Panel discussions

  • Panel Discussions programme

  • WNE 2016 offered 11 panel discussions (against 6 in 2014) chaired by WNE’s Platinum (Areva, EDF, Assystem, Engie), Gold (Boccard, CNNC, CGN, Rosatom, Westinghouse) and institutional partners (Andra, CEA), bringing together leading figures from the civil nuclear industry to discuss topics on the main theme of the 2016 edition, “Nuclear industry in the energy mix”.  



  • Tuesday, June 28th

  • EDF

  • Nuclear and renewables in a low carbon economy


    Jean-Bernard Lévy, Chief Executive Officer, EDF


    • Fatih Birol, Executive Director, International Energy Agency (IEA)
    • Kelvin Kemm, Chairman, South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (NESCA)
    • Professor John Loughhhead,Chief Scientific Advisor, Department of Energy and Climate Change of United Kingdom
  • Areva

  • Economic pressure and changing market conditions: what’s the best way forward for the nuclear industry?



    Philippe Knoche, Chief Executive Officer, AREVA


    • Shunichi Miyanaga, President and Chief Executive Officer, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI)
    • Cao Shudong, Vice President, CNNC
    • Dave A. Heacock, President and Chief Nuclear Officer, DOMINION
    • Jérôme Teissier, Chief Executive Officer, BETRI


    Henry Samuel, journalist

  • Westinghouse

  • Safety, Quality and Project Delivery Certainty – Key Ingredients for any Successful Major Project 


    Chairman: Mark Marano, President, EMEA & Americas Regions, Westinghouse Electric Company


    • William D. Magwood IV, Director General, OECD & Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA)
    • Tom Samson, Chief Executive Officer, NUGEN
    • Fang Zhou, Project Management Department Director, Shanghai Nuclear Engineering Research and Design Institute (SNERDI)    
    • Scot Greenlee, Senior Vice President, Engineering and Technical Services, Exelon Nuclear 
    • Dawn Vinall, Manager, Business Development, National Skills Academy for Nuclear

    Moderator: John Shepherd, Shepherd Communications

  • Rosatom

  • Pragmatic Management of the Back-end of the Fuel  Cycle -  a Pathway to sustainability



    Nikolay Drozdov, Director of International Business Department, ROSATOM


    • Andrey Tovstenko, First Deputy Director for Strategy and Marketing, TENEX
    • Mikhail Baryshnikov, Head of Back End Department, TENEX
    • Guillaume Dureau, Senior Executive Vice President, Back-End Business Group, AREVA
    • Christophe Behar, Business Development Director for Energy, FAYAT
    • Kevin Alldred, SVP, Business Strategy, Centrus Energy Corp.
    • Jaejoo HA, Head, Division of Nuclear Development, OECD/NEA
  • Wednesday, June 29th

  • Assystem

  • How new technologies can help improving the industrial performance of a nuclear project ?




    Dominique Louis, Founding Chairman, Assystem


    • Vincent Champain, General Manager, GE Digital foundry Europe
    • Bernard Charlès , President & CEO, Member of the Board of Directors, Dassault Systèmes (France)
    • Xavier Ursat, Group Senior Executive Vice President, Engineering and New Nuclear Projects (France)
    • Philippe Destombes,Chief Information Officer,  AREVA Nuclear Power
    • Igor Timofeev, Vice-president for project management, ASE Group, Russia


    Estelle Youssouffa Freelance Journalist, International Affairs Expert

  • Engie

  • Building successful partnerships to face the challenges of nuclear new build



    Chairman: Didier HOLLEAUX, Executive Vice President, ENGIE


    • Jérôme Brassart, Director Investment Banking, Crédit Suisse International
    • Dr Gérard Cognet, Regional Nuclear Counsellor, Embassy of France in Turkey
    • Tom Greatrex , Chief Executive, Nuclear Industry Association
    • Mamoru Hatazawa, Head of Nuclear Energy Systems & Services Division, Toshiba and Chairman, Westinghouse Electric Company
    • Kentaro Hosomi, Head of Turkey Nuclear IPP Development Department, Mitsubish Heavy Industries

    Moderator: Melissa Bell, Journalist, EuroBusiness Media

  • Boccard

  • Specificities in nuclear project management complexities and challenges



    Bruno Boccard, Chief Executive Officer, BOCCARD


    • Laurent Thieffry, Flamanville 3 Project Director, EDF
    • Guenter Janeschitz, Office Deputy Head, Central Integration Office, ITER
    • Xavier Bravo, Chief Programme RJH, CEA
    • Richard Bowman  ‎Project Managing Director, Hinkley Point C, Cavendish Boccard Nuclear
    • Xavier OWEN, International Supply Chain Lead, EDF Energy - Hinkley Point C - Nuclear New Buildincent Champain, General Manager, GE Digital foundry Europe


    Edouard Cassal, Executive Director, Marketing & Communication
    Boccard Services

  • CGN

  • SMR: advances in technology, market potential, challenges



    Zheng Dongshan, CGN Senior Vice President


    • Shuai Jianyun, Deputy Director of System Design Center, CGN Research Institute
    • Mike McGough, Chief Commercial Officer of NUSCALE
    • Ron Oberth, President and CEO, Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries
    • Bernard Salha, R&D Director, EDF
  • Thursday, June 30th

  • Andra

  • Radioactive waste management


    Pierre-Marie Abadie, CEO, ANDRA


    • Pr Gordon Sibiya, Chairman, NRWDI
    • Mrs Clédola Cássia Oliveira de Tello, Head of the low- and intermediate level repository project, CNEN
    • Dr Jong-In Lee, President and Chief Executive Officer, KORAD
    • President Giuseppe Zollino, SOGIN
    • Bruce Mac Kirdy, Managing Director, RWM
  • CEA

  • Innovations for 21st century nuclear energy 




    Chairman: Daniel Verwaerde, CEO, CEA


    • William D. Magwood IV, Director General, OECD Nuclear Energy Agency
    • John E. Kelly, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Reactor Technologies, US Department of Energy
    • Paul Murphy, Managing Director, Gowling WLG
    • François Gauché, Director of the Nuclear Division, CEA
    • Charles Potter, Reactor Operations Support Director, Nuclear National Laboratory
    • Jean-Marie Bourgeois-Demersay, French Dean of the Sino-French Institute of Nuclear Engineering and Technology (IFCEN), Sun Yat-sen University (China)


    Ann MacLachlan, Journalist

  • CNNC

  • Nuclear power development: a necessity to combat  climate change, an opportunity for  international cooperation



    Cao Shudong, Vice President, CNNC


    • Frédéric Lelièvre,  Directeur Commercial Adjoint, AREVA
    • Norma Boero, Chairman, CNEA
    • Francesca Ottoni, VP, MBD, SNC-Lavalin nuclear business unit, CANDU
    • Vakis Ramany, Senior Vice President, Development. New Nuclear Engineering and Projects, EDF

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