OCNI Trade Mission to ITER
OCNI Trade Mission to ITER
March 26, 2019

March 26- 28, 2019

Dear OCNI Members:
OCNI is pleased to announce a Trade Mission to the ITER Business Forum in Antibes Juan-les-Pins, France to link Canadian nuclear suppliers with nuclear utilities and potential supply partners in France.    
Over 1,000 delegates gathered at the last ITER forum in 2017. The next ITER Business Forum will take place in Antibes Juan les Pins, South of France from  26 to 28 March 2019.
Today, the ITER project is entering into a new phase, moving from the ITER buildings construction phase to the ITER machine assembly phase and facing the integration challenges. ITER is moving forward!
Don't miss this unique opportunity to make business contacts on the ITER programme and beyond.  See you in Antibes Juan les pins!
IBF/19 aims:
  • to learn about ITER status and next business opportunities
  • to facilitate partnerships between industries, within Europe and outside Europe
  • to foster collaborations between industries and Fusion laboratories  
This event will include:
an industrial conference
  • 1-1 meetings scheduled on line by participants
  • an optional program of technical tours including the ITER site visit
  • an industrial and R&D exhibition with 80 stands
This event is organized by ITER France Agency with the participation of ITER Organization, Fusion for Energy and other Domestic Agencies and with the financial support of local Authorities.
Key-Figures from the  ITER Business Forum 2017:
  • 1005 participants from 433 companies and from 25 countries
  • 85 % from Europe, 15 % from outside E.U
  • 52 stands on the Exhibition
  • Conference: 1 plenary session, 11 thematic sessions and 105 speakers
  • 1-1 meetings: 4.988 submitted requests, 1.141 confirmed meetings (i.e. 23%) and as many informal meetings scheduled on-site
  • 5 technical tours organized among which visit of ITER worksite
IBF/19 conference (27 & 28 March 2019) will include:
  • a plenary session and 12 thematic workshops with presentations given by ITER Organization, Domestic Agencies and their main suppliers
  • in parallel, 1-1 meetings scheduled on line in advance by participants themselves
  • an industrial and R&D exhibition 
  • for networking purpose, a welcome reception on 26 March in the evening and a congress dinner on 27 March at the Venue (optional).
Attendance rules:
we kindly ask you to pre-register.
The organization team will examine your request with regard to your company profile. A confirmation e-mail will be sent after receipt of your payment as well as your invoice. With the exception of ITER Organization and Domestic Agencies' staff members, each participant has to pay a registration fee.
General information: the congress will be conducted in English, the official language of the ITER project.
Conference programme:  
The provisional draft outline programme of the conference will be updated soon.
1-1 meetings: consist of either individual "Business to Business" (B2B) meetings between interested industrial companies or "Business to Customer" (B2C) meetings between interested companies and ITER Organization or Domestic Agencies' staff members. The organization of 1-1 meetings is based on two principles:
  • On-line Registration, by completing the registration form and company presentation form. All registered companies will get a private access to the 1-1 meetings platform.
  • Scheduling of the 1-1 meetings on line, by participants themselves, via the 1-1 meetings platform. This will allow companies, from the beginning of February to mid-March, to ask for business appointments, based on company profiles and on the principle of mutual acceptance.
After confirmation of your registration and your payment on line, you will be invited to complete (if needed) your company presentation form, which enables other companies to identify your areas of business and skills. You will be able to choose the time slots convenient for you depending on your specific program. Then you will receive a message informing you that the 1-1 meetings scheduling process has started. (1-1 meetings will be held from 26 March in the afternoon to 28 March 2019).
Thematic sessions: will mainly consist of presentations by ITER Organization and F4E technical experts giving a general overview on last achievements and next business opportunities on several technical topics.
They will also include short presentations from the main suppliers to ITER Organization and Domestic Agencies (Rank 1).
The aim is to facilitate contacts with potential partners or subcontractors at the European or international level.
Delegates registered for the 1-1 meetings will be able to register on line for the thematic sessions of their choice, via their private access to the web platform.
Hotel Rates
  • Rates are Guaranteed until February 27, 2019.
Limited  GOA funding will be available for companies that wish to attend.
OCNI is no longer accpeting ITER application. 
Please contact Sarina Harrison for further information.