Events > Opportunities in France for UK SMEs: Civil nuclear industry

Discovering your growth potential in the French Civil Nuclear sector

Businesses are invited to join the first in a series of events, designed to provide a detailed overview of the Civil Nuclear industry in France and the vast opportunities it presents for UK SMEs within a variety of sectors.

Over the coming months, we will be hosting a series of events, in partnership with relevant organisations, to help companies explore the opportunities that exist in France.

See below for our current schedule of events. We will be adding new events as they are confirmed.

France is one of the UK's largest export markets and a major global economy. In easy reach of the UK, it offers many export opportunities for businesses offering innovative, quality products and services.

In 2023, the UK-France Joint Leaders' Declaration was established, reaffirming a shared commitment to promote energy policies, international cooperation on energy security, as well as technology and innovations that enhance energy transition and decarbonisation. This includes Civil Nuclear.

Agreeing to collaborate in the fields of energy resilience, civil nuclear energy and low carbon technologies, the Statements of Cooperation on Civil Nuclear Energy were formed, pledging enhanced cooperation between the UK and France in a range of areas, including: 

  • decommissioning and dismantling
  • energy diversification
  • fusion
  • new build
  • research and development
  • safety
  • skills and diversity
  • supply chain
  • waste management

Upcoming Events

Opportunities in France for UK SMEs: Civil Nuclear industry
Wednesday 12 June 2024, 10:00 – 14:00 at the EngineRooms, Warrington
Join us for an in-person event with the Northern Nuclear Alliance (NNA) and Britain's Energy Coast Business Cluster (BECBC), to learn about the opportunities in the French Civil Nuclear sector and how to do business in the country.

By attending you will:

  • Hear from Chris Barton CMG, His Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for Europe, who will discuss the UK’s Civil Nuclear relationship with France
  • Receive a detailed briefing on the French Civil Nuclear market, including practical tips on doing business in this market 
  • Discover the latest opportunities in current and future projects, including details on timelines and routes to market
  • Find out about future activity for the Civil Nuclear sector and France with DBT, including plans for a Meet the Buyer event in Paris in early 2025
  • Have the opportunity to network with like-minded businesses over a networking lunch

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We look forward to welcoming you to this event. 

Register your interest today to maximise your potential overseas.

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