How do I get a delegate ticket for the event?
Attendance at the NDA Estate Supply Chain event is free of charge. Simply register online
to secure your place. You will then receive a confirmation email with a link to your name badge, which you must print off and bring with you on the day to gain access in to the building.
How do I exhibit at the event?
Any company wishing to exhibit should use the event website to apply for an exhibition space
. Note: all exhibitors will need to ensure that everyone manning their stand is registered as a delegate
and that all individual name badges are printed out as this is a requirement for access to the building on the event day. Registration for a separate set-up badge is also required for everyone arriving the day before to set up their stand. This gives access on the set up day. Details will be sent to the individual who registers for the exhibition stand.
I cannot find a link to my name badge.
If you cannot find the email from firstname.lastname@example.org
following your registration then get in touch with a member of the event management team at Marick who’ll be able to assist you. Telephone: 0161 877 76893.
Can I gain access to the event without prior registration?
You may find it difficult to gain access to the event without a pre-booked place. If you do come along without a name badge, then you will need to provide photographic evidence and a business card as proof of identity. It will then be the decision of the event team and security on the day if you will be able to gain access in to the building.
How do I apply for an exhibition space?
for an exhibition space. You will then be contacted by a member of the event management team at Marick to discuss your application.
Who can apply for an exhibition stand?
Applicants are welcome from companies working in or interested in the nuclear decommissioning supply chain. Exhibition places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
Is there a cost to exhibit?
A number of exhibition spaces are provided free of charge, depending on your requirements and if you want an empty shell scheme space only. The other option available to exhibitors is a shell scheme space at £200.00 excl. VAT which comes with an electric socket, table, cloth and two chairs. Note: If you apply for a free of charge space, and none remain, you will be contacted by the event organisors at Marick, to ask if you would like to upgrade to a space with electric and furniture at £200.00 excl. VAT.
How do I apply for an exhibition space in the innovation zone?
There will be an opportunity for a select number of companies to exhibit at the event in our dedicated innovation zone within the exhibition hall. We welcome applications from companies who have a technical innovation and are able to demonstrate the product at the event. You will be asked during the exhibition application process if you would like to be considered for this area.
How do I apply for a space within the People zone?
There will be an opportunity for a select number of companies to exhibit at the event in our dedicated People zone within the exhibition hall. We welcome applications from companies who support skills and training within the nuclear sector. You will be asked during the exhibition application process if you would like to be considered for this area.
When can I setup my exhibition stand?
Exhibition stands can only be setup the day prior to the event, 31st October 2018 from 4pm – 8pm. You will need to bring your 'set-up' name badge to gain access in to the venue. Access to the exhibition hall will not be allowed on the event day until the exhibition opens at 10:45am.
Do I have to attend the presentations?
All delegates and exhibitors are asked to attend the morning presentations from 9.00am – 10.15am where you will hear keynote speeches about the decommissioning supply chain and recognise the winners of the supply chain awards. The exhibition hall will open after the morning presentations have finished.
Will I be able to get something to eat at the venue?
Refreshments and lunch will be available for delegates to purchase at the venue. The refreshment stations are located in the exhibition hall.
I am an exhibitor. Can I pre-order food and refreshments?
Exhibitors can pre-order stand catering prior to the event day and have this delivered to their exhibition stand by the venue caterers. Catering pre-orders are managed directly with the venues catering team. Download the catering booking form
Longer time to network.
For 2018, the morning presentations will start earlier (9am) and finish earlier, creating more time for a day of networking.
Consideration has been given to changing the format to a two-day event. However, this would incur significant additional costs both for the organisers, who are committed to retaining free entry, and for exhibitors who travel and would require accommodation.
Attendance at the morning presentations to be optional.
The event presents a once-a-year opportunity for the organisers to ensure the supply chain is kept up to date with important developments and initiatives across the NDA estate – and is therefore viewed as critical.
Greater levels of comfort (availability of drinks, carpet in the main hall)
Organising the event requires a balance between providing the best experience possible on the day and keeping costs down to enable the continuation of free entry for delegates. Extra luxuries, such as non-reusable carpeting, would lead to a reduction in spend on other, more essential features. For 2018, water fountains will be introduced around the exhibition hall.
Information available both in advance and on the event day.
A new mobile application (app) is being introduced this year to provide much of the delegate information both well in advance of the event, and on the day. This will avoid paper wastage; however, individual paper copies of the layout or delegate/exhibitor list can be printed from the electronic delegate pack that is available on the website prior to the event.
Security arrangements on the set-up day to be improved.
Security arrangements are important; however, some issues were encountered with the additional features introduced in 2017. Building on this experience, more information will be provided for 2018 practical operations for the set-up day and on the reasons for additional paperwork. Co-operation and understanding with this will be much appreciated.
Hold the awards ceremony the previous evening.
We have considered altering the date and format of the awards but felt that the impact of receiving an award in front of 1,600 peers was too good an opportunity to turn away from.
Area for apprentices.
Promotional opportunities for a wider range of on-the-job training organisations and groups will be available in the People Zone, which replaces the Skills Zone.