Nuclear in a changing world

26 June 2019 Bucharest, Romania


25 June 2019



Bus departures for the Conference dinner



Dinner at the Press House Victoria Ballroom

Keynote address by General Dumitru Prunariu



Bus departures to Hotel

26 June 2019

10:00 – 11:15
Opening Session



Keynote Address

  • Dr. Serban Valeca, Vice-Chairman of the Romanian Senate, and Honorary Adviser for Nuclear Power to the Prime Minister of the Romanian Government

Setting the scene

  • William D. Magwood IV, Director-General at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Nuclear Energy Agency (OECD-NEA)

Contribution of the nuclear industry to the EU economy

11:15 – 11:45
Coffee Break

11:45 – 13:00
Session 1: Key challenges in the EU


A conversation with:

Moderator: Yves Desbazeille, Director General at FORATOM

13:00 – 14:00

14:00 – 15:00
Session 2: Role of Long-Term Operation of nuclear power plants


  • Jan Jilek, Deputy Head of Unit Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety at the European Commission 

A conversation with:

Moderator: Andrei Goicea, Executive Manager at FORATOM

15.00 – 15.20
The Nuclear Innovation: Clean Energy Future (NICE Future) Initiative and U.S. Technology Updates


Ed McGinnis, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy at the U.S. Department of Energy

15:20 – 15:30
Coffee break

15:30 – 16:45
Session 3: How to ensure we have the necessary skills


A conversation with:

  • Dinu Bumbacea, Partner In Charge at Deloitte Consultanta
  • Yeonhee Hah, Head of the Division of Human Aspects of Nuclear Safety at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Nuclear Energy Agency (OECD-NEA)
  • Ionut Zaharov, Syndicat UNIVERS (member of the European Federation of Public Service Unions – EPSU)
  • Dr Teodor Chirica, Senior Adviser to the CEO of Nuclearelectrica
  • Paul Spence, Director of Strategy and Corporate Affairs at EDF Energy
  • Greg Ashurst, Head of Nuclear Sector Deal and Skills at the UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

Moderator: Jessica Johnson, Communications Director at FORATOM

16.45 – 17.00
Closing remarks


Dr Teodor Chirica, President of FORATOM

27 June 2019




Organised by: FORATOM and ROMATOM




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