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Nuclear Power in the 21st Century – International Ministerial Conference

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

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

Opening Statement by H.E. Eng. Suhail Mohamed Faraj Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy and Industry, United Arab Emirates (Arabic Version)

Mr Yukiya Amano, Director General, IAEA (Statement

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

Nuclear Power in the 21st Century (IAEA Video) | UAE Welcoming Video

10:15-13:00     National Statements

13:00-15:00     Lunch Break

13:45-14:45     United Arab Emirates (UAE) Side Event: The UAE's Journey Towards Peaceful Nuclear Energy

15:00-17:00     Panel Session 1: Nuclear Power as a Key to Solving the '3Es' Trilemma

This session will examine the role of nuclear power in mitigating climate change as an option in a sustainable energy mix under different national conditions and as a driver for sustainable development.

Ms Ann MacLachlan, Moderator, Journalist (freelance)

Mr Michael Shellenberger, President, Environmental Progress (EP), United States (Presentation

Ms Agneta Rising, Director General, World Nuclear Association (WNA) (Presentation

Mr Pan Jianming, Secretary of the Board of Directors, China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC), China

H.E. Arch. Yeafesh Osman, Honourable Minister for Science and Technology, Bangladesh

Mr Mohamed Al Hammadi, CEO, Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC), United Arab Emirates

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

This session will focus on challenges in developing strong institutional infrastructure for nuclear power including financing, stakeholder involvement and public acceptance.

Keynote remarks by Mr Mzubanzi Bismark Tyobeka, CEO, National Nuclear Regulator (NNR), South Africa

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

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

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

The Honourable Hajah Nancy Shukri, Minister, Prime Minister’s Department, Malaysia

Mr Muhammad Naeem, Chairman, Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC), Pakistan

13:00-15:00     Lunch Break

13:45-14:45     IAEA/NEA Side Event: Facilitating International Cooperation (Side Event Room)

15:00-17:00     Panel Session 3: Safety and Reliability Aspects of Nuclear Energy

This session will discuss how to ensure safety, security and non-proliferation in dealing with challenges such as the expansion of nuclear power in the world, long term operation of nuclear power plants and a variety of innovative technologies.

Keynote remarks by Mr Petteri Tiippana, Director General, Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK), Finland

Mr Ramzi Jammal, Executive Vice-President and Chief Regulatory Operations Officer, Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC), Canada (Presentation)

Mr Shunsuke Kondo, Former Chairman, Japan Atomic Energy Commission and President, Nuclear Waste Management Organization of Japan (NUMO), Japan (Presentation)

Mr Jose Reyes, Chief Technology Officer, NuScale Power, United States (Presentation)

Mr Noh Baek-sik, Executive Vice President, Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power Co., Ltd. (KHNP), Republic of Korea (Presentation)

17:00-18:00     National Statements (continued)

 

WEDNESDAY, 1 NOVEMBER 2017

09:30-11:30    Panel Session 4: Innovations and Advances in Nuclear Technologies

This session will highlight new developments in various areas related to nuclear power such as small modular reactors for near term deployment and open and closed fuel cycles.

Keynote remarks by Mr François Gauché, Director, Nuclear Energy Division, Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), France, and Chairperson, Gen-IV International ​​​​​​Forum

Mr Osvaldo Calzetta-Larrieu, Chairman, National Atomic Energy Commission (CNEA), Arge​ntina (Presentation)

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

Mr Viacheslav Pershukov, Special Representative for International and Scientific Projects, ROSATOM, Russian Federation (Presentation)

Mr Mika Pohjonen, Managing Director, Posiva Solutions Oy, Finland (Presentation)

11:30-12:00    Special Presentation: A Vital Role for Women in Nuclear

H.E. Sheikha Lubna Bint Khalid Al Qasimi, Vice Chairwoman, Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation Board of Directors, and President, Zayed University, United Arab Emirates

12:00-12:30    National Statements (continued)

Followed by Concluding Statement by the President of the Conference, 1 November 2017

13:00               Closing of the Conference

13:00               Lunch

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 a special presentation 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. Arch. Yeafesh Osman,  Honourable Minister for Science and Technology, Bangladesh

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

  • Mr Michael Shellenberger, President, Environmental Progress (EP), United States 

  • Ms Agneta Rising,  Director General, World Nuclear Association (WNA)

  • H.E. Sheikha Lubna Bint Khalid Al Qasimi, Vice Chairwoman of the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation Board of Directors, and President, Zayed University, United Arab Emirates

  • Mr Pan Jiangming, Secretary of the Board, China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC), China

  • Mr Mzubanzi Bismark Tyobeka, CEO, National Nuclear Regulator (NNR), South Africa

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

  • Mr Shunsuke Kondo, Former Chairman, Japan Atomic Energy Commission, and President, Nuclear Waste Management Organization of Japan (NUMO), Japan 

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

  • 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, Special Representative for International and Scientific Projects, ROSATOM, Russia

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

  • H.E. Mr Suhail Mohamed Faraj Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy and Industry, 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, United States

  • Mr Noh Baek-sik, Executive Vice President, Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power Co., Ltd. (KHNP), Republic of Korea

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