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ANTFest: The Line Up

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13 June 2023


Coaches arrive at Manchester Airport train station to bring guests to Concorde Conference Centre


Informal reception and dinner at The Concorde Conference Centre, Altrincham


Dinner Served


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14 June 2023


Coaches arrive at Manchester Airport train station to bring guests to Concorde Conference Centre

08:30 - 09:30

Registration and Coffee

09:30 - 09:40


Sonia Legg

9:40 - 09:45

Welcome from our Platinum Sponsors

Carol Tansley, X Energy

09:45 - 09:55

Government Update

Andrew Bowie, Minister for Nuclear and Networks

09:55 - 10:05

ANT: State of the Nation

Chloe Fletcher, Nuclear Technologies

10:05 - 10:55

Commercialisation of Advanced Nuclear Technologies


Michelle Brechtelsbauer, Last Energy

Tris Denton, MoltexFLEX

Andrew Murdoch, Newcleo

Louis Plowden-Wardlaw, Terrestrial Energy

Michael Drury, UK Atomics



10:55- 11:20

SMRs in the UK

Mike Crawforth, Rolls-Royce SMR

Patrick Looney, GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy

Gareth Thomas, Holtec Britain

11:20 - 11:55

Coffee Break

11:55 - 12:20

Fuelling the Future

Gareth Headdock, National Nuclear Laboratory

Magnus Mori, Urenco

Nick Bachmann, Westinghouse

12:20 - 12:40

Funding and Investment in ANT

Alasdair Harper, Department for Energy Security and Net Zero (DESNZ)

Jamie Andrews, EY

12:40 - 13:10

Regulatory and Planning for Advanced Nuclear Technologies

Tim Parkes, ONR

Mike Webley, Environment Agency

Mustafa Latif, BDB Pitmans

Simon Stuttaford, Castletown Law


13:10 - 13:30

SMR's UK End Users

Andrew Carr, Solway

Laurence Smith, Cwmni Egino

13:30 - 14:30


14:30 - 14:55

The Art of the Possible - Success factors in UK AMR Delivery

Carol Tansley, X Energy

Sophia Czuprynski, EDF Energy

Lindsay Roche, Morgan Sindall Infrastructure

Corhyn Parr, Nuclear Waste Services


14:55 - 15:05

UK Opportunities in Advanced Reactors 

Tom Purnell, Nuclear AMRC

15:05 - 15:25

Other Advanced Technologies

STEP and the Commercialisation of Fusion Energy, Heather Lewtas, UKAEA

Rolls-Royce Submarines update, Michael Martin, Rolls-Royce Submarines


15:25 - 15:35

Nuclear's Role in Synthetic Fuels

Allan Simpson, Equilibrion

Caroline Longman, Equalibrion

15:35 - 15:50

UK SAF Mandate and the Role of Nuclear

Dr Douglas Phillips, Department for Transport 

15:50 - 16:20

Synthetic Fuels Panel Session

Dr Douglas Phillips, Department for Transport

Mark Tipping, Lloyds Register

Adam Freeman, MAG Airports Group

16:20 - 16:55

Hydrogen Users

Guy Doyle, Mott Macdonald

Helen Boyle, Cadent Gas

Amanda Lyne, ULEMCo and UK Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association


Conference Close


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