THURSDAY, 19 MAY 2016


SESSION 1.1
Pandora’s Promise
Chairperson: Dr Rob Adam, President, NIASA

10:00 – 10:30
Examining the myths and realities of nuclear power
Screening of the US documentary Pandora’s Promise from Academy Award-nominated director Robert Stone

  •  Traces the personal journeys of five former anti-nuclear environmentalists to a pro-nuclear position
  • Reviews the history of the technology
  • Discusses safety, waste, proliferation, fuel recycling and economics
  • Reviews the regulatory aspects
  • See what the most advanced designs of nuclear reactors promise for the near future

Moderator: Tom Blees, President , The Science Council for Global Initiatives (SCGI), USA

Q&A Panellists
• Dr Rob Adam, President, NIASA, South Africa
• Dr Bismark Tyobeka, CEO, National Nuclear Regulator of SA (NNR), South Africa
• Olivier Bard, French Offer Director, EDF, France


SESSION 1.2
The future of nuclear power in the coming energy transition
Chairperson: Dr Rob Adam, President, NIASA

11:45 – 12:45
Advanced nuclear technologies available today and in the near future

  • Small modular reactors: What’s all the excitement about?
  • Fast reactor technology: Breeder reactors, fuel types, recycling options
  • Molten salt reactors: The history, design pioneers, and the most promising ideas
  • Fuel recycling: How we can deploy a known technology to solve the “million-year waste problem”?
  • Generation III, III+, and Gen IV technologies. New reactor types under construction or ready to build. The winners and the losers
  •  Nuclear politics: How can nuclear navigate political and legal minefields?
  • South Africa at a crossroads: How to learn from the mistakes of others and make sound decisions that can benefit the country for nearly a century

Pdf-Download-ButtonTom Blees, President , The Science Council for Global Initiatives, USA

11:45 – 12:45
Q&A Panellists
• Dr Anthonie Cilliers, Programme Manager, Nuclear Engineering, NWU, South Africa
• Professor Johan Slabber, University of Pretoria, South Africa
• Dmitri Vysotski, Director for Nuclear Research Reactors, Rosatom, Russia
• Davinder Valeri, Director, Deal Advisory, Global Infrastructure, KPMG, Canada*


SESSION 1.3
How Nuclear build programmes can  be a strategic game changer
Chairman: Dr Rob Adam, President, NIASA

13:30 – 14:30
How to successfully execute mega build projects – nuclear focus

  • International perspective – hear about the lessons learnt from nuclear build programmes around the world
  • Challenges to financing new build nuclear projects
  • Pdf-Download-ButtonLocal perspective – how this will work in SA

Moderator: Anurag Gupta, Director, Global Sector Head for Power – Infrastructure, Deal Advisory, KPMG

Panellists
• Irina Manina, Project Director, Rosatom, Russia
• Dr Anthonie Cilliers, Programme Manager, Nuclear Engineering, NWU, South Africa
• Olivier Bard, French Offer Director, EDF, France

15:50 – 16:00
Opportunities for localising in the nuclear supply chain

  • A look at the prospects for job creation, training programs and skills transfer to local communities
  • Learn about the socio economic spin offs from a new build programme
  • Pdf-Download-ButtonGain an insight into the risk appetite of local industries and the Rand

Moderator: De Buys Scott, Partner Infrastructure, Deal Advisory, KPMG, SA

Panellists
• Umesh Natha, Chief Advisor Strategy & Performance, The South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (NECSA), South Africa
• Michiel Korthals Altes, Power Program Director, Murray & Roberts Power & Energy, South Africa
• Professor Johan Slabber, University of Pretoria, South Africa
• Dave Nicholls, General Manager Nuclear Engineering, Eskom, South Africa
• Des Muller, Chairman, NIASA Supply Chain Development Sub-Committee, South Africa
• Lionel Trocado, Director of Engineering, Lesedi Nuclear Services, South Africa