Key note speakers and sponsors confirmed for n-eboc15

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Key note speakers and sponsors confirmed for n-eboc15

Britain’s Energy Coast Business Cluster (BECBC) has confirmed its two key note speakers for n-eboc15 (Nuclear Energy Business Opportunities Conference 2015) on 13 and 14 October 2015.

Lord Andrew Mawson, a crossbench member of the House of Lords and a renowned social entrepreneur, will be speaking on the first day of n-eboc15, when the programme will have an emphasis on nuclear New Build opportunities and Research and Development.  Lord Mawson is a non-executive director of the Olympic Park Legacy Company and Chairman of Water City CIC. He will bring a wealth of experience of how business investments and opportunities can also be turned into long-term benefits for the communities that surround them.  It is that aspect of the Olympic legacy that n-eboc15 organisers hope will be a draw for delegates.

The key note speaker on the first day of n-eboc15 is being sponsored by Britain’s Energy Coast as part of that organisation’s focused support for the event: “Lord Mawson’s career has been exemplary in the field of regeneration,” says Steve Szostak, Chief Executive of Britain’s Energy Coast, “and he has demonstrated that regeneration projects can leave a lasting legacy. Britain’s Energy Coast believes that West Cumbria deserves the same legacy from the socio-economic activity in the area that is made possible by our nuclear industry funders. I’m confident that the n-eboc15 delegates will get a lot from both the networking and business opportunities the event affords, but also the quality of the keynote speakers.”

On the second day of n-eboc15, Lord Hutton of Furness, Chairman of the Nuclear Industry Association and a former Labour MP for Barrow and Furness, will be the key note speaker. 

“Lord Hutton’s advocacy of the civil nuclear industry, experience in the MoD and his background in business and enterprise will make him a great lead into the second day of n-eboc15,” says BECBC Board member and n-eboc15 Steering Group leader, Ivan Baldwin.  “The contrasting backgrounds of our two key note speakers emphasise the scope of the event and, we hope, the wide range of opportunities available to UK businesses in the wider nuclear supply chain.”

Further details of the Britain’s Energy Coast Business Cluster and n-eboc15 sponsorship packages and other details are online at or from the administrator of BECBC via You can also follow n-eboc15 developments via Linked In (BECBC Group) and on Twitter via @neboc15.

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