YGN Annual Seminar and Dinner 2023

Join the Nuclear Institute Young Generation Network at the premier event for the nuclear sector’s young professional community. The sector continues to grow and strengthen and to meet our missions and see the nuclear future we envision we all need to innovate.

The YGN Annual Day Seminar will showcase projects taking place within the industry, which embrace innovation throughout their technologies, strategies and mindsets. The seminar will be followed as always in the evening by the YGN Annual Dinner.

This year's Keynote Speaker will be Gwen Parry Jones, Interim CEO of Great British Nuclear.


YGN Seminar Agenda

09:15 – 10:00

Registration and refreshments

10:00 – 10:15

Welcome and opening remarks

Carwyn Chamberlain, YGN Chair 2023

A Mindset for Innovation

10:15 – 10:30

Keynote address

Gwen Parry-Jones, Interim CEO, GBN

10:30 – 11:00

Speaker 1

Abeer Abdalla, Innovation Lead, UKAEA

11:00 – 11:15

YGN Speaking Competition Winner

Hannah Thompson, Operations Manager, CRA

11:15 – 11:35

Comfort break

Innovation in Practice

11:35 – 12:00

Speaker 2

John Norton, Head of Technical Strategy, Magnox Ltd

12:00 – 12:30

Speaker 3

Rahul Mandal, Technical Lead, NAMRC

12:30 – 13:30

Lunch & nucleargraduates SME product booths

Panel Sessions

13:30 – 15:00

Panel 1

Advanced Technology in Nuclear

Brian Nixon, UK Fuel Cycle Director, Newcleo;
Allan Simpson, Chief Technologist, Equilibrion;
Tris Denton, Director of Commercial Development, MoltexFLEX;
Michelle Brechtelsbauer, Vice President, Last Energy.

Panel 2

International Innovations and Collaboration

Nelson Rincon, Communications Lead, ENS YGN;
Anna Talarowska, ENYGF 2023;
Carlos Vazquez-Rodriguez, Board Member, ENS-YGN;
Cecilia Enrich, Trends & Performance Monitoring, WANO.

Panel 3

Innovations to address the Nuclear Skills Gap

Beccy Pleasant, Head of Skills, Cogent Skills;
Maria Arteaga, External Affairs Executive, WiN and Director Sustainable Infrastructure, EY;
Monica Mwanje, Managing Director, IDN;
Arun Khuttan, Destination Nuclear.

15:00 – 15:30

Coffee break

Innovation Transfer

15:30 – 16:00

Speaker 5

Phillip Hearn, Senior Engineering Manager, BAE Systems

16:00 – 16:30

Speaker 6

Gilbert Cassar, Data Science Practice Lead, Accenture

16:30 – 16:40

Reflections from our Platinum Sponsor

Corhyn Parr, CEO, Nuclear Waste Services

16:40 – 16:45

Seminar close and thanks

Sarah D’Lima, YGN Chair 2024


Ticket Prices
Member Type Booking Option Cost (excl Vat)
YGN Member Seminar only ticket £140
NI Member Seminar only ticket £155
Non-Member Seminar only ticket £180
YGN Member Dinner only ticket £140
NI Member Dinner only ticket £155
Non-Member Dinner only ticket £180
YGN Member Seminar & Dinner ticket £220
NI Member Seminar & Dinner ticket £240
Non-Member Seminar & Dinner ticket £300
NI Corporate Member Table of 10 - Dinner only £1400
Non-Member Table of 10 - Dinner only £1800
NI Corporate Member Table of 10 - Seminar & Dinner £2200
Non-Member Table of 10 - Seminar & Dinner £3000

In addition to purchasing a ticket for the Seminar, delegates may also choose 1 panel session to attend during the day.

Panel session 1: Advanced Nuclear Technologies – Innovation for the Next Generation of Reactors

Panel session 2:  International Innovations & Collaborations

Panel session 3: Innovations to Address ED&I and the Nuclear Skills Gap

NI Members: 

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With thanks to our Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors
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