Nuclear Exchange 2011
The inaugural Nuclear Exchange in Maastricht, the Netherlands, came to a close on 30 November.
The two-day event drew in many of the key players from the nuclear power generating business, quite literally from around the globe.
The first show featured a srong conference programme, in which speakers discussed technical, maintenance, safety and logistical issues, amongst others. The four workshops including the Q&A sessions were recorded by a professional court reporter. The full transcripts, together with the Power Points of the Keynote addresses and the list of participants are available from the Valve World webshop here
Moreover, the lounge setting enable participating companies to entertain visitors in a relaxed, yet business-like arena.
Many delegates said the event was a very worthwhile way to communicate and discuss issues with their peers.
If you are interested in attending, the very next show will be held in China, in early 2013.
In the meantime, please do watch the video interviews below to see what the delegates had to say during the event.
Right mix of people
Prof. Akira T. Tokuhiro (University of Idaho), who kindly stood in as Chairman, gave encouraging feedback about the very first Nuclear Exchange event.
Mrs Qu (Deputy Director, SNPEC Procurement Center) had the delegates hanging on every word during her presentation at the start of the second day.
“We received some interesting visitors and generated good leads,” commented S+C MARKERs Mr Kettwig.
From the Krsko Nuclear Power Plant in Slovenia, Mechanical Lead Design Engineer Mr Planinc came with a "special interest" in control valves for replacement and new applications.
“The lounge concept is a great way to receive visitors,” was the frank response from Mr Girardin (Foundry Technical Director at Manoir Industries).
Convenient meeting point
Alstom commodity manager Mr Satala said the Nuclear Exchange was a very convenient show to meet key tube suppliers.
At the end of the show, Emerson's Bill Fitzgerald gave a well-considered analysis of the nuclear power industry.