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Nuclear Power in the 21st Century – International Ministerial Conference

30 October – 1 November 2017, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Outline Programme

 

  SUNDAY, 29 October 2017

 

15:00-20:00

Registration

18:00-20:00

Welcome Reception at the St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort

 

  MONDAY, 30 October 2017

 

09:30-10:15

OPENING SESSION

10:15-13:00

National Statements

13:00-15:00

Lunch

13:45-14:45

United Arab Emirates (UAE) Side Event

15:00-17:00

PANEL SESSION 1

 

Nuclear Power as a Key to Solving the ‘3Es’ Trilemma

17:00-18:00

National Statements (continued)

20:00

Dinner Reception hosted by the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC)

 

 TUESDAY, 31 October 2017

 

09:30-11:00

National Statements (continued)

11:00-13:00

PANEL SESSION 2

 

Challenges in Developing Nuclear Power Infrastructure

13:00-15:00

Lunch

13:45-14:45

IAEA/NEA Side Event: Facilitating International Cooperation

15:00-17:00

PANEL SESSION 3

 

Safety and Reliability Aspects of Nuclear Energy

17:00-18:00

National Statements (continued)

 

  WEDNESDAY, 1 November 2017

 

09:30-11:30

PANEL SESSION 4

 

Innovations and Advances in Nuclear Technologies

11:30-12:00

Special Presentation: A Vital Role for Women in Nuclear

12:00-12:30

National Statements (continued)

12:30-13:00

Concluding Statement by the President of the Conference

13:00

Closing of the Conference

 

National Statements

This Ministerial Conference will serve as an important reference point on the views of Member States about the future of nuclear energy. Ministerial level participants are invited to deliver national statements related to nuclear power, discussing for example, their countries’ energy strategy and vision for the role of nuclear power, challenges for introducing, maintaining or expanding nuclear power and expectations for the international community.

Confirmed Speakers

The conference programme will also feature two special presentations on innovative ideas from world renowned personalities as well as four panel sessions with a keynote speech followed by round-table discussions among internationally recognized experts.

The following speakers have confirmed their participation:

  • H.E. Mr Hamad Alkaabi, President of the Conference, United Arab Emirates

  • Mr Yukiya Amano, Director General, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

  • H.E. Mr Yeafesh Osman, Minister for Science and Technology, Bangladesh

  • Mr William D. Magwood, IV, Director General, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development – Nuclear Energy Agency (OECD-NEA)

  • Mr Michael Shellenberger, President, Environmental Progress, USA

  • Ms Agneta Rising,  Director General, World Nuclear Association

  • H.E. Sheikha Lubna Bint Khalid Al Qasimi, Minister of State for Tolerance, Vice Chairwoman of the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation Board of Directors, United Arab Emirates

  • Mr Wang Shoujun, Chairman, China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC), China

  • Mr Bismark Tyobeka, CEO, National Nuclear Regulator, South Africa

  • Mr Kirill Komarov, First Deputy CEO for Corporate Development and International Business, ROSATOM, Russian Federation

  • Mr Shunsuke Kondo, Former Chairman of Japan Atomic Energy Commission, Chairman of Decommissioning Strategy Committee, Nuclear Damage Compensation and Decommissioning Facilitation Corporation (NDF), Japan 

  • Mr François Gauche, Director, Nuclear Energy, French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) and Chairperson of Gen-IV International Forum, France

  • Mr Osvaldo Calzetta-Larrieu, Chairman, National Atomic Energy Commission (CNEA), Argentina

  • Mr Zhang Zuoyi, Director, Institute of Nuclear and New Energy Technlogy (INET), Tsinghua University, China

  • Mr Viacheslav Pershukov, Deputy Director General for Innovation Management, ROSATOM, Russian Federation

  • Mr Mohamed Al Hammadi, CEO, Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation, United Arab Emirates

  • H.E. Mr Suhail Mohamed Faraj Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy, United Arab Emirates

  • Mr Nalinish Nagaich, Director for Human Resources, Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL), India

  • Mr Mika Pohjonen, Managing Director, Posiva Solutions Oy, Finland

  • Mr Petteri Tiippana, Director General, Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK), Finland

  • Mr Xavier Ursat, Group Senior Executive Vice President, New Nuclear Projects and Engineering, EDF, France

  • Mr Jose N. Reyes, Chief Technology Officer, NuScale Power, USA