Nuclear Supply Chain Management Workshop

    5-6 November 2018
    Boulogne-Billancourt, France

    Background and objectives

    The OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) Committee on Nuclear Regulatory Activities (CNRA) and the Multinational Design Evaluation Program (MDEP) will sponsor an international workshop on nuclear supply chain management.

    The workshop will bring together regulators and stakeholders, including industry representatives, standard development organisations (SDOs), technical support organisations (TSOs) and other international organisations to discuss supply chain oversight challenges in an increasingly globalised nuclear industry.

    The two-day workshop will be aimed at identifying emerging risks in the global supply chain and at examining ways to reduce risks and promote safety culture principles. The workshop will culminate with a moderated panel discussion to reflect on the challenges and consider the need for additional regulatory tools or guidance, and potential opportunities for international activities to further improve supply chain management oversight arrangements.


    The workshop is open to industry representatives; standard development organisations; international organisations and associations; nuclear regulatory organisations and their technical support organisations.

    Workshop plan/structure

    The workshop will span two days and include plenary presentations, topical sessions and a moderated panel discussion session at the end. The sessions will include invited speakers along with panel discussions focusing on the topics listed below.

    All formal presentations will be by invitation. The presentations will be used to lay the foundation for the discussions during the topical sessions. All workshop participants are encouraged to succinctly present their views on the topic or ask questions to stimulate the discussion during the panel discussion sessions.


    The topical sessions will address the following issues:

    1. Global Supply Chain Oversight Challenges
    2. Counterfeit, Fraudulent and Suspect Items (CFSI) Lessons Learnt  
    3. Advancing Early Integration of Safety Culture in the Supply Chain
    4. Regulatory Approaches for Commercial Grade Dedication and Equipment Qualification
    5. Enhancing International Co-operation to Prepare for New Technologies and Emerging Challenges


    All presentations, discussions and meeting documents will be in English.

    Organising committee

    The members of the organising committee are:

    • Mr Stuart Allen, ONR, UK, MDEP VICWG Chair
    • Ms Kerri Kavanagh, NRC, US, MDEP VICWG Vice Chair
    • Mr Olivier Allain, ASN, France
    • Mr Greg Kaser, WNA
    • Ms Belkys Sosa, NEA, Technical Secretariat

    Practical information


    Please verify your visa requirements. Should you require more information or an invitation letter, please contact for the event.

    Venue and contact

    The workshop will be hosted by NEA at its Headquarters, 46 quai Alphonse Le Gallo, 92100 Boulogne-Billancourt, France, in the Auditorium.


    Participants are responsible for all travel arrangements and hotel booking. Because of the many events taking place in Paris during the workshop dates, participants are encouraged to book accommodation as soon as possible.


    There is no registration fee, but pre-registration is required. Participants planning to attend the workshop are invited to register at any time prior to the deadline of 30 September 2018.

    Register for the workshop

    Please note that your registration to the workshop will not be completed until you receive an e-mail confirmation from the Workshop Secretariat. The organisers reserve the right to limit attendance if registration exceeds the capacity of the venue. All those interested in attending are encouraged to register. Please feel free to contact the NEA, as noted below, if you have further questions.

    Questions and contact information

    Nuclear Energy Agency
    Division of Nuclear Safety Technology and Regulation
    Ms Belkys Sosa and Ms Akane Schmitz-Fraysse
    46, Quai Alphonse Le Gallo
    92100 Boulogne-Billancourt, France

    Last reviewed: 28 June 2018