2016 Panel Discussions

  • 2016 WNE Panel Discussions

  • 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




    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

    Moderartor :

    Henry Samuel, journalist








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



    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




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


    Président :

    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

    Moderartor :

    Henry Samuel, Journalist








  • Wednesday, June 29th



    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








    Building successful partnerships to face the challenges of nuclear new build



    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

    Moderartor :

    Melissa Bell, Journalist, EuroBusiness Media








    Specificities in nuclear project management complexities and challenges


    Président :

    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








    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



    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

    • Giuseppe Zollino, President, SOGIN

    • Bruce Mac Kirdy, Managing Director, RWM








    Innovations for the 21st century's nuclear energy



    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












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



    Cao Shudong, Vice-Président, CNNC



    • Frédéric Lelièvre, Sales manager, AREVA

    • Norma Boero, Chairman, CNEA

    • Francesca Ottoni, VP, MBD, SNC-Lavalin nuclear business unit, CANDU

    • Vakisasai Ramany, Senior Vice President, Development. New Nuclear Engineering and Projects, EDF





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