Nuclear 2018, the industry’s leading annual nuclear conference, will take place on Thursday 6 December 2018 at the iconic Victoria Park Plaza.

As a staple event in the industry calendar, it now moves into its 18th year, and promises to be bigger than ever. The event brings together speakers from across all parts of the sector to provide updates on the latest news and developments, and to discuss what 2019 will bring for the industry.

Attendees can expect to hear the latest in new build, decommissioning and waste management, supply chain development, government policy, cyber security and much, much more.

Find out more about the vast array of Sponsorship and Exhibition opportunities which are available on a first-come, first-served basis for Nuclear 2018.

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The conference starts at 09:00 and will close at 16:30.

  • Policy context

    Setting the scene for the day, with an overview on the industry achievements of 2018, the Nuclear Sector Deal and what it means for the sector, and government announcements for 2019 and beyond.

  • Industry outlook

    Lord John Hutton highlights the achievements of 2018, specifically the challenges and opportunities of the Nuclear Sector Deal (NSD). 

  • Ministerial session

    Richard Harrington MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Minister for Business and Industry, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy outlines key policy announcements for 2018 and looking ahead to 2019, including: the NSD; support for new build projects; the governments exploration of innovative financing models for large infrastructure; and its role in supporting the development of a small nuclear market in the UK. 

    • Mr Richard Harrington MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Minister for Business and Industry, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Infrastructure

    Outlook on future project pipelines, finance models, cost reduction targets and fuel capabilities.

  • EDF Energy - looking ahead to Sizewell C

    Colin Matthews, Non-Executive Chairman, EDF Energy provides an update on the Hinkley Point C project, whilst discussing the prospects for Sizewell C, overcoming the challenge of new build cost reductions and what the Regulated Asset Base model could mean for new nuclear projects more widely. 

  • Fuel supply

    Dominic Kieran, Chief Commercial Officer, Urenco discusses the fuel supply market and its role in the Nuclear Sector Deal. They will also discuss the role they could play in a future SMR market and the strategic role fuel supply has for this and the rest of the new nuclear build programme. 

  • Coffee, Networking & Exhibition

  • Finance and cost drivers panel session

    In the context of targets for cost reduction for nuclear new build projects, new finance models considered by government and a finance working group set up to look at SMR finance, the panel will discuss meeting the challenges and opportunities set out in the NSD. 

  • Innovation in the Decommissioning market panel session

    With the cost reductions set out in the NSD, we look at the innovation and cross-sector partnerships that can help address the sector deal decommissioning targets. 

  • Business Environment

    Looking at the potential for nuclear exports, overseas markets and encouraging foreign investment in the UK industry.

  • Export potential

    Campbell Keir, Director, Energy & Infrastructure, Department of International Trade outlines international opportunities, common export challenges and how the government can help supply chain companies secure work around the world. 

    • Mr Campbell Keir, Director, Energy and Infrastructure, Department for International Trade
  • Encouraging UK investment panel session

    Looking at the opportunities for UK investment, international markets, and the role of place across the UK nuclear industry. 

  • CGN - investing in the UK

    Developing the next new nuclear build project, supporting international supply chains and investing in UK plc.

  • Lunch, Networking & Exhibition

  • Horizon Nuclear Power - engaging in the UK supply chain

    Gwen Parry-Jones, Director of Nuclear Operations, Horizon Nuclear Power speaks about the Wylfa Newydd project, engaging the supply chain and opportunities for the nuclear new build market. 

  • Developing the UK nuclear supply chain panel session

    With the growth in the UK industry over recent years and the opportunities laid out in the NSD, this session will discuss learnings from successful contract bids, current opportunities and the economic benefits of supply chain investment. 

  • People

    With the growing needs of skills across the industry in years ahead, the sector’s skills and diversity strategy commits the industry to drawing talent from a more diverse pool.

  • Diversifying the nuclear workforce panel session

    With the NSD focusing on a target of 40% female staff in the sector by 2030, this panel addresses how to engage more women in STEM, as well as engaging young people across the board in nuclear, ensuring they have developed the right skills and a strong voice in the industry. Speakers will discuss how a diverse workforce can benefit the industry in more than just a visual or target based manner. 

  • Ideas

    Cultivating new ideas and innovation across the sector to reduce costs, support growth across the country and contribute to the Clean Growth Grand Challenge.

  • Fusion

    Ian Chapman, Chief Executive, United Kingdom Atomic Energy Agency updates attendees on the latest activity at Culham and the UKAEA. This session follows the government investment announced at last year’s conference, and engagement opportunities for nuclear fission suppliers to share learning and skills with fusion projects. 

  • R&D development panel session

    As a core facet of the NSD, the overarching Industrial Strategy and the industry’s ability to face up to Clean Growth challenges, this session outlines the importance of technological innovation and R&D across the sector, the benefits this can bring to the UK industry and ways in which the government can help bring innovative technologies to market. 

  • Conference Closes


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Mr David Orr

Executive Vice President - Small Modular Reactors, Rolls Royce

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Mr Alan Cumming

Director of Nuclear Operations, NDA

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Lord John Hutton

Chairman, NIA

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Mr Peter Hall

Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

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Mr David Ralph

CEO, Heart of the South West LEP

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Dr Fiona Rayment OBE

Chair , Nuclear Skills Strategy Group

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Mr Richard Harrington MP

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Minister for Business and Industry, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

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Mr Ivan Baldwin

Chairman, Britain's Energy Coast Business Cluster

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Mrs Corhyn Parr

Vice-President, Nuclear & Environment International, AECOM

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Mr Zheng Keping


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Mr Robert Davies


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Ms Lindsay Roche

Head of Government Affairs, Westinghouse

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Ms Fiona Reilly

Executive Partner, Atlantic SuperConnection LLP

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Mr Andy Storer

Chief Executive Officer, Nuclear AMRC

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Ms Kirsty Gogan

Managing Director, LucidCatalyst Ltd.

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Mr Greg Willetts

Nuclear Vice President, Wood

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Ms Gwen Parry-Jones OBE

Director of Nuclear Operations, Horizon Nuclear Power

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Mr Callum Thomas

Chief Executive Officer, Thomas Thor Associates

Callum is the founder and CEO of Thomas Thor Associates, a r...
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Dr Rebecca Weston

Enterprise Director, Sellafield Ltd

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Mr Steve Beckitt

Chief Nuclear Officer, Dounreay Site Restoration Limited

Steve Beckitt is an experienced Project Director and Charter...
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Mr Kris Bradshaw

Marketing Director, Nuvia

Kris Bradshaw is Nuvia’s Marketing Director, with responsibi...
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Dr Tony Burnett

Head of Innovation and Technology, Cavendish Nuclear

Tony Burnett is Head of Innovation and Technology for Cavend...
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Ms Hannah Bronwin

Deputy Director, Nuclear Financing, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

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Mr John Atwell

PMC Project Director, Horizon Nuclear Power

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Mr Dylan J Williams

Head of Regulation and Economic Development, Isle of Anglesey County Council

Dylan is responsible for the strategic direction and operati...
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Ms Gwenllian Roberts

Chief Regional Officer, North Wales, Welsh Government

Gwenllian Roberts is the Welsh Government’s Chief Regional O...
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Ms Sameena Ali Khan

Conference host

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Mr Campbell Keir

Director, Energy and Infrastructure, Department for International Trade

Campbell Keir has more than 30 years of professional experie...
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Mr Dominic Kieran

Chief Commercial Officer, URENCO

Mr. Dominic Kieran is Chief Commercial Officer for URENCO, o...
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Prof Ian Chapman

CEO, UK Atomic Energy Authority

Ian Chapman is CEO of the UK Atomic Energy Authority and Hea...
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Mr Colin Matthews

Non-executive Chairman, EDF Energy

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Sponsorship and Exhibition

There are a range of sponsorship and exhibition opportunities available at Nuclear 2018. You can take a look at our sponsorship and exhibition brochure to see the variety of options. Packages will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

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Victoria mainline train underground and bus stations are only a couple of minutes walk from the hotel. 


Park Plaza Victoria London provides on-site parking for our guests. The entrance to our car park can be accessed via the main hotel drive. Please be aware that parking is subject to availability and allocated on a first come, first served basis. 

Car parking charges:

  • Mon–Fri: £25.00 for up to 12 hours
  • Mon–Fri: £30.00 for up to 24 hours

Motorcycle parking charges:
£8.00 for up to 24 hours

Please note that costs are approximate, subject to change and inclusive of VAT.

The hotel’s concierge team can provide additional local car park information. Please contact the team by calling +44 (0) 20 7769 9792 or emailing vppconcierge@pphe.com.


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