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.

Draft Programme

20 June 2023

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


Opening Dinner
  • Yves Desbazeille – Director General, nucleareurope
  • Luc Rémont – Chairman & CEO, EDF
  • Xavier Ursat – President, GIFEN 
  • Agnès Pannier-Runacher Minister for the Energy Transition, France (Invited)
  • Thierry Breton – Commissioner for Internal Market, European Commission (Invited)
  • François-Xavier Bellamy – Member of the European Parliament

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:
  • Yves Desbazeille – Director General, nucleareurope  
  • Cédric Lewandowski – Group Senior Executive Vice-President (Nuclear and Thermal), EDF
  • Ditte Juul-Jørgensen Director General Energy, European Commission (Invited) 

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. 

Presentation: Daniel Westlén State Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Sweden (invited) 

Moderator Valérie Faudon – Director General, SFEN 


  • Stephane Aubarbier – Deputy CEO, Assystem 
  • Elena PopescuDirector General, Ministry of Energy, Small and Medium Enterprises and Business Environment, Romania (invited) 
  • Mark Muldowney – Managing Director, Energy, Resources and Infrastructure BNP Paribas (invited) 
  • Roberto Adinolfi – Chairman, Ansaldo Nucleare

12.00 – 12.10 

  • Name TBC, Framatome  

12.10 – 13.30 



Keynote Address

Bernard Doroszczuk – Chairman, French Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN)

14.00 – 14.15 

Presentation: MATCH Programme

Olivier Bard –  Director General, GIFEN

14.15 – 15.45 

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: 

  • Armand Laferrère – Senior Vice President Government Affairs, ORANO 
  • Agnieszka Kaźmierczak – Director General, Euratom Supply Agency
  • Branislav Strýček – Chief Executive, Slovenske Elektrarne 

15.45 – 16.15 

Coffee break

16.15 – 17.45 

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 (invited) 

Moderator: Myrto Tripathi RePlanet EU & Voices of Nuclear (invited) 


  • Name tbc – Westinghouse  
  • Christelle Werquin – General Delegate, France Hydrogène
  • KGHM (invited) 


17.45 – 18.00 

Closing remarks

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