Director GeneralState Atomic Energy Corporation «Rosatom»
Over its 10-year history ATOMEXPO International Forum has become a truly significant event in the global nuclear industry, a platform for engaged and constructive dialogue among heads of major nuclear companies, government agencies, international organizations, and leading experts.
Today global partnerships and innovations are crucial in solving key challenges of the nuclear power industry – providing energy security and stability of supplies, while preserving environmental sustainability. We are convinced that the headway towards further innovations in peaceful uses of nuclear energy, towards a global “green” energy mix is only possible through joint efforts.More
Director General of World Nuclear Association (WNA)
We are meeting this year at the tenth Atomexpo. The first was held in 2009 in Moscow. Since that first conference fifty nuclear reactors have been connected to the grid. Half of these started up in the last three years. Over the next two years another thirty are due to begin operations.
This acceleration in nuclear build has been achieved in no small part through the globalisation of the nuclear industry and an increasing level of international cooperation and partnership.
One of the key activities of World Nuclear Association is to promote nuclear industry cooperation. We provide a forum and commercial meeting place for leaders and specialists representing all aspects of the nuclear industry. The global industry’s vision of the future of electricity, Harmony, was developed though our Association.More
In a changing context around the world, nuclear energy has to face new challenges:
First, seeking to reduce CO2 emissions, most countries are re-thinking their energy mix and developing renewables (solar, wind, etc.). Nuclear energy is also one of the main options to deal with this demand. This is very clear at the moment in Asia and the Middle East where the nuclear fleet is growing rapidly.
In addition, with more competition between energies and economic pressure, the nuclear industry is being challenged everywhere to demonstrate its efficiency. Encouraging best practice is a key way for each company to improve.
And finally, the nuclear industry is also being challenged to be more transparent to improve public acceptance.More