More than 40 nuclear cooperation agreements, memoranda and contracts were signed at the 11th Atomexpo International Forum 2019 in Sochi, Russia, the forum organizer announced on Friday.
The two-day event, organized by Russia's State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom, welcomed more than 4,000 attendees from a record number of 74 countries, including new participants from Bahrain, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, Qatar and Suriname, who attended for the first time.
Last year, delegates and guests from 68 countries attended the event.
For two days, more than 150 experts spoke at 18 roundtables on topics ranging from key developmental trends of carbon-free generation, the role of global partnerships in reaching sustainable development goals, and the non-energy application of nuclear and radiation technologies in industry, science, medicine and agriculture. Also covered were new digital solutions for the development of infrastructure projects in the energy sector and other sectors of the economy, and modern approaches to attracting investment.
Companies that displayed outstanding services in making significant contributions to the development of the nuclear sector and the use of nuclear energy for the benefit of humankind received awards during the 2nd Atomexpo Awards.
In addition to panels, discussions and exhibitions, Atomexpo unveiled the Green Square in the Olympic Avenue in Sochi, where energy is generated from four carbon-free sources: wind, water, sun and atoms.
By Zeynep Beyza Kilic