Speaker Lineup Confirmed for Dublin Economics Workshop

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By Chamber Press Office, 19 July 2019

Addressing Ireland’s long-term housing needs, the challenges of full employment and ‘the green wave’ will all be up for discussion in September when the 42nd staging of the influential Dublin Economics Workshop (DEW) takes place in Wexford.

A stellar initial lineup has been confirmed for the conference, which will take place on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th of September in Clayton Whites Hotel in Wexford.

Organisers are expecting a full house once more, with more than 150 attendees from the world of public policy having attended the two-day event last year.

A string of notable names have already been confirmed for this year’s DEW, which is supported by Dublin Chamber of Commerce, including Robert Watt, Secretary General, Department of Public Expenditure & Reform, who will provide an opening keynote address on the Friday afternoon.

Other speakers on the bill include Sharon Donnery, Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Ireland, who will take part in a session on the vulnerabilities of Ireland as a small nation in an ever-changing world. To close the first day of the conference, Dan O’Brien, Chief Economist with the Institute of International and European Affairs, will offer his take on the latest Brexit developments.

The second day of the conference will see the focus switch to housing, jobs, healthcare and the environment. One session guaranteed to captivate attendees will be the afternoon session on Saturday where John Moran of the Land Development Agency, Derek Rafferty from the Department of Housing and Aideen Hayden, Chair of the housing charity Threshold, will contemplate how Ireland gets to grips with meeting its long-term housing needs.

The full programme for the 42nd Dublin Economics Workshop can be viewed here.
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For further information please contact:
Graeme McQueen | Head of Communications | Dublin Chamber | (01) 644 7247 | 086 212 6444 | graeme@dublinchamber.ie