"Dear Dr Gerard Kottmann,
It was a pleasure meeting you at the inaugural World Nuclear Exhibition (WNE) in France recently as a participant of the IAEA's Fellowship on Supply Chain management organized jointly with AREVA, EDF and INSTN. May I congratulate you on your vision and leadership that had resulted in the GREAT SUCCESS of the WNE 2014. Many attendees had commented it was one of the best nuclear showcases they had attended. In particular the gathering of the "movers and shakers of the nuclear power sector" including the former President of the French Republic, CEO AREVA, CEO EDF and Lord Hutton of NIA UK amongst others had made the panel discussions so informative and interesting. The Past President's, Mr. Valery Giscard d’Estaing, sharing of his vision and commitment to developing and promoting nuclear power in France was truly inspiring and it is indeed testimony that strong leadership, vision and commitment from the nation's top leader is an important prescription for success in introducing and sustaining a safe and secure Nuclear Power Programme (NPP) as is evident from the French NPP."