Nuclear Power Europe announces high-level Fukushima panel discussion

Nuclear Power Europe, part of Europe’s largest power industry networking event POWER-GEN Europe, today announces the details of its conference panel discussion.
 
Following the tragic events in Fukushima, Japan, Nuclear Power Europe will consider the repercussions facing the nuclear industry in a panel discussion called ‘Investing in nuclear after Fukushima.’
 
The panel discussion will examine the implications of the Fukushima Daiichi plant accident for Europe’s nuclear renaissance and discuss solutions for how the industry will stay on track. Industry experts will explore every angle in what promises to be a lively debate.
 
Already confirmed to participate in the discussion is Malcolm Grimston, Associate Fellow (Nuclear Policy) of Britain's world-leading international affairs think-tank Chatham House. A leading authority on nuclear power generation and its role in the future energy mix, Grimston will be central to the discussion as it looks to the future of the industry and in particular, on its European renaissance.
 
Also confirmed is Allan Baker, global head of power of European financial services giant, Société Générale.
 
“Nuclear power is facing its toughest period in 30 years,” said Tim Probert, conference director, Nuclear Power Europe. “The addition of Malcolm Grimston and Allan Baker to the discussion session complements Nuclear Power Europe 2011’s incisive and high-quality programme, which includes speakers representing a broad spectrum of interests from across the industry.
 
"Nuclear Power Europe provides a forum for industry participants to address the major issues surrounding nuclear power, as it looks to its future role within the energy mix.”
 
Grimston joins leading industry commentators who will be delivering a number of keynotes and plenary sessions at Nuclear Power Europe 2011 – including Stefano Saglia, Italian energy minister; Roberto Adinolfi, CEO, Ansaldo Nucleare; Matthias Hartung, CEO of RWE Technology and Stephen Kidd, Deputy Director General, World Nuclear Association.

Details of the discussion are announced ahead of Nuclear Power Europe 2011, being held at Fiera Milano City in Milan, from 7-9 June. Visitors to the event will also have access to Europe’s leading renewable and energy exhibitions, POWER-GEN Europe 2011, and Renewable Energy World Europe 2011.

In addition, all three events will be complemented by a comprehensive conference programme, providing participants with a deeper understanding of a wide range of industry issues.

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