On 14 July, NRI hosted the Radiate Nuclear Network’s first face-to-face event since pre-Covid, in which Network members were left enriched by Burges Salmon partner Ian Truman, one of the country’s top nuclear law experts, who delivered a presentation on the Revised Paris Convention 2004 and its implementation and application, both in the United Kingdom and across the world. The session was extremely thought-provoking and left members with a range of questions on various elements of the presentation, which Ian gladly answered. Following the presentation, Network members were afforded plenty of time to socialise and network with one another in the event space.
The Radiate Nuclear Network was formed in February 2020 by NRI with the goal of providing educational and social events to a membership made up of nuclear industry professionals in the UK, allowing them to learn and network with one another with a specific focus on insurance. Opening up and demystifying the world of nuclear insurance is something both Radiate and NRI are passionate about doing, and if that helps showcase nuclear’s role in our energy future and as part of the drive to net zero, both nationally and internationally, that is great too.
The Committee which manages the Network is chaired by Joe Turnpenny of NRI and includes NRI underwriters Claudio Mares, Rebecca Milton and Chris Rees, as well as Price Forbes’ Louise Webber and AXA XL’s Andrea Ciraci. Joe said of the event:
“It was a delight to see so many people turn out for our first in-person event since February 2020, after so long seeing our members sat behind computer screens in the fully remote-working age. Ian’s presentation was fantastic and gave our members a great insight into the Revised Paris Convention and its global implementation, stimulating some excellent questions and discussions from our member underwriters, brokers and engineers alike.
On behalf of the Radiate Committee and wider Network, I’d like to thank NRI for its continuous support of our mission and for hosting this excellent event. Also, my thanks to Burges Salmon and Ian Truman for their support in presenting at this event – we have had nothing but positive feedback from attendees for the session content and the discussion it stimulated.”
The Radiate Committee has big plans for the rest of 2022, including a much-anticipated in-person site visit event at Sizewell B Nuclear Power Plant, and it looks forward to delivering further success stories in the near future.