The IAEA organized the first and second International Conference on Nuclear Power Plant Life Management in 2002 in Budapest, Hungary, and in 2007 in Shanghai, China. Participants at the first and second conferences recommended that another conference be organized within four to five years. The third International Conference on Nuclear Power Plant Life Management（PLiM）was held in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA from 14 to 18 May 2012. Over 350 participants representing 38 Member States and 3 international organizations attended this Conference. The conference focused on topical issues and advances made in PLiM applications, particularly in the use of（PLiM）techniques in support of longer term operation of nuclear power plants. The closing session included a panel discussion on current national approaches to PLiM and the impact that the Fukushima accident had on PliM.