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On Thursday 27 April 2023, Invest Northern Ireland will be hosting a free event ‘Construction: Go Digital, Improve Productivity & Strive to Net-Zero’ at Armagh City Hotel from 9:00 to 14:30.

At this event, construction business leaders in digital technologies and productivity share the latest on Innovation in Sustainable Manufacturing in Construction Materials and their journey in Decarbonising the Built Environment.

The challenge faced - The UK has committed through the Climate Change Act to achieve a target of “net zero” carbon by 2050.

A dramatic reduction in carbon emissions linked to the built environment is required, as these account for around 40% of the UK’s total emissions - Construction Leadership Council

Join us to hear more about how your business can improve competitiveness at a time of volatility, escalating energy, material and labour costs. Benefit from sharing expertise and exchanging ideas that will help construction companies to drive improvements in productivity with advanced digital solutions, striving towards a net-zero agenda.

This event will cover:
•  Challenges facing construction
•  Harness digital technologies
•  Increase productivity & sustainability
•  Strive to net-zero
•  Solutions & support from Invest NI

Participants will also be able to network with other companies and speak directly to industry experts through an exhibitor meet and greet session. At this event you will benefit from expert support & advice, share your experience and exchange ideas that will help your business.



09:00 – 09:30    Registration, Tea/Coffee

09:30 – 09:45    Introduction and Challenges facing the construction sector - Melanie Dawson, Board Member, Invest NI

Digital and Innovation

09:45 – 10:05    Innovate UK KTN – Chris Bagley, Head of Infrastructure

10:05 – 10:30    McAvoy - Lorraine McMorrow, Head of Digital

10:30 – 10:50    Q&A

10:50 – 11:20   Break             


Productivity & Net-Zero

11:20 – 11:40    Mannok Build – Kevin Lunney, Operations Director

11:40 – 12:00    Sustain IQ – Liam McEvoy, Co-Founder

12:00 – 12:20    McAvoy - Lorraine McMorrow, Head of Digital

12:20 – 12:40    Q&A


Invest NI Solutions & Support (panel session)

12:40 – 13:00    Daniel Purdy, Energy and Resource Efficiency Manager

                                        John McClune, Operational Excellence Manager

                                        Richard Pelan, R&D - Innovation Manager

13:00 – 13:20    Q&A


13:20 – 13:30    Wrap up / Close – Gina Lyttle, Client Facing Manager, Invest NI  

13:30 – 14:30   Networking lunch & exhibitors meet and greet

If you have already registered for this event, you can view your registration details from the Booked Events page

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Armagh City Hotel,

Friary Road,


United Kingdom

BT60 4FR