The World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO) and Rosenergoatom JSC (a part of the Electric Power Division of ROSATOM) will hold a roundtable discussion on “Creating a Safe Future Together” at ATOPMEXPO 2019.
The main topics for discussion at the roundtable will be the safe and reliable operation of nuclear power plants, professional leadership and support for countries that have taken the decision to develop nuclear energy.
Key speakers at the event will include: WANO Chief Executive Officer Peter Prozesky; Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Moscow WANO Centre and member of the Board of Directors of Slovenské elektrárne Yaroslav Golubets; Director of Operations at the Atlanta WANO Centre Jeff Bramblett; Executive Senior Adviser at the Tokyo WANO Centre Ramdas Bhattacharya; Director of the Technical Support Programme at the London WANO Office Alex Polyakov; and First Deputy Director for Production and NPP Operation at Rosenergoatom JSC Oleg Chernikov.
The roundtable will be held at 1.30pm on April 16, 2019 in the Green Hall of the Main Media Center.
The main topic for this year’s Forum is “Nuclear for better life.” For the first time in the history of the Forum, the business programme has been compiled by the International Programme Committee, which is made up of: Director General of the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency William Magwood, Director General of the World Nuclear Association (WNA) Agneta Rising, former Chairman of the World Association of Nuclear Operators Jacques Régaldo and former Director-General of the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency Luis E. Echávarri, among others. ATOMEXPO 2019 participants (heads of state structures, major companies and public organizations, as well as international experts) will discuss global issues in the development of carbon-free energy, a responsible approach to the environment and natural resources, green investments and international partnerships for sustainable development. The exhibition area will take up over 13,000 square metres.
The 10th anniversary ATOMEXPO Forum in 2018 attracted over 4000 delegates and guests from 68 countries (compared to 65 countries in 2017 and 55 countries in 2016). The exhibition took place on a total area of 20,000 square metres (compared to 12,000 square metres in 2017). Over 600 companies took part in the event. A total of 39 agreements and other documents on cooperation and partnership, including commercial contracts, were signed on the side-lines of ATOMEXPO 2018.
Rosenergoatom JSC is one of the largest electric power enterprises in Russia and the only company that operates nuclear power plants. The main activities of the company include the production of electrical and thermal energy by nuclear power plants, as well as the operation of nuclear facilities, radiation sources and storage facilities for nuclear material and radioactive substances in accordance with Russian legislation. The Concern owns all ten nuclear power plants currently operating in Russia, each of which has been given the status of a branch of the Concern, as well as power generation companies. Russia’s nuclear power plants account for 19% of the total energy generated in the country.