National Conference

Engineering in a new world: digital and sustainable solutions for society

Engineers Ireland's 2021 National Conference took place online from 9am on Wednesday, 13 October 2021. 

Based on the theme Engineering in a new world: digital and sustainable solutions for societyour National Conference was free for Engineers Ireland's members to attend.

Our motivational and solutions-focused online event showcased best practice deployed by ambitious engineering companies/firms and individuals in progressing their businesses at this time of global challenge. The deployment of sustainable approaches in those businesses and how digitalisation in supporting the work of today’s engineers was a key emphasis. The role of engineers in progressing our island’s national recovery post Covid-19 & Brexit featured. 

We aimed for our National Conference to be a sought-after event that has prominence in the calendar of the engineering community, engages members of Engineers Ireland and key external stakeholders, and which raises the profile of the profession.

Timings and themes

The Engineers Ireland National Conference is a premium event that is free for all Engineers Ireland members.

The conference, with a host of industry professionals giving talks on the day, discussed new ideas and trends that will impact your future and the landscape of engineering in Ireland.

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Key speakers

  Orla Feely

Professor Orla Feely is President of Engineers Ireland and the Vice-President for Research, Innovation and Impact and a Professor of Electronic Engineering at UCD

    David McWilliams

David McWilliams is an economist, author, journalist, documentary-maker and broadcaster

Naomi Long

Naomi Long, MLA, qualified from Queen’s University Belfast in 1994 with a Civil Engineering degree (MEng)

Linda Doyle

Professor Linda Doyle is a Professor of Engineering and the Arts at Trinity College Dublin and is the 45th Provost

Leo Clancy

Leo Clancy is the newly appointed Chief Executive Officer of Enterprise Ireland

Peter Walsh

Peter Walsh was appointed CEO of Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) in October 2020

Eoin Goulding

Brian MartinHead of Product Management

Mathew Vola

Mathew Vola is the Property Business Unit Leader for Arup, Netherlands

Paddy Hayes

Paddy Hayes is the new CEO of ESB and an engineer

Cathy Cronin, Senior Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) Engineer, Intel Ireland

Nicole La 250 X 250

Nicole La, Associate Director, Atkins China Limited, Hong Kong

Vivian Farrell is the CEO of Modular Automation

Cormac Lyons, CEO at Procad

Alan O'Brien 250 X 250

Alan O’ Brien, Production Manager

Gerard Kennedy 250 X 250

Gerard Kennedy, Mechanical Design Dept. Manager

Sponsorship opportunities

Becoming a sponsor of the Engineers Ireland National Conference:

  • Demonstrates your role as a leader in the Irish Engineering sector 
  • Supports the learning, development and networking needs of engineers in Ireland
  • Provides opportunities for your team to network with top talent in the Irish engineering sector 
  • Clearly announces your commitment to sustainability measures here in Ireland to mitigate climate change globally
Get in touch
Please contact Michelle Hoctor or Anne Marie Clarke to discuss sponsorship opportunities.
National Conference 2020
The National Conference is a staple event every year at Engineers Ireland. You can read the powerpoints and speeches from last year's event.