The roundtable will bring together top global nuclear industry experts who will present best practices in the realm of public acceptance projects, as well as answer questions about the most effective ways of working with public opinion.
Roundtable speakers include Dr. Kirill Komarov, First Deputy CEO for Corporate Development and International Business at Rosatom, Jeremy Gordon, Advisor of the WNA on the Programme “Harmony”, Dr. Attila Aszódi, state secretary for the maintenance of the performance of the Paks NPP and Minna Forsström, Project Director at Fennovoima. The framework of the event entails open discussion among the participants. The list includes Christian Vega, President of the Argentine Youth Nuclear Generation, Dr. Anthonie Cilliers, Regional Coordinator of the African Nuclear Education, Science and Technology (AFRA-NEST), Carlo Arcilla, Director of Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (PNRI), Basett Buyukah, Director of Publicity and Advocacy of the Kenya Nuclear Electricity Board, and Dr. Robert B. M. Sogbadji, Deputy Director of Nuclear and Alternative Energy, the Coordinator of the Ghana Nuclear Power Program. Dr. Ben Heard, founder and Executive Director of the “Bright New World” association will moderate the discussion.
The round table “Harmony in public acceptance: can the global nuclear industry achieve it by 2050” will take place on May 14, between 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. in the hall “Blue” of the Main media centre.
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Within the framework of its Harmony programme, the World Nuclear Association (WNA) emphasises ambitious nuclear industry development goals. By 2050, the share of nuclear power in the global energy basket needs to amount to 25%. This would only be possible is no fewer than 1000 GW of new power capacities are commissioned by the aforementioned year.
The international forum ATOMEXPO is arranged since 2009; its initiator is the state corporation “Rosatom”. For the last years, in events of the forum, over 38000 people from 83 countries took part; 987 companies presented their layouts; 1116 experts were moderators of 141 round tables. For the nine forums, over 300 agreements and international cooperation documents were signed. The operator of the forum is the LLC “Atomexpo”. The forum “ATOMEXPO-2018” is in Sochi, from the 14th to the 16th of May, 2018. More detailed information of the forum programme, terms of participation and accreditation of media can be seen on the site of the event.