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Atomexpo begins to draw global attention to nuclear power

Syed Shukur Ali Shuvo

MOSCOW, June 19, 2017 (BSS) - Nuclear experts from 62 countries are participating in a global exposition to draw global attention to use of nuclear power as a source of clean energy.

The ninth Atomexpo 2017 began today at the Gostiny Dvor exhibition center in the Russian capital city Moscow where 5,000 participants representing over 600 companies and 200 journalists will share their experiences and opinions on nuclear power and clean energy.

The exposition will conclude on June 21 with some recommendations on adopting nuclear as the basis of future carbon-free energy production.

The State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM, a Russian publicly-owned corporation, has organised the Atomexpo themed "Nuclear Technology: Safety, Ecology, Sustainability."

The programmes for three days exposition include panel discussions, roundtables, presentations of new projects and an extensive exhibition with participant of Russian and foreign enterprises from the nuclear and associated industries.

On the sidelines of the exposition, 210 experts from different countries will participate in 16 roundtable discussions on various aspects of nuclear power.

First Deputy Chief of the Presidential Executive Office of the Russian Federation and Chairman of ROSATOM Supervisory Board Sergey Kirienko addressed the opening ceremony of the exhibition while top officials and executives of different government institutions and international organisations were present.

Last year over 5,000 participants from 55 countries attended the annual event where the business representatives of 650 companies and organizations participated in a number of business talks and discussions.

More than 100 companies showed their productions in Atomexpo 2016 when agreements and memorandums valued at $10 billion were signed.