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Media Invited to Attend the World's First Nuclear Energy Summit

Brussels, Belgium

Heads of State and Government will convene in Brussels on 21 March for the first-ever Nuclear Energy Summit. Co-chaired by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Belgium, the Summit spotlights the pivotal role of nuclear energy in tackling global challenges such as reducing reliance on fossil fuels, fortifying energy security and fostering economic progress.

Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo and IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi will lead this inaugural Summit. It follows the landmark decision to incorporate nuclear energy into the Global Stocktake during the UN Climate Change Conference (COP28) in Dubai in December 2023, underscoring the urgency to accelerate the deployment of nuclear energy alongside other low carbon energy sources.

Leaders from roughly 30 countries will take part in the Summit. International organizations, industry leaders, experts and representatives from think tanks and civil society will also participate.

The Summit will open with remarks by Prime Minister De Croo and Director General Grossi, followed by statements by Heads of State and Government, and the adoption of the Summit's Declaration.

Media are welcome to cover the event, which will include a high-level press conference, scheduled to take place after the adoption of the Nuclear Energy Summit’s Declaration.   

In the afternoon, panel discussions among ministers, industry representatives and experts will address factors influencing nuclear capacity deployment, advancements in nuclear technology, innovation in the nuclear fuel cycle, and the establishment of a level playing field for financing nuclear power.

The Summit will be livestreamed.


Thursday, 21 March 2024.


Brussels EXPO, Place de Belgique 1, 1020 Brussels.

The Brussels EXPO is the site of the Atomium, a symbol of the peaceful use of nuclear energy for scientific purposes.

Media Accreditation

All media representatives wishing to attend the Summit must register before 16 March at www.nes2024.org.

The website contains further information about the Summit, including a detailed up-to-date programme and will be updated regularly.

Media Center

A media center and its facilities will be available from Thursday, 21 March from 7:30 to 20:00 at Brussels EXPO.

Media Access

Media are invited to cover the Summit and attend related media opportunities on 21 March.


  • 09:00 – 09:30 Arrival and doorstep (media interviews)
  • 09:30 – 09:45 Summit participants’ family photo
  • 09:45 – 11:45 Summit
    • Opening remarks by Prime Minister HE Mr Alexander De Croo and IAEA Director General Mr Rafael Mariano Grossi
    • Statements by the Heads of State and Government
    • Adoption of the Nuclear Energy Summit’s Declaration
  • 12:00 – 12:45 Press conference with PM De Croo and DG Grossi.

* Provisional Agenda - subject to change.

Press Conference Livestream

A live video stream of the press conference will be available on www.nes2024.org. The IAEA can provide full resolution video footage from the press conference. Photos will be available on Flickr.

Pre-Summit press briefing

A press briefing will be held prior to the Summit to provide information about the organization of the Summit and its objectives. Further information on this press briefing will be made available soon at www.nes2024.org.

Media Team Contacts

IAEA nuclear energy experts will be available for interviews at the Summit.

For interview requests and other media-related questions, please contact press@iaea.org.

To contact the press team of Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo please email press@premier.be.

Media Resources

More information on the Summit is available at www.iaea.org/events/nuclear-energy-summit-2024

The IAEA video team will be present at the Summit. B-roll footage of the event will be available, upon request. Please contact multimedia@iaea.org.

Additional B-roll video footage on nuclear power and applications is available, and high-resolution images can be found on the IAEA Flickr account. The IAEA will take photographs at the Summit and post them on Flickr.

This material is free to use under the copyright provisions of the IAEA Terms of Use. If you have further questions, please contact us.

The IAEA’s explainer articlespodcasts and other resources on nuclear energy are available on the IAEA website.

Follow the IAEA and #NES2024 on FacebookInstagramLinkedInTwitter (X) and Weibo for updates throughout the Summit.

Follow Director General Grossi on Twitter (X) and Instagram.


Last update: 22 February 2024

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