Media accreditation for the ATOMEXPO 2018 international forum opened on 14 March, event operator Atomexpo LLC informs.
ATOMEXPO 2018 will be held on 14–16 May in the Main Media Center in Sochi (Russia). Any foreign-registered media may apply for accreditation. Applications can be filed until 8 May on the Atomexpo website. Incomplete or incorrect applications will not be accepted.
The forum will explore the theme of «Global Partnership for Joint Success». Round tables and panel discussions will be centered around three topics – «Digital Future and Industry 4.0», «New Power Engineering», and «People of the Nuclear Industry». The three-day business program of the Forum will comprise over 20 events. One of the round tables, «Development of Competencies by Newcomer and Growing Nuclear Countries», will discuss the experience of the UAE and Belarus in developing their nuclear infrastructure, the IAEA’s practices in assessing national nuclear infrastructures, and various issues faced by the countries creating their nuclear regulatory frameworks. The round table «Success through Globalization: from Contract to Partnership» will concentrate on new trends in nuclear engineering. Another round table discussion, «Green Investments: Creating Possibilities and Expanding Horizons», will be dedicated to experiences in financing green-energy projects. During the round table session «Promising Future for Small Solutions», industry experts, engineers and potential customers will have an opportunity to explain and understand why small reactor technologies gain popularity, what hinders success of small reactor projects and what are opportunities of mutually beneficial partnership in this area. Advantages of a closed nuclear fuel cycle for environmental safety and sustainability will be discussed at the round table on the Nuclear Fuel Cycle. Other items on the agenda will be new types of fuel, molten salt reactors, recycled products, radioactive waste fractioning, and nuclear waste transmutation technologies. The round table «International Scientific Cooperation and Advanced Research Infrastructure as Basis for Innovations in Nuclear» will be devoted to the development of Generation IV reactor technologies, fast neutron reactors, ICR MBIR (Russia) and JHR (France) international projects, and priority research areas after 2025.
The anniversary Forum will include a special event – ATOMEXPO AWARDS, the first ceremony to recognize outstanding contributors to the global development and expansion of the nuclear industry for the good of mankind. The awards ceremony will be held on May 14 2018, the opening day of the Forum.