Keynote speaker and sponsors announced for Global Reach 2019!

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Keynote speaker and sponsors announced for Global Reach 2019!

Bookings and further info:

Platinum Sponsor: Orano    

Lanyard and Innovation Session Sponsor: National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL)


Keynote Speaker:
Founder of the Energy Impact Center in Washington DC and host of the global ‘Titans of Nuclear’ podcast, we are delighted to announce Bret Kugelmass as our keynote speaker for Global Reach 2019! Bret will be heading up an exciting agenda on international collaboration in inciting business growth, innovation and sustainability in the clean energy sector. Stay tuned for further announcements later this week… #GlobalReach2019

Other Speakers:

  • Technical Innovation Transforming Communities - robotics and artificial intelligence for high consequence industries
    Dr Rob Buckingham FRENg – Rob is a Director of the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) and the first Head of RACE, the new centre for Remote Applications in Challenging Environments. Rob was lead author of the UK's Robotics and Autonomous Systems 2020 Strategy. Before joining the UKAEA, Rob co-founded and was Managing Director of OC Robotics, which developed and commercialised snake-arm™ robots. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology.
  • Rob Davies, China General Nuclear
  •  Tim Stone, Nuclear Industry Association 
  • Laurence Sanguinetti-Julien of Cyclium
  • Alan Woods, Strategy Director (Rolls Royce) for UK SMR
  • Rebecca Weston, North West Nuclear Arc
  • Pat Graham, Chief Exec of Copeland Council
  • Clusters represented from: Cumbria, Wales, South West England, Northern and Southern France, Northern Spain

Sponsors include:

  • Platinum sponsor – Orano
  • Innovation session host and lanyard sponsor – NNL

Take part in one of this year’s largest international clean-energy events as a delegate, exhibitor or sponsor.

Global Reach 2019 will bring together representatives from the energy sector across the globe to develop business, foster innovation and share best practice for the sustainability of its supply chains. 

Join us on Wednesday 6 November 2019 at the Radisson Blu, Manchester Airport, to take part in the debate and learn how international collaboration can open the door to sustainable, innovative and mutually-beneficial business development. With three conference sessions centred around business environment, innovation and sustainability, Global Reach will provide a high-profile platform to develop business within the international energy community and  learn from some of the world’s key low-carbon energy projects.

Hosted by Britain’s Energy Coast Business Cluster’s (BECBC) Shadow Board, the conference will bring together major international players and supply chain representatives from the energy sector around the globe. We’ll be uniting senior representatives from business clusters and major international organisations, making particular use of the links we’ve forged across the years with a number of international business communities. 

Conference presentations and panel discussions will be accompanied by a small supplier exhibition, and pre-matched 1:1 business meetings throughout the day.

Do you have something to say?
Contact Ruth Sellick at to find out more about presentation and panel discussion opportunities