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South West Nuclear Hub & Nuclear South West Conference

With the construction of Hinkley Point C now underway and projects worth £50 billion to our economy taking shape over the next two decades, there are many opportunities for businesses in the nuclear industry.

The joint South West Nuclear Hub and Nuclear South West conference is a great chance to hear the latest news, network with potential partners and find out more about openings for your business.


21st September

With a keynote from Paul Howarth, CEO of National Nuclear Laboratory, this conference will set the South West nuclear industry in a national and global context, followed by updates from Hinkley Point C and other projects around the region.

Hear from businesses who are operating in the nuclear supply chain about how they are experiencing success in the industry.

All delegates will have the opportunity to include a piece of literature in the packs for attendees. Other sponsorship opportunities are available.

Nuclear South West industry network members receive a discount on the ticket price and will have the opportunity to exhibit on the day for free, plus a discount on sponsorship packages.

Tickets are now available for the conference and exhibition space. Tickets are available via the following link: https://nuclearconference2017.eventbrite.co.uk

NSW Annual Conference Draft Agenda

08:30 Registration
09:30 Welcome – Matt Burley
Scene setting – UK and beyond
09:40 Paul Howarth – UK Sector deal and how the sector, across the UK, is going to rise to meet the challenges
10:00 Hergen Haye – implications of Brexit and leaving Euratom; opportunities for the future
10:20 WNA speaker TBC Greg Kaser– global nuclear scene
10:40 Paul McCaffrey – DIT’s engagement of sector globally
Panel Q&A
11:10 Coffee
11:40 Building a globally recognised centre of excellence – Tom Scott
12:00 Global view of EDF – Melanie Sachar
12:20 Challenges and opportunities identified by Nuclear Sector Skills Group – Simon Earp
12:40 Skills panel – Chris Y, Stefan Cecchini, Kaye Welfare, Ross Springell
13:00 Lunch
Project updates
13:45 HPC update - David Eccles, followed by Q&A
14:00 Magnox overview – SW sites – Elena Alcantara, Magnox, followed by Q&A
14:15 Defence update, followed by Q&A
Project case studies – view from the supply chain
14:45 Anglo French collaboration example – TBC
15:00 Panel on Local HPC supply chain engagement Jamie Driver, Chris Langdon – HPC
15:15 Case study Diversity in business – WiN example
15:30 Applying R&D expertise to tackle global challenges – Anthony Croxford
15:45 Innovation in nuclear security – Rikki Douglas, Ultra Electronics
16:00 View from an SME – Steve Vick international - TBC
16:15 Innovation in decommissioning - OC Robotics example – TBC
16:30 Last remarks and close – Matt Burley

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