International Nuclear Development
Auditorium / Hall 2C
The history of energy is currently at a crossroads, dominated by considerations to do with security of supply, the growing scarcity of fossil resources and measures to combat climate change. In such a context, nuclear power offers a solution, which may not be the only option, but is nonetheless essential, because it enables the provision of large quantities of energy at a competitive price and without emitting CO2.
There is no denying that the generating capacity of nuclear power stations around the world is continuing to rise steadily, with more than 60 nuclear reactors under construction in 16 different countries today.
The development of new nuclear power plants not only features on the agenda of numerous countries and governments, but constitutes a major challenge for leading industrial groups like electricity producers and the manufacturers and technologies suppliers.
This special session chaired by GDF SUEZ will draw on accounts given by the major industrial and institutional actors involved in nuclear programmes around the globe.
Chairman of the special session:
Gérard MESTRALLET, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of GDF SUEZ
Shunichi MIYANAGA, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd (JAPAN)
Anne LAUVERGEON, Chairman of ALP and honorary Chairman of AREVA (FRANCE)
Sefa Sadik AYTEKIN, Deputy Undersecretary, Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources (TURKEY)
Toshihiko FUJII, Deputy Commissioner for International Affairs, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) (JAPAN)
Antonio MÜLLER, President ABDAN - Associação Brasileira para o Desenvolvimento de Atividades Nucleares” - “Brazilian Association for the Development of Nuclear Activities (BRAZIL)