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Plenary Sessions

Plenary 1: 16th October morning

Main room

09:30- 12:30



William Magwood, Director-General of the Nuclear Energy Agency of the OECD.


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François Fauché, Elected Chair of the GIF policy Group in April 2016. He is a Director of the Nuclear Energy Division at the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA).


Martin Boissavit, President of the SFEN Young Generation (Société Française d’Energie Nucléaire). He also works for EDF as deputy coordinator of the safety on the EPR HPC project.

Keynote Adress


Grzegorz Wrochna, Professor, International Cooperation Manager at National Centre for Nuclear Research

NGO perspective


Kirsty Gogan, Co Founder & Global Director at Energy for Humanity

Q&A session

Chaired by J. Kelly, American Nuclear Society (ANS)

– Preparing for regulating Advanced Nuclear Technologies in the UK (D.Lisbona, ONR, UK)

– Need for safety standards (A. Cubbage, GSAR Chairman, US-NRC)

– Development of GEN-4 systems from utility perspective (A. Sowder, EPRI)

– SMR vendor perspective on development and licensing of SMR (D. LeBlanc, President of Terrestrial Energy, Canada)

– Innovation and R&D in support to the demonstration and deployment of GEN-4 systems (C. Forsberg, MIT)*

Plenary 2: 17th October afternoon

Main room

14:00 – 17:30

GIF R and D outlook

GIF Member

Large-scale research infrastructures

Iurii Ashurko, IPPE, Russia

Overview of GEN IV Demonstration projects

J. Tian, CNNC, China

Market perspectives and challenges for GEN-4 systems

H. Kamide, JAEA, Japan

Prospective vision in UK and the role of advanced modular reactors

F. Rayment, NNL, UK

Top 3 PhD presentations and prize ceremony

Chaired by P. Paviet (US-DOE)


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