‘Serving the Nuclear sector’ shapes conference programme for Nuclear Power Europe 2012

Details of conference programme and plenary discussion announced 

London, UK, 7 March 2012 – Nuclear Power Europe, part of Europe’s largest power industry networking event POWER-GEN Europe, has announced details of this year’s conference programme and plenary discussion. ‘Serving the Nuclear sector’ will be the central theme for this year’s conference, which will once again be co-located with POWER-GEN Europe. The event will take place from 12-14 June 2012 at the Köelnmesse,Cologne.

Industry experts will deliver an unequalled programme of strategic, technical, keynote and plenary sessions that will address the benefits of nuclear power within a balanced energy mix. Thought provoking panel discussions on’ Investing in Nuclear’ and ‘Update and Implications of the European Stress Tests’ will feature across the show and will be co -chaired by Ulla Pettersson, e for energy Management Consulting and Stefan Hatt, ABB Ltd. Sessions on ‘Moving on from Fukushima’, ‘Challenges& Opportunitiesin Decommissioning’ and ‘Overcoming Challengesfor New Build’ will also top the agenda and are anticipated to spark compelling delegate discussions.

This year’s joint plenary panel discussion will once again be moderated by BBC interviewer, Stephen Sackur and will focus on German Power Policy – Solution or Illusion? With its provocative title, the debate will offer industry practitioners the chance to voice their opinions about the practical implications of Germany’s direction in power generation technology choicesand whether these policiescould provide a beacon for other European countries. Panellists include: Erland Christensen, VGB PowerTech; JohannesLambertz, RWE Power; Giuseppe Zampini, Ansaldo Energia; Prof. Arthouros Zervos, European Renewable Energy Council; and Hans-Joachim Reck, VKU.

“A key element of Nuclear Power Europe will be to bridge the gap between the past, present and future of nuclear energy in Europe”, said Mathilde Sueur, Conference Manager, Nuclear Power Europe. “The industry is undergoing a fundamental change and our conference sessions, particularly those shaped around looking ahead - ‘Integrating New NPP Technologies’ and ‘Solutions for Upgrading & Refurbishment - will offer delegatesthe chance to appreciate the big picture and truly engage with the direction the industry is heading.”

Now in its third year, Nuclear Power Europe will deliver an insightful and thought provoking conference covering strategic and technical topics chosen and presented by industry practitioners themselves. For more information about the show and to view the full conference programme, please visit www.nuclearpower-europe.com

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Nuclear Power Europe

Nuclear Power Europe discussesthe key issuesfacing the maintenance and development of nuclear plants in Europe as well as addressing the strategic and technical challengesand opportunitiesfacing the nuclear power industry.

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