Global Nuclear Investment Summit (London)

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FT-Ocean Nuclear Global Nuclear Investment Summit will bring together key industry players from the world of nuclear and finance to discuss the opportunities and challenges in unlocking private investment in new nuclear.

Nuclear power remains a complex proposition for investors. As a significant source of low-carbon energy, nuclear has the potential to play an important role in meeting ambitious global carbon emissions targets. Yet prospects are hampered by the emergence of alternatives in the shape of increasingly competitive renewables and batteries, while escalating costs and delays associated with nuclear have discouraged private investors.

The future growth of the nuclear industry will depend on the ability of project developers to reduce costs and build an effective investment case for new nuclear, to create innovative, workable project structures and access new sources of finance. The UK, withan ambitious new nuclear programme in prospect for both large scale and small nuclear reactors can be an important testbed for new approaches. Can nuclear rise to the challenge?

AGENDA - 7 JUNE Thursday

1:00 PM Registration and Refreshments

1:30 PM Opening Remarks from the Chair

1:35 PM Welcome Address

1:40 Welcome from Ocean Nuclear

  • Zhen Qiu, Chairman of the Board, Ocean Nuclear Group

1:45 PM Panel: Making Nuclear Cost Competitive: An Investment Case for Nuclear

  • Humphrey Cadoux-Hudson, Managing Director, Nuclear Development, EDF

  • Robert Davies, Chief Operating Officer, CGN UK (China General Nuclear)

  • Angus McCrone, Chief Editor, Bloomberg New Energy Finance

  • Yang Hanxin, Chief Scientist, Ocean Nuclear

  • Lin Boqiang, Dean, China Institute for Studies in Energy Policy, Xiamen University; Vice Chairman, China Energy Society

2:35 PM The Role for New Nuclear in a Global Context

  • King Lee, Director Harmony Programme, World Nuclear Association

2:50 PM Panel: Preparing Nuclear for the New Energy Era: Addressing the Skills and Supply Chain Challenges

  • Professor Stephen Pollock (Viscount Hanworth), Member of EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee, House of Lords

  • Tom Greatrex, CEO, Nuclear Industry Association

3:25 PM Networking Coffee Break

3:45 PM Panel: Unlocking Finance for New Nuclear

  • Vincent Zabielski, Senior Lawyer, Pillsbury, Winthrop, Shaw and Pittman

  • Alistair Ray, Chief Investment Officer, Dalmore Capital

  • Carol Gould, Managing Director, MUFG Bank

  • Xinye Zheng, Asssociate Dean, School of Economics and Chair, Energy Economics Department, Renmin University of China

  • Nasser Al Nasseri, CEO, Barakah One Company

4:35 PM Panel: Potential and Prospects for Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) : Can the UK take a Lead?

  • Simon Irish, CEO, Terrestrial Energy

  • Alan Woods, Director Strategy and Business Development – Nuclear, Rolls-Royce

  • Ian Scott, CEO, Moltex Energy

  • Paul Dorfman, Senior Research Fellow, UCL Energy Institute, University College London

5:30 PM Closing Keynote Address/Interview

5:55 PM Closing Remarks from the Conference Chair

6:00 PM End of Conference

Note: Please bring your ID card (and business card) on the day to check in for the event.

The check-in will be open to attendees from 1:00 PM

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