RAMTrans 2024: Transport, Storage and Disposal of Radioactive Materials

This conference, supported by platinum sponsor Nuclear Transport Solutions, is dedicated to all aspects of packaging for the transport, storage and disposal of radioactive and nuclear materials. We are thrilled to see the long-awaited return of RAMTrans, the first iteration of the event since 2018.

With the anticipated growth of new nuclear technologies such as small modular reactors and fusion energy, plus the ongoing needs of decommissioning facilities, the nuclear transport sector will play a vital role internationally, enabling the growth of the global nuclear industry in the coming decades.

RAMTrans 2024 will provide an international forum for designers, operators, research organisations and regulators from around the world to share their expertise on successes and challenges, plus an excellent place to renew and develop professional and business contacts. 

Curated by a Steering Committee made up of leading professionals from the nuclear transport sector in the UK and Europe, RAMTrans 2024 will feature over 40 unique oral and poster presentations. As with previous conferences in this series, the programme will be complemented by a trade exhibition in which suppliers of relevant products and services are invited to participate.

The conference will be attended by representatives from: GNS, Nuclear Transport Solutions, AWE, Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, EDF Energy, BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing, ASN (Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire), Jacobs, Arup, Frazer-Nash Consultancy, Rolls Royce, Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, CEA Cadarache and many more to be confirmed. 


Agenda and Speakers

 See the Attending the Conference tab below for timings of the supporting activities of the conference. 


Keynote: Without transport there is no nuclear - Seth Kybird, Nuclear Transport Solutions

Seth Kybird is CEO of Nuclear Transport Solutions, and was previously Managing Director of INS. He is a former Chartered Accountant and strategy consultant, who has experience of leading and developing organisations and a strong track record in tackling complex commercial challenges in the UK and internationally. 


Keynote: Reach for the Stars - Tim Tinsley, National Nuclear Laboratory

Tim Tinsley is Account Director - Space & Radioisotopes, Health & Nuclear Medicine at the National Nuclear Laboratory, as well as a Professor of space nuclear power at the University of Leicester. 


Keynote: It’s good to talk: communication and co-operation within the transport chain - Chris Jones, Office for Nuclear Regulation


Chris Jones is a Principal Inspector with the Office for Nuclear Regulation – Transport Competent Authority. He regulates a wide a range of Class 7 transport activities and is also the UK’s representative to the IAEA Transport Safety Standards Committee.

Keynote: Keeping Nuclear Moving - Pete Buchan MBE, World Nuclear Transport Institute


An experienced leader and director, Pete has successfully led a number of significant, and strategically important commercial and operational projects. He has worked extensively with UK, European and Japanese customers, including spending three years in the Japan office, and is a board member of PNTL and WNTI. 



Contact marick@nuclearinst.com if you are interested in exhibiting at this conference. 

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Conference Dinner: Science Museum 

The conference dinner will take place in the fantastic setting of the Science Museum, London.

The welcome Drinks Reception will take place in the Energy Hall: a striking space which showcases the past and present of Britain’s engineering history and its achievements since the Industrial Revolution.

Guests will then be able to dine amongst the museum’s exceptional collection of transport-related exhibits in the Making the Modern World gallery.

Dinner Location: Science Museum, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London, SW7 2DD




Attending the Conference

Indicative Conference Timetable

Conference Location: Pullman London St Pancras, 100 - 110 Euston Road, NW1 2AJ, London, UK

Tuesday 14th May

18:00 onwards

Informal welcome with Organising Committee, Pullman Hotel bar

Wednesday 15th May

08:00 Registration open


Thursday 16th May 

Conference Day 2: 09:00-16:45

Conference Dinner at the Science Museum

18:45 - 23:00

Friday 17th May 

Conference Day 3

09:00 - 12:00


Preferential rates are available for delegates wishing to stay at the Pullman Hotel or at nearby accommodation. These rates are available until March/April 2024, see the individual hotel listing for details. 

Hotel options

The conference will take place at the Pullman Hotel, London. The hotel is ideally located just a few minutes walk from three of the city's major railway stations: Euston, Kings Cross, and St Pancras International.


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Registration: CLOSED

Registration is now closed. Conference and Dinner registration includes:

  • Full access to all 3 days of the conference with 300+ international delegates and 20+ exhibitors
  • Reception and 3 course gala dinner at the Science Museum on Thursday 16th May 
  • Abstract Brochure after the event
  • Circulation of conference presentations (where permission given).

Please see the sponsorship section below for details about packages that may support the attendance of your colleagues, as well as enhancing the profile of your organisation through closer engagement with delegates. 

Ticket Type Price (Excl. VAT)
Earlybird: Conference and Dinner (until 29th Feb 2024)  £850
NI Member: Conference and Dinner  £950
Non-member: Conference and Dinner  £1050
NI YGN Members* and Academics**: Conference and Dinner  £750
Additional place for Dinner (only for those not purchasing a conference ticket) £320

If you would like to book a table of 10 at the Dinner for your team please contact events@nuclearinst.com 

Group bookings and discounted rates

Group bookings: If you are booking multiple places at this event please note that you cannot combine different member rates on a single booking. If you have colleagues who are non-members and/or cannot receive NI/YGN rate they will need to be registered separately.

*NI YGN rate: this is available to NI members under the age of 37 who are eligible for the Young Generation Network (YGN). 

**Academic rate: to be eligible for the academic rate you should be receiving an academic salary only and must register using your academic email address. You will also need a discount code to be eligible: please contact events@nuclearinst.com


Abstract Submissions: CLOSED

The steering committee invites the submission of high-quality papers to be considered for presentation at this prominent international event. 

Due to demand, we have extended the deadline to 31st January 2024 to allow for further submissions. 

Authors are invited to propose papers and posters for presentation on any subject closely related to the transport, storage and disposal of radioactive material. Suitable topics could include, but are not limited to:

  • Regulation and Institutional issues
  • Package Engineering
  • Operations
  • Content Specific Challenges

A further breakdown of the topics and subject matter can be found in the Abstract Submissions brochure, along with full information about the submission process. 

Abstract Submissions Brochure

The submission form is available below, requiring a 250 word summary of your proposed presentation. The deadline for submissions is 31st January 2024. 

Authors will be notified of acceptance in January 2024 or as soon as possible after submission, with the early bird registration period remaining open until after acceptance notifications. 

Abstract Submission Form