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What is the Nuclear Industry Summit (NIS)?

img_05The Nuclear Industry Summit (NIS) is a high level event that brings together hundreds of nuclear industry CEOs from around the world. During NIS 2016, industry leaders will gather in Washington, D.C. at the Grand Hyatt Washington from March 30-31 to confer about finalizing actions from the 2010, 2012 and 2014 Summits and set standards to better secure nuclear materials and installations against possible misuse.

What are some of the issues that will be discussed at NIS 2016?

During NIS 2016, hundreds of industry leaders from around the world will gather to confer about finalizing actions from previous Nuclear Industry Summits and address three key areas:

  • Securing the Use, Storage and Transport of Strategic Nuclear and Radiological Materials
  • Managing the Cyber Threat
  • The Role of the Nuclear Industry Globally

What is the Nuclear Security Summit (NSS)?

The Nuclear Security Summit (NSS) was begun by President Obama in 2010 to bring heads of state together to work on areas of common interest related to nuclear materials security. World leaders from more than 50 countries and four international organizations focused on preventing nuclear terrorism throughout the globe will gather from March 31-April 1 in Washington D.C. at the 2016 Nuclear Security Summit (NSS), which will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

What is the relationship between NIS and NSS?

The Nuclear Industry Summit (NIS) is an official side event of the Nuclear Security Summit (NSS). Previous Nuclear Industry Summits and Nuclear Security Summits were held in the U.S. (2010), South Korea (2012) and the Netherlands (2014). During NIS 2016, the international industry will formulate a joint statement which will be presented to the world leaders at the 2016 Nuclear Security Summit.

What other events will take place during NIS and NSS?

The 2016 NIS-NSS Awards Luncheon also will be held on Thursday, March 31 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, where members of governments and heads of state will be honored by industry. The 2016 Nuclear Industry Summit Expo also will be held at the Convention Center from March 31-April where companies, institutes and countries will showcase their contributions to nuclear security. 

Who is attending NIS 2016?

NIS strives for broad representation by inviting countries willing to cooperate and set security standards. Thus far, representatives have been invited from four international organizations and more than 50 countries including Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, France, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Mongolia, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Austria, Pakistan, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Saudi-Arabia, Singapore, Taiwan, Czech Republic, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, Vietnam, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden and Switzerland.