TULSA, Okla., Dec. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Now in its fifth year and co-located with POWER-GEN International, the world's largest power generation event, NUCLEAR POWER International 2011 heads to Las Vegas, Nev., December 13-15 to provide the industry with up-to-date information for the nuclear power industry, including panel discussions on technical and crisis communication, major nuclear project updates, and the lessons learned following events at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.
NUCLEAR POWER International and POWER-GEN International attendees have access to the annual Keynote Session, which takes place the morning of Dec. 13th from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. in the Barron Room at the Las Vegas Hilton. Keynote speakers include David M. Walsh, senior vice president, Service and Manufacturing, Mitsubishi Power Systems America; Donald Karner, President and CEO, ECOtality North America; and Elmo Collins, Regional Administrator, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Mr. Collins, will discuss the NRC's response to the events in Japan, and the steps taken during the NRC review and the future of nuclear power in the U.S.
"NUCLEAR POWER International 2011 will take place during an uncertain time for the nuclear power industry," said Brian Wheeler, Editor, Nuclear Power International magazine and program committee chair. "NUCLEAR POWER International's conference program will address the critical issues facing the nuclear industry around the globe."
During NUCLEAR POWER International 2011, a mega-session will discuss the lessons learned and performance procedure modifications following the events at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. This session will include a timeline of events discussion, summary of actions taken and an update on the current status of the plant. Speakers from the Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Erler Engineering and the Nuclear Energy Institute will deliver a detailed panel discussion addressing how the global nuclear industry and regulators have responded.
Conference sessions will also provide the latest updates on nuclear projects around the world, innovations in new build design and construction and the challenges of operating a plant beyond 60 years. A Mega-Session titled "Technical and Crisis Communication – Panel Discussion" will address how important good communication practices are during a crisis situation, such as the events in Japan. The panel, with speakers from Exelon Corp. and the Ammerman Experience, will present techniques for effective communication during unplanned events using real-life case studies.
Pre-registration will remain open until December 7th. Attendees can register online at www.nuclearpowerinternational.com. On site registration opens at the Las Vegas Convention Center on Sunday, December 11th and will remain open throughout the event. Attendees can register for the full conference or just walk the expansive exhibit floor.
Complimentary press registration is available to local media representatives with appropriate press credentials.
More information about NUCLEAR POWER International can be found online at www.nuclearpowerinternational.com.
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