Nuclear South West and South West Nuclear Hub Annual Conference – 2017

There’s still time to register for the Nuclear South West conference taking place next Thursday 21 September at the Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel, with a schedule of pre-conference events on Wednesday 20 September.

Nuclear South West and the South West Nuclear Hub have this year joined together to offer the annual conference, which is a great chance to hear the latest news, network with potential partners and find out more about business openings.

With an international strand this year, it will be a chance to find out how to connect to innovation and grow business in the industry, locally and globally.

With the construction of Hinkley Point C now underway and with projects worth £50 billion to our economy over the next two decades starting to take shape, there are many opportunities for businesses.

20th September – Pre-conference activities

As part of the international theme, we are offering a free nuclear business to business marketing event, which is a chance to meet potential partners and see how businesses can benefit in the sector on a face-to-face basis. Supported by Enterprise Europe Network these meetings are the perfect way to grow partnerships.

In the evening, new talent in the industry can take part in a speed mentoring session followed by the pre-conference dinner at Bordeaux Quay in Bristol. These activities are open to all businesses, including non-conference delegates.

21st September – Main conference

With keynotes from Paul Howarth, CEO of National Nuclear Laboratory, and Hergen Haye, the annual conference will set the South West nuclear industry in a national and global context, followed by updates from Hinkley Point C and other projects around the region. Delegates will hear from businesses who are operating in the nuclear supply chain about how they are experiencing success in the industry.

The conference agenda, more information and tickets are available at:


Matt Burley, Chair of NSW Industry Network Board said: “The future of the nuclear industry in the south west and the scale of financial opportunity that could be unlocked for businesses of different sizes and sectors is enormous.

“We’re working hard to raise awareness and understanding of this opportunity across the region. Businesses are in a fantastic position to take advantage of the national and international nuclear programmes. There are many different services required to support the industry, from equipment suppliers to waste management, and nuclear research facilities to specialist consultancies.”

Notes to Editors:

Nuclear South West (NSW) is a partnership between the nuclear industry network in the south west and the stakeholder alliance of the Local Enterprise Partnerships: Heart of the South West, West of England and GFirst; the academic and skills sector and business support agencies.

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