About

Nuclear New Build 2017 (NNB17) is the only new build conference organised by the industry for the industry.

With construction underway at Hinkley Point C and progress being made across the other sites, NNB17 will provide a forum for delegates to hear from the developers and wider supply chain, as well as establish links across the industry with unrivalled networking opportunities.

With more than 400 people forecast to attend, it will be the sector's leading conference of 2017. Register your place, look at the vast array of sponsorship and exhibition opportunities available and the full agenda will be published shortly.

Hosted by Mary Nightingale, the agenda covers all aspects of nuclear new build. Delegates will be able to hear the latest updates from the UK's three developers; the Government will update on what it is doing to facilitate nuclear new build in the UK; a panel will discuss small modular reactors and we’ll take a look at progress across the world.

Being held at the iconic County Hall on the River Thames in London, NNB17 will be the must attend nuclear conference of 2017.

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Agenda

Sessions are subject to change.

  • REGISTRATION AND NETWORKING

  • WELCOME, INTRODUCTION AND CONFERENCE OVERVIEW

  • SESSION 1 KEYNOTE SPEECH – STATE OF THE NATION

  • With construction underway at Hinkley Point C, and progress in other new build projects, what does the future hold for nuclear new build in the UK

  • SESSION 2 THE UK'S APPROACH TO NUCLEAR NEW BUILD

    A look at how key institutions help facilitate the UK’s nuclear new build programme

    • Matt Clarke, Civil Nuclear and Resilience Directorate, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
    • Mike Finnerty, Deputy Chief Nuclear Inspector and Programme Director, Office for Nuclear Regulation
  • Q&A and panel discussion

    The above led by Mary Nightingale

  • SESSION 3 DEVELOPER UPDATE – EDF ENERGY

    Construction is underway at Hinkley Point C and plans are progressing at Sizewell C, what next for EDF Energy’s new build plans

  • Panel Discussion

  • COFFEE BREAK

  • SESSION 4 INNOVATION AND THE NUCLEAR SUPPLY CHAIN

    How innovation in the UK supply chain is helping companies win business in nuclear new build

  • Panel Discussion

    • Andrew James, Innovation + New Business Leader, Heatric
    • Simon Marsden, Head of End User and Project Sales, Outokumpu Stainless Distribution
  • LUNCH, NETWORKING AND EXHIBITION

  • SESSION 5 TRAINING AND SKILLS

    The UK nuclear workforce is projected to grow by around 9,000 per year to reach a peak at 110,000 in 2021 as the country embarks on nuclear new build. This session will look at how to deliver the engineering skills for the sector and how we are training craft apprentices.

    • Jean Llewellyn OBE, Chief Executive, National Skills Academy for Nuclear
    • David Vineall, Human Resources Director, Nuclear Skills Strategy Group and Nuclear Decommissioning Authority
  • SESSION 6 REGIONAL PARTNERSHIPS AND COLLABORATION

    Local Enterprise Partnerships are key to regional collaboration and providing assistance to businesses who want to get involved in the local nuclear supply chain.

  • SESSION 7 KEYNOTE SPEECH - GOVERNMENT UPDATE

  • The Government continues to support the nuclear new build programme recognising that consistent and reliable policy is key. With a new industrial strategy, a nuclear sector deal and the prospect of leaving the European Union, Government will update on the key areas affecting the nuclear sector.

    • Richard Harrington, Under Secretary of State, Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
  • COFFEE BREAK

  • SESSION 8 DEVELOPER UPDATE – CGN

    CGN has taken its first steps to developing a new power station at Bradwell B with the start of the GDA process for its HPR1000 technology.

    • Zhu Minhong, Managing Director of General Nuclear System Ltd, CEO of Bradwell Power Generation Company Ltd, China General Nuclear Power Corporation (CGN)
  • SESSION 9 KEYNOTE – THE IMPORTANCE OF NUCLEAR

  • It is a critical time for nuclear with 60 new power stations under construction across the world, but other countries closing their nuclear capacity. Jarett Adams, CEO at Full On Communications will explore why countries should not turn back on the technology.

  • CLOSE OF DAY ONE

  • DRINKS RECEPTION & DINNER

  • REGISTRATION AND NETWORKING

  • WELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONS

  • SESSION 10 THE NIA INTERVIEW

  • Mary Nightingale interview: What is the NIA doing to help its member companies within the nuclear sector?

    • Tom Greatrex, Chief Executive of the NIA, Nuclear Industry Association
  • SESSION 11 DEVELOPER UPDATE - HORIZON NUCLEAR POWER

    Exploring the Wylfa Newydd project and how UK knowledge and international expertise will deliver the project.

    • Greg Evans, Operations Director, Horizon Nuclear Power
  • Q&A

  • SESSION 12 THE WORLD-WIDE SCENE

    Many countries are at a critical point in nuclear new build development with 60 new nuclear stations under construction there are many opportunities for UK firms. 

  • An update on Westinghouse AP1000 new build activity world-wide

    • Mick Gornall, Managing Director, Westinghouse UK
    • Tom Weir, Vice President, New Plants Project Development, Westinghouse
  • An Overview of KEPCO's nuclear projects

  • SESSION 13 DEVELOPER UPDATE - NUGENERATION LTD

  • Tom Samson, NuGen's Chief Executive, will give an overview of developments at NuGen and the company’s approach to its strategic review to support the transformational Moorside project.

  • COFFEE BREAK

  • SESSION 14 CASE STUDY – HOW TO BUILD A POWER STATION

  • The developers have undertaken major public consultations as part of the planning process. What are the issues which the constructors and their supply chains will need to consider to ensure they deliver the behaviours and actions proposed in these consultations?

  • SESSION 15 CYBER SECURITY AND THE NUCLEAR SECTOR

  • The Government recently launched its five year civil nuclear cyber security strategy. This session will raise awareness of the risks to businesses and the growing importance of ensuring businesses are protected.

    • Speaker from the National Cyber Security Centre
  • SESSION 16 KEYNOTE SPEECH – THE NUCLEAR SECTOR TO 2030

  • Taking a look beyond the 18GW programme - what are the opportunities for the nuclear sector in new technology development, R&D and becoming a top tier nuclear nation once again. 

    • Dr Dame Sue Ion, Former Chair of the Nuclear Innovation Research Advisory Board
  • CONFERENCE CLOSE

  • LUNCH AND NETWORKING

Questions to the panel

Please help us shape the agenda for this year's events. Once you have registered, you have the opportunity to shape the event content by submitting pre-symposium questions. The most popular questions will be selected and covered in the presentations or panel session at the symposium.

To submit your questions, please log into the delegate area, using the email address you registered with and the password emailed to you upon completion of your registration.

Meet The Speakers

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Mary Nightingale

Conference Host

Mary Nightingale has twice been named Newscaster of the Year...
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Lord John Hutton

NIA Chairman

Lord Hutton has been a Member of the Upper House since 2010...
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Dr Dame Sue Ion

Former Chair of the Nuclear Innovation Research Advisory Board

Dame Sue Ion Chairs the Nuclear Innovation and Research Advi...
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Mike Finnerty

Deputy Chief Nuclear Inspector and Programme Director, Office for Nuclear Regulation

Mike is Deputy Chief Nuclear Inspector and Programme Directo...
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Mike Tynan

Chief Executive Officer, Nuclear AMRC

Mike Tynan was appointed CEO for the Nuclear Advanced Manufa...
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Jean Llewellyn OBE

Chief Executive, National Skills Academy for Nuclear

Jean Llewellyn was appointed as the first Chief Executive of...
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Mick Gornall

Managing Director, Westinghouse UK

Mick Gornall was appointed to the role of Managing Director...
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Tom Samson

Chief Executive, NuGeneration Ltd

Tom Samson joined NuGen as CEO in June 2015 and leads the co...
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Humphrey Cadoux-Hudson

Managing Director, Nuclear New Build, EDF Energy

Humphrey studied Engineering and Management at Manchester Un...
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Ken Owen

Commercial Director, EDF Energy

A graduate in nuclear engineering, Ken spent over nine years...
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Matt Clarke

Civil Nuclear and Resilience Directorate, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Deputy Director for Nuclear Generation and International, Ci...
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Dr Fiona McMillan OBE

Non-Executive Director, Heart of the South West LEP Board

Fiona McMillan’s career background is in Education and...
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Zhu Minhong

Managing Director of General Nuclear System Ltd, CEO of Bradwell Power Generation Company Ltd, China General Nuclear Power Corporation (CGN)

Minhong ZHU is leading CGN’s UK project team, includin...
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Speaker from the National Cyber Security Centre


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Chris Starkie

Managing Director, New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership

Chris is responsible for the day to day running and developm...
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George Beveridge

Chair, Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership

George has spent over 30 years in a variety of roles in the...
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Jarret Adams

Founder and CEO, Full On Communications

Full On Communications' Founder and CEO Jarret Adams has...
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Dr John Idris Jones

Chair of the Welsh Government, Snowdonia Enterprise Zone

John is Chair of the Welsh Government Snowdonia Enterprise Z...
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Tom Greatrex

Chief Executive of the NIA, Nuclear Industry Association

Tom Greatrex became Chief Executive of the NIA on 1 February...
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Mike Robinson

Deputy Project Director, Menter Newydd

Mike Robinson is the most senior Bechtel appointee within Me...
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Jeremy Lee

Sales Manager, Ovivo Water

Jeremy Lee has been working for OVIVO since 1990 (under Brac...
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Tom Weir

Vice President, New Plants Project Development, Westinghouse

Tom Weir joined Westinghouse in 2006 and is currently the Vi...
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Andy Dennison

Director, 3DWebTech

Andy Dennison has worked in the 3D computer graphics industr...
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Alistair Smith

Nuclear Power Director, Costain Ltd

Alistair Smith is a fellow of the Institution of Mechanical...
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Agneta Rising

Director General , World Nuclear Association

Agneta Rising is the Director-General of the World Nuclear A...
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Bob Bianchi

Business Development Director, Boulting Nuclear

Throughout my career, I have worked in a good cross section...
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Andrew James

Innovation + New Business Leader, Heatric

Andrew is the Innovation + New Business Manager for Heatric...
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David Vineall

Human Resources Director, Nuclear Skills Strategy Group and Nuclear Decommissioning Authority

David Vineall was appointed as Human Resources Director in A...
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Simon Marsden

Head of End User and Project Sales, Outokumpu Stainless Distribution

Head of End User and Project sales for Outokumpu Stainless D...
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Jong-hyuck Park

Chief Nuclear Officer, KEPCO

Jong-hyuck Park was appointed as Executive Vice President an...
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Greg Evans

Operations Director, Horizon Nuclear Power

Greg joined Horizon in June 2015 from Centrica Energy, where...
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Richard Harrington

Under Secretary of State, Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

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Venue

Pre conference & Summer Reception
26 June 2017

Great Hall

One Great George Street
London SW1P 3AA
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Main conference
27-28 June 2017

County Hall

Riverside Building
Belvedere Road
London SE1 7PB
Web: County Hall Website


Conference dinner
27 June 2017

Riverside Room

IET London
Savoy Place
2 Savoy Place
London WC2R 0BL
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Social Programme

In addition to the two day conference and included in the delegate fees, a pre-conference reception and a conference dinner will also take place.

Pre conference & Summer Reception

26 June 2017 at One Great George Street, London SW1P 3AA

Conference dinner

27 June 2017 at The IET London, Savoy Place, London WC2R 0BL

Additional tickets can be purchased for the dinner, however priority will be given to conference delegates. Please note, that refunds will not be given for non-attendance to either the dinner or the reception.

Sponsors & Exhibitors

There is a wide array of sponsorship and exhibition opportunities for companies of all sizes. You can take a look at our sponsorship and exhibition brochure. To register your interest, email veronica.lekavicius@niauk.org.

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Accommodation

There are a number of hotels near the conference venue. InCorporate Venues is acting as NIA’s hotel reservation agent for this event. Bookings can be made online, however if you have any queries, please call them on +44 (0) 845 034 3383 or email enquiries@incorporatevenues.com.

With a number of sporting events due to take place around the same time as NNB17, please book early to avoid disappointment.

Register

Registration will be open until 20 June 2017 and all places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Registration for this event is now closed.
If you have any queries please contact nia-nnb@glasgows.co.uk.

Fees

Ticket Type Price  
NIA Non-members £1,145+VAT  
NIA members £975+VAT  
Student/Retired £295+VAT  

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