Nuclear: a strategic industry serving Europe

20 - 21 June 2023 - Lyon, France

Conference Language: English

Please note that this conference will be in English only. As certain High Level Speakers from France are expected to intervene in French during the opening dinner, we kindly ask participants to bring headphones compatible with their mobile phone in order to access the English interpretation app.

The LiveVoice code will be given later on, the App can be downloaded on:


20 June 2023

The High Level dinner will be held at Le Sucre (50, quai Rambaud – 69002 Lyon)

19:00 – 22:00


Master of Ceremonies: Yves Desbazeille – Director General, nucleareurope

Networking dinner

Draft conference programme 21 June 2023

The Conference will be held at the Centre de Congress de Lyon (50 quai Charles de Gaulle – 69006 Lyon)

08.30 – 09.00


09.00 – 10.00

Opening Session:

Master of Ceremonies: Jessica Johnson – Communications & Advocacy Director, nucleareurope

10.00 – 10.30

Coffee Break

10.30 – 12.00

Session 1: Enabling a strong European nuclear programme

The focus of this session is the levers which are needed to support the revival of nuclear in Europe (LTO & New Build). It will focus on key areas including: finance, skills, supply chain & policy.

Moderator: Valérie Faudon – Director General, SFEN


12.00 – 12.15

Presentation: The importance of a strong supply chain meeting the European energy challenges

Frédéric Lelièvre – Senior Executive Vice President Sales – Regions – I&C BU, Framatome

12.15 – 13.45


13.45 – 14.00

Presentation: MATCH Programme

Olivier Bard –  Director General, GIFEN

14.00 – 15.30

​Session 2: Guaranteeing energy sovereignty

This session will focus on ensuring that Europe produces enough energy to meet its own needs and thus reduces dependence on third countries.  Includes focus on uranium fuel supplies.

Presentation: Marc-Antoine Eyl-Mazzega – Energy & Climate Director, IFRI

Moderator: Kamen Kraev – Secretary General, NucNet

Confirmed panellists:

15.30 – 16.00

Coffee break

16.00 – 17.30

Session 3: Ensuring a competitive low-carbon Europe

Nuclear as an enabler in the transition to a low-carbon future.  It will focus on nuclear as a European industry in its own right as well as on those sectors who stand to benefit from a constant supply of low carbon energy.

Presentation: Joaquim Nunes de Almeida – Director, Ecosystems IV: Mobility & Energy Intensive Industries, DG Grow, European Commission

Moderator: Myrto Tripathi – RePlanet EU & Voices of Nuclear


17.30 – 17.45

Closing remarks

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