Tenth International Forum ATOMEXPO 2018, organized by Russia’s state atomic energy corporation ROSATOM ends on May 16 at Sochi in Russia.
The forum was participated by a record number of 68 countries including Bangladesh. Over 600 companies were represented at the ATOMEXPO, while 136 companies exhibited their products and services. Number of participants including media representatives was over 4,000, said a press release.
President of Russia Vladimir Putin in his written address to the Forum said, “Over the past years your forum, which unites heads of large companies, governmental structures, non-governmental organisations, leading experts from Russia and other states, has proven itself as the authoritative platform where topical issues of nuclear sector are discussed at high professional level.”
“In the current conditions, the development of the world economy and maintaining the natural balance of our planet hinges on affording access to stable and environment-friendly sources of energy. Our country is traditionally one of the leaders in the field of development of nuclear power, construction and operation of NPP, and fundamental and applied studies. This potential needs to be strengthened based, among others, on the broad international cooperation.”
IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano, President of the World Nuclear Association Agneta Rising, President of the World Association of Nuclear Operators Jacques Regaldo, and Director-General of Nuclear Energy Agency of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development William Magwood took part in the plenary session.
They discussed on the most critical for nuclear sector topics and outlined landmarks for the next period of joint work of the entire nuclear community.
The three-day business program of the Forum included “Digital Future and Industry 4.0”, “New Power Engineering” and “People of Nuclear Industry” as well as 16 round-table sessions which included: “Globalisation as a Key Success Factor: Building NPPs in a Partnership Arrangement”; “Building Capacity in Countries Embarking on or Expanding Their Nuclear Power Programmes”; “Total cost and time management of NPP construction projects: constituents of success in international projects».
ATOMEXPO 2018 became the platform for signing 39 agreements including commercial contracts.
For the first time, “ATOMEXPO AWARDS”, an international professional award for outstanding services by companies which contributed greatly to the development of nuclear industry and the use of atomic energy for the benefit of mankind was held during the Forum.