Following our successful first conference, put the date in the diary for 2017's event. We'll cover updates across the industry and provide an opportunity for businesses to raise their profile and make connections.
More details to follow in the coming months.
Industrial Strategy - come and tell us your thoughts
The Government launched its Industrial Strategy Green Paper in January and the NIA is drafting an industry-wide response and wants your input.
The NIA are holding an event with NSW in Bristol to hear direct from you about the priorities you would like to see included.
This will also be an opportunity to speak to Lord Hutton, NIA Chairman, and co-Chair of the Nuclear Industry Council about the nuclear Sector Deal, which also forms part of the industrial strategy work.
The Sector Deal will be led by the Nuclear Industry Council and your comments will feed directly into their discussions.
Lunch will be provided. Numbers are likely to be capped at 50 people, and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
Innovate UK and KTN are holding an event including brokerage to support the £5m SBRI funding competition to stimulate innovation and reduce the cost of nuclear decommissioning.
A one-to-one meeting facility will be available to delegates. Meeting Mojo enables you to book meetings with each other online, ahead of the event. This facility will open 2 weeks prior to the event and registered attendees will receive login details then. You can search or browse company/delegate listings, and request one-to-one meetings with other delegates which will take place at the event.
Funded by the NDA and Innovate UK, in partnership with Sellafield Ltd, the aim of this £3m SBRI competition is to stimulate innovation and reduce the cost of nuclear decommissioning. Projects should produce a step change in the decommissioning or dismantling process and address the following objectives:
- minimise human intervention
- increase productivity
- optimise waste treatment, packing and routing
We are keen to see technology transfer from other sectors. In particular, we wish to exploit advances in robotics in combination with other innovative technologies. Examples of technologies that may work together include, but are not limited to:
- robotics and autonomous systems
- sensors and detectors
- artificial intelligence
- virtual reality
- digital and ICT
- big data
- modelling and simulation
The UK’s Department for International Trade presents the Civil Nuclear Showcase 2017. With an established reputation in the civil nuclear calendar, the Civil Nuclear Showcase is uniquely international in scope attracting 350 delegates in total- 100 from overseas markets including China, Central & Eastern Europe, France, Japan, Turkey and the United States. The tailored programme will feature a wide range of trade and investment opportunities across the nuclear lifecycle.
Attendees will be able to:
- Engage with high-level nuclear decision-makers from across the world
- Network with a diverse mix of international and UK delegates representing government, utilities, technology providers, major contracting companies and all tiers of the supply chain
- Participate in a series of country briefings and hear about developments and opportunities in a range of key overseas markets including China, Central Europe (including Romania), France, Japan, Germany, the Middle East (including Saudi Arabia and the UAE), Turkey, and the United States
- Hear from major international companies, learn about their plans and discover how to develop business opportunities with them
- Access unique networking opportunities and pre-book 1-2-1 meetings with potential overseas customers and partners
Find out more and register here: https://www.events.trade.gov.uk/civil-nuclear-showcase-2017
Join the Nuclear Industry Association to hear from Government and leading members of the Small Modular Reactor community to find out the latest developments with this exciting technology. The agenda is available online, with more speakers due to be confirmed in the coming weeks, and features sessions looking at SMR technology, the role of the regulator and the Government’s approach.
A small number of sponsorship and exhibition opportunities are also available and with only one Gold Sponsorship place remaining, those interested should get in touch as soon as possible. Take a look at all of the opportunities available in the brochure and email email@example.com to book.
The day will open with registration, coffee and networking at 8am and will close with a networking reception. For more information contact
The third annual Women in Nuclear UK (WiN UK) Conference will explore The Big Questions on diversity and inclusion and why this leads to better business decisions.
In 2016, more than 200 people from across the industry came together to hear about WiN UK’s work in raising the profile and importance of gender balance.
This year these issues will be brought to life through a series of speaker presentations, a 'Question Time' style panel debate, and interactive workshops.
Confirmed speakers include:
- Jack Gritt, President WiN UK
- Tom Samson, CEO NuGeneration
- Paul Spence, Director of Strategy and Corporate Affairs, EDF Energy
- Adrienne Kelbie, Chief Executive, Office for Nuclear Regulation and WiN UK Patron
- Amanda Clack, President RICS
- Brian McConnell, Managing Director, Hydrock
A range of workshops will also be offered, and each delegate can choose two of these to attend.
- Increasing self-confidence, assertiveness and self-esteem, hosted by PrimeEast
- Social Media Masterclass, hosted by Laurie Wang
- Increasing your power and influence by being inclusive, hosted byAlex Pett, River Leadership
- Understanding the National Equality Standard, hosted by Arun Batra, EY
- Emotional intelligence in action, hosted by PrimeEast
Delegates will also be able to attend a pre-conference reception on 31 January in the House of Commons. Space is limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
More information and a booking form can be found at the Nuclear Institute web site.
A delegation from the South West will be going - get in touch if you want to find out more.
We are working with Enterprise Europe Network to help businesses attend this not-to-be-missed opportunity to get your company in front of major public and private sector buyers across multiple sectors in France. Companies will need to cover their own travel cost and delegate fees, but we will help you identify opportunities, as well as take part in a reception at the embassy.
Details are available at http://www.prbm2016.converve.com/?lang=en
· Accor (French multinational Hôtel Group)
· Aéroport de Paris ( Paris Airport Group)
· Brigade des Sapeurs Pompiers de Paris (fire fighter brigade of Paris)
· CEA (The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission )
· CNES (National Centre for Space Studies)
· EDF (First electricity producer and supplier in France)
· Enedis (manages public electricity distribution network)
· Groupe La Poste (the Group provides four public service missions : the distribution of letters, the contribution to regional planning, transportation and distribution of the press and banking accessibility)
· Groupe PSA ( French car maker)
· LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy)
· Mairie de Paris (Paris City Hall)
· Météo France,
· Defense Ministry
· Education Ministry
· Paris Habitat (largest player in social housing sector in Paris and France’s largest public utility social housing company)
· RATP (Paris public transport operator)
· Région Ile de France (Paris Region)
· SNCF, (French national railway company)
· UGAP ( French Central public purchasing office)
· Valéo (French automotive equipment manufacturer)
If you are interested in attending, please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org
Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) are a hot topic right now. With the Government's competition still ongoing, it's an interesting time in their development in the UK.
This event is for anyone who wants to hear more about SMRs and the context for their deployment in the UK.
The Nuclear Institute Young Generation Network (NI YGN) will hold its Annual Dinner in Bristol this year. The dinner will follow the annual NI YGN Day Seminar where up to 300 young professionals from across the UK nuclear industry will come together to hear presentations and panel sessions, engage in knowledge transfer, network and socialise with their peers.
This year the topic is "The UK Nuclear Vision for 2036."
Matt Burley, Chair of Nuclear South West, will be speaking at the event. The full timetable can be seen on the YGN web site.
You can register your place for the day seminar and dinner directly with NI YGN.
Nuclear South West will have a table at the dinner and Nuclear South West network members can join our table for free. Spaces are limited; to register your place, contact us.
The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), in association with the
Site Licence Companies (SLCs), are holding their sixth annual event. Entry is free of charge to delegates with a small charge for exhibitors requiring equipment and electricity.
THIS YEAR’S KEY HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:
Presentation by John Manzoni, Chief Executive of the Civil Service and
Permanent Secretary of the Cabinet Office
Speakers from the NDA and Ministry of Defence
Opportunities to meet ‘buyers and sellers’ from the NDA Estate and other
Government Departments, including the Ministry of Defence’s (MOD’s)
Defence Equipment and Support and Submarines Operating Centre
Annual awards presentation to recognise suppliers who collaborate,
innovate and go that extra mile
A key aim of the event is to encourage greater visibility of opportunities
for all our supply chain, and particularly for SMEs. This is in line with
the Government's aspiration for all public organisations to provide
wider access to their markets for smaller businesses.
Nuclear South West will be joining the leading names in the UK nuclear industry for the Small Modular Reactor UK Summit 2016 to ensure the UK becomes the leader in SMR deployment globally.
As the industry’s critical meeting point, take a look at the industry leaders already confirmed to attend:
Vice President - Strategy and Business Development, Rolls-Royce
General Manager, U-Battery
Partner and Co-Founder, Moltex Energy
Managing Director, NuScale
Vice President Nuclear Power Plant Sales, Europe, GE Hitachi
Chief Scientist, NNL
CEO, Nuclear AMRC
Energy Advisory, EY
Strategy Manager, ETI
Director -Techno-Economic Assessment, Atkins
Advisor to CEO, Rusatom
Managing Director – New Build, Cavendish Nuclear
Since Nuclear South West won't be covering this important topic at our upcoming conference, we have partnered with the event's organisers to provide a discount for Nuclear South West members. Get in touch to find out how to save up to £400 off of your pass.
BIM (Building Information Modelling) is set to play an increasingly important role in the Nuclear industry and KTN is pleased to be working in partnership with authors of ‘BIM and Data Management Strategy – Nuclear’ (Isgar- Elsden – Bew) and Nuclear South West to deliver two timely events updating the industry on the latest developments.
It will be an opportunity to share best practice on a full range of activities including strategy, early adopters and status around BIM Level 2 and the aspirations for BIM Level 3 and Digital Built Britain. The roles of the Business Case and Project Initiation together forming the Enterprise Life-cycle Management with EPC and Operations towards Decommissioning and Disposal will be discussed. The alignment since 2012 of government ‘Industrial Strategies for BIM, Nuclear and Construction 2025’ are reflected in the new government department that this work supports.
Speakers from the established Industry as well as the newly forming Government BIM and Digital facing bodies together with Institutions, client bodies and delivery organisations in the supply chain will be sharing through presentation and open panel discussion best practice through all facets of their work.
The aim of the conference is to bring together nuclear professionals, constructors and operators with small SMEs developing disruptive innovative technology that will drive the innovation in digital infrastructure in the sector.
The event will be an ideal platform to join together companies working in the sector with nuclear infrastructure operators. The event will give learning opportunities for SMEs who have yet to develop a digital construction capability. Supply chains in construction and infrastructure are complex and expensive. A number of initiatives exist to encourage SME’s to engage in the construction supply chain. This event will highlight some outstanding examples of high tech solutions in nuclear digital construction and explore how more can still be achieved. The conference will be a non-commercial opportunity to explore the key issues and opportunities for digital construction in the nuclear industry.
- Introduction & Welcome from Chair
- An update from BIM Alliance and Digital Built Britain
- A view from other Sectors
- BIM and Data Management Strategy – Nuclear – What comes next?
- Clients perspective from Decommissioning /New Build, a Panel Discussion
- Case Studies, Decommissioning /New Build/An Integrated Nuclear Digital Environment and a Panel Discussion.
- Digital Security and Information Management
- Opportunities for the Supply Chain to share understanding and discuss
This event will be held in Warrington on 12th September and in Bristol on 29th September.
Join us for our first annual conference to take stock of all that is happening in the industry. Following a key note from Tom Greatrex, Chief Executive of the Nuclear Industry Association, we will have updates on projects happening around the South West of England, with practical information and the chance to network with businesses and industry stakeholders. Hear from businesses who are operating in the supply chain about how they are experiencing success in the industry.
The conference will be followed by a Women in Nuclear speed mentoring session, from 16:15-17:30.
There will also be a pre-conference dinner, at 19:30 on 19th September, at Bordeaux Quay, near the conference venue.
For more information and to book, visit https://nuclearswconference.eventbrite.co.uk
All delegates will have the opportunity to include a piece of literature in the packs for attendees.
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.
For those wishing to stay over, we have secured a reduced room rate for The Bristol Hotel. If this is of interest, call 01179 230222, option 1 (reservations) and quote 'nuclear.'
This event is supported by
The risk to business from the so called "Cyber Threat" is increasing exponentially and those companies who wish to work within government supply chain must demonstrate that their approach to Cyber Security is comprehensive and taken seriously. This event will present on the government IT security standard, Cyber Essentials, along with practical advice and an example of how today's cyber threats occur and may affect you.
If you are already working or looking to work in any form of Government supply chain; or if you are a conscientious business owner who feels at risk, this is the event for you.
- Avon and Somerset Constabulary - With electronic crime being at an all-time high, the police are working extensively to assist business to be aware of the risks posed to them and to hunt down the perpetrators. An update will be provided of the most common methods of fraud currently in circulation.
- SecureArm - SecureArm are a provider of Cyber Essentials consultancy. They assist companies to achieve the government standard. During this briefing, an anatomy of current threats will be played out with advice as to how to reduce the risk of infection from them.
- Securious - Securious are a certification body for the Cyber Essentials scheme along with other IT security standards. They will provide an update on the current requirements of the standard and how this will protect your company.
*Please note this event is specifically for Somerset Chamber members only and a maximum of 2 per company may attend.
For further event queries, contact Loren Gray at email@example.com or call 01823 444924.
This invite-only parliamentary event in the House of Commons, will be hosted by Ian Liddell-Grainger MP, in whose constituency Hinkley Point C is located. It will bring together parliamentarians, stakeholders and members of the south west’s nuclear industry. We will be showcasing the south west’s huge potential to lead the UK’s nuclear industry and national energy infrastructure challenge.
Find and inspire your future workforce at this Science, Technology and Mathematics (STEM)-based careers fair. Business West, South Gloucestershire and Stroud College and Nuclear South West have teamed up for this event on Wednesday, 25th May aimed at inspring young people and raising awareness of STEM jobs and careers in Gloucestershire and the West of England.
Part of the national 'Your Future' programme, the day-long event at Berkeley Green Centre will involve up to 700 learners (Year 8 and Year 10) from up to 15 schools in Gloucestershire, South Gloucestershire and North Bristol. In the evening, the event will be open to the public, for all students and their parents. This is all set in the exciting and innovative hub of Berkeley Green.
We have structured the event to enable students to engage with you and your exhibit personally, by coordinating small groups of students through zoned areas. Via this event we aim to support you, whether you are trying to find new talent, raise your profile or inspire your future workforce.
You will also gain national exposure through inclusion on the 'Your Future' web site supported by the British Chambers of Commerce.
This event has kindly been sponsored by Magnox, Horizon Power and the University of Gloucestershire.
For more information and to book your stand, visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/energise-your-future-careers-fair-tickets-22779215246
Nuclear South West will have a stand at the All-Energy Conference in Glasgow this year. Industry Network members are invited to exhibit for free by joining with the Nuclear South West stand.
Express your interest in joining the stand by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attendance at All-Energy is free. To book your place directly with All-Energy, visit their booking page.
The ever-popular WiN UK Speedmentoring will take place once again prior to the NI Western Branch Dinner in Bristol Hotel, Bristol. This gives you the chance to be mentored by senior level people from across the industry. Get in touch if you would like to be a mentee - places are limited.
How it works:
- Each mentee spends 5 minutes discussing a chosen topic which each mentor in turn (breaks included)
- The mentors are a selection of well respected, senior individuals from across the industry
- A fantastic opportunity for mentees to tap in to their mentors wealth of experience
This event is being hosted by the NI Western Branch prior to their Annual Dinner.
Nuclear South West will have a table at the event and may still have space -- get in touch to find out more.