Conference to look at future of the industry

Speakers at the SCSI conference to include Stefan Gerlach, deputy governor of the Central Bank, and Mary Hughes, president of the Irish Planning Institute

Mary Hughes, president of the Irish Planning Institute, will discuss planning for future housing demand. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Mary Hughes, president of the Irish Planning Institute, will discuss planning for future housing demand. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

 

The timing of this year’s Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) annual conference may have been prophetic when it was scheduled within two days of the Budget. Intentional or otherwise, it means this morning’s assembled delegates from the property and construction sectors – still digesting the latest Government measures – will be anxious to garner fresh insight on what it all means for them from the line-up of speakers at The Ballsbridge Hotel in Dublin 4. Speakers to the 300 strong throng will include Stefan Gerlach, deputy governor of the Central Bank, on“financial regulation and mitigating risk to the financial system”, while economist John FitzGerald will cover off the supply/demand side of the equation. Mary Hughes, president of the Irish Planning Institute, will address planning for future housing demand – not an area we have excelled in to date.