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Targeting developers, property owners, architects, designers and contractors, Fit Out Summit 2019 will address the challenges and the opportunities associated with changing the way we plan and use space in the commercial, office, retail, residential and hospitality sectors in Ireland.

Delegates will have the opportunity to hear from industry leaders who are changing the way we build, about the business case and future outlook for further development in each sector and about how changing legislation, inward investment in the FinTech sector and tougher regulations are impacting major projects.

Call for Papers

The organisers and partners of Fit Out Expo and Hospitality Fit Out are interested in hearing from suitably qualified professionals interested in presenting or participating in the Summit.

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Day 1 Morning

Property Developers Summit

1st May 2019 • RDS Main Hall

Prospects & Challenges for Commercial Development

  • Office Space
  • Logistics
  • Smart Buildings
  • The Working Environment

Day 1 Afternoon

Opportunities in the Private Rental, Build to Let & Co-working Sectors

  • Overview of Trends & Opportunities
  • Design and Specification Consideration
  • Opportunities for Contractors and Suppliers

Day 2 Morning

2nd May 2019 • RDS Main Hall

Hospitality Development Summit

  • Design Trends in Cafes, Bars, Restaurant & Venues
  • Case Studies & Panel Discussion
  • Design Trend for Hotels
  • Capital Values and Funding for Large and Small Hotel Developments

Day 2 Afternoon

The Future of Retail in Ireland

  • Attracting the Customers
  • Store Design – The Point of Sale
  • Amazon – Challenge and Opportunity

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Fit Out Summit Agenda 2018


Day One- 6th of February 2018

11:00 – 11:45

Ian Lucey, Co- Founder Harbour Innovation Campus and CEO of the Lucey Fund

Transforming Dun Laoghaire Ferry Terminal into a Hub for Tech, Marine and Design Businesses

11:45 – 12:30

Joe Kennedy, Managing Director, Smith and Kennedy Architects

Reimagining 20th century office buildings as 3rd generation office space

12:30 – 1:15

Audrey Gaffney, Managing Director of Audrey Gaffney Associates

Building your commercial brand awareness through interior architecture

2:00 – 2:45

Joanne Kelly, Director, Think Contemporary

The design process: Project management is key

2:45 – 3:30

Philip Doyle, Managing Director, Doyle and Partners Architects

Adaptive Reuse: The Art and Design Science of Reinventing Existing Buildings

3:30 – 4:15

Angela Connolly, President, The Interiors Association

Panel Discussion: Design – key considerations in Fit-Out design and development

Day Two – 7th February 2018

11:00 – 11:45

Ronan Holohan, Managing Director, Millimetre Design

Create more impact. Stand out from the competition.

11:45 – 12:30

Andrew Keegan, Consultant Support, Mitsubishi Electric

The Ongoing Benefits of HVAC Replace Technology

12:30 – 1:15

Stephen O’ Connor, Manager, Likestone

Case studies of New clay long-format brick

2:00 – 2:45

John McPeake, Area Specification Manager, Wavin Ireland

Soil & Waste Systems – Part H Building Regulations

2:45 – 3:30

Arlene McIntyre, Founder and Creative Director, Ventura

Breathing new life into the 15th Century –  The renovation of Luttrellstown Castle