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 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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Agenda

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

  • Registration and networking (in the exhibition space)

  • Welcome, introductions and conference overview

  • SESSION 1 KEYNOTE SPEECH – THE STATE OF THE NATION

  • Welcome address by Lord John Hutton, Nuclear Industry Association Chairman

    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 GOVERNMENT

  • 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.

  • SESSION 3 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, Deputy Director, Civil Nuclear Resilience Department
    • Mike Finnerty, Deputy Chief Nuclear Inspector and Programme Director, Office for Nuclear Regulation
  • PANEL DISCUSSION

    THE ABOVE LED BY

  • SESSION 4 DEVELOPER UP DATE – 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

  • EDF Energy’s new build strategy for the UK

  • EDF Energy and the supply chain

  • PANEL DISCUSSION

  • COFFEE BREAK, NETWORKING AND EXHIBITION

  • SESSION 5 INNOVATION AND THE NUCLEAR SUPPLY CHAIN

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

  • How the UK supply chain can win in nuclear new build

  • PANEL DISCUSSION

    Innovation case studies in manufacturing, collaboration and positioning

    • Other speakers TBC
  • LUNCH, NETWORKING AND EXHIBITION

  • SESSION 6 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.

  • SESSION 7 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.

  • COFFEE BREAK, NETWORKING AND EXHIBITION

  • 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, General Manager International Nuclear Business Development Division, China General Nuclear Power Corporation (CGN)
  • SESSION 9 KEYNOTE – IMPORTANCE OF NUCLEAR POWER

  • 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 (in the exhibition space)

  • Welcome, introductions and conference overview

  • SESSION 10 THE NIA INTERVIEW

  • Steph McGovern interview: what the NIA is doing to facilitate new build in the UK – the benefits of being an NIA member.

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

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

  • The challenge of delivering Wylfa Newydd

  • How Menter Newydd is supporting Horizon to deliver the project

  • PANEL DISCUSSION

  • SESSION 12 THE WORLD WIDE SCENE

    As the UK begins to construct its first new power station in a generation, what lessons can be learned from international counterparts building new nuclear stations across the world.

  • Session TBC

  • Update on Westinghouse AP1000 New Build Activity Worldwide

  • The Progress Made in the UAE

    How ENEC is approaching the finalisation of their first major new nuclear build – ‘Barakah’ - a success story

    • Dr Chookah, Director, Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (Invited)
  • SESSION 13 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, NETWORKING AND EXHIBITION

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

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

  • 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
    • Other speakers TBC
  • SESSION 16 MEETING THE CHALLENGES OF DELIVERING THE UK SMR PROGRAMME

  • It is now just over 12 months since HMG began its competition process for the introduction of SMRs into the UK

    • Speaker TBC

  • SESSION 17 KEYNOTE SPEECH – THE NUCLEAR SECTOR BEYOND 2030

  • Dr Dame Sue Ion – Chair Nuclear Innovation Research Advisory Board

    The nuclear sector beyond 18GW – a look at opportunities and strengths

    Q&A with Steph McGovern

  • CONFERENCE CLOSE

  • LUNCH, NETWORKING AND EXHIBITION

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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Dr Dame Sue Ion

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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Fiona Rayment

Chair, Nuclear Skills Strategy Group

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

Chief Executive, National Skills Academy for Nuclear

Jean Llewellyn was appointed as the first Chief Executive of...
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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, Trade Unions for Safe Nuclear Energy


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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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Jesse Norman MP

Minister for Energy and Industrial Strategy


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Matt Clarke

Deputy Director, Civil Nuclear Resilience Department

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

General Manager International Nuclear Business Development Division, 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


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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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Sue Hewish

Waldeck Consulting


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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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Mr Mike Robinson

Deputy Project Director, Menter Newydd

Deputy Project Director Menter Newydd  
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Mr Tom Wintle

Deputy Director BEIS: SMR’s, Nuclear Decommissioning & Waste

Deputy Director BEIS: SMR’s, Nuclear Decommissioning &...
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Jeremy Lee

Sales Manager, Ovivo Eater

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Graham McDermott

Director of Sales, J&E Hall International

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Tom Weir

Vice President, New Plants Project Development

More information coming soon 
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Andy Dennison

Director, 3DWebTech

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Alistair Smith

Nuclear Power Director, Costain Limited

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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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Platinum Sponsors


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Exhibitors

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.

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.

Fees

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