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March 5-8, 2018

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3285 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30305
USA
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Learn from Leading Industry Experts
Explore the multifaceted world of the nuclear fuel cycle with the industry’s foremost experts at NAC’s 2018 Nuclear Fuel Cycle Training Seminar. Together with other industry professionals, you will learn about the current status of the nuclear generation industry and its competitive position in a world energy context, taking into account electricity market regulation and deregulation; you will be guided through the commercial and technical aspects of the front end and back end fuel cycle sectors, the economic and other forces driving the power generation and nuclear fuel markets, and who the players are in this ever evolving business including their capacities, capabilities, markets and geographical presence. Also included is a session on Market Analysis, Market Dynamics and Influences on Contracting Strategies.

Join Key Industry Colleagues
The seminar is an outstanding opportunity to get up to speed or enhance your existing knowledge base on all the nuances of the nuclear fuel cycle. The seminar is conducted in an open, informal setting with interactive discussions and classroom sessions. As one of a limited number of participants, you’ll be encouraged to ask the questions that will ensure the seminar covers the information you need to be more successful in your daily operations.

And the experience doesn’t end there. You’ll also be able to take advantage of networking opportunities as a guest of NAC. In addition to a welcome drinks reception Monday evening, on Wednesday evening join us for a memorable dinner at a great restaurant in the famed Buckhead area of Atlanta.

Who Should Attend
Candidates for the seminar include but are not necessarily limited to professionals in any and all of:

  • Nuclear Fuel Cycle Market / Commercial / Contract Administration at utilities and producers
  • Investment / M&A
  • Communications
  • Business development
  • Policy development
  • Logistics
  • Finance and Accounting
  • Nuclear operators and engineers who interact with fuel cycle commercial activity
  • Nuclear Fuel Cycle Market / Commercial / Contract Administration at utilities and producers
  • Communications
  • Traders/Brokers
The alumni of NAC’s Nuclear Fuel Cycle Seminars include representatives from utilities, suppliers, government agencies, investors and others

  • Alpiq Suisse SA
  • AREVA NC
  • AREVA NP
  • Argonne National Laboratory-West
  • Arizona Public Service
  • Atominform
  • Atomredmetzoloto
  • Belgonucleaire
  • BNFL
  • British Energy
  • BWX Technologies
  • BWXT Y-12 National Security Complex
  • C.N. Trillo
  • Cameco Corp.
  • Central Research Laboratories
  • CEZ
  • Chepetsky Mechanical Plant, Russia
  • Chubu Electric Power Co.
  • Comurhex
  • Constellation
  • ConverDyn
  • Delta N.V.
  • Detroit Edison
  • Department of Energy CNS-Y12
  • Duke Energy
  • EDF
  • EDF Energy
  • ENEC
  • E.ON Kernkraft Gmbh
  • Elektrizitats-Gesellschaft Laufenburg
  • El Paso Electric
  • Endesa
  • Energis Company
  • Energy Northwest
  • Enresa
  • Enrichment Technology Company
  • ENUSA
  • EPZ
  • Euratom Supply Agency
  • Exelon Generation
  • FirstEnergy Corp.
  • Florida Power & Light Co.
  • Foratom
  • Fortum Power & Heat Oy
  • Georgia Public Service Commission
  • Goesgen NPP
  • Hitachi Zosen
  • Honeywell International Inc.
  • Houston Lighting & Power
  • IAEA
  • Iberdrola
  • International Nuclear Services
  • Internexco GmbH
  • Ionics, Inc.
  • ITOCHU Corporation
  • Joint Venture Inkai
  • Kazatomprom
  • Kepco Nuclear Fuel LTD.
  • Kernkraftwerk Gösgen
  • Kernkraftwerk Obrigheim GmbH
  • Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power
  • Korea Institute of Nuclear Nonproliferation and Control
  • Leibstadt NPP
  • Lockheed Martin Energy Resources
  • Minatom
  • Mitsubishi Nuclear Fuel Co. Ltd.
  • NAGRA, Switzerland
  • Navoi Mining & Metallurgical Co.
  • NISYS Corporation
  • NNEGC Energoatom
  • NPP Krsko
  • NRCN, Israel
  • Nuclear Cargo & Service GmbH
  • Nuclear Management Co. - Point Beach
  • NucNet
  • NYNCO
  • Olympic Dam Marketing Pty. Ltd.
  • Omaha Public Power District
  • PAKS NPP
  • PECO Energy Co.
  • PNM
  • PPL Susquehanna
  • PreussenElektra Kernkraft GmbH & Co.
  • RENEL, Romania
  • REZ, Czech Republic
  • Progress Energy
  • Rio Algom Mining Corp.
  • Rio Tinto Uranium
  • Rosenergoatom, Russia
  • RSB Logistic
  • RWE Energie AG
  • Science Application International Corp.
  • Siemens AG
  • SKI
  • Slovenske Elektrarne
  • Southern Nuclear Operating Co.
  • Supply System
  • Tenex
  • Tennessee Valley Authority
  • Theragenics, USA
  • Total Minerals Corp.
  • Tractebel
  • Tradetech
  • Tradetech Energy
  • TVEL
  • U.K. Ministry of Defense
  • UG USA
  • Union Fenosa Generacion
  • Uranerz Exploration & Mining Ltd.
  • Uranium One
  • Urenco Ltd.
  • USEC, Inc.
  • Vattenfall Bränsle AB
  • Vimy Resources
  • Western Prospector Group Ltd.
  • Westinghouse Electric Company
  • Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Corp.
  • Xcel Energy


Seminar Agenda & Overview
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Monday, March 5
08:45 to 16:30 followed by Welcome Reception at 17:30

Nuclear Power Industry Overview and Prospects: An overview of electricity demand and the part nuclear power plays in supply, as well as the political, economic and management issues and policies that will affect the future prospects for nuclear power growth, including the consequences of electricity market mechanisms and the potential impact of carbon taxes.

Introduction to Nuclear Power Plants and the Nuclear Fuel Cycle: A review of the basic principles of nuclear power generation and an overview of common reactor types, their operation, the supply chain supporting construction and how utilities account for fuel cycle costs. This session also will include information on the role of traders and brokers, book transfers, secondary supply, physical and financial trades, origins, obligations and swaps.

Uranium Enrichment Industry: A review of the different enrichment technologies and primary suppliers, economic optimization of enrichment, contract terms, secondary supplies and the key developments to monitor in the future.

Tuesday, March 6
09:00 to 16:00

Uranium (U3O8) Industry: A discussion of uranium mining and milling processes, followed by a detailed look at the market. Topics include market supply and demand, including the major suppliers and where their production facilities are located, contract terms and pricing provisions, the effects of U.S. and European trade restrictions, impact of secondary supplies and excess inventories, as well as spot price projections. 

U3O8-to-UF6 Conversion Industry: A presentation of the conversion processes used today, the suppliers in this market sector, the status of the international conversion market and how buyers contract for conversion services.

Fuel Assembly Design, Fabrication and Market: A presentation of the industrial manufacturing processes for nuclear fuel assemblies, including an overview of the key features of advanced fuel assembly designs. Additionally, an overview of fuel fabrication suppliers, their manufacturing facilities and capacities, as well as a description of the commercial and market trends in the fabrication sector.

Wednesday, March 7
09:00 to 16:00 followed by NAC hosted dinner at 18:30 (Gather in lobby at 18:15)

Enrichment Analysis Reprise: Review of an exercise session from Day 1. 

Nuclear Industry Investment Analysis: In this special session, you will take part in an exercise to investigate the factors that can influence a nuclear project investment decision process.

Market Analysis, Market Dynamics, and Influences on Contracting Strategies: This session will address front end market dynamics, how to analyze them and how this in turn can influence the contracting strategies of both buyers and sellers. It will provide insights into the factors affecting business decision making processes conducted by buyers and sellers in the nuclear industry.

Spent Fuel Reprocessing and Recycle, Part I: Reprocessing and recycle will be described in the broader context of the spent fuel management alternatives of open and closed cycles. Information will be presented on the facilities and players serving the reprocessing industry, the market for these services and the related economics. 

Spent Fuel Reprocessing and Recycle, Part II: (Recycling of Reprocessed Uranium): Following on from reprocessing, the technical and economic aspects of reprocessed uranium recycle will be described, including the industrial infrastructure and future prospects, as well as the market impacts of this secondary source of supply.

Spent Fuel Reprocessing and Recycle, Part III: (Plutonium and Mixed-Oxide Fuel (MOX): Continuing the theme of reprocessing and recycle, this session will describe the technical and economic aspects of recycling plutonium in MOX fuel, as well as introducing the industrial players and facilities, addressing plutonium inventories and the future prospects for MOX recycle including its current and potential market impacts.

Thursday, March 8
08:30 to 12:30

Storage and Disposal of Spent Fuel and Radioactive Waste: A presentation and discussion of selected spent fuel and radioactive waste management programs and related technology.

Backend Strategy Wrap-up: This session will present a summary of 'open' versus 'closed' cycles, including open discussion by participants.

Nuclear Materials Transportation and Packaging: An overview of nuclear materials transportation in front-end and back-end sectors including regulatory oversight, transport package types and the challenges they overcome, as well as a review of the industrial infrastructure for delivering transport services.

The seminar also will be punctuated by team quiz sessions and exercises designed to cement the concepts presented during the main fuel cycle sessions. 

Seminar Principals

Dan Collier, Director Consulting: Dan Collier has more than 45 years in the industry and has a wealth of experience in the analysis of nuclear fuel cycle programs and markets. He has a strong background in financial and economic analysis. He has provided consulting advice to major fuel suppliers and helped utilities across the world to develop and refine their procurement strategies.

Gary Leamon, Senior Consultant: Gary Leamon has decades of experience in the nuclear industry with a U.S utility and with NAC. His domain of expertise is focused around the front end of the fuel cycle, including detailed knowledge of the technical capabilities and production costs for uranium production facilities around the world. He is a leading contributor to NAC front end market studies, especially in respect of uranium and conversion market analyses and the formulation of related procurement strategies.


Registration Information

Please register online here. Register early to reserve one of the limited available spaces and qualify for a reduced rate.

Fees:
Registration: $2800
Fee includes refreshment breaks, group luncheons, one dinner, and a comprehensive fuel cycle instruction manual plus backup CD. Payment is due at the time of registration. A full refund will be made for cancellations received on or before 15 February 2018.

After 15 February, a refund will not be made but substitutions for the March 2018 seminar will be accepted.


Credit Card Payment

NAC accepts payment by credit card by contacting

Dustin Martin at dmartin@nacintl.com or Phone: +1 678-328-1224

Wire Transfer Information

You also may pay seminar fees using wire transfer by contacting

Dustin Martin at dmartin@nacintl.com or Phone: +1 678-328-1224


Hotel Accommodations & Reservations



Embassy Suites by Hilton - Buckhead
3285 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30305
U.S.A.

Tel: +1-404-261-7733
The Embassy Suites Hotel is perfectly situated in the heart of the Buckhead area only a few minutes away from the nearest subway station, two major shopping malls, banks, and the famous Buckhead nightlife.

Rate

Hotel registration can be accomplished via the following NAC dedicated link:http://embassysuites.hilton.com/en/es/groups/personalized/A/ATLLXES-NFC-20180304/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG.

Transportation

The Embassy Suites is just a five-minute walk from the MARTA Buckhead subway station. MARTA provides direct service to/from Atlanta Hartsfield Airport. Alternatively, taxis are also available to/from the airport.

NAC Contacts
Dan Collier (Director Consulting)

NAC International
3930 East Jones Bridge Road
Norcross GA 30092
U.S.A.
Tel: + 1 678 328 1222
Cell: +1 678 662 7237
dcollier@nacintl.com

Gary Leamon (Senior Consultant)

NAC International
3930 E. Jones Bridge Road
Norcross, GA 30092
U.S.A.
Tel: +1 678 328 1211
gleamon@nacintl.com





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