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WANO hosts communications experts from 15 countries to Abu Dhabi for the first ever Global Nuclear Communications Forum

Over 50 nuclear communications professionals from 15 countries came together for the first ever Global Nuclear Communications Forum (GNCF) which took place in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, on 6-7 June 2023.

Hosted by the World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO), nuclear communications professionals and representatives from nuclear utilities, stations and facilities worldwide discussed how strategic communications can shape a positive future for nuclear organisation and the global nuclear industry.

Dr. Naoki Chigusa, Chief Executive Officer at WANO, said; "Thank you to all participants and speakers who made the first Global Nuclear Communications Forum a reality.”

“This inspirational event marks a big step forward in creating a global community for all nuclear communicators to support the industry on its journey to reach the highest levels of safe and reliable performance worldwide. Let’s work together, achieve together, to shape the nuclear future.”

During his speech, Dr. Chigusa stressed the importance of working together, the exchanging of information, promoting best practices, and addressing common challenges. With unity and harmony being the foundations of our shared success.

The first day also welcomed WANO President, and Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) Managing Director, H.E. Mohamed Al Hammadi who during his speech emphasised the importance of communications in ensuring the safety, sustainability, and reliability of the global nuclear fleet as the industry works to double current fleet capacity in order to meet climate change goals.

WANO’s new long-term strategy, Unity Towards Nuclear Excellence, can be downloaded from the WANO website HERE, during the closing remarks it was announced that the next Global Nuclear Communications Forum will take place in June 2024, London (United Kingdom).