IPHA Annual Conference 2024 – Registration Open

by | Jan 15, 2024 | Annual Conference, News | 0 comments

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The 28th IPHA Annual Conference will be held in Newcastle, Northern Ireland, from 23rd – 26th May, 2024.

The event will be hosted by Creagh Concrete and Combilift, both companies with their roots firmly anchored in Ireland.


This year’s conference will touch on ‘Leadership’, with a focus on the qualities that are instrumental in the continued success of the precast hollow core industry.

The 2024 conference is also an anniversary event aimed at celebrating 30 years of IPHA, our joined efforts advancing the continued improvement of our industry, providing a platform for industry professionals from across the globe to come together and exchange their ideas, knowledge, and best practices for bringing the industry forward.


Itinerary for Delegates

The conference takes place at Slieve Donard. Steeped in history, Slieve Donard was built in 1898 and continues to offer a magnificent yet welcoming retreat for guests to start their Irish adventure – and in this case to become the venue for our Irish Gathering 2024.

The delegate itinerary includes factory tours of both host companies, and a fantastic program of keynote speakers on various topics.

The program also includes:

  • Welcome dinner on Thursday evening
  • Host’s dinner on Friday evening
  • IPHA General Assembly & Terry Treanor award
  • IPHA annual dinner on Saturday evening

The partner’s two day program also includes an open top bus tour of Belfast, a walking tour of Tollymore Forest, and Afternoon Tea.


Keynote Speakers

The following speakers have confirmed their participation:

Martin McVicar – Combilift

Business Innovation

Michael Keating – CRH Europe

Safety Leadership as an organisational lever to build
operational excellence and high performing teams

Joan Belton – Creagh Concrete

Innovation in challenging times

Martin Tierney – Seating Matters

Lean made simple

Hilde Fløgstad – Saint-Gobain Nordic and Baltic

Leadership and Team Performance


Our kind sponsors for this year’s conference are:

Photo Gallery – Slieve Donard

Program and Registration

A full event program is available to download now, and delegate registration for the 2024 annual conference is open to all IPHA members.

Registration closes on Friday 23rd February 2024.

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