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 once again by business journalist Steph McGovern, 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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Timings to be confirmed and sessions subject to change. More sessions to be added in the coming weeks.

Steph McGovern will host the two day event


    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.


    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.

    • Rt. Hon Greg Clark, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (invited)

    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.


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

    • Stephen Speed, Civil Nuclear Resilience, Department for Business (invited)
    • Mike Finnerty, Deputy Chief Nuclear Inspector and Programme Director, Office for Nuclear Regulation

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

    Further speakers TBC


    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 different organisations are building a workforce with the right skills. 


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

    Further speakers TBC


    As the trade association for the civil nuclear industry in the UK what does the NIA do to help facilitate nuclear new build in the UK and how can members get involved?


    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. 

    • Mick Gornall, Managing Director, Westinghouse UK
    • Dr Chookah, Director, Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (invited)

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

    Further speakers TBC 


    The AP1000 has almost completed the generic design assessment process and public consultation at the site has ended – how is the NuGen team preparing to deliver at Moorside?

    Further speakers TBC 


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

    Further speakers TBC 

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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Lord John Hutton

NIA Chairman

Lord Hutton has been a Member of the Upper House since 2010...
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Rt. Hon Greg Clark

Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (invited)

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Dr Dame Sue Ion

Dame Sue Ion Chairs the Nuclear Innovation and Research Advi...
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Stephen Speed

Civil Nuclear Resilience, Department for Business (invited)

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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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Fiona Rayment

Chair, Nuclear Skills Strategy Group

Fiona is the Director for Fuel Cycle Solutions within the NN...
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Jean Llewelyn

Chief Executive, National Skills Academy for Nuclear

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Professor Tom Scott

Bristol University and chair of the South West Nuclear Hub (invited)

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Paul Noon

Coordinator, Trades Unions for Safe Nuclear Energy

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Corinne Matthews

Heart of the South West, Local Enterprise Partnership

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Tom Greatrex

Chief Executive, Nuclear Industry Association

Tom Greatrex became Chief Executive of the NIA on 1 February...
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Mick Gornall

Managing Director, Westinghouse UK

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Duncan Hawthorne

Chief Executive, Horizon Nuclear Power

Duncan Hawthorne became Horizon Nuclear Power's first CE...
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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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Dr Chookah

Director, Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (invited)

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Steph McGovern

Business Journalist

For over a decade Steph McGovern has reported on business an...
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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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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.


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

You can register multiple people at the same time and each person will receive a confirmation email when the registration process is complete. This email will also include personal log in details for each attendee to access the delegate area.


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

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