WNE, the World Nuclear Exhibition, is the nuclear energy industry’s global event of reference.
The first WNE took place in Le Bourget in October 2014. A resolutely international and business-orientated platform, WNE aims to cover every area of the civil nuclear industry, offering a programme of high-level round tables, exhibitor workshops, and networking sessions and holding professional events and site tours. The event was highly successful, boasting 495 exhibitors, 7,215 decision-making visitors, 50 ministers and senior civil servants in attendance, dozens of contracts signed and a 98% visitor satisfaction rate. WNE meets the international market’s expectations and keeps up with its trends.
The civil nuclear energy industry’s main global players attended the second WNE in Le Bourget from 28 to 30 June 2016, which spotlighted technology and innovation, especially with a new awards ceremony aiming to promote training and employment. A new area, “Training Planet”, was introduced into the heart of the exhibition, while business opportunity meetings increased collaboration opportunities and provided additional information about the market. Taking “The civil nuclear industry in the global energy mix” as its theme, WNE 2016 stood out for its international dimension, the quality of its visitors, and the large number of contracts and partnerships that were signed. It also featured highlights such as the opening ceremony attended by AIFEN & WNE President Gérard Kottmann; Emmanuel Macron, the French Minister of the Economy, Industry and Digital Affairs; and International Energy Agency (IEA) Executive Director Fatih Birol.
The next WNE will take place from 26 to 28 June 2018 at Paris Nord Villepinte (Hall 7) with the theme “Nuclear excellence: a new era”. In 2018, a key year, many developments in GEN III, maintenance, nuclear engineering, dismantling, digitalisation, and reactors of the future (GEN IV and beyond) will be showcased. WNE 2018 will draw even more visitors to its new site, the Villepinte Exhibition Park.