STUDY: Innovation and creativity in affordable housing
Ó Cualann Co-Housing Alliance has solved problems that have baffled the Council, the government and the charitable housing sector. We’ll hear about this innovative housing project in Dublin that could be the shape of things to come.
Hugh Brennan, CEO, Ó Cualann Housing Co-Alliance CHG
LOCKNOTE PANEL DISCUSSION: The Big Debate: Addressing the unpalatable truths as to why we are STILL not meeting the demand for housing - it’s time to get radical!
Claire Solon, President, Society of Chartered Surveyors in Ireland and Head of Property, Friends First
Fiona Cormican, New Business Director, Clúid Housing
Enda McGuane, Managing Director, Winters Property Management
Iain Finnegan, Managing Director, Finnegan Menton
Closing Remarks & Summit Close