Environment Minister Alan Kelly and economist Colm McCarthy have been confirmed as headline speakers for this year's Engineers Ireland Annual Conference. The conference takes place in Killarney over two days, Thursday 14 May to Friday 15 May
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Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government Alan Kelly TD will deliver a keynote address to delegates at this year’s Engineers Ireland Annual Conference in Killarney on Thursday 14 May. The minister will share the platform with economist Colm McCarthy who last year called for the scrapping of further investment in windfarms.

Entitled Engineers and Technology: Delivering Tomorrow’s Ireland the speakers and presentation topics reflect the diverse range of engineering specialisms from civil to environmental; energy to electrical and software to heritage. All will explore how technology is now critical in developing solutions to the challenges that society must overcome, an issue that has been explored throughout the tenure of current President, Regina Moran Chartered Engineer and CEO, Fujitsu Ireland.

The plenary session will be opened by the President and feature CEO of Ervia (formerly Bord Gais Group) Michael McNicholas; Jerry O’Sullivan, Deputy CEO, ESB; Moira Murrell, CEO, Kerry County Council and a presentation on the technology involved in the restoration of St Mel’s Cathedral, Longford. A gala dinner follows with after dinner entertainment provided by impressionist Oliver Callan.

On Friday presenters in the technical sessions will explore the building regulations, energy issues, doing global business from Kerry and climate change. Speakers include Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Winner Dr Edmond Harty; Sean Ryan, Aspen Grove Solutions and Ken Boyne of Wind Prospect Ireland.

The conference takes place over two days from Thursday 14May to lunchtime Friday 15 May. Delegates will attend a plenary session on the first day with a choice of two breakouts on Friday morning. The full schedule is available to view on EngineersIrelandConference.ie.

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  Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government Alan Kelly TD will deliver a keynote address to delegates at this year’s Engineers Ireland Annual Conference in Killarney on Thursday 14 May. The minister will share the platform with economist Colm McCarthy who last year called for the scrapping of...