The primary objective of TopFuel is to bring together leading specialists from around the world to analyze advances in nuclear fuel management technology and to use the findings of the latest cutting-edge research to help manufacture the high performance nuclear fuels of today and tomorrow.
TopFuel will feature numerous technical sessions and tracks, special receptions, a Fuel Events Workshop coordinated by the Electric Power Research Institute, a dinner banquet at the NASCAR Hall of Fame, a technical tour at the construction site of new AP1000 nuclear plants at the V.C. Summer Nuclear Station, and more. The preliminary program for the conference, including a detailed schedule of events, is available here.
Hotel registrations can be made at this website, or by calling 866-837-4148. Attendees should identify themselves as part of the American Nuclear Society to receive the ANS Group Rate, available until August 22.
In closing, a word from Conference Co-Chairs David C. Culp of Duke Energy and Jose Emeterio Gutierrez of Westinghouse Electric Company:
Welcome to TopFuel 2013 in the energy hub city of Charlotte, North Carolina (USA)!
The meeting promises to be a "high-octane" event as we focus on Achieving Excellence Beyond Zero by 2010.
What better place to talk about fuel excellence than an area rich in the application of nuclear technology, and in auto racing heritage and excellence-home of the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
Charlotte, the largest city in North Carolina, also is the second largest financial center in the U.S. and has more than 850 non-U.S.-owned companies representing 42 countries, as well as a metro population of more than 2.6 million people.
In this beautiful city, TopFuel 2013 showcases the latest in technology and future industry trends for world-class LWR fuel performance. It also provides you an opportunity to exchange best practices with your peers representing more than 20 countries, 185 technical papers in 27 technical sessions.
The plenary session features Duke Energy Nuclear President Dhiaa Jamil and Westinghouse Chief Executive Officer Danny Roderick. A panel discussion including key industry leaders also will be an important focus in the plenary.
In addition to the many excellent technical presentations and fuel handling events workshop this week you will have an opportunity to network during social events, visit display booths in the exhibit area and take a tour of the V.C. Summer nuclear plant construction site-one of only two sites in the U.S. constructing new plants featuring Westinghouse AP1000 power plant technology.
We look forward to meeting you at this important event for our industry and extend a special thanks to our many corporate financial sponsors for making this conference possible.