Nuclear decommissioning conference heads to Emirates Old Trafford

Europe’s leading annual nuclear decommissioning and waste management conference, now in its eighth year, is to be held at Emirates Old Trafford, on 24-25 May 2017.

Uniting over 300 leading industry experts and executives from across Europe, the conference aims to address the biggest challenges, opportunities and innovations for the industry. The forum will provide delegates with the perfect platform to present themselves at the cutting edge of the next generation of shutdown.

Angela Hodson, head of conference and events at Emirates Old Trafford said: “That Emirates Old Trafford is hosting Europe’s largest Nuclear Decommissioning conference for the second year running is a real testament to the wide variety of conferences and events we are able to cater for. Our staff work tirelessly to make sure all our clients and delegates have the perfect event, and have a wide and vast experience of planning anything from international conferences such as this, to weddings, dinners, parties and exhibitions.”

Charlotte Howlett, senior project manager, Nuclear Energy Insider added: “With much of the UK’s nuclear decommissioning industry being based in the North of England, Manchester is a great location to hold the Nuclear Decommissioning Conference Europe. As the conference has expanded over the years attendee numbers have soared, meaning we have been fortunate enough to take advantage of the great space on offer at The Point at the Emirates Old Trafford”

Addressing a number of key themes, such as how to effectively manage trade throughout Europe, and gaining an understanding of the latest European regulatory updates by recognising current policy improvements, the Nuclear Decommissioning Conference 2017 aims to help UK companies break into the European market and vice versa.

A number of key speakers have already been announced, including: Sylvain Desecures, chief of decommissioning cost estimation at EDF; James McKinney, head of integrated waste management at the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and Simon Carroll, an analyst in operation and decommissioning of nuclear facilities from the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority.

Simon Carroll, who is also chair of the OECD NEA Decommissioning Cost Estimation Group said: “I expect that the diverse and high-level representation at the conference will offer broad and deep insights into the drivers and trends shaping perspectives and strategies for NPP decommissioning at a critical period”

Delegates will have the unique opportunity to attend a one-off supply chain/trade workshop which is taking place in the morning before the conference starts, and will invite relevant companies to meet trade experts, participate in roundtable sessions and listen to presentations from country representatives.

Martin Fullard


Martin Fullard

Martin Fullard: journalist, presenter, producer. Martin is the Deputy Editor at Conference News and Conference & Meetings World magazines. He leads the digital channels on Mash Media’s Conference Division as well as heading up Mash TV. He is formerly a web editor at a national newspaper in the Middle East and motoring journalist.

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