The European Forum to discuss Nuclear Technology Issues, Opportunities & Challenges
9 -12 December 2012, Manchester, United Kingdom
Networking is a major benefit of ENC 2012. The networking opportunities enable delegates to meet and network. The ENC 2012 Social Programme extends networking opportunities beyond the opening hours providing everyone with social interaction and an invaluable opportunity to meet additional people you may have otherwise missed.
ENC 2012 Welcome Reception
On the eve of ENC 2012 all delegates are invited to a Welcome Reception. This appreciated opportunity for a first get-together will be organised together with an ENC 2012 pre-registration facility.
The ENC 2012 Welcome Drink will take place on Sunday 09 December from 18.30 – 19.30 at the Manchester Town Hall. Manchester Town Hall is one of the most iconic landmarks in the city. Situated on Albert Square, the Town Hall was opened in 1877. This Grade 1 listed building, which radiates the history of the city, is definitely one of the hidden jewels in Manchester's crown. Join us to enjoy an evening in this historic, remarkable and spectacular place!
During the Welcome Drink ENS – Young Generation Network will announce the winner of the Jan Runermark Award foreseen for a person who has given outstanding service to the benefit of the young generation.
The Welcome Reception will be preceded by a Pre-registration which ensures a smooth registration prior to the conference. The Pre-Registration will be open from 16.00 – 19.30.
The ENC 2012 Welcome Reception is included in the ENC 2012 registration fee for delegates and will be organised back-to-back with the ENC 2012 Career Event.
ENC 2012 Conference Dinner
The ENC 2012 Conference Dinner will take place on Monday 10 December 2012 in one of the most significant Manchester ’s buildings – the Manchester Cathedral, which was built in 1421 by Henry V. Alongside the original College buildings that now house Chetham's Library and part of Chetham's School of Music, it forms Manchester's medieval quarter. This great architectural and historic landmarks in the heart of the city offers some of the most impressive and breathtaking spaces and will provide a unique venue for the ENC Conference Dinner.
Take a trip around the inside of Manchester Cathedral with the interactive 360° virtual tours. Explore the confines of the Nave, the Quire and the High Altar.
The ENC 2012 Conference Dinner will start at 19.30. Please register for the Conference Dinner via Online Registration System.
Please bring your dinner ticket with you; it will be requested at the entrance.
Information for accompanying persons
Manchester, a city just waiting to be discovered
There is more to Manchester than meets the eye; it’s a city just waiting to be discovered. From superb shopping areas and exciting nightlife to a vibrant history and contrasting vistas, Manchester really has everything. It is a modern city that is dynamic, welcoming and energetic with stunning architecture, fascinating museums, award winning attractions and a variety of bars & restaurants.
Manchester is also a hot-bed of cultural activity. From the thriving and dominant music scene which gave birth to sons as diverse as Oasis and the Halle Orchestra, to one of many world-class festivals and the rich sporting heritage. Throw into the mix an impressive range of galleries and museums (majority of which offer free entrance) and visitors are guaranteed to be stimulated and invigorated.
Manchester is a compact and accessible city centre. Most areas are within walking distance of each other and from everywhere else, or if you just want to save energy, hop onto the Metrolink tram or jump aboard the free Metroshuttle bus.
Just a couple of miles outside of the city are:
The Quays: Manchester’s dynamic waterfront destination
Can be accessed directly from Piccadilly via Metrolink or ample car parking available
The Trafford Leisure Village: Offering activities as diverse as snowboarding to sky diving, shopping to golf. Free car parking available and a direct bus link from Piccadilly Gardens.
Making the most of your time - take a look at the visitmanchester.com website to find out what’s going on in the city and what to see and do.
Explore the social programme recommendations on the website.
Alternatively when you arrive, pop into the Visitor Information Centre on Piccadilly Plaza, Portland Street, where the team would be happy to give suggestion and answer any questions you may have about Manchester.
Book a guided walking tour of the city – As well as seeing the major landmarks and attractions, you will learn about the city's secrets and discover hidden gems that visitors often miss.
There is also the free ‘Manchester Time Out’ App you can download from the ‘app store’ to get information and inspiration whilst on the go.