Nuclear South West and South West Nuclear Hub Annual Conference 2018

19 September 2018, 3.02 PM - 19 July 2018, 5.00 PM

Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel, Broad St, Bristol, BS1 2EL

Conference overview

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 huge opportunities for businesses in the nuclear industry.

Nuclear South West and South West Nuclear Hub have come together to offer our 2018 annual conference, which is a great chance to hear the latest news, network with potential partners and find out more about openings for your business. With an international theme and a host of pre-conference activities, it is an opportunity not to be missed by any organisation interested in the nuclear industry in the South West of England and beyond.

Conference agenda

The day will start with a pre-conference nuclear matchmaking event - a chance to meet potential partners and see how your business can benefit in this sector.

Supported by Enterprise Europe Network, this FREE breakfast session is the perfect way to grow your business by connecting with other businesses. Be sure to register!

To kick the conference off, the Chair of the Nuclear Industry Association, Matt Burley, will set the scene in terms of the UK nuclear industry, including how the nuclear sector deal is positively impacting the growth of the industry.

Our keynote speaker Lord Hutton of the Nuclear Industry Council and Association will give a more detailed overview of the state of affairs nationally. Lord Hutton has held a number of ministerial positions over his 18 year career and is well placed to deliver an interesting and unique overview of this sector.

Throughout the event we’ve a wealth of experienced speakers sharing insight into various aspects of the sector. One question that affects us all - how will Brexit effect the Nuclear Industry? Ian Truman, part of the Nuclear Association Brexit Working Group, will share his specialised knowledge on this topic.

David Eccles of EDF energy will talk about the Hinkley Point C’s project. As the man in the middle of it all, David’s experience with the various stakeholders of the project should provide scintillating information on the different aspects of the project. A military man of over thirty years, you can guarantee he will deliver a succinct overview!

To continue discussing Hinkley Point C, Nick Golding will take the stand to talk about the supply chain programme. Nick has a background in various blue chip companies in the aerospace and marine industries giving him a wealth of knowledge on improving individual and company supply chains. We’re sure this will leave you with plenty to chat about over coffee in the short refreshment break or during the lunch provided.

We’re still confirming the full list of speakers so watch this space for more information as the event draws nearer, hopefully we’ve already caught your interest!

If you want to fully immerse yourself among companies and individuals in the Nuclear world or find yourself at a loose end the evening prior, there is an arranged dinner that you can attend for a small fee.

Practical Information 

Nuclear South West industry network members receive a discounted conference ticket, an opportunity to include promotional material in the delegate packs, plus a discount on sponsorship packages. If you have forgotten your discount code, which you will need for booking your tickets, please get in touch.

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