Innovation for the Future of Nuclear Energy – A Global Forum will bring together nuclear plant leaders, regulators, researchers, governments and tech providers in Gyeongju, South Korea to examine barriers and opportunities for deploying innovative technological and process solutions to maintain or even enhance safety while reducing plants’ operating costs.
Sunday, June 9, 2019 - Welcome Reception
Monday, June 10 to Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - Global Forum
WHAT DIFFERENTIATES THIS MEETING FROM OTHERS
This forum aims to determine how the industry can more rapidly implement innovative solutions in operating plants. It will bring nuclear plant leaders, regulators, and technology providers from around the world together in a collaborative environment with the aim of forming a common understanding of these opportunities and the barriers to their successful deployment. This will build on each of the organizer’s ongoing activities.
Hwabaek International Convention Center (HICO), Gyeongju, South Korea
Global, executive and senior-level influencers and decision-makers including:
- Nuclear power utility leadership
- Nuclear regulators
- Government leadership
- Technology providers
- Researchers/academia focused on applied research
- Successful innovators/entrepreneurs from other industries
Nuclear power is a vital element of the global electricity infrastructure. There are more than 450 operating power reactors, which together produce just over 10% of the world’s electricity, contribute to a resilient and stable electric power grid, and help address climate change goals. However, changes in the electricity infrastructure of many countries are challenging the economics of the current nuclear plant fleet. While other highly technical industries have successfully deployed innovative technology and process solutions to maintain or even enhance safety while reducing their costs the nuclear industry has been slow to fully embrace these opportunities. This forum will focus on accelerating deployment of innovative solutions to address the most urgent challenges facing the current global fleet of nuclear power plants.